Tsitsipas Takes Out Berrettini, next up Djokovic Quarter-final

Tsitsipas Takes Out Berrettini, next up Djokovic Quarter-final 1

In front of a home crowd on Grand Stand Arena, Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame Italian No. 1 Matteo Berrettini 7-6(3), 6-2 to reach the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarter-finals.

The fifth seed won seven of his eight net points and capitalised on Berrettini’s low first-serve percentage in the second set (32%) to advance after one hour and 36 minutes. Tsitsipas has reached the quarter-finals at eight of his nine tournament appearances this season.

Stefanos Tsitsipas progressed to his eighth quarter-final of the year at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

In front of an enthusiastic crowd on Grand Stand Arena, Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame Italian No. 1 Matteo Berrettini 7-6(3), 6-2 to enter the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarter-finals.

The fifth seed won seven of his eight net points and capitalised on Berrettini’s low first-serve percentage in the second set (32%) to advance after one hour and 36 minutes. Tsitsipas has reached the quarter-finals at eight of his nine tournament appearances this season.

The World No. 5 will face five-time champion, Novak Djokovic for a spot in the semi-finals.

Tsitsipas owns a 2-4 ATP Head2Head record against World No. 1. In the pair’s most recent meeting, Djokovic outlived Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 to reach last year’s Roland Garros final.

“[Djokovic] has won here a lot of times. I am just expecting to go out there [and] give my best performance,” Tsitsipas said in his post-match interview. “He can play on all surfaces. We played with each other at Roland Garros. I see this as an opportunity for me to do something better this time. I hope to be able to play the same tennis that I have been playing so far and be a challenge for him.”

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