Australian Open Final Four: Nadal vs. Berrettini and Medvedev vs.

MELBOURNE, Australia – No men’s singles semi-finalist has been this damaged at the Australian Open. All pushed to five sets in the heat at Melbourne Park this year. Rafael Nadal, who made his latest comeback, dropped more than 10 pounds and had to battle nausea and dizziness during his scorching victory over Canadian Denis Shapovalov …

Carlos Alcaraz Plays Matteo Berrettini at Australian Open

VILLENA, Spain — In the adjoining room the hardcore tennis academy’s Christmas party was in progress. But Carlos Alcaraz was sitting calmly at a table surrounded by trophies, talking about the beauty of training in this remote, comfortable and “peaceful” place. It was hard not to find a metaphor as the dance music pierced the …

Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon Final

At 6 feet-5, he has an explosive serve and one of the heaviest forehands in a sport filled with heavy forehands. But as he showed against Hurkacz, he improved his mobility and backhand with both a blocked, two-handed serve turn and a one-handed hit. “Anything is possible in the finals,” Djokovic said. “Obviously the experience …

For Matteo Berrettini, This Wimbledon Has Happened For Years

WIMBLEDON, UK — Matteo Berrettini has been in the limelight this summer. The 24-3 series, which started with a championship in Serbia’s capital Belgrade, advanced to the Wimbledon semi-finals where seventh-seeded Berrettini will face 14-seeded Polish Hubert Hurkacz in the men’s singles final on Friday. It’s been a long and steep climb since Berrettini came …