Ultimate Tennis Showdown: Thiem tops Berrettini to take Top 4 spot

Ultimate Tennis Showdown: Thiem tops Berrettini to take Top 4 spot

The world No. 3 defeated his third consecutive Top 10 opponent on Sunday.

Day 6 of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown featured five matches. Here's a running scoreboard of how they played out.

Dominic Thiem d. Matteo Berrettini, 11-14, 17-11, 18-13, 13-12

Thiem and Berrettini faced off in the second match of the day on Sunday. It was truly a battle that came down to strategizing on when to use their 3x point cards. 

The Italian came out hammering bombs in the first quarter and quickly applied pressure on Thiem to come up with bigger and better shots. However, Thiem would rally his way back in dominating fashion to take a 2-1 lead. 

The two would go back and forth, trading winners using their cards in the last few minutes of the match. Berrettini would pull out an ace to force a deciding point, which gave him a chance to push a final quarter, but it wasn't enough. Thiem would keep his cool and fire a backhand crosscourt passing shot to claim the high-level bout. 

Only making a total of nine unforced errors, the world No. 3 entered into the UTS' rankings Top 4.

Richard Gasquet d. Corentin Moutet, 18-5, 14-15, 12-11, 17-8

Between smashing his racquets and squaring off with the fence, Moutet appeared to have more of a boxing bout with himself than a tennis match. While Moutet went for the risky shots, Gasquet maintained composure and aimed for large margins, which in the end led him to victory. 

David Goffin d. Elliot Benchetrit, 14-16, 20-12, 14-10, 20-8

Feliciano Lopez d. Benoit Paire, 15-17, 22-11, 9-7, 24-14