Matteo Berrettini aces Dominic Thiem 7-63 6-3 in the Round Robin in London on Thursday. The Italian had no chances to qualify for the semifinals. However, with this win, he gets 200 points to be also the first Italian in history to win a match in an ATP Final.
Score, report, and key facts
The Italian won the set after he broke Thiem in the 9th (5-4) game. Dominic tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 10th (5-5) game. Nonetheless, Berrettini maintained the focus before winning the set at the following breaker at 3.
Matteo failed to serve out the set when leading 5-4 to be broken at 30.
There was not much difference between them in this set with the exception of 1 break that the Italian conquered in the 6th game (4-2) before winning the set (6-3).
At the end of the match, the Italian scored 67 points vs. Dominic’s 51 points.
The Italian served very well to win 85% of the points (35/41) behind his first serve, and he won 67% points (12/18) on his second serve. Matteo was great in converting all the break points (2/2). On the other side, the Austrian was exceptional in converting all the break points (1/1). Nonetheless, that was not enough to win the encounter.
After this match, the head to head between Berrettini and Thiem is 2-2.
Highlights Matteo Berrettini vs. Dominic Thiem Nitto ATP Finals – London
After the match, the Italian expressed his satisfaction for his season to comment:
”I’m really proud of myself, but more for my team, my family, my friends. It’s been an unbelievable season. I didn’t expect to be here at the beginning of the season. I hope to come back here next year.
I always had great fights against Thiem. I was able to stay mentally focused, especially in the first set. I played a great tie-break, so I’m very happy with my performance.”
Dominic wasn’t happy with his performance, but he also admitted that he was relieved for the fact that he already qualified for the final 4. The Austrian commented:
“Of course I was still trying to win that match, but also, at the same time, I knew in my head that I have to take care [of my condition] for Saturday because obviously, it’s the way more important match. I’m really trying to get the body going 100% for Saturday, and it wouldn’t be that smart if I would have another three-hour match today.”
Tennis Scores in London
- Matteo BerrettiniBerrettini – Dominic ThiemThiem (7-63 6-3) – See score progression
- Rafael NadalNadal – Daniil MedvedevMedvedev (6-73 6-3 7-64) – See score progression
- Roger FedererFederer – Matteo BerrettiniBerrettini (7-62 6-3) – See score progression
- Dominic ThiemThiem – Novak DjokovicDjokovic (6-75 6-3 7-65) – See score progression
- Stefanos TsitsipasTsitsipas – Daniil MedvedevMedvedev (7-65 6-4) – See score progression
- Alexander ZverevZverev – Rafael NadalNadal (6-2 6-4) – See score progression
- Novak DjokovicDjokovic – Matteo BerrettiniBerrettini (6-2 6-1) – See score progression