Matteo Berrettini became the first Italian to Achieve the semi-finals of at the US Open men after Having a slugfest from Gael Monfils on Wednesday Because 1977.
Berrettini, the 24th seed, made some enormous hitting to battle to a lung-busting 3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-6 (7-5) victory in sweltering conditions under the roof of Arthur Ashe.
Even the 23-year-old won an epic contest lasting a shade under four hours after shooting his fifth game point to come out along with a roller-coaster ride of the experience.
“At this time I don’t remember any points. Just the match stage,” said Berrettini, who dropped here in the very first round last year. “While I was playing I thought, this is one of the best matches I ever saw. I was enjoying , but I had been watching also.”
Despite making 64 unforced errors he served 15 aces and struck 53 champions, winning a gruelling game. Monfils made 51 unforced errors and served 17 faults.
Berrettini will hope to go one better than his compatriot Corrado Barazzutti, who lost to Jimmy Connors at Forest Hills 42 years back, when he chooses the winner of their final quarter-final between three-time champion Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman of Argentina for a place in the final.
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