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Swiss Open: Matteo Berrettini Makes Winning Return With Victory Over Richard Gasquet

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Last Updated: July 21, 2022, 21:43 IST

Gstaad, Switzerland

Matteo Berrettini claimed a comfortable win over Richard Gasquet.

Matteo Berrettini claimed a comfortable win over Richard Gasquet.

Mario Berrettini had missed Wimbledon but returned to ease past Richard Gasquet at the Swiss Open in Gstaad

Matteo Berrettini claimed a comfortable win over Richard Gasquet on Thursday in Gstaad on his return to action after missing Wimbledon.

The Italian, who was runner-up at the All England Club last year, withdrew from the grass-court Grand Slam tournament earlier this month after testing positive for Covid.

He had previously been in fine form, winning titles at Queen’s and in Stuttgart.

Berrettini carried on where he had left off, easing past Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the clay-court event.

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first published:July 21, 2022, 21:43 IST
last updated:July 21, 2022, 21:43 IST