Both Berrettini and Paul are going into this match with a 7-4 record for the season but only one of them will come out as a winner when they face each other at Grandstand Caliente.mx in Acapulco on February 22, 2022.
- Matteo Berrettini vs Tommy Paul
- Tennis – ATP Acapulco, second round
- Date – 22/2/2022
- Starting time – 9 PM ET
- Venue: Grandstand Caliente.mx, Acapulco, Mexico
Matteo Berrettini Stats & Form
Matteo Berrettini is one of the favorites to win in Acapulco as he is currently ranked at no. 6 which is his career-best ranking. Last season, Berrettini won 2 titles in Queen’s Club and Belgrade. He reached the final at Wimbledon and the quarterfinals at the US Open and the French Open.
The Italian has 7 wins and 4 losses in 2022 and 6-3 record on hard surface. He is coming off a three-set loss to Carlos Alcaraz in Rio de Janeiro after defeating Thiago Monteiro in the previous round.
Berrettini had a great tournament at the Australian Open reaching the semifinals where he lost to Rafael Nadal in four sets. On his way there, Berrettini defeated Gael Monfils, Pablo Carreno Busta, Carlos Alcaras, Stefan Kozlov and Brandon Nakashima.
At the ATP Cup at the beginning of the year, Berrettini defeated Ugo Humbert and lost to Alex de Minaur and Daniil Medvedev.
Matteo Berrettini News
This is Berrettini’s first appearance at the ATP Acapulco tournament. He has a 120-57 all-time record on hard surface.
Tommy Paul Stats & Form
Tommy Paul is ranked at no. 39 which is his career-best ranking. The American is 7-4 this season with all of his matches played on hard surface. Last season, Paul won his first ATP tournament in Stockholm.
Paul is coming off a semifinals loss in Delray Beach to Cameron Norrie by 6-3, 6-3. In the previous two rounds, he defeated Stefan Kozlov and Dennis Istomin. At the Australian Open, Paul was eliminated in the second round to Miomir Kecmanovic in straight sets forcing two tie-breaks in the match. In the opening round, he defeated Mikhail Kukushkin.
Previously, Paul participated in both tournaments in Adelaide losing in the third round to Marin Cilic and Gael Monfils.
Tommy Paul News
This will be Tommy Paul’s fourth appearance in Acapulco. He had his best result in 2020 reaching the quarterfinals where he was stopped by John Isner. Last season, Paul lost in the opening round to Milos Raonic.
Matteo Berrettini and Tommy Paul Head-to-Head Stats
This will be the first match between Matteo Berrettini and Tommy Paul.
Matteo Berrettini and Tommy Paul Betting Odds
According to the odds, Matteo Berretini is the favorite coming into this match with -313 odds in his favor. The odds for Paul’s win are at 238.
The total games margin is 22.5 with both ways at -111.
Both Berrettini and Paul prefer to play on hard surface. Berrettini is the better overall player with a reliable surface and a forehand that will bring him many winners in the match. The Italian has found his place in the top 10 but the trophies are still not there. He will try to add as many of them to his resume this season and why not start from Acapulco. He seems ready to go deep in the tournament and Paul will not be able to do anything more than winning 7-10 games. Berrettini will take care of business in straight sets.
- Tip Quote (Matteo Berrettini win): -313 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Tommy Paul win): 238 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Matteo Berrettini -1.5 sets (-109 by 22bet)