Matteo Berrettini meets Filip Krajinovic in the final of the Queen’s Club 2022 tournament.© Twitter
Defending champion Matteo Berrettini qualified for the final of the Queen’s Club ATP grass court tournament on Saturday. The 26-year-old Italian recorded a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Van de Zandschulp in the semifinals of the tournament. The game was also affected by rain, but that didn’t stop a determined Berrettini from marching into the title fight. After the game, the Italian had another reason to smile. During a conversation with broadcasters after his win, an audience fan proposed to Berrettini and his response caused everyone to be divided.
As soon as the fan from the crowd said “Matteo, will you marry me?” the tennis player took a moment to smile before replying, “Let me think about it.”
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“It was a really tough game. We stopped before the rain. I had a lot of opportunities. It was windy again and very difficult to play, but I definitely think it was the best game of the week, so I’m very happy and looking forward to the final,” said the Italian after the game.
Berrettini has won 19 of his last 20 games on the lawn. He will play his fourth consecutive grass-field final on Sunday, a feat only achieved among active players by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray.
Berrettini will face Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in the top match of the Queen’s Club 2022 tournament. Krajinovic reached the final by beating two-time champion Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3.
Berrettini and Krajinovic have met twice before and the Italian won both on clay, including the final in Budapest two years ago.
The 26-year-old has made a strong comeback after three months out, aiming for his seventh touring crown and fourth on grass.
(with AFP inputs)
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