Wimbledon 2022: outgoing finalist Matteo Berrettini forfeits after testing positive for Covid-19

“The dream is over for me this year, but I will come back stronger,” wrote the 11th world on Tuesday on social networks.

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He was one of the tournament favourites. Italian Matteo Berrettini, finalist last year, announced Tuesday, June 28, his package at Wimbledon due to a positive test for Covid-19. On Instagram account, the Roman, finalist in London in 2019, clarified that he felt “for several days“flu-like symptoms and that he had placed himself in solitary confinement.

It is with the heart broken that I announce having to withdraw from Wimbledon due to a positive Covid-19 test“, wrote on Instagram the 26-year-old player, who has just won two tournaments back to back on grass, in Stuttgart and at Queen’s. “I have no words to describe the extreme disappointment I feel. The dream is over for me this year, but I’ll come back stronger“, added the 11th in the world.

The Transalpine was to face the Chilean Cristian Garin on Tuesday. It was replaced by a “lucky loser”Swede Elias Ymer.

Rafael Nadal thus sees his part of the table free. Berrettini could have crossed paths with the Spaniard in the quarter-finals. This is the second package due to Covid-19 at Wimbledon, after that of Marin Cilic. The Croatian, another turf specialist, was the potential opponent in the round of 16 for … Rafael Nadal.

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