Italian Matteo Berrettini wins the 38th edition of the Hassan II tennis Grand Prix


The Italian Matteo Berrettini won, on Sunday, the 38th edition of the Hassan II Tennis Grand Prix, contested from March 31 to April 7 on the courts of the Royal Tennis Club of Marrakech (RTCMA).

The Italian Matteo Berrettini (135th in the world) beat in the final the defending champion of the 37th edition, the Spaniard Roberto Carballés Baena by two sets to 0 (7-5, 6-2).

After a very competitive first set between the two players, Matteo Berrettini went it alone in the second set, which turned in his favor with a clear score of 6 games to 2.

This is the eighth ATP title for this 27-year-old Italian tennis player, who was part of the TOP 10 in the world in 2022, the best ranking in his professional career, which began in 2015.

On his journey to the coronation, Matteo Berrettini beat in the 16th final, the Kazakh Alexander Shevchenko (6-2, 6-1), the Spaniard Jaume Munar in the 8th final (6-4, 4-6, 6- 3), his compatriot Lorenzo Sonego in the quarter-finals (6-3, 7-6), and the Argentinian Mariano Navone in the semi-final (6-7, 6-3, 6-2).

At the end of this final, Matteo Berrettini highlighted that the first set was difficult and very competitive, unlike the second set, recognizing the difficulty of playing against Roberto Carballés Baena, an experienced and very tough player.

For his part, Roberto Carballés Baena stressed that he was not happy with his performance during this meeting, especially since he is coming back from injuries.

The tournament director Hicham Arazi, for his part, thanked the public who came in large numbers to attend this final, noting that the 38th edition of the Hassan II Tennis Grand Prix offered the public, for a week, very high level matches with intense exchanges on clay.

The awards ceremony was marked by the presence in particular of the president of the Royal Moroccan Tennis Federation (FRMT), Fayçal Laraïchi, the director of sports at the Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports -Department of sports, Abderrazak El Akari, the secretary general of the wilaya of the Marrakech-Safi region, members of the FRMT steering committee, elected officials, in addition to other personalities.

Placed under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, and organized by the FRMT, the Grand Prix Hassan II, which has been played since 2016 on the RTCMA courts, constitutes a true gathering of the superstars of world tennis, offering an unforgettable experience to avid fans. to witness the most intense exchanges on clay.

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