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Tennis: Berrettini and Seppi before the US Open, Mussetti and Trevisan stop

The Azzurri duo reach the third round of the New York Slam New York (US) – Matteo Berrettini “The Revenge” Stefano Trafaglia and booked a spot in the third round of the US Open while Andreas Seppi never ceases to amaze. On the grounds of Flushing Meadows where in 2019 he was already able to advance to the semi-finals, the 25-year-old Romanian, seeded 8th and ranked 6th, provides further evidence of her solidity. Unlike French Corentin Moutet, after his first success in Travaglia, Matteo struggles more than expected but is good at making up for some empty passes – like in the second set when he squanders the break advantage and loses at the partial end – until he scored the match for 7-6 (2) 4-6 6-4 6-3 3 hours and 20 minutes later. Next hurdle is Belarusian Ilya Ivashka, who was already defeated this year at Wimbledon in three sets but is fresh from his first career title won in recent days at Winston-Salem. Infinite Andreas Seppi, 65th consecutive Grand Slam (66th place): After defeating Hungary’s Marton Voxowicz in five sets, eliminating five match points in the decisive tiebreak, 37-year-old Caldaro beat the Polish. Hubert Hurkacz, No. 13 in the standings and 10 in the rankings, for 2-6 6-4 6-4 7-6 (8). And to think of the second round is legitimate, everything passes from the unprecedented challenge with 28-year-old German Oscar Otti, ranked 144th in the world. Nothing to do instead Lorenzo Mossetti, in his first US Open where he was a finalist at the junior level in 2018. The 19-year-old from Carrara, fights as best he can but, as happened in Rome last May, must That surrenders American giant Riley Opelka (30 aces) who closes accounts in 2 hours and 21 minutes of play for 7-6 (1) 7-5 6-4. Perhaps Musetti’s biggest regrets are the three untapped break points in the first set that could have changed the match. In the women’s field, on the other hand, salutes the last Italian on the scoreboard: No action for Martina Trevisan, who was knocked out in the second round (6-3, 6-1) by Tokyo Olympic champion Belinda Bencic, 11th. seeded and semi-finalist Already on concrete in New York two years ago. In the men’s draw Alexander Zverev confirms his great moment who, after the gold in five circles and the victory in Cincinnati, reached the third round and conceded only four games for Ramos-Vinolas. Previously, on the Italian night, they did not disappoint among the top players Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman: the Greek, after a painful (and controversial tail) win against Andy Murray, beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-4, 6. – 7 ( 4) 6-0 is expected in the third round by young Spaniard Prodigy Carlos Alcaraz. Schwartzman managed three sets instead, and is able to stage South African Kevin Anderson, finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2017, for a 7-6 (4) 6-3 6-4. Among the women, the career of world number one Ashleigh Barty continues, who after Roland Garros (2019) and Wimbledon (2021) aims to establish herself in the United States: 6-1 7-5 to Denmark’s Clara Towson. Striker without problems Barbora Krejsikova, the last French Open champion, while Iga Swiatek needs three sets (3-6, 7-6, 6-0) to beat Fiona Ferro. Aryna Sabalenka is also ahead (6-3, 6-1 over Tamara Zidansek) even if the rest of the Belarusian championship is in danger: a fracture in her right hand is suspected. In the Sloane Stephens Derby of Stars and Stripes against Corey Gauff, Petra Kvitova rules two sets as her compatriot Kristina Pliskova, Carolina’s twin. (ITALPRESS). GLB / 02 Sep 21 23:26

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