LONDON (ENGLAND) – Atp Finals uphill for Matteo Berrettini . In London the Roman tennis player, No. 8 in the world, was defeated by No. 2, Novak Djokovic, with a net score of 6-2, 6-1 in just over an hour of play. After Berrettini's debut, in the evening it will be up to Federer, opposed to the Austrian Dominic Thiem. After the first two matches of the "Boris Becker" group, the four finalists included in the "Bjorn Borg" group will be on the field on Monday.
In the afternoon session the two rookies Medvedev and Tsitsipas will compete, then in the evening Nadal, abdominal allowing, will face the defending champion, Alexander Zverev.
Here's what Berrettini had said a few hours before the ATP Finals.
Matteo Berrettini is the first player of the last 13 editions to participate in the ATP Finals after closing the previous season outside the top 50 in the world. A rise that brought the 23-year-old Roman to the eighth place in the world ranking: a sudden but overwhelming growth, which surprised Berrettini himself.
"I did not expect to arrive so far at the beginning of the season, to be honest I did not even hope, until a few months ago – the Italian confession before the defeat against Novak Djokovic -. Everything changed after the US Open (where he arrived in the semifinal, ed). I'm a guy who always tries to improve, as a person and as a player.
I didn't expect to be here at the beginning of my career, but now I'm happy "(source Ansa).
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