Italy’s Matteo Berrettini and Britain’s Cameron Norrie will compete on Sunday to win the Queen’s Tennis Championships in London.
Top seed Berrettini beat Australian Alex de Minaur 6-4 6-4 with eight serve, becoming the first Italian to reach the London final since Lawrence Tillman in 1998. Tillman lost in the final to Australian Scott Draper.
Moreover, Berrettini may be the first champion to debut in London since Boris Becker did it in 1985.
They will face local Nuri in the final, who beat Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 6-3. The Canadian, who played two matches on the same day, as he had to end a duel against Francis Tiafoe that was suspended on Friday due to rain, suffered from Nouri’s return.
Despite losing 1-3 in the first set, the Briton recovered and scored the first set and also took the second set to reach his third final on the track. As Berrettini seeks his fifth ATP title, he faces Nouri I, having lost two previous finals, both in 2021, in Estoril and Lyon. This will be the first time that Nouri and Berrettini meet in an official match.