Tags: United States Open (Tennis)

Matteo Berrettini Celebrates His Spot in the ATP Finals

Matteo Berrettini could not bring himself to watch the match, or even to check the score. The Italian player knew he was on the precipice of becoming one of only eight players to qualify for the year-end Nitto ATP Finals at London’s O2 arena. All he needed was for Denis Shapovalov to beat Gaël Monfils…

In Tennis, Another Battle Over Prize Money Looms

Professional tennis players are up in arms again about prize money, and a large group of them, including Novak Djokovic and Sloane Stephens, are attempting to push the four Grand Slam tournaments to commit a greater percentage of their revenue to the players. The group, led by the veteran Vasek Pospisil of Canada but lacking…

Matteo Berrettini: Late Bloomer and U.S. Open Semifinalist

Matteo Berrettini rolled his eyes and shook his head as he recalled a humbling moment in his mid-teens. He was at an Italian tennis training facility going through a battery of athletic tests — comparing him with other young players in running, jumping, reaction time and stamina. It did not go well. Berrettini, now 23,…