World No. 7 Matteo Berrettini knows that his girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic is very hard on herself so he is there to remind her that she has achieved some pretty good things. Tomljanovic, a former world No. 39, made the Wimbledon quarterfinal this year and also made the third round at the US Open this year.
"I know her, and I think I know how much she's tough on herself," Berrettini said of Tomljanovic following his opening-round win in California, per TENNIS magazine. "I'm always telling her that she has to kind of tell herself that she achieved a lot during her career, and she has to enjoy what she's doing.
"The fact that she did quarterfinals in Wimby, third round in US Open, it's not something that it's normal because she never did it, and I think it's important for a player to recognize that, to feel good about it.
So I think it's good to feel bad in the bad moments, but it's worth it to feel good when the things are going well. So that's what I'm telling her”.
Berrettini happy with Tomljanovic's current form
Atthe Indian Wells Masters, Tomljanovic stunned former world No.
1 Garbine Muguruza in the second round. It was one of the biggest wins of Tomljanovic's season. "I grew up with more calm, and I didn't see like in my career such a big jump like I did, and I was working for it, but I didn't know it would happen," Berrettini said.
"Sometimes when you put too much pressure it can happen, you're thinking too much. This sport sometimes you don't have to think too much. "But I think what [Ajla is] doing is great. She's close to her best ranking.
She's working hard. She is a competitor. She really likes to play. I really think that she's gonna get even better."