The Italian was a finalist in the last edition of the Grand Slam
Finalist of the last edition of the Grand Slam of Wimbledon, the Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini was diagnosed this Tuesday (28) with Covid-19 and withdrew from the tournament.
The news comes the day in which the blue would make his debut in the competition, against the Chilean Cristian Garín. “I am heartbroken in announcing that I have to retire from Wimbledon due to the positive result of the Covid-19 test,” Berrettini wrote on his Instagram account.
“I had flu-like symptoms and was in isolation for the past few days.
Although the symptoms are not severe, I decided it was important to take another test this morning to protect the health and safety of my opponents and everyone else involved in the tournament. “
The Italian said he was “extremely disappointed”. “The dream is over this year, but I’ll come back stronger,” he promised.
Current world number 11, Berrettini finished second at Wimbledon in 2021, when he lost in the final to Serbian Novak Djokovic. He came from two titles in the current grass season, ATP Stuttgart and Queen’s. .