U.S. Open: Berrettini beats Monfils in five sets to reach semifinals

Sep 05, 2019 256

Matteo Berrettini describes his mental coach as a big help and a best friend. They’ve been speaking on the phone before and after every match during Berrettini’s run to his first Grand Slam semifinal. They’ll have a lot to chat about when it comes to this latest victory. 

Berrettini, a 23-year-old from Rome, gave Italy a spot in the men’s final four at the U.S. Open for the first time since 1977 in dramatic fashion, double-faulting away his initial match point and then needing four more to finally put away 13th-seeded Gael Monfils of France 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5) after nearly four hours in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.

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