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Matteo Berrettini blasts past Aljaz Bedene

Matteo Berrettini cruised into week two with a decisive victory over Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene.

Matteo Berrettini at Wimbledon in 2021 Matteo Berrettini at Wimbledon in 2021 © AI / Reuters / Panoramic
  • What happened: Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, the Queen’s Club champion, extended his current winning streak to eight matches with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia.
  • Key stat: Berrettini hammered 20 aces and 38 winners to win in one hour and 42 minutes.
  • Key stat #2: Berrettini improves to 6-2 in third-round matches at the Grand Slams.
  • Key stat #3: In the Open Era, 11 players have won both Queen’s Club and Wimbledon in the same season.
  • Serving big: Berrettini has held serve in 47 of his 48 service games through three rounds at Wimbledon.
  • Next opponent: Berrettini will face Jordan Thompson or Ilya Ivashka next.
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