Berrettini Wimbledon 2021 in history: he will be the first Italian in the final
Matteo Berrettini wrote history on the grass of Wimbledon’s central court by becoming the first Italian to reach the final of the prestigious London tournament. The Roman tennis player defeated in the semifinals the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, seeded number 14 on the board, with a score of 6-3 6-0 6-7 6-4.
Berrettini is the fourth Italian ever to play a Grand Slam final after Giorgio De Stefani, Nicola Pietrangeli and Adriano Panatta. Now he awaits the winner of the other semifinal between the Serbian, world number one, Novak Djokovic and the Canadian Denis Shapovalov. The final match will be played on Sunday.
“I have no words, really. It will take me a couple of hours to understand what happened. I played a great game, I am delighted to be here with the public and in front of my family.” Matteo Berrettini said this on the lawn of the Wimbledon center after reaching the final of the prestigious London tournament, the most important in the world. “I would never have dreamed of being in the final here, it was too big a dream. But I am here, thank you”, he added, speaking a little in English and a little in Italian.
Analyzing the match against Hurkacz, Berrettini clearly said: “When you play at these levels I try to be at my best from a mental and tactical point of view. After the third set, which I seemed to deserve to win, I told myself that I had to react and in the end the result arrived “. “I remember the first time on this field two years ago against Roger Federer, it was not the same thing. I enjoyed losing the same, but that game helped me to be here today,” he added.