Matteo Berrettini ‘p****d’ because he lost, but insists ‘I know that I can win the Wimbledon title’
The final didn’t pan out the way he had hoped, but Matteo Berrettini still sees his glass as half full and is confident he can win the Wimbledon title one day.
Berrettini enjoyed two “unbelievable weeks” at SW19 as he played in his maiden Grand Slam final on Centre Court on Sunday.
Taking on world No 1 Novak Djokovic was always going to be a tough ask and he initially struggled with nerves, but put up a good fight after finding his rhythm before going down 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
The Italian, whose excellent run on grass started at the cinch Championship at Queen’s Club when he won the title, believes he has a recipe for future success at Wimbledon.
“It’s been like a month on grass really, really great. I won Queen’s. I didn’t expect to win there. I reached the finals here,” he said. “Like I said after I won the semis, didn’t even dream about this because it was even too much.
“Obviously now, like you said, I’m disappointed, I’m p****d because I lost, because I think I didn’t play my best match, but I have to say it’s thanks to Novak in a way that he brought me, made me play in this way. That’s his strength probably. That’s why he’s one of the best that ever did, you know?
“Congrats to him.
“Obviously for me it’s been unbelievable week, two weeks. But I know that I can do it. I know that I can win this title. I’m not sure if I’m going to do it, but I know I can do it. So that’s what I’m going to do in the next weeks, in the next months and years: try to lift the trophy.”
Wimbledon day four: British favourites fall but Cameron Norrie keeps home flag flying
Cameron Norrie ensured at least one Briton would reach the third round.
Andy Murray will ask how much more he can take after Wimbledon defeat
It was almost as if Andy Murray…
Cameron Norrie not trying to ‘make a name’ for himself at Wimbledon
The British number one won in five sets to make the third round at SW19 for a second consecutive year.
Novak Djokovic offers support to family of Boris Becker
Novak Djokovic has hosted Becker’s family in his player’s box in both rounds of Wimbledon so far.
Novak Djokovic to make Laver Cup call after Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic is interested in taking part in the Laver Cup.
John McEnroe paints a grim picture for Novak Djokovic
John McEnroe sees a future where Novak Djokovic ends the year ranked outside the top 40.
Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon dream dies – but what comes next matters more
Raducanu may have failed to live up to ridiculous Wimbledon expectations, but it is far too early to write her off.
Novak Djokovic blows past Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets
The reigning champion dropped just seven games on Centre Court.
Alexander Zverev ‘in a positive mood’ as rehab begins
Alexander Zverev in a good mood as rehab journey begins.
Novak Djokovic says there is no ‘medical logic’ behind banning unvaccinated players from US Open
Novak Djokovic perplexed by decision not to allow unvaccinated players to compete at US Open.