Matteo Berrettini vs. Dominic Thiem – 6/28/20 Ultimate Tennis Showdown Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

2020-06-28 00:00:00 EDT

Two of the best players here at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown meet as world No.3, Dominic Thiem, takes on world No.8, Matteo Berrettini, on Sunday. Who will come out on top of this incredible matchup?

Dominic Thiem is finally getting his hard-court form back. After a bumpy first match against Richard Gasquet, Dominic Thiem put his foot down and made a statement when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas last Sunday. Dominic Thiem is one of the best players in tennis and he is very close to becoming a Grand Slam champion. Dominic Thiem will want to make the most of every single minute he can play competitive tennis before the restart of the ATP season, and he will make sure his game is ready from the get-go. Dominic Thiem, however, will face a very tough opponent in Matteo Berrettini.

Matteo Berrettini is just superb on hard-courts as the amazing serve and the power he puts behind his shots allow him to overpower his opponents out of the match. Berrettini is extremely tall and extremely strong. Matteo knows he is one of the favorites to win the title here at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown and he will see this match against Dominic Thiem as a practice for the later stages of the tournament. Berrettini will come out and give it his all against a player he has played many times, both winning and losing.

These two have met 4 times before, with both players splitting the head-to-head. 3 of their four meetings were last year, and Berrettini won two out of three. Both these players know how to beat each other, but it is hard to not back Matteo Berrettini here. Dominic Thiem’s victories against Berrettini came both at Roland Garros (where Thiem is nearly unbeatable) and in his home town of Vienna (where Thiem was extremely determined to win his maiden title there). Berrettini has never lost a set to Thiem in a match he has won, and Thiem has not lost a set to Berrettini. I think Thiem does not know how to handle Berrettini’s power, and this will prove crucial on Sunday.

Matteo Berrettini to win.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Matteo Berrettini

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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