In an interview with Corriere dello Sport, Matteo Berrettini was asked if he would send Denis Shapovalov some wine. The Italian player said: "Champagne, red or white wine, he just has to pick. But as world No. 15 and after reaching his maiden Masters 1000 final, he can celebrate even without my wine."
Asked if he did not watch Denis Shapovalov's match win over Gael Monfils in Paris, Berrettini added: "Nope. And the previous match between Monfils and Radu Albot either. I did not follow it on live score either. I was at dinner with a friend of mine in Monte Carlo.
When I heard the mobile phone ringing, I understood it went well." Asked what kind of person he is, Berrettini replied: "Rational but emotional. Humble but proud. With my mental coach, we work a lot on the mental side when we are on the court.
I like to feel pumped up, hungry to win but be calm. Because I know there will be another chance. In Monte Carlo after losing in singles and doubles first rounds, I was bothered. I called my coach and my mental coach and I told them that this feeling will help me.
After that, I won Budapest title and reached Monte Carlo semifinals." On his relationship with former world No. 4 Adriano Panatta, Berrettini concluded: "We have known each (for a long time). He always gave me good advice.
When I was 16 years old, he told me I had served at 220km/h. We also once played doubles together and he told me I need to hit serve and volley in doubles."