Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini joked he has to let Ajla Tomljanovic win when they train together or otherwise they fight. Berrettini and Tomljanovic have been dating for over a year and both are enjoying some of the best days of their careers.
Berrettini is coming off a semifinal appearance at the Australian Open. Berrettini made a slow start to his semifinal match and ended up losing in four sets to Rafael Nadal. Berrettini failed to win his maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open but he rose to a career-high ranking of No.
6 on this week's updated ATP rankings list. Berrettini returned to Italy after the Australian Open and attended the Sanremo Music Festiva. "Me and Ajla [Tomljanovic]? To be together we organize ourselves, when we train I have to make her win, otherwise we fight and it's a mess!
We see each other in tournaments, like the Australian Open. She lives in Florida, I live in Europe," Berrettini said, as quoted on Sportskeeda. "It's complicated, but it's my life, I'm always [traveling] around."
Berrettini on the Australian Open
"The audience at the Australian Open was different. It's important to have character but also to be respectful. At the Australian Open, after 4 hours of battle, I felt like I was full of adrenaline and energy and I wanted to vent.
But I think it was appreciated," Berrettini said. Berrettini was grateful that he was one of the guests at the festival. "Happy to have participated in the first evening of the Sanremo Festival. Seeing the Ariston theater finally with the public was special.
A special thanks to my family, without them this crazy journey I am experiencing would never have been possible even to imagine it," Berrettini wrote. "None of us could ever have thought of experiencing such great emotions when for the first time I found myself with a tennis racket in my hand."