Berrettini at Wimbledon

Tennis player Berrettini makes history at Wimbledon

Tennis player Matteo Berrettini has smashed every record. He’s the first Italian to ever make it to the final of Wimbledon. After winning the semifinal against the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, the player is ready to take over London and the title. Indeed, Berrettini at Wimbledon can break even more records.

Berrettini at Wimbledon, the success

It took him four sets to triumph against the Polish tennis player, who never stood a chance. Berrettini broke the record of Nicola Pietrangeli, the last Italian to make to Wimbledon’s semifinals 61 years ago. So, it’s been a while since the country’s tennis brought Italians to success in the most famous tournament of the sport.

Thanks to his success, Berrettini passed Nadal in the ATP ranking and now he’s ninth. But that might change on Sunday, July, 11th, when the Italian player fill fight for the title against Djokovic.

“I’m speechless,” Berrettini said right after his win over Hurkacz, “it will take me a few hours to realize what happened, I played a great game. I could have never dreamed this moment.” He just said to himself: I have to believe it.

Who is Matteo Berrettini?

Born in 1996, the Roman tennis player is both young and talented. He’s the eight Italian player (man or woman) to reach a Grand Slam final. This, after his career officially started in 2015. Two years later, he entered the top 300 of the ATP raking thanks to the final at the Challenger of Quanzh. After winning his first Challenger in San Benedetto, Berrettini ranked 173rd. He ended the 2017 season at 135 place, getting closer and closer to the Gods of tennis.

The top 60 came one year later. From then on, he never stopped. Despite challenges and defeats, he made it to the semifinals of the 2019 US Open and to the top 10 of the ATP ranking. Now, it’s time to see the triumph of Berrettini at Wimbledon, isn’t it?

Breaking records and more records

In fact, his success at Wimbledon isn’t the only record the Roman player broke. When he reached the US Open semifinals, that was a first for an Italian tennis player. Or when Berrettini won 11 consecutive games, another first for such a young athlete. He’s also the youngest Italian to win five ATP tournaments. Indeed, the list could go on and on. And it’s far from over.

Berrettini at Wimbledon could surprise everyone and make history. He could take over London, just like the Italian soccer team might. And he might keep breaking records, like the Italbasket recently did. The Italian dream is alive and kicking.

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