Berrettini 'Proud' For Fighting Sinner At Wimbledon But 'Sad About Result'

Berrettini 'Proud' For Fighting Sinner At Wimbledon But 'Sad About Result'

by Zachary Wimer

Matteo Berrettini's run at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships is over in the second round, but the Italian was proud of the fight he put up against a very tough opponent.

Berrettini didn't have the best luck with the draw, as he had to face the World No. 1 player, Jannik Sinner, in the second round of the grass-court major, where he once reached the final in 2021.

Sinner is one of the favorites to win the tournament, with only Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic in the same tier level-wise right now, so there wasn't a much more difficult opponent for Berrettini early on.

Even so, the 28-year-old didn't despair and went out onto the court ready to fight, and he did. He gave Sinner a lot of problems, forcing him to win all of his sets in tie-breaks.

After the match, Berrettini admitted that he was disappointed but still proud of the way he fought because he gave himself a pretty good chance to win, even though he didn't.

"It’s always tough to be positive after moments like this. I think I played a great match against the world #1. I had many chances. What I have to take from this match is that the level is there. It’s something I always believed. But until you prove yourself, it’s tough to feel it I guess. I think it was a great match."

"It’s tennis. I’m happy today walking on court I thought about the match. During the match I thought about the match. Not about injuries. Not about my body… I feel proud of myself but at the same time I’m a little bit sad for the result."

Berrettini endured quite a few unfortunate moments in recent years that prevented him from playing the sport he loves. He's slowly getting back, and the level he showed against Sinner is certainly good enough for him to return to the Top 10 on the ATP Tour, where he belongs.


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