Matteo Berrettini, final 12 months’s Wimbledon runner-up, has been compelled to withdraw from this 12 months’s match attributable to a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at consequence.
- Matteo Berrettini was crushed in final 12 months’s Wimbledon remaining by Novak Djokovic
- The Italian world quantity 11 is unbeaten on grass in 2022
- He joins Marin Čilić in being compelled out of the match with COVID-19
The Italian world quantity 11 was one of many favourites to take out this title and was set to open his marketing campaign on Courtroom 1 in opposition to Chile’s Cristian Garín on Tuesday morning.
As a substitute, he has taken to Instagram to clarify his withdrawal.
“I’m heartbroken to announce that I must withdraw from Wimbledon attributable to a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at consequence,” the number-eight seed wrote.
The 26-year-old stated he had been isolating for just a few days after creating flu-like signs.
“The dream is over for this 12 months, however I shall be again stronger.”
Berrettini has been changed in the principle draw by fortunate loser, Swedish world quantity 137, Elias Ymer.
Final week, Berrettini had declared himself as one of many favourites to win the grass court docket main by profitable the celebrated Queens Membership title for the second 12 months in a row.
In doing so, he turned the primary participant within the Open period to win the standard pre-Wimbledon match in his first two appearances.
Final week Berrettini practised on Centre Courtroom with Rafael Nadal and was additionally pictured alongside final 12 months’s champion, Novak Djokovic.
Final 12 months, Berrettini misplaced to Djokovic within the Wimbledon remaining 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
The match occurred on the identical day because the Euro 2020 remaining, wherein Italy beat England at London’s Wembley stadium.
Simply in the future after, Berrettini joined the victorious Italian soccer squad on their victory parade by the streets of Rome, his house metropolis.
4 of his seven ATP title have come on grass, with the Italian profitable 9 matches with out defeat on the floor to this point this 12 months.
Berrettini’s withdrawal follows that of Marin Čilić, who withdrew on Monday.
Čilić, the 14th seed, additionally wrote that he was “heartbroken” to be lacking the match the place he reached the ultimate in 2017.
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