Good evening to all OA Sport readers, and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the round of 16 match of the Indian Wells 2022 Masters 1000 between Matteo Berrettini and Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic. This is the opening match on Stadium 2.
No precedent between the number 1 of Italy and the Serbian, with the latter being one of only three players not included among the top seeds to have gained access to the top 16 of the tournament (the others are Nick Kyrgios , and the Australian will challenge Jannik Sinner , and the American Jenson Brooksby ). On the way, Kecmanovic overtook the British Liam Broady for 6-4 4-6 6-4, the Croatian Marin Cilic for 6-7 (7) 6-3 7-6 (6) and the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp for 7-6 (3) 7-5.
Not much simpler, as well as shorter for the bye in the first round, Berrettini’s path: victorious 6-3 4-6 6-4 over the Danish Holger Rune , the Roman then won yesterday against the South African Lloyd Harris for 6 -4 7-5 closing the match with a brilliant series of five consecutive games. For him there is the possibility of landing the quarters in this tournament for the first time, as well as for the fourth among the best eight in a career 100 (previous: Shanghai 2019, Rome 2020 and Madrid 2021).
An interesting player for his very varied playing characteristics, Kecmanovic experienced a bad 2021, but in 2022 he managed to get good satisfactions: eighth at the Australian Open, fourths in Rio de Janeiro (ATP 500) and in Santiago de Chile (ATP 250). Berrettini has the chance to consolidate his sixth place in the ATP ranking, at the same time approaching the fifth occupied by the already outgoing Tsitsipas.
The match between Matteo Berrettini and Miomir Kecmanovic will start at 19:00 on Stadium 2 (live Sky Sport Tennis TV, live Sky Go streaming and Now TV). Have fun with OA Sport LIVE LIVE!