Berrettini starts again from Phoenix, the Italian will challenge Borges in the Challenger final in Arizona


By John

Matteo Berrettini will challenge the Portuguese Nuno Borges, holder of the tournament, tonight at 10pm Italian time in the final of the Challenger tournament in Phoenix, Arizona. In the semifinal the 27-year-old Roman defeated the Australian Aleksandar Vukic in two sets, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2), in two and a quarter hours of play. «A lot has passed since the last tournament, I'm trying to have fun and enjoy these moments on the court», commented Berrettini, number 154 ATP, who returned to competing on the Phoenix hardcourt thanks to a wild card after a seven-year stoppage. months due to the right ankle injury suffered at the US Open. For Berrettini, reaching the final required a marathon of over five hours spread between the afternoon and evening. In fact, just three hours before the semi-final, he had beaten the French Terence Atmane, number 136 ATP, in three sets, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6), in two hours and 53 minutes. minutes of the match.