Tennis-Berrettini wins all-Italian opener at Queen's

Berrettini, playing his first match on grass this season, took a while to find his feet on the slick lawn and fell 4-1 behind in the opening set in front of a small crowd. But he found his range and battled back to take a tight opener on a tiebreak. Travaglia saved a match point in the 12th game of the second set but he could not hold off Berrettini in the day's second tiebreak.


Reuters | London | Updated: 15-06-2021 18:55 IST | Created: 15-06-2021 18:55 IST
Tennis-Berrettini wins all-Italian opener at Queen's
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Top seed Matteo Berrettini came through a tricky opener at the Queen's Club championships as he edged out fellow Italian Stefano Travaglia 7-6(5) 7-6(4) on Tuesday. Berrettini, playing his first match on grass this season, took a while to find his feet on the slick lawn and fell 4-1 behind in the opening set in front of a small crowd.

But he found his range and battled back to take a tight opener on a tiebreak. Travaglia saved a match point in the 12th game of the second set but he could not hold off Berrettini in the day's second tiebreak. The world number nine rifled a backhand down the line to complete the win and set up a potential second-round against five-time Queen's Club champion Andy Murray if the British favourite beats Benoit Paire later.

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