US Open: Matteo Berrettini beats Oscar Otto in a tough match to repeat the Wimbledon final fixture with Djokovic

Matteo Berrenttini won a very gruelling match against qualifier Oscar Otto 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to progress towards the quarter-final stage at the US Open for a second time in his career.

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Matteo Berrettini won a very gruelling match against qualifier Oscar Otto 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to progress towards the quarter-final stage at the US Open for the second time in his career.

He was also tested in the third round against Winston-Salem champion Ilya Ivashka in a five-set victory which tested the Italian. He was examined again by Otto as he suffered a dip during the second set but was able to come back and seal the match within two hours and 22 minutes. The German suffered from a wrist injury but fought on valiantly against his higher-ranked opponent. Berrettini and Otto both were hit with great power and were trying to outmanoeuvre each other but the Italians came up trumps against the German. He was helped, though, in part by the wrist injury as Otto couldn’t quite replicate his big-hitting in the later sets.

Berrettini later said that it was an intriguing match and it was a different court and a tricky player and he wasn’t feeling good at the beginning but he had to adjust to the conditions and it was a match he knew he could win but it wasn’t easy for him.

He will next face Novak Djokovic who he last faced during the final of Wimbledon and the Italian might just be more experienced to face the World No. 1 this time around. The last time did not go so well, though, as he got beat 6-7,6-4,6-4,6-3 in the finals and lost his chance at a major title. He will be aiming to take a win back against the same opponent in the quarter-final round.