Berrettini ends drought with Marrakesh title

motorsport07 April 2024 17:00| © AFP
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Matteo Berrettini won the ATP 250 tournament in Marrakesh on Sunday, beating Spaniard and defending champion Roberto Carballes Baena 7-5, 6-2 in the final.

The 27-year-old Italian former world No 6 was playing in his first final since the one he lost in Naples in October 2022.

He has slipped to 135th in the world after a series of physical problems and returned from injury less than a month ago.

The Wimbledon 2021 finalist was very solid defensively and on serve, and did not have to exert himself to deny 31-year-old Carballes a second consecutive title on Moroccan clay.

Berrettini's eighth tour title will lift him back into the ATP top 100 as of Monday.