munich19garin_berrettini

munich19garin_berrettini

Points won by each set: [ 32-21, 28-33, 36-33 ]
Points won directly on serve:
16 % Garin – 17 of 101
31 % Berrettini – 26 of 82

The year 2019 marked a breakthrough season for them both, 23-year-old players (Berrettini one month older). When they met on a chilly-cloudy day in the Bavarian capital, their position in the tennis world was more or less the same [Berrettini no. 37, Garin no. 47], but six months later the Italian advanced to the Top 10 while Garin possessed actually the same ranking which gave him that triumph… Berrettini fired 3 aces to level at one set apiece. In the decider, the Chilean was in front all the time, serving for the match at 5:3 included. Garin snapped Berrettini’s 9-match winning streak (title in Budapest a week before) while winning his 12th match within 13 played (maiden title in Houston #, followed up with a Barcelona quarterfinal). “I’ve been working hard. I’m trying to play every point,” Garin said. “I’m trying to fight every point in the match and I think to be a good player I’ve been working a lot on my mentality and fighting experience, so I think that makes me win a lot of matches.”

Garin’s route to his 2nd title:
1 Yannick Maden 6-4, 6-2
2 Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 7-5
Q Alexander Zverev 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 – 2 m.p.
S Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4
W Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(1)

Serve & volley: Garin 0, Berrettini 1/1

# Garin squandered three match points on serve at 5:4 in the 2nd set vs Zverev, then trailed *4:5 (15/40) in the 3rd & hit the baseline with his forehand… before triumphing in Houston, Garin had survived five match points in the second round match vs Jeremmy Chardy (3-6, 7-6, 7-6); the Chilean also defeated Chardy in Paris ’19 after saving match points again (three that time)

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