The 15th racket of the world, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, defeated the Italian Matteo Berrettini, who occupies the 52nd line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/7 (3), 6/4, 6/3, 7/6 (4) at the start of the “major “in Melbourne.
The match lasted 2 hours and 57 minutes. During this time, the 20-year-old Tsitsipas performed 15 aces, made a mistake four times in filing and sold three break points, and the 22-year-old Berrettini filed nine times, made eight double mistakes and did not make a single break.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of the Greek. The next opponent of Tsitsipas on the Australian Open will be either the Serb Victor Troicki or the Spaniard Roberto Carballes-Baena.