Matteo Berrettini -25- (ITA) def  Gael Monfils -13- (FRA)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
What a match! In just under 4-hours, hard-serving Italian Matteo Berrettini finally converted his 5th match point to reach his first Major Semifinal. The match should have been over at 5-3 in the 5th, but Berrettini dumped a double-fault on match point. Monfils rallied for the break.
The affliction was contageous.
Gael double-faulted 3-times in the final game of the decider and saved 2 match points to force the tiebreak. The French Showman’s 2 double faults in the breaker cost him the match.
NEXT:  Matteo Berrettini -25- (ITA) vs  Rafael Nadal -02- (ESP)
Quarterfinal Biography |  Matteo Berrettini -25- (ITA)
Last year, this hard-serving 25-year-old made his US Open main-draw debut. This year, he’s competing in his first Grand Slam Quaterfinal. A 3-time Finalist this season – he captured his second ATP Tour Singles title this year in Budapest, won his third in Stuttgart, made his Grand Slam Round of 16 debut at Wimbledon, and climbed to a career-high ranking of World #20. Fans first stood-up and took notice last Summer, when he captured his first ATP Singles and Doubles titles in Gstaad, earning the Singles title without dropping a set. From Italy, competing in his first US Open Quarterfinal – Please welcome, Matteo Berrettini.
▲ QF: def  Gael Monfils -13- (FRA) 36 63 62 36 76(5)
▲ R4: def Andrey Rublev -43- (RUS) 61 64 76(6)
▲ R3: def Alexei Popyrin -105- (AUS) 64 64 67(3) 76(2)
▲ R2: def Jordan Thompson -55- (AUS) 75 76(5) 46 61
▲ R1: def Richard Gasquet -36- (FRA) 64 63 26 62
Quarterfinal Biography |  Gael Monfils -13- (FRA)
In 2008, as a 20-year-old ranked outside the top-50, he won his first Grand Slam Quarterfinal match at Roland Garros, defeating World #5 David Ferrer to reach the Semifinals at his home Slam. Eight years later, he reached his 2nd Grand Slam Semifinal right here at the US Open. Now 32-years-old, he owns 8 ATP Tour Singles titles, has reached 29 career Finals, and has been ranked as high as World #6. Back in top-form this Summer, he started the season ranked outside the top-30, but after a Semifinal run at the US Open Series event in Montreal, he returns to New York inside the top-15. Competing in his 9th Grand Slam Quarterfinal and 4th here at the US Open – From France, please welcome Gael Monfils.
▲ R4: def Pablo Andujar -70- (ESP) 61 62 62
▲ R3: def Denis Shapovalov -33- (CAN) 67(5) 76(4) 64 67(6) 63
▲ R2: def Marius Copil -93- (ROU) 63 62 62
▲ R1: def Albert Ramos-Viñolas -51- (ESP) 76(2) 64 63
Head to Head
This was the first meeting between these two players.