Matteo Berrettini is an Italian tennis player who competes professionally. He reached his career best ATP singles ranking of No. 8 on November 4, 2019, and a career high ATP doubles ranking of No. 105 on July 22, 2019.
Berrettini is an aggressively all-court player with a powerful serve and forehand. His forehand, which is noted for its speed, spin, and depth, is his major weapon. He also has a powerful serve, capable of reaching speeds of up to 235 km/h. With aggressive play and exerting pressure on his opponent, Berrettini aims on setting up quick points and striking wins.
To finish off points, he uses his transitional and net game, and he has been known to serve-and-volley. Many have compared him to Fernando González and Juan Martn del Potro because of his aggressive style, which is based on powerful serves and forehands.
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Berrettini’s greatest Grand Slam performance came in the 2019 US Open, where he reached the semi-finals. Berrettini defeated Andrey Rublev in the fourth round to reach his first Major quarterfinal. He subsequently defeated Gael Monfils in a fifth-set tiebreak to go to the US Open semifinals for the first time since 1977. Despite holding two set points in the first-set tiebreak, Berrettini’s run came to an end in straight sets against eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the semis.
He became the first Italian male tennis player to reach the fourth round of every Grand Slam tournament at the 2021 French Open. Following Roger Federer withdrew before of their fourth-round encounter, claiming his desire to avoid injuries after a protracted recovery from knee operations, he finally reached his second Grand Slam quarterfinal of his career. He subsequently lost in four sets to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.