The 26th racket of the world, Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, in three sets lost to Italian Matteo Berrettini, who occupies the 53rd line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/4, 5/7, 4/6 in the quarter finals of the tournament in Sofia.
The match lasted 2 hours and 22 minutes. During this time, the 35-year-old Verdasco performed seven aces, made a mistake three times in filing and realized two break points, and the 22-year-old Berrettini filed three times, made three double mistakes and made three breaks.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the semifinals of the Sofia Open competition, Berrettini will face Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.