Thiem vs Gasquet, Lopez vs Berrettini & others : Preview of Day 3 clashes
3 matches during the day session, 2 matches in night session: here is the UTS1’s Day 3 full schedule. Dominic Thiem will make his UTS debut against Richard Gasquet and UTS leader Matteo Berrettini will be challenged by veteran Feliciano Lopez.
Saturday June 20th Order of play
- 4:00PM CET: CORENTIN MOUTET “THE TORNADO” VS BENOÎT PAIRE “THE REBEL”
Newcomer Corentin Moutet, called up to replace injured Lucas Pouille, won’t have to wait long before feeling the thrill of UTS play. The 21-year-old will make his UTS debut against his fellow Frenchman Benoît Paire, who split his two first games last weekend.
- 5:20PM CET: ALEXEI POPYRIN “THE SNIPER” VS DAVID GOFFIN “THE WALL”
During his first two matches, The Sniper Alexei Popyrin has taken aim and fired his way to victory with a cold-blooded air. But will his bullets be lethal enough to break through David Goffin’s wall? The struggling World No 10 Goffin must seize the opportunity to earn a first win in UTS facing the impressive Australian.
- 6:40PM CET: DUSTIN BROWN “THE ARTIST” VS STEFANOS TSITSIPAS “THE GREEK GOD”
UTS leader Matteo Berrettini has pounded his first two opponents into submission. He didn’t wait long before mastering the UTS cards. But they also paid dividends for Lopez, another great server. Will the world No 8 be able to put the nail in the Torero’s coffin Saturday in the South of France? He’ll have to do more than just hammer away if he plans to knock off the wily Spaniard.
- 9:00PM CET: FELICIANO LOPEZ “THE TORERO” VS MATTEO BERRETTINI “THE HAMMER”
The Greek God impressed during the opening weekend of Ultimate Tennis Showdown, scoring the most points of all players. The Artist, formerly known as Dustin Brown, finds himself last in the UTS rankings with the worst point differential. In a really unbalanced matchup on paper, The Artist could well be the first player to be defeated 4 quarters to love at UTS. But not without giving it a touch of style.
- 10:20PM CET: DOMINIC THIEM “DOMI” VS RICHARD GASQUET “THE VIRTUOSO”
If it wasn’t for the heroics of Stefanos Tsitsipas on Monday, Richard Gasquet would be at the top of UTS standings right now. That’s how good “The Virtuoso” has been thus far in the South of France. But he’ll have to be even better against world No 3 Dominic Thiem, to come away with a win today. As the highest-ranked player in the field, the big ball-striking Austrian is coming to the Mouratoglou Academy with the UTS crown in sight.