In an interview Matteo Berrettini commented on the chance to reach the 2021 ATP Finals in Turin, Italy. The Italian player said: "First of all I have to get there, and it's not the easiest thing. Anyways, if we want to dream I would see myself with Zverev, Auger-Aliassime, Tsitsipas and Shapovalov.
And the older ones like Federer and others may be there too." Comparing 2018 Gstaad and last week's Budapest, the 22-year-old added: "The first one was a surprise on a personal level. I was taking it day by day, without asking myself too much what I was living.
In Budapest, I had more awareness and I was coming from a tough time." Analyzing his season, Berrettini said: "The Doha loss to Roberto Bautista Agut was one of those matches where, regardless of win or losing, I was not able to be myself on the court.
I was nervous and I was living it in a bad way. I worked a lot and I realized that going through those stages was normal. There were days where you feel fit, days where you are don't, but for the way I am, I struggled to accept it.
I wanted to be perfect but I understood I cannot." On his relationship with the Italians, Berrettini concluded: "I wrote to Fabio Fognini, he wrote to me, then I spoke with Paolo Lorenzi, Andreas Seppi, Lorenzo Sonego.
We are all friends and we help each other. One week a player does well, then the following week another one. It's a motivation because if Fabio wins in Monte Carlo then you think you may win in Budapest."