Casper Ruud’s sad US Open loss to Matteo Berrettini is explained.

During his match against Casper Ruud in the US Open quarterfinals, Matteo Berrettini acknowledged that pretty much nothing was going well for him. The 13th-seeded Berrettini was eliminated from the US Open on Tuesday after losing to Ruud 6-1 6-4 7-6 (4).

Following the game, Berrettini merely acknowledged that Ruud had a very strong start while he was having trouble in every way. I believe that I gave him the finest start imaginable, according to Berrettini. “He played an incredibly strong match, whilst I played an incredibly weak one.

I wasn’t in the mood to play. I wasn’t in the best of moods. I think he was feeling really good. Best wishes to him.”

A fourth set could have been forced by Berrettini.

Ruud had a commanding lead of 6-1 5-1 after the first 13 games of the tournament, which was an impressive start for him.

Ruud served out the 10th game to take a two-set lead after Berrettini saved three set points in the seventh game and recovered one break in the eighth. After dropping the first two sets, Berrettini took a 3-0 lead early on in the third set, went on to lead 5-2, and had two set points in the eighth game on Ruud’s serve.

However, Berrettini remarkably failed to capitalize on his opportunities as Ruud was able to force a tie-break, which he won to finish the match in a straight sets. Ruud, who might move up to the No. 1 spot in the world, was lauded by Berrettini following the match.

1 following the US Open. He might become the best in the world, according to Berrettini. “He’ll play tennis at a much higher level. He was due to triumph. He did incredibly well on clay, obviously, but on hard courts he missed the first grand slam of the season, I believe. He is deserving of the year he is having.

Congratulations to him; he’s having an amazing season. I’m glad for him. He’s a decent man.”