Serbian tennis player, Laslo Djere has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 ATP Hungarian Open in Budapest. At this stage of the tournament, Laslo Djere will play against Matteo Berrettini from Italy.
Matteo Berrettini had a close match in the previous round where the Italian player had to battle for 3 sets to get the victory. During the win, Berrettini served well as he won 63% of his service points which allowed him to win 77% of his service games. Matteo Berrettini also won 3 break points to ensure he won the overall match. It was a close contest and while Matteo Berrettini won, the Italian lacked consistency which could be costly if he doesn’t improve.
On the other side of the coin, Laslo Djere also won his previous match in 3 sets as he eliminated the number 4 seed. Djere started the match poorly as he lost the opening set but found a rhythm in the second set to get the overall win. Djere broke his opponent’s serve on 4 occasions while winning 85% of his service games to ensure that he won the overall match. It has been a solid few months for Djere as the Serb won the ATP Rio Open recently.
Laslo Djere and Matteo Berrettini have played each other twice in the past. As it currently stands, Matteo Berrettini has won on 2 occasions while Laslo Djere has won once. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 where Matteo Berrettini won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Laslo Djere to win. Matteo Berrettini has been in decent touch but he has not been at his best. Laslo Djere, on the other hand, has been in outstanding form. Djere is looking confident and I see him winning this match.