Dominic Thiem not happy to face Matteo Berrettini in 2021 opener
Although the two have a very good friendship, Dominic Thiem knows that Matteo Berrettini is a difficult opponent and that it will be difficult to make a step closer to the victory for Austria in the opening tie of the 2021 ATP Cup.
The two met already 4 times on the ATP Tour with both winning 2 matches. In 2020, they met on two exhibition tournaments, and it was Thiem who prevailed in those two. Ahead of the first tie, the Austrian said:
“We have a very good relationship, always fun matches against each other,” Thiem said of the Matteo Berrettini. “But he's a big, big player, so I'm also not too happy that he's the first guy I have to face in a new year after quite a while without an official match. It's going to be interesting. I hope the guy next to me is putting away some pressure for me.”