Arnaldi wastes 3 match points, eliminated in ATP Beijing 2023

The blue beat by the Chilean Jarry in the round of 16

Matteo Arnaldi does not take advantage of 3 match points and is defeated in the round of 16 of the ATP 2023 in Beijing by the Chilean Nicolas Jarry, who prevails 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 after 2h58′ of battle.

The match

The Italian, 22 years old and number 48 in the ranking, comes close to achieving the feat with number 23 in the world. In an extremely positive performance, the regret remains for the 3 match points that Jarry canceled in the 12th game of the second set. Arnaldi is good at putting an efficient opponent on the ropes (72% of first balls, 12 aces and 5 break points canceled out of 7). The Ligurian starts very badly (0-3) but manages to close the gap (4-4) and practically does nothing wrong in the tie-break. The second set revolves around the blaze between the seventh and eighth game: Jarry breaks his rival’s serve, Arnaldi responds immediately. At 6-5 for Arnaldi, the decisive turning point. Jarry from 0-40 erases the 3 match points with an effective serve, a volley and an ace. The Chilean grabs the tie-break and makes it his own (7-4). The match appears to be doomed: Arnaldi suffers from tiredness, Jarry escapes (4-2) and finishes 6-3.