The first quarter final in the men’s tournament scheduled for Wednesday will take place between the pleasant surprise of this edition, the Italian Matteo Berrettini and the spectacular French player, Gael Monfils.
The young Italian player of 23 years is currently 25th in the ATP standings, crossing the best period of his career.This year he managed to win the first 2 tournaments in his career, on the slab in Budapest and on the grass in Halle, thus proving that he is doing excellent on all surfaces.In the US Open tournament he won 3 wins in 4 sets, against Richard Gasquet, Jordan Thompson, and Alexei Popyrin, respectively, while against Andrey Rublev in the finals, he showed a very solid tennis, winning in minimum sets.
The 33-year-old French player is currently 13th in the ATP standings.He performed excellently on the hard this season, the best result of the year representing his victory in the Rotterdam tournament, played in the hall.He also played in the semi-finals at Sofia and Dubai, while at Indian Wells he was forced to retire in the quarterfinals.In the American hard season this summer he withdrew before the semi-final against Rafael Nadal, and in Cincinnati he was defeated again from the first round by Frances Tiafoe, while at the US Open he won 3 matches in minimum sets, being forced to dispute a match of 5 sets only against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
The two players have not met so far, with the first direct confrontation taking place.
2.What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Matteo Berrettini
- Last result: 3-0 vs Andrey Rublev (US Open – hard)
- Shape: W W W W L
Italian Matteo Berrettini, 25th in the ATP hierarchy, has an excellent track record in New York, during the US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, where he is present for the second time in his career. In the previous edition of the competition, it was eliminated from the first round, after 4-6, 5-7 and 2-6 in the company of American Denis Kudla.This year, Berrettini passed, each time with the same score, 3-1 in sets of Frenchman Richard Gasquet, in the opening round, by Jordan Thompson of Australia, 55th place in the ATP and the 105th world number, Alexei Popiryn. In the best of times, the Italian defeated categorically, with 6-1, 6-4 and 7-6 against Andrey Rublev, 43rd place in the ATP, thus qualifying in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
- Gael Monfils
- Last result: 3-0 vs Pablo Andujar (US Open – hard)
- Shape: W W W W L
On the other hand, 33-year-old Frenchman Gael Monfils, 13th in the ATP standings, is present for the seventh consecutive year on the main board of the US Open, a tournament with total prizes worth over $ 28 million. A year ago, Monfils stopped in the second round of the competition, being forced to abandon in the second set of the duel with the Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori, due to an injury to the wrist.Until the quarter-finals, the Frenchman surpassed tennis players such as the Spanish Albert Ramos Vinolas, score 7-6, 6-4 and 6-3, Marius Copil, 93rd place ATP, also in the minimum of sets, or the Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the number 33 worldwide, after 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-7 and 6-3. In the best of times, Monfils prevailed without emotions, with 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 against the Spanish Pablo Andujar, 70th place ATP and qualify for the second time in the last 9 years in the quarter finals of the tournament.
3.News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
- In 2017, Berrettini stopped in the second round of US Open qualifiers.
- Two of the three ATP trophies obtained by the Italian were won this year in Budapest and Stuttgart respectively.
- He managed 677 aces and made 177 double mistakes throughout his career.
- 77% is the percentage of points earned by the Italian on the first service.
- He has lost 7 of the 17 matches played on the hard surface, since the beginning of this year.
- The 6th place ATP represents the best ranking in the hierarchy for French tennis.
- So far, it has not passed the US Open semifinal stage.
- He is present for the thirteenth time in his career on the main board at the US Open.
- It has 7 ATP trophies won on this kind of surface.
- He has lost only 4 of the 27 matches played on the hard surface since the beginning of this year.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Matteo Berrettini vs Gael Monfils
Matteo Berrettini has shown a very dominant tennis in this tournament so far, with an extremely aggressive game and just behind the field, but this is fixed to the liking of the French player, who has one of the best defensive games in the circuit at the moment , following the Italian to make more unforced errors than in previous matches, and Gael Monfils will often take advantage of this opponent’s mistake and will get a place in the semifinals.
Prediction Today: Gael Monfils