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Matteo Berrettini tennis and poor physical condition less than 10 days after the US Open – OA Sport

There were no signs of relief from Cincinnati (USA) in Berrettini’s house. The blue, who reached the finals in Wimbledon and had to surrender at the last moment in the Tokyo Olympics due to a muscle problem in his left thigh, not in case.

She lost the match in the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 in Ohio against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime It showed a very unstable shape. Mathieu appeared on the court with difficulty in side moves and his response was definitely wrong. In essence, his game weaknesses were compounded by an athletic condition light years away from what he had previously achieved.

A strong and confident Berrettini gave way to an embarrassing and exhausting copy and the 31 unforced errors in the last game (17 forehand fouls) triggered a yellow card.. We don’t want to be upset, but less than ten days before the US Open it’s not showing up as blue as it wants and should be. Had he been in Wimbledon form, Mathieu would have aspired to repeat the exploits of 2019, while at the moment there are many doubts.

We won’t see him in action this week, just to have a chance to train and be at his best physically. is it enough? We will find. Undoubtedly, the No. 6 seed, given the absences of Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal, could smile at him as a duo, avoiding (ultimately) crossing with Novak Djokovic (No. 1 in the world) before the quarter-finals, but this precise logic cannot be Ignores what was said about the body of the Roman.

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