Berrettini wins the derby against Travaglia and will face Ruud

Berrettini, fourth seed, won a tense derby on Friday against his compatriot Travaglia (7-6 (5) and 7-6 (1)). Casper Ruud surprised Cilic (6-2 and 7-6 (6)).


Italian Matteo Berrettini, fourth seed, won a tense derby on Friday against his compatriot Stefano Travaglia, finishing 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (1), and reached the quarterfinals of the 1000 Masters in Rome for the first time in his career . Berrettini, born in Rome in 1996, had only reached the quarterfinals in a 1,000 Masters in the 2019 Shanghai tournament, when he was a semifinalist, and will face the winner of the duel between Croatian Marin Cilic and Danish Casper Ruud this Saturday.

The Roman player emerged the winner of an even match, lasting two hours on the center court of the Foro Italico, against an opponent in good shape, who was able to eliminate the American Taylor Fritz and the Croatian Borna Coric on the way to the second round. After the outstanding season lived last year, in which he won in Stuttgart and Budapest and was a semifinalist in the United States Open, in addition to finishing in eighth place in the world ranking, Berrettini fights to reach the end in the tournament of your city.

The Roman will compete with the Norwegian Casper Ruud, who surprised the Croatian Marin Cilic (6-2 and 7-6 (6)), in the quarters and could potentially face the Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number 1 and four times winner of this tournament, in a hypothetical semi-final.

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