Matteo Berrettini is 2 wins away to conquer the title in Vienna. Matteo has defeated Andrey Rublev 7-5 7-64, Grigor Dimitrov 7-65 7-61 and Kyle Edmund 3-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the semifinal where he will face Dominic Thiem.
Berrettini is currently ranked no. 11. However, if Matteo Berrettini wins the title, he is projected to go up 3 places to be the new world no.8. Talking about his last match against Rublev, Matteo commented: “I am really happy. It was a tough match, mentally and physically. Andrey is playing his best tennis so far. Last week, he won Moscow, so he was feeling confident and I saw it on the court.”
This is Matteo Berrettini’s projected path and the plausible opponents at the Erste Bank Open. The Italian has an overall winning record 2-1 with the projected upcoming opponents.
1/2 – Dominic Thiem’s rankings and performance.
Head to head record 1-1
Dominic Thiem has a 41-14 win-loss record in 2019, 3-0 on indoor hard courts. In the last 5 years, the Austrian has a 45-37 record on indoor hard courts (Click here to see full career record). Thiem won 9 of his last 10 matches.
His best result of the year was winning the title in Indian Wells where he beat Roger Federer in the final 3-6 6-3 7-5, in Barcelona where he defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final 6-4 6-0, in Kitzbuhel where he defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final 7-6(0) 6-1, and in Beijing where he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final 3-6 6-4 6-1.
Last year in Vienna Thiem lost in the quarter 6-3 6-1 to Kei Nishikori.
H2H Matteo Berrettini vs. Dominic Thiem
This would be the 3rd time that Matteo Berrettini and Dominic Thiem play each other. The head to head is 1-1 for Berrettini and Thiem (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on indoor hard courts.
Final – Gael Monfils’s rankings and performance.
Head to head 1-0 for Matteo Berrettini
Gael Monfils has a 35-16 win-loss record in 2019, 11-2 on indoor hard courts. In the last 5 years, Gael has a 123-56 record on indoor hard courts (Click here to see full career record). The French Player won 5 of his last 10 matches.
His best result of the season was winning the title in Rotterdam where he defeated Stan Wawrinka in the final 6-3 1-6 6-2.
Last year in Vienna Monfils reached the quarter in 2018 in Vienna before retiring against Fernando Verdasco when he was 6-4 2-1 ret..
H2H Matteo Berrettini vs. Gael Monfils
This would be the 2nd time that Matteo Berrettini and Gael Monfils clash against each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Berrettini (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on indoor hard courts.
Alternatively, Matteo Berrettini may face Diego Sebastian Schwartzman. Their H2H is 1-1.