Berrettini Battles On At Roland Garros As Felix Falls


It was not simple, however Matteo Berrettini battled into the second spherical at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

The Italian overcame a third-set hiccup to eradicate Japan’s Taro Daniel 6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 after two hours and 22 minutes. The ninth seed has now gained his opening match on the clay-court main on all 4 of his makes an attempt.

Berrettini simply had a troublesome battle towards Daniel within the current Serbia Open semi-finals, the place he triumphed in straight units. So it was no shock that the 25-year-old needed to dig deep towards the World No. 113.

Berrettini cracked 14 aces and gained 90 per cent of his first-serve factors, blasting 47 winners in his victory. The four-time ATP Tour titlist now leads Daniel 2-1 of their ATP Head2Head sequence.

Now 19-5 on the season, Berrettini will subsequent play Argentine Federico Coria, who eradicated Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2. This will probably be their second conflict, as Berrettini beat Coria in Rome final yr.

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The Italian No. 1 wasn’t the one participant from his nation to advance Tuesday, although. Andreas Seppi recorded his first tour-level match win of the season on Tuesday by knocking out Canadian twentieth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime.

The 37-year-old gained his first match on the clay-court main in 4 years with a 6-3, 7-6(8), 4-6, 6-4 victory over the 19-year-old #NextGenATP star in three hours and 33 minutes.

Seppi broke twice within the 41-minute opener and saved one set level at 5/6 within the second-set tie-break, earlier than closing out on his sixth set level with a deep strategy shot that Auger-Aliassime couldn’t scramble again.

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Auger-Aliassime recovered from a 2-4 deficit with 4 straight video games to take the third set, however Seppi held on within the fourth set, saving two break factors when he served for the match.

Former World No. 18 Seppi, who reached the Roland Garros fourth spherical in 2021, will now face South Africa’s Kevin Anderson or Kwon Soonwoo of South Korea within the second spherical.

Auger-Aliassime, who had been making an attempt to safe his first match win on Parisian clay, is now 14-11 on the season, which features a runner-up end on the Murray River Open (l. to Evans) in February.


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