Matteo Berrettini and Gaël Monfils traded haymakers for nearly four hours of exhausting tennis at the United States Open. The duel did not end until the 24th-seeded Berrettini won the 324th point of the match.
“What a great fight,” Berrettini said after the two competitors hugged in mutual appreciation. “I have to say congrats to Gaël.”
It’s the fourth time a man from Italy had advanced to the semifinal stage of a Grand Slam singles tournament in the Open Era