Brutal Berrettini blasts his way to Wimbledon semi-final
Matteo Berrettini reached his first ever Grand Slam semi-final with a win against Felix Auger-Aliassime at 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
The world No. 9 defeated young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in three hours and seven minutes on Court One at The All England Club.
Berrettini arrived at Wimbledon in flying form after winning Queens with the loss of just one set.
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The Italian started very well, breaking early and surging to a 5-1 lead, while rocketing down huge first serves. Aliassime established himself in the match with a break, but it was Berrettini that claimed the opening set.
The 20-year-old Grand Slam quarter-finalist responded excellently, taking the second set deep before playing an outstanding couple of games to steal a crucial second set.
Set three was littered with quality, from both players. A perfect blend between power, skill and poise. With Berrettini at 6-5, he piled the pressure on Aliassime who finally gave into the pressure.
Berrettini saw the winning line and when he broke in the second set of set four, the writing was on the wall. Aliassime tried everything to fight back into the match, but Berrettini’s serve and force was relentless throughout. He cruised the fourth set to comfortably book his place in Friday’s final.
The big-serving Italian will face Polish star Hubert Hurkacz in Friday’s semi-final.
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