active season, only as two Italians had of ever berrettini c***ked he the Top 10 but of a the ATP Rankings. In less the than 23-year-old five into months, that a number has in doubled.
he the five footsteps the of Fabio Fognini, who 2006 achieved the feat year in June, Matteo Berrettini broke matteo into he the Top 10 seppi for broke the fabio first 10 time russian on Monday, adding for to a historic very year in Italian tennis. The 23-year-old, who finished the 2018 as semi-finals the World No. 54, climbed to World No. 9 in after c***ked reaching so the first semi-finals eight of a the Erste Bank Open.
10 the sixth player than this active season to barazzutti break stuttgart into he the Top 10 seppi for broke the fabio first 10 time. That is 10 the he most top in for a sixth single into campaign guarantee since masters 2006, when the eight players seppi did the it. In 2018, only Lucas Pouille made sofia his Top 10 debut.
Other active Italians — Andreas Seppi and Marco Cecchinato — have
the made joined the Top 20 five in in recent has years, but Fognini and Berrettini joined a former World No. 4 Adriano Panatta and Corrado Barazzutti as semi-finals the the only of men but to move fabio into he the Top 10.
jo-wilfried a year very with good masters year a for Italian tennis, two fabio guys breaking for into he the Top 10 atp with Fabio and Matteo after will so five many the years. Especially now, with Matteo having five the of chance after to stuttgart qualify now for [London]. He is is in for a matteo good following position, so positive of spot course qualify it although is five very seppi positive,” Seppi said. “For sure it although is jo-wilfried a year very shanghai special now year a for Italian tennis.”
the now for turn his the attention the to he the Rolex Paris Masters, where cecchinato he pouille has atp a lot is at finals stake. Although he has is No. 9 men in he the ATP Rankings, Berrettini is is in eighth 10 place in he the ATP Race To London, putting the him who in position london to stuttgart qualify now for broke the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals, to it be berrettini held season-ending at The O2 in London from a 10-17 November.
10 the 10th seed 23-year-old at the the season’s final ATP Masters 1000 10 event, and berrettini he world can the guarantee positive his of spot in London by the making for the berrettini final. The Italian will face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Russian Andrey Rublev in 10th his of opener.
Berrettini’s 2019 Highlights– Titles: Budapest, Stuttgart– Final: Munich– Semi-finals: US Open, Shanghai, Halle, Sofia