Berrettini, Schwartzman’s main rival on the way to London


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Berrettini, Schwartzman's main rival on the way to London

Diego schwartzman live a return to the dream circuit: he beat Rafael Nadal for the first time in his career, reached the finals of the Masters 1000 in Rome and Cologne; was a semi-finalist in a Grand Slam at Roland Garros and reached the Top 10. Peque’s last dream in 2020 is to reach the ATP Finals and on his way there seems to be only one rival: Matteo Berrettini.

Two spots remain for the ATP Finals currently held by Andrey Rublev (3,429 points) and Diego Schwartzman (3,285). Without Denis Shapovalov nor Gael Monfils, Berrettini is the only one close to the Top 8 who will play in London.

The Italian has 3,075 points that will be 2,875 as of November 9, as he will lose the points he won at the 2019 ATP Finals, in his first foray into the Masters Tournament.

Berrettini is 24 years old, a professional since 2015, ranked 8th in the world in 2019 and has three titles in his short career: Gstaad in 2018, Stuttgart and Budapest in 2019.

Born in Rome, Berrettini had a dreamed US Open 2019 where he reached the semifinals after beating Monfils in a great five-set match: 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6 and 7-6 (5). There he fell to Rafael Nadal, who would later be crowned champion against Medvedev.

Starting next Monday, Berrettini will play his last cards at the Masters 1000 in Paris where, like Schwartzman, he will begin to score points after the second round.

Both Bautista Agut, Goffin, Carreño Busta and several of those who arrive from behind (Dimitrov, Wawrinka, Auger-Aliassime) could get into London with a hit at the Paris Masters that distributes 1000 points for the winner.


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