TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Matteo Berrettini takes on Corentin Moutet in the Round of 64 on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021.
Will Corentin Moutet get the biggest win of his career as he aims to beat a top 10 opponent? Will Matteo Berrettini get off to a strong start at his first Grand Slam after he made the Wimbledon Final? This will be a very entertaining encounter between a powerhitter and a great mover. Who will make their way to the Round of 32 of the 2021 US Open?
Corentin Moutet came through a tight and entertaining opening match against the tough Italian, Stefano Travaglia, beating him in straight sets 6-3/7-5/7-6. As the match went on, you could feel Travaglia getting closer and closer, but luckily for Moutet, he maintained his composure throughout the match extremely well and this allowed him to get through some tight moments. Moutet is an underrated player, having some great attributes in his game, such as his movement. However, everything in his game is going have to be at its best as he meets the very strong Matteo Berrettini here at the 2021 US Open.
Matteo Berrettini also came through a tight straight sets win in the first round, beating the experienced Jeremy Chardy 7-6/7-6/6-3. Matteo knew that his best chance to win the match was in tiebreaks as both him and Jeremy are serve heavy and wasting too much energy on trying to break the serve is harder than trying to get it in a tiebreak. Matteo is definitely determined to continue rising and succeeding in the Men’s tour, after his amazing run to the Wimbledon Final. However, his powerful shots need to be very accurate in this Round of 64 match here at the 2021 US Open as Corentin Moutet is a great mover.
Matteo Berrettini and Corentin Moutet have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. Although Corentin is a great mover and he put on a solid opening performance, Matteo is just on another level than him. Moutet would have the speed to get from each side of the court against Berrettini if this was on clay, but on a hard court, Matteo is going to be painting the lines and Mouter won’t stand a chance. I expect the big swinging Italian to cruise through another match as he makes his way to the Round of 32 of the 2021 US Open.
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