“It’s all crazy right now.” Matteo Berrettini enjoys a place in the semifinals at Wimbledon and in the history of Italian tennis. The blue beat the Canadian Felix Augier-Aliassime in the quarterfinals of the London Slam and landed among the last 4 ‘survivors’ of the tournament: to find an Italian in the semifinal on the grass of the All England Club you have to go back to Nicola Pietrangeli’s exploit in 1960. “I think the match with Felix was wonderful, I hope the audience enjoyed it. He is one of my best friends on the circuit, it’s never easy to face him: but this is sport and I am happy now” , says the Roman. “In Australia we observed the quarantine together and trained for 2 weeks, we know each other well. The challenge was very complicated: I wish him the best, but now I’m happy for me,” he adds. In the semifinals, duel with the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, who defeated Roger Federer in 3 sets. “He’s playing a great season, he’s in great shape if he beat Federer in 3 sets. I am ready, I have a lot of confidence “.
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