Matteo Berrettini stops Dominic Thiem and rushes to the final in Gstaad and will challenge Casper Ruud

And twelve. Twelve consecutive victories for Matteo Berettini, who demonstrated this Saturday against Dominic Thiem, in the semi-final of the ATP 250 in Gstaad, that he is not in good shape only on grass. He, who missed Wimbledon due to Covid 19 infection even though he was in the thick of it, is playing on Swiss clay.

The Italian made short work of the Austrian, (6-1, 6-4) in 1h19 of play. With this 14th victory in his last 15 matches, Berettini won his third consecutive final, and perhaps be his third consecutive title, after London and Stuttgart. On his way, he will find Casper Ruud, the last unfortunate finalist of Roland Garros, who dismissed Albert Ramos-Vinolas (6-2, 6-0).

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Casper Ruud will try to retain his title on Swiss clay. The Norwegian (5th in the world) left the Spaniard Ramos Vinolas (40th) no chance, swept away 6-2, 6-0 in 1 h 02 min. “I played really well todayi” he admitted after the meeting, he who offers himself a fifth final this year after in particular that at Roland-Garros in June. The two players have two victories each face to face. The Italian had won in the semi-finals in Madrid (2021) and in the third round of the US Open in 2020. Ruud had for his part dominated Berrettini in the quarterfinals in Rome (2020) and in the second round of Roland-Garros in 2019. This second half -final between the Norwegian and the Spaniard will be followed live at 1:30 p.m. on Eurosport.

(With AFP)

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