Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini acknowledged that his withdrawal from Wimbledon due to a positive COVID-19 test left him feeling very upset. With victories in Queen’s and Stuttgart, Berrettini had an incredible start to the grass season.
When Berrettini tested positive for COVID-19 on the day of his first-round match against Cristian Garin, he was one of the top favorites to win Wimbledon. Berrettini, who was injured and missed the French Open as well, believed he was cursed when his Wimbledon ambitions were tragically dashed.
According to Berrettini’s statement to Sportface, “At one point we said to ourselves there is something or someone who is cursing us, I don’t know,”
Berrettini anticipates a successful summer on hard courts.
Berrettini got some extra time off as a result of missing Wimbledon, and he is now rested for the Masters competitions in Montreal and Cincinnati.
But first, Berrettini said, “But first I would like to do well in the two Masters 1000,” “In Cincinnati, I have never had significant success, and I have never played in Canada. I am very motivated and filled with competitive rage at what this season has somewhat taken away from me.”
In the first seven months of the season, Berrettini only made an appearance in six events, therefore he has not played very much this year. Even so, Berrettini, who is ranked 12th on the Race to Turin list, has a good chance of making it to the ATP Finals.
Berrettini has made it plain he intends to participate in the famous season-ending tournament every year since it was moved from London to Turin. “Turin continues to be a target for various reasons as the season is still young.
Despite everything, I still believe I belong at that level, and I am trying my hardest to get there “said Berrettini.