Roger Federer's farewell match, the singles victory against Felix Auger Aliassime and the double experience, winning, also with Novak Djokovic. This in short is Matteo Berrettini's extraordinary two-day in the Laver Cup, which helped to give the Team Europe four points on Saturday.
The Italian tennis player, who never lost an opportunity to reiterate how honored he feels to be part of the group, just before playing the match with the Serbian champion had told Eurosport how he is recording all the most significant events on his mobile phone not to leave out anything.
Berrettini to Roger Federer: "Without Rafael Nadal..."
Berrettini explained: "Federer's mom thanked me. For example, one thing, I went to Rafa Nadal and told him that without him Federer wouldn't be that great either and he thanked me.
I think the rivalries elevate both people involved. This is one thing. Roger's mom who hugged me thanked me and told me we were helping him and I thanked her for creating such a special son. There are many, but these are the most beautiful.
Even how Novak collapsed, who at one point started sobbing. Sport is important but emotions are much more important." Team Europe needs two out of four wins on the final day to secure their fifth consecutive title. Berrettini will be part of the program together with Andy Murray in the inaugural double.
On the opposite side of the network obviously Jack Sock, who will change partners again after Frances Tiafoe and Alex de Minaur. Together with him, the number one of the Team World Felix Auger Aliassime. Also on the plate is the challenge between Novak Djokovic and the Canadian, which could inevitably sanction the end of the competition if the European double wins.
The last two matches of the day, however, those between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Frances Tiafoe and Casper Ruud and Taylor Fritz. Meanwhile Roger said he will be in Vancouver next season.