Matteo Berrettini vs. David Goffin - 2020 Ultimate Tennis Showdown
Saturday, June 13 2020
The beginning of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown is here and we have some exciting matchups on the first weekend. David Goffin meets Matteo Berrettini in a match that has been marketed as The Wall vs. The Hammer. Both players had an incredible 2019 season and it will be interesting to see where their playing level is after the last few months off.
David Goffin had an incredible 2019 season, reaching the Cincinnati Masters 1000 final and making the top 10. Goffin has so much experience and he will surely have used that to his advantage during this quarantine period. Goffin is solid on his return game and is able to move the ball anywhere on the court with ease when on top of his game. Goffin will want to show that he is still to be reckoned with and the UTS is his chance to do so before the start of the ATP Tour season later this year.
Matteo Berrettini shined in 2019, making the top 10 for the first time in his career and booking himself a spot in the Nitto ATP Finals in London. Berrettini showed us how strong he is and how he is able to power through opponents. Berrettini will be devastated that the majority of the 2020 season has been canceled as he would've liked to capitalize on his momentum. Berrettini is a scary player to come up against as his forehand is deadly and he is filled with confidence.
These two have met once before and this was just over a year ago. Berrettini had not reached his peak yet when they met but he was very close. Goffin won their only matchup in Halle in straight sets 7-6/6-3. This match is tough to call as both players could win this, but I think experience prevails here. Give me Goffin.
David Goffin to win.