Matteo Berrettini was on the verge of losing the match when he found a way to come back from a 1-5 deficit in the second set tie-break and eventually win.
This allowed the Italian to finish off his adventure in the Atp 250 in Gstaad, Switzerland by settling up with the Spanish player Pedro Martinez. The 26-year-old Roman managed, and with experience, was able to bring home a crucial victory despite playing below expectations (lower even than that shown against Frenchman Gasquet).
The things he said
At the Atp tour microphones after the match, the Italian reflected on the bittersweet victory: “Tennis is a strange game; I thought we had won by a comfortable margin at 5-1. I got two points, so I guess you could say I gave it my all.
Not my finest tennis performance, but a win is a win, regardless of how you feel. When I finally managed to even the set count, I felt a renewed surge of motivation “This is what he had to say, she recalled. The court was in poor condition: “You must also possess the resilience necessary to make it through a day like this.
There was a lot of griping on my part, and my coach kept reminding me throughout the game that I needed to be more active with my footwork due to the wind. Because of my height, it was a challenge. Your shot selection and rotations will require more attention.
Getting here wasn’t simple, “The speaker emphasized the importance of the matter. Concerning his rival: “Later on, my serve began to click into place. My early attempts were less than precise, and accuracy is more prized than brute strength on this surface. I thought he played an outstanding match, especially considering how difficult it is to accept losing a 5-1 lead in a tie-break and finding yourself in a third set “Moreover, he said.
This is the sixth time Dominic Thiem, an Austrian, and I have squared off “A fantastic tennis player with a stellar career and championship pedigree. I saw him play in the quarterfinals before he got hurt, and he seems to be getting back to his old form. To an extent, I hope for the best for him “He finished, cracking a few jokes.