“I’m Pissed”: Matteo Berrettini Gutted After Wimbledon Championships 2021 Loss To Novak Djokovic

Published 07/11/2021, 2:47 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in action during his second round match against Netherlands’ Botic van de Zandschulp REUTERS/Toby Melville


The invincible Novak Djokovic shattered tennis records yet again. The Serbian machine clinched his 6th Wimbledon crown by conquering Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3.

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Even with his 20th Major in the bag, the Serbian has no shortage of drive and determination.After his latest triumph on grass, Djokovic made it clear that he does not intend on stopping anytime soon, and why would he.

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The World No.1 continues to bamboozle the world with his tennis. Fans around the world have run out of superlatives for the legend, and the ‘Golden Slam’ is well and truly on the charts.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerlan wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

In his 30th Grand Slam final appearance, Djokovic matched the record of his friends and rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Repeatedly acknowledging how pivotal the duo have been for him succeeding, the three kings of the sport now sit comfortably on top with a mighty 20 major titles each. And none of them look to be stopping soon.

Berrettini upset but humble in defeat

The 7th seed was determined to grab his first Grand Slam title, but his opponent was too strong on the day. After the loss, Berrettini discussed how the Serbian champion drew out errors from the Italian.

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“I’m pissed because I didn’t play my best match. But it’s thanks to Novak. He made me play in this way, that’s his strength. That’s why he’s one of the best there ever is. I know I can do it, win this title.”

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Despite losing the final, Matteo Berrettini stitched out a tournament that he can be proud of. There is no denial in the fact that he has a vibrant future ahead of him.

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As he said himself, he will feature in the big games again and has the potential to lift the trophy one day.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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