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Matteo Berrettini dominates Andy Murray in the Stuttgart final

Matteo Berrettini dominates Andy Murray in the Stuttgart final

Operated with his right hand in late March after leaving Indian Wells, Matteo Berrettini (10th in the world) was forced to skip the entire season in the mud. He returned this week to the Stuttgart bar. And the Italian appreciates this surface: in the final, against Andy Murray, defeated 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, at 2:40, he occupied his sixth title, but especially his third at the bar, after Stuttgart , already. (in 2019) and the Queen (in 2021).

In two seasons, he has suffered only one loss on this surface: in the Wimbledon final, last year, against Novak Gjokovic. Already dominated in the Sydney final earlier this year (by Aslan Karatsev), Murray will still have to wait to set up a trophy. His latest dates back to Antwerp 2019.

19 aces for Berrettin

Drunk on the asset (Berrettini hit 19), Murray tried to escape the poisonous slice of his rival. He almost miraculously saved his life in the ninth game of the second set, where he had to remove three break points, which were almost match points. Fortunately (for him), the Italian fully reaped the service game at 6-5.

But Murray failed to cross the tide. Broken by the first game of the last set, he also suffered pain in his left hip. Despite two interventions from physics, including one in the middle of a game, 2-4, 30-15, it was said slowly. The speed of service from Berrettini, who scored just three points in his last four service games, did the rest. Murray can comfort himself by taking a look at the next ranking in the ATP. On Monday, he will find the top 50 (47th). The first since May 2018.

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