2020 Australian Open – Matteo Berrettini vs Tennys Sandgren Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Matteo Berrettini vs Tennys Sandgren taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Matteo Berrettini vs Tennys Sandgren on and what time does it start? Wednesday 22nd January, 2020 – not before 02:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Matteo Berrettini vs Tennys Sandgren? Sunny intervals, 32c

What channel is Matteo Berrettini vs Tennys Sandgren on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Matteo Berrettini vs Tennys Sandgren in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Matteo Berrettini vs Tennys Sandgren? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Matteo Berrettini and Tennys Sandgren? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

MATTEO BERRETTINI

  • Matteo Berrettini could not finish off his breakthrough year the way he would have liked at the ATP Tour Finals but to have qualified as the world number eight was a massive achievement.
  • The Italian number one claimed two ATP titles in 2019 in Stuttgart and Budapest but his most impressive showing was a surprising run to the semi-finals of the US Open where he lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.
  • 23-year-old Berrettini came through Australia’s Andrew Harris in a comfortable straight-sets match at the Melbourne Arena which was his first tour-level match this year.

TENNYS SANDGREN

  • Tennys Sandgren powered through to the second round of the Australian Open by beating Argentina’s Marco Trungelliti in straight sets, winning seven games in a row at one stage.
  • The 28-year-old moved up one place to 100th in the ATP world rankings earlier this week as he attempts to work his way back to a career-high 41st which he achieved this time last year after winning the 2019 ASB Classic.
  • Sandgren lost to John Isner in three sets at the ASB Classic in Auckland this time around and he has his work cut out for him here if he is to get anywhere near emulating his quarter-final exit at the 2018 Australian Open.

THE PREDICTION

This should be quite a robust and lengthy match between big-hitting powerhouse Matteo Berrettini and a dogged challenger like Tennys Sandgren, who beat the likes of Stan Wawrinka (then 8th) and Dominic Thiem (5th) here two years ago in a run to the quarters. The American flatters to deceive in many of his matches, but eighth seed Berrettini is a confident young player who is less prone to a sulk than many his age. This could fall in any number of sets, but Berrettini should be the victor.

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