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Don’t miss out on any of the best recaps for the Ultimate Tennis Showdown. If you’d like to know what happened leading up to the championship, check out the articles below!
Ultimate Tennis Showdown Final Four
Before there could be a final showdown, the top four competitors had to battle for a spot in the coveted championship. These four competitors were Stefanos “The Greek God” Tsitsipas, Richard “The Virtuoso” Gasquet, Matteo “The Hammer” Berrettini, and David “The Wall” Goffin.
Stefanos “The Greek God” Tsitsipas
Coming into the Final Four, top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas boasted an 8-1 record and won 26 quarters in comparison to his opponents’ 14. Tsitsipas’ only loss would come at the hands of Dominic “Domi” Thiem, who is no longer competing at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown.
To win the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, Tsitsipas will have to defeat David Goffin, who he played yesterday, and then the winner of Berrettini vs. Gasquet.
Richard “The Virtuoso” Gasquet
Many would say Richard Gasquet has never lived up to his potential to be a great tennis player. But, “The Virtuoso”has lived up to his name at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown.
Gasquet’s only two losses came against none other than Stefanos Tsitsipas, in five quarters, and Matteo Berrettini. To win the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, Gasquet will have to defeat Matteo Berrettini and then the winner of Tsitsipas vs. Goffin.
Matteo “The Hammer” Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini had to miss his matches at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown yesterday, what was he doing instead you might ask? Well, competing at another tennis tournament and winning third-place.
If anybody has the “it” factor to win the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, it’s Matteo Berrettini. Although he’s not always on, when he is, it’s scary.
To win the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, Berrettini will have to defeat Richard Gasquet and then the winner of Tsitsipas vs. Goffin.
David “The Wall” Goffin
Willing to track down every ball, compete until the end of the match, and play longer rallies than many can, there is a reason people call David Goffin “The Wall”.
After losing a one-sided match to Stefanos Tsitsipas yesterday, many would consider David Goffin to have no chance today. But, you can never count out someone with as much heart as Goffin.
To win the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, Goffin will have to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas and then the winner of Gasquet vs. Berrettini.
So, let the games begin:
Matteo Berrettini vs. Richard Gasquet
Talk about putting “The Hammer” down! Matteo Berrettini wasted no time putting his foot on the gas against Richard Gasquet.
In the first quarter of their semifinal match, Berrettini defeated Gasquet 24-8 to take an authoritative one quarter lead. After suffering a brutal loss in the first quarter, Gasquet wasn’t going to give up easily.
In the second quarter, Richard Gasquet would answer back by defeating Berrettini 14-12 to tie the match at one quarter apiece. In the third quarter, Berrettini would put the pressure on Gasquet by winning 16-12.
The fourth quarter was a must-win for Richard Gasquet. And, Gasquet would do just that, winning the quarter 13-10 to force a winner-takes-all fifth quarter.
In the fifth quarter, Matteo “The Hammer” Berrettini would secure his ticket in the final by defeating Richard Gasquet 2-1 to win the match 24-8, 12-14, 16-12, 10-13, 2-1.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. David Goffin
In the first quarter of this showdown, it would be the top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas getting the early lead. Tsitsipas would defeat David Goffin in the first quarter, 15-11.
In the second quarter, Tsitsipas would put the pressure on David Goffin by winning 13-11 and forcing Goffin to win the next quarter to keep his championship hopes alive.
But, in the third quarter Tsitsipas would crush Goffin’s hopes by defeating him 13-12 to win the match 15-11, 13-11, 13-12.
Matteo Berrettini vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
The opening quarter of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown Championship went back-and-forth between Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
But, after a long, hard quarter, Berrettini would come out on top 16-15 to take a 1-0 quarter lead. Berrettini would put the pressure on Tsitsipas in the second quarter by winning 15-12 to make the third quarter a must-win for Tsitsipas.
With his back against the wall, Tsitsipas answered like he always does. Earlier in the tournament, Tsitsipas came back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat Berrettini, and that very memory must have crept into Matteo’s mind.
Stefanos Tsitsipas would win the third quarter 14-12 to keep his hopes alive. In another must-win quarter, Tsitsipas would defeat Berrettini, 15-8, to force a sudden death fifth quarter.
In the fifth quarter, to end this roller coaster of a match, Berrettini would defeat Tsitsipas 3-2 to win the championship 16-15, 15-12, 12-14, 8-15, 3-2.
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