Even though Matteo Berrettini lost his first Grand Slam final to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last week, the Italian can take a lot of positives from the experience.
In front of a raucous Center Court crowd, the 25-year-old showed no nervousness in taking the first set before succumbing to the World No. 1 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
The setback is the Italian’s second in a row against Djokovic at the Grand Slam level; he was previously beaten in four sets by the Serb at Roland Garros.
Djokovic was the only player capable of defeating Berrettini at the All England Club, according to Berrettini.
As reported by AS, Berrettini stated, “I stepped out on the court knowing that his strengths would conflict with mine.” “I’m sure he needed to perform better than I did. If I claimed he’s the only guy in this tournament who could beat me, I don’t think I’d be considered insane.”
While Djokovic has beaten him three times on the tour so far, Berrettini believes he has gotten closer to defeating him in each encounter.
As a result, the Italian, who won Queen’s before Wimbledon, is pleased with his progress this season.
“For me, the most important thing is that I’m losing against the best players in the world,” Berrettini remarked. “I lost against him (Djokovic) in Paris, and he won the tournament.” I won the title at Queen’s and then lost to him again at Wimbledon. That indicates that my skill level is increasing.” My arsenal of weaponry and tennis skills are improving. I’m on the correct track and doing what I should be doing. Djokovic has regained his form, but every game I play against him brings me closer to him.
Italy’s Euro 2020 victory, according to Matteo Berrettini, helped him recover from his loss at Wimbledon.