The Spaniard yields in five sets against the Italian, who goes back to go for his first ‘great’
MADRID, Sep. 4 (.) –
The Spanish tennis player Alejandro Davidovich fell this Sunday in an intense and long five-set match against the Italian Matteo Berrettini in the round of 16 of the US Open, his roof in New York and a well-closed door by one of the favorites.
Davidovich went from more to less, looking to improve his 2020 performance in Flushing Meadows, the opposite of a Berretini for the sixth time in the quarterfinals in a ‘Grand Slam’, third in the US Open. The Italian met Norwegian Casper Ruud in the quarterfinals, who shortly after beat Frenchman Corentin Moutet, after a 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory over the Spaniard.
The man from Malaga started with a great presentation in which he did not concede any break points and won 6-3. Even the Spaniard took the initiative in the second set with another break, but Berretini was also effective with the break options and immediately recovered the disadvantage by changing the script.
The sleeve leaned on the Italian side, although Davidovich saved a set ball, and in sudden death the 13th seed confirmed his reaction. The Spaniard did not accept the blow well and began the third set by giving up his serve, unable to recover the security of the start and seeing his fearsome rival grow (6-3).
Against the ropes, Davidovich found his shots again, points that gave him faith again in the game from the ‘break’ in the third game of the fourth. The finalist this year in Montecarlo, a road in which he beat the Italian, forced the fifth set, with both employees at full throttle and a crazy start of ‘breaks’.
Berretini still had one more march, with a more forceful forehand in the winners, to keep the last blows of a game that was worth the first ticket to the quarterfinals. The Italian, who had surgery on his wrist after Miami, shone on the pitch and now shows once again that he is a contender to win a ‘big one’.