The Serb won 6-2, 6-1 against the Italian revelation on the first day of the Masters, which brings together the eight best tennis players of the year.
Novak Djokovic left no chance for Italian novice Matteo Berrettini (6-2, 6-1) on Sunday, November 10, during the first day of the Masters in London, which brings together the eight best tennis players of the year. The two players had never clashed and the revelation of the year Berrettini, semi-finalist at the US Open in August, will not keep a lasting memory, as he received a tennis lesson from the Serbian.
Undoubtedly blunted by a season that saw him enter the top 8 just before the competition, the Italian, 23, has committed too many direct mistakes to hope to shake the hierarchy. Djokovic, in the wake of his victory at the Masters 1000 in Paris, was for his part very serious and solid on his commitment to 6-2, 4-0 with 5 points lost only in 6 games of service and no ball from break conceded against 4 converts.
Matteo Berrettini was not discouraged and took risks that ended up paying when he managed to take the service of the world number two to return to 4-1. The Serbian lost the game by immediately taking two breaks in advance before concluding on his commitment with an easy forehand to the net after just over an hour of play.
The world throne at stake
Thanks to this expeditious victory, Novak Djokovic ideally started his hunt for the world number one place at the end of the year, abandoned to Rafael Nadal just before the London Masters. The Serbian and will be able to watch his two opponents of the group Borg, Roger Federer and the Austrian Dominik Thiem, to fight in the evening.
Monday night it will be the turn of Rafael Nadal, reduced by an abdominal injury that forced him to retire in Paris before his semifinal, to compete in the Agassi group against the German Alexander Zverev, holding In the afternoon, two representatives of the young guard will explain the match between the Russian Daniil Medvedev and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.