Former Top 10 thinks he can beat Jannik Sinner

Sinner doesn’t have an easy draw at Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
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Former Top 10 thinks he can beat Jannik Sinner
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After months and a long wait Matteo Berrettini returned to win a match in the Grand Slam tournaments. A victory in four sets against a not easy opponent like the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics and once again a small alarm due to physical problems, which sent all fans of the blue.

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Julian Finney / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

After missing the third set, Matteo requested a medical timeout and a sore back massage. Just when everyone feared the worst Berrettini reacted, using his head just as he has repeatedly highlighted. Berrettini – who reached the final in Wimbledon in 2021 – will face World No.1 Jannik Sinner in the second round.

Berrettini will face Jannik Sinner

In the post match press conference, former World number 6 Matteo Berrettini spoke to the microphones of Sky Sport and could not miss a hint of the super challenge against Jannik Sinner.

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Julian Finney / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

In this regard Matteo ruled: "It’s my fault, or rather the injuries that made me drop and a lot in the standings. Tennis is like that and the draw is a random thing, you have to accept it.

I knew it could happen and I don’t think he’s happy either". Then Matteo continued: "The only wish I can make is that this is the last time that Jannik and I meet in this round, and I hope we can meet later and later in the Grand Slam tournaments".

Then about the match between Jannik and the German Hanfmann Matteo explains: "I know well the scoreboard that awaits me and I will watch the challenge of Sinner, he can’t do better than that but have me so close I don’t think he likes it".

Finally about the physical annoyance Matteo glissa: "I was good at managing a physical problem and not tennis, I started to feel a problem in my back and I got scared, this thing made me leave the game".

In short, nothing serious and Matthew now awaits the winner between Sinner and Hanfmann with a possible Italian derby that makes you dream and at the same time bothers the Italian fans. Matteo is the second joy of the day in the men after the victory of Fabio Fognini while Matteo Arnaldi has sold in five sets to the American Frances Tiafoe.

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