Matteo Berrettini from Italy, number 4 on world ranking, wins his first ever career title in Gstaad at the Swiss Open on Sunday after beating second-seed Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(9) 6-4 from Spain, who had returned for his first match after a long recovery from a hip injury he suffered at Halle.
Bautista Agut, number 17 on world ranking, did his best to fend off five break points but couldn’t tackle Berrettini’s powerful ground strokes.
Berrettini, the 22-year old player, seized the opening set tie break 11-9, before he finally converted a break point in the 10th game of the second to secure his victory in the game to won the Swiss Open.
At his glorious win, Berrettini said, “From the beginning until the end it was really tough to break him.” He also added that he had lost the tiebreak, the game could have been really tough.
Berrettini also says that the tiebreak was unbelievable and he is lucky to have done such a good job that eventually led him to win his first career-title.
Berrettini’s great effort:
Berrettini displayed a fearless competition against Bautista Agut by firing 17 aces and losing only 12 points n serve in total. The match was Berrettini’s first tour level final.
To add more glory, Berrettini played through the tournament without dropping a set, dismissing fourth seed Andrey Rublev and 2016 champion Feliciano Lopez.
Playing his first ever ATP final, Berrettini took one hour and 45 minutes to earn his win against Bautista Agut. Despite the fact that he has ever reached a quarterfinal round, unseeded Berrettini managed to defeat three seeded competitors during the tournament.