Matteo Berrettini had the chills against Jannik Sinner

Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner gave a show on the grass of Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
Matteo Berrettini had the chills against Jannik Sinner
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Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner gave a show on the grass of Wimbledon. The world’s number 1 has won in four sets, but Berrettini has proven to be very dangerous on this surface and to beat anyone.

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"At some point I got chills because I heard the audience going crazy and this stuff has no equal. Especially thinking about those moments that I didn’t even want to look at the results because I suffered too much...".

The enthusiasm of the crowd and the standing ovation received during the exit from that field that saw him reach the final in 2021, tell all about the evening lived by Matteo Berrettini at Wimbledon. The Blue lost to Jannik Sinner - it’s true - but the level expressed for the entire game can allow him to look with optimism to the future.

Few would have had a chance to beat him: among these is surely the number one in the world, ready to fight for the title.

Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner shone

Matteo Berrettini is satisfied with his performance against Jannik Sinner in London: "I’m working really hard, I’m very attentive to all the details of what I’m doing.

I’ve realized over the years that the thing that makes me really sad is when I can’t play. The problem is that to take points and leaderboard you have to play so often and give continuity, play and play, I have not done so in the last two years.

Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner
Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport

Already anyway be where I am today seeing how many few tournaments I played surprises me. I can’t even explain it, but the fact of stopping and starting again for the sport we do is very difficult. I showed that the level is there, and that continuity is needed," Berrettini explained in the press conference and in the words reported by Eurosport.

"I had fun, it was great, I felt proud to play head-on against the world’s number 1, against one who lost very few games this year and on the Wimbledon Central. With millions of people watching and Italy watching.

There was the weight of the story on this game. All this made me very, very proud. I wanted to get there in different conditions, but that said it is one of those games that in 20 years I will remember with a smile" . Berrettini finally revealed the words addressed to Sinner during the exciting net hug. "We complimented each other. We had good luck. I told him to go and win, to go all the way".

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