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Watch as Matteo Berrettini, shaken with stress, watches his brother in Acapulco.
While watching his brother Jacopo Berrettini in the Acapulco qualifying, Matteo Berrettini was under a great deal of tension as the 2021 Wimbledon finalist was literally seen shaking in the spectators. Jacopo, 24, of Italy, qualified for his first-ever ATP main draw over the past weekend in Acapulco after winning both of his qualification matches.
Jacopo, the world’s 842nd-ranked player, overcame a set deficit to defeat Geoffrey Blancaneaux 0-6 6-4 6-4 in his Acapulco qualifying debut. Jacopo defeated Luca Darderi 6-2, 6-4 in the Acapulco qualifying championship match.
Jacopo Berrettini discusses his brother Matteo’s influence.
When Matteo registered for the Acapulco competition, he was also successful in getting his brother a qualifying wildcard.
Jacopo spoke candidly about his brother’s influence after earning a spot in his maiden ATP main draw. “None of this would be possible without Matteo. For everything, not just the [qualifying] wild card. He is truly a true champion and a very decent man, and he is my motivation.
He is the most significant person in my life, in my opinion. I truly want to thank him for everything. It’s great to have him here and in my life in general “According to Jacopo, ATP. Not only has Jacopo reached the ATP main draw for the first time, but he is also taking part in his brother’s first-ever ATP competition.
Jacopo considers this to be a fulfillment of a childhood ambition because they both imagined reaching this point one day. “We were laughing. We only had only one dream—that of becoming professionals. A dream, not an objective. And this is still a dream to us now.
It’s something completely insane. We’ll participate in a tournament tomorrow on the same day. It’s enormous. Still only a dream, “Jacopo paused. The Berrettini brothers will always look back on this week in Acapulco as one of the most memorable weeks.