Matteo Berrettini vs Cristian Garin
June 28, 2022 9:00 am EDT
The Line: Matteo Berrettini -3300 / Cristian Garin +1400
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Matteo Berrettini will meet Cristian Garin in the First Round of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. The match will be played on Tuesday June 28th, 2022.
Matteo Berrettini is the eighth seed here at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, and is ranked #11 on the ATP Tour. After reaching the Final here last year, the Italian has continued his amazing form on the grass, winning two consecutive tournaments at Stuttgart and Queen’s. The Italian has a booming serve and forehand, and his typically weak backhand has shown major signs of improvement. After the “Big 2” of Djokovic and Nadal he is considered a top tier favorite for the title here, and that spells trouble for his current opponent Cristian Garin.
The Chilean Cristian Garin is currently ranked #43, a far cry from his career-high #17 just a couple of seasons ago. Garin has seen his form and ranking plummet recently, and has largely struggled to win matches on all surfaces other than clay. He moves very well and has some big groundstrokes so he is not going to just give this match away, but it is very unlikely that he will be able to put a dent in one of the pre-tournament favorites, Matteo Berrettini.
Matteo Berrettini leads the head to head by 2-1.
Despite Garin being a fantastic player, this match is going to be very one sided. Matteo Berrettini is playing grass-court tennis like he’s from another planet right now, and it will take a top 5 player to stop him. Sadly, the Chilean is not that, especially on his least favorite surface. Expect some high-quality shot-making, with the Italian prevailing in straight sets.