Matteo Berrettini and Hubert Hurckacz face in the 2021 Wimbledon men’s first semi-final. Both players dispute their first “semi” in the All England Tennis and Cricket Club from London and only one of them will be in the grand final. The Italian starts as a favorite, top 10 and recent champion in Queens, while the Polish is the great surprise of the tournament, where he has defeated Medvedev and Federer by the way.
Berrettini reaches for the second time the penultimate round of a Grand slam after leaving great players like Felix Auger Aliassime, Ililla Ivaska or Aljez Bedene. In the quarterfinals he defeated the young Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime in four sets, so Matteo berrettini reaches the penultimate round in a GS for the second time after the one achieved in the US Open 2019, where he was defeated by Rafael Nadal in 3 sets.
The Italian will face the Polish Hubert hurckacz for a place in the final, he will face “Nole” or to Shapovalov, what do you see in the first semifinal. The Pole, Miami Masters 1000 champion This season he is an extremely irregular player, capable of chaining first rounds consecutively in different tournaments, but when he has his week he is unstoppable, as can be seen in London.
Hdefeated the number 2 in the world, Daniil Medvedev, in the round of 16, and the veteran and successful Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, the eight-time Wimbledon champion, that at 39 he was overwhelmed by the great tennis of the young Pole.
Djokovic, for his part, has not suffered especially in this tournament and faces Shapovalov in the upper part of the table, from where the finalist who awaits the winner of this confrontation will come out. Berrettini comes from winning Queens (defeated Norrie in the final) and here he is already in the semifinals, a sign of his continued growth. His powerful serve and his great forehand show that they are here to stay, as well as an interesting cut backhand.
The face to face Come in Berrettini and Hurckacz It is 1-0 in favor of the Pole, where both players faced each other in the 2019 Miami Masters 1000 first round, with a 6-4, 6-3 victory. It will, therefore, be the first confrontation of both tennis players in Grand slam and in Wimbledon, in addition to of course on grass, where they both want to hit the ground running and get into the grand finale.
When is Berrettini – Hurckacz played?
The game is played today, Friday July 9, starting at 14.30 hours.
Where to see the Berrettini – Hurckacz?
The encounter can be seen by GO (8), dial Movistar Plus, which retransmits Wimbledon 2021. You can follow the game live through the Mundo Deportivo website.