LONDON – Matteo Berrettini hits the semi-final on the grass fields of the historic Queen’s Club in London. The 25-year-old Roman tennis player, number 9 in the world ranking and first seeded, advances in the “Cinch Championships”, Atp 500 with a prize pool of 1,290,135 euros, thanks to the success of Daniel Evans. The Briton, sixth seeding force, had to surrender with a score of 7-6 (5), 6-3 in an hour and 39 minutes of play.
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The rain delayed the start of the program by four and a half hours, which was then spread over two fields. Fresh from the quarterfinals won at Roland Garros, Berrettini, who in the previous round had eliminated the former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, proved to be continuous in his service, made little mistakes and played the decisive points at his best, winning with merit in the first match absolutely against Evans. On Saturday the blue, in the twelfth semifinal of his career, will challenge the Australian Alex De Minaur who beat Marin Cilic 3-6 6-3 6-4.
It is also played on grass in Halle, Germany, where Roger Federer, winner of the tournament 10 times, went out in the second round. Andrey Rublev, seeded number 4, landed in the semifinals, who defeated the home wild card Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4) 6-2 in the quarterfinals. For a place in the final Rublev will face the Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili, who eliminated South African Lloyd Harris 6-4 7-6 (5). On the other side of the semifinal draw between the Canadian Auger-Aliassime, executioner of the Basel champion, who overcame the American Giron 6-3 6-2, and the French Humbert (6-2 6-7 6-4 to Sebastian Korda).