Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini Head to Head – Can the Italian keep his Wimbledon run alive?

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Alexander Zverev oand Matteo Berrettini during the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, Photo by Laurent Lairys /By Icon Sport

Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini will go against each other in the third round of Wimbledon. Both players have struggled with injury recently and the 2021 Wimbledon finalist Berrettini was doubtful that he would even play this year at the All England Club. However, this is one of the most anticipated matches in the third round and you can also take a look at our prediction for this match.

This will be the sixth match between Zverev and Berrettini and the German leads 4-1 up to this moment. In the eye of their next encounter, we will look back at their previous five matches.

Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini: Overall Head to Head Record

As mentioned, Zverev leads the head to head record, 4-1 against Berrettini. It’s been almost two years since they played for the last time and a fun fact is that they never faced each other on grass before.

2021 ATP Masters Cup, Zverev vs Berrettini 7-6, 1-0

The last time these two met was at the ATP Masters Cup in 2021. Berrettini had a chance to play in front of the home crowd in Turin but had to retire in the opening match of the Red Group. Zverev won the tie break in the opening set 9-7 and after one game in the second set, the Italian retired with a injury to his left oblique.

2021 Madrid Final, Zverev vs Berrettini 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

In the 2021 Madrid final, Zverev earned his second career Masters title. Berrettini managed to win the opening set after saving a set-point but the German came back strong and won the next two sets. Zverev overcame three consecutive Top 10 stars to claim the title, following earlier wins against five-time champion Rafael Nadal and two-time runner-up Dominic Thiem.

2019 Shanghai Semifinal, Zverev vs Berrettini 6-3, 6-4

In Shanghai in 2019, Zverev had a great run, defeating Andrey Rublev in the second round and then Roger Federer in the quarterfinals. Berrettini was awaiting in the semis and the German had a dominant performance winning in straight sets. Zverev did not allow Berrettini any break points in the match and lost only two points on his serve in the opening set. Zverev moved on to the final where he lost to Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-1.

2019 Rome Second Round, Berrettini vs Zverev 7-5, 7-5

The only time Berrettini defeated Zverev was in 2019 in front of the home crowd in Rome. It was the first Top 5 win for Berrettini who broke his opponent once in each set. Berrettini moved forward to face Diego Schwartzman in the next round where he lost to the Argentinian 6-3, 6-4.

2018 Rome Second Round, Zverev vs Berrettini 7-5, 6-2

The first time Zverev and Berrettini met was in 2018 in Rome. Zverev was the defending champion of the tournament after he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final the previous year. Zverev won 7-5, 6-2 which was his 10th straight win at that point after winning the titles in Munich and Madrid in the previous weeks. Zverev made it to the finals again where he lost 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to Rafael Nadal.

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