Matteo Berrettini wins the Italian derby valid for the quarter-finals of the ‘Boss Open’, the ATP 250 tennis tournament which has a prize pool of 692,235 euros and is held on the grass fields of Stuttgart (Germany). The Roman qualified for the semifinals after beating the Piedmontese Lorenzo Sonego, with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

I hug her in the end, because before being opponents they are true friends. Matteo Berrettini takes the Italian derby back at the ATP in Stuttgart, beating Lorenzo Sonego in three sets and thus flying the semifinal in the German tournament on grass. Favorite surface of the two Azzurri who in fact gave life to a match of applause: in the end the blue n.1 won, capable of hitting at 220 kilometers per hour and thus putting in difficulty even someone like Sonego who manages to take them all . Berrettini, number 10 in the ranking and second favorite in the tournament he already won in 2019, closed the match in three sets with the score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, in two hours and 17 minutes. Also for Sonego, playing on grass is the top, and in fact the first game took it by authority: under a set, the Italian top player tried to react and in the fourth game, thanks to a small voltage drop of Sonego, he got three consecutive breakpoints. Sonego canceled the first two but on his third his right went out on the tape allowing the Roman to climb 3-1. Confirmed the break (4-1), in the ninth game Berrettini rose from 15-40 with four super firsts, equalizing the set count (6-3). And then he closed the match by winning the third set, with a right in the corner that is worth the pass to the semifinal. Upon returning after almost three months of hiatus, the blue has thus found his smile and is among the best four in Stuttgart. Tomorrow he will hunt for the final on the pitch against Oscar Otte, n.61 in the ranking, in his second semifinal of the season – and in his career. Both the precedents are in favor of the blue. “It was a very hard match, Lorenzo played very well – the words of Berrettini -. It was not easy to come back after three months of absence, I am very happy with this victory. tournaments in the world. He is one of the few friends I have on the circuit, we know each other really well. At the most important points we played our best tennis. “