Matteo Berrettini inspired by Rafael Nadal to become world No. 1


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Matteo Berrettini inspired by Rafael Nadal to become world No. 1

Matteo Berrettini defeated Dominic Thiem in a straight-set ATP Finals match to end his run in London on a positive note. The Italian player was not lucky with the draw but he has no regrets: "At the end of the day, you have to play with everyone, win at least two matches, fight a bit more if you want to go through the round.

I knew that they were three strong players but on the other group there are important names too, at this level it's about how the matchup fits to you. Thiem may feel more comfortable against Federer than Nadal." Berrettini hopes to play the ATP Finals next year in London but especially in two years in his country in Turin: "It will be extra motivation, the Rome Open is a Masters 1000 but for me, it's like a Grand Slam, so if I reach Turin it will be an even bigger thing.

I hope to be there in two years." Berrettini said he doesn't set any specific target although, when asked if he wants to become the world No. 1, he replied: "When I was ten years old I was telling me that. The top ten and ATP Finals until some time ago were something unthinkable and unreachable.

I am ambitious so why not. I liked a lot Rafael Nadal's message on Wednesday, it means to accept what you are in that moment without thinking, I could be better, because you win matches with what you have, not with what you may have."