After losing the Gstaad final to Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini was obviously disheartened. Berrettini believed he had a good chance of winning in straight sets. The second-seeded player in Gstaad, Berrettini, started off strong but ultimately lost in three sets (4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2).
Berrettini, who had just won the first set, blew two break points in a row during the third game. Then, in the ninth game, Berrettini missed a break point of his own. Berrettini lost the match because he didn’t capitalize on his break points in the second set tie-break, which Ruud won easily to force a third and deciding set.
It all came apart for Berrettini in the third set, as Ruud broke him twice en route to a comeback victory after the two sets went the distance.
Berrettini is disheartened, but he consoles Ruud with some elegant words.
I thought I had a shot at the championship, but that’s tennis “Berrettini said as much after the loss, as reported on the ATP website.
“Because of a few missed putts by mere millimeters, I found myself in the third hole. I think the momentum shifted a little bit when he started playing better. I am pleased with my performance this week and my perseverance throughout the tournament, but it is difficult not to focus on the final.
In the wake of the Gstaad final, Berrettini conceded that Ruud has become one of the best clay court players. Berrettini used the opportunity to congratulate Ruud on reaching his first Grand Slam final at the recent French Open.
“Congratulations to Casper and his team. It’s not easy to talk after such a tough loss.” “Furthermore, Berrettini mentioned. “You’ve had an incredible season so far, reaching the final at Roland Garros and winning many of your matches.
Having finished his match, Berrettini will now rest up before beginning his training for the upcoming North American hard court swing. On August 7, the Montreal Masters will begin, and you can count on seeing Berrettini there.