Tennis forecast for Matteo Berrettini vs Grigor Dimitrov
Matteo Berrettini will play against Grigor Dimitrov in the 2nd round in Vienna and we got Tennis forecast for that clash. The game is on Wednesday, 23 October and will not start before 16:30 UK.
Matteo Berrettini world number 11 told the world that he is going to be a factor in the tennis after the US Open. In Cincinnati, he lost his first match from Juan Ignacio Londero 6-7, 3-6 and no one expected a big thing from the Italian in New York. He started in the Big Apple with a win against Richard Gasquet in 4 sets and then in his second match again won in 4 sets against Jordan Thompson. In the 3rd round, Berrettini does the same as in his first two games and won in 4 sets against Alexei Popyrin. Very surprisingly in the round of 16, he won without losing a set against Andrey Rublev. In the ¼ final, Matteo faced Gael Monfils and was an outsider but after an amazing clash, he beat his French opponent after a tiebreak in the 5th set. His fairytale ended in the ½ final against Rafael Nadal who beat him 3:0.
Then the Italian lost in the ¼ final in St. Petersburg from Egor Gerasimov and in Beijing was eliminated in the 1st round from Andy Murray. However, on the Shanghai Masters Berrettini won 4 matches in a row without losing a set to reach the ½ final but lost from Alexander Zverev 3-6, 4-6. In his first match in Vienna, the Italian won in 3 sets against Kyle Edmund 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Grigor Dimitrov world number 29 like his opponent made his best performance this year in the US Open where the Bulgarian also reached the ½ final and lost there without winning a set. Dimitrov barely win matches before the Grand Slam in New York and the reason was a pain in his wrist. He finally felt healthy and in the US Open in the ¼ final he won for the first time against his idol Roger Federer but got no chance in the ½ final against Daniil Medvedev and the Russian beat him 6-7, 4-6, 3-6. After that Dimitrov even without pain is again in poor form and lost 3 matches in a row – in Chengdu in the ¼ final against Alexander Bublik, in the 1st round in Beijing against Andrey Rublev and in the 2nd round in Stockholm against Sam Querrey. Grigor finally won in this tournament in Austria in the 1st round against Damir Dzumhur 6-3, 7-5.
They played only once and their match was this year on clay in Monte-Carlo where Dimitrov beat him in the 1st round 7-5, 6-4. In the upcoming game, Berrettini is favorite and I think also that the Italian will win because Grigor can’t win two matches in a row lately. Tennis forecast: Berrettini to win