Matteo Berrettini: Novak Djokovic never did me anything bad but he beat me every time



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Matteo Berrettini: Novak Djokovic never did me anything bad but he beat me every time

World No. 7 Matteo Berrettini says he doesn't any negative experiences with Novak Djokovic except the fact that he has lost to the Serb every time they played. Berrettini has played Djokovic four times and each time ended on the losing side.

"Djokovic, nice? Personally he never did anything wrong to me, except that he beat me every time we played," Berrettini said on the Cachemire Podcast, as revealed by Matteo Mosciatti. Djokovic, 34, tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors.

Djokovic broke the all-time Masters record, the record for most weeks spent as No. 1 and the record for most year-end No. 1 finishes. "I am impressed by his desire to win after having already won everything. How do you win and keep winning like Djokovic? Don't know.

You have to ask him," Berrettini added.

Berrettini lost to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final

Berrettini made his maiden Grand Slam final at this year's Wimbledon before falling short to Djokovic in four sets. “Novak was better than me, as he is a great champion,” admitted Berrettini after the match.

“He is right in the history of the sport and he deserves all the plaudits. I hope it’s not my last Grand Slam final. It’s such an honour to be here and it’s been a really great run the past couple of weeks and also at The Queen’s Club”.

Djokovic said "it was more than a battle" after recovering from a set down to beat Berrettini. “It was more than a battle,” said Djokovic. “Winning Wimbledon was always the biggest dream of mine as a child.

I know how special this is and I don’t want to take this for granted. I was a seven year old boy in Serbia, constructing a Wimbledon tennis trophy with improvised materials in my bedroom and now I am standing here with six titles. It's incredible”.