GSTAAD: Matteo Berrettini put the brakes on Dominic Thiem’s spectacular return to the courts on Saturday crushing him 6-1, 6-Four within the semi-finals right here.
The Italian world quantity 15, enjoying his first event since having to withdraw from Wimbledon with Covid, made brief work of the 2020 US Open champion, placing him away in simply 77 minutes.
It has nonetheless been week for the Austrian who has slipped to 274 within the ATP rankings after a yr of setbacks, together with a wrist damage, despair and Covid. This was his first semi-final in 14 months.
Berrettini goes ahead to his eleventh profession last and is bidding for a 3rd straight title after wins on the grass at Queen’s and in Stuttgart.
In Sunday’s last, he’ll meet both the French Open finalist and defending champion on the Gstaad clay, Casper Ruud, or the world quantity 40 Albert Ramos-Vinolas who meet within the second semi in a while Saturday.