- No 13 seed Berrettini wins 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6-3
- Fine court-craft sees Italian through to fourth round
At the beginning of this long and unpredictable summer, Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini stared each other down in the final of Stuttgart. For two sets, they went blow for blow as equals, with high quality tennis from all sides.
But those hopeful early days of June made way for gloom. Out of nowhere, Murray pulled his abdominal muscle and was hindered throughout the third set. After following up Stuttgart by winning Queen’s, on the eve of Wimbledon Berrettini contracted Covid and withdrew.
Written by Tumaini Carayol at Flushing Meadows
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