Matteo Berrettini was overjoyed with his performance against Dominic Thiem, thinking that his entire game worked splendidly against the Austrian. Defeating Thiem 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday, Berrettini reached the Gstaad final.
Berrettini‘s first set victory came after he broke Thiem twice and cruised to a decisive victory in the opening set. Berrettini took a 5-2 lead in the second set after breaking Thiem twice, but he couldn’t close it out on his serve in the eighth game and lose the set. Berrettini may or may not have served out for the match in the eighth game, but he broke Thiem again in the ninth game when the Austrian was serving to stay in the match.
Berrettini said on the ATP website that he was “really happy with my performance” after his victory over Thiem. Obviously, I needed to bring my A-game to the tennis court if I wanted to beat him. I felt like I was on top of my game.
I had a good service record and a good return. I acted very forcefully. The key to today’s match, I don’t think, was that I didn’t give him enough time to play his game.
This match in Gstaad is Berrettini‘s best of the year.
Berrettini came back from a set down to beat Pedro Martinez in a shocking upset on Friday.
Berrettini improved greatly the next day and annihilated Thiem. The more you play, the better you’ll feel,” Berrettini said. I played my best match of the week today, and it was obviously against a very good opponent.
To win against him, I knew I had to raise my game. The beginning of my life was much more successful. It was a more positive strategy, attitude, and level of energy. Yes, it was very entertaining to me. In 2018, Berrettini won his first ATP title in Gstaad.
Four years later, Berrettini still hasn’t lost a set at the Swiss tournament, and with one more victory, he’ll have a perfect record. Defending champion Casper Ruud awaits Berrettini in the Gstaad final.