Matteo Berrettini Gets Roger Federer Tournament’s Invite Following Wimbledon Success

Published 07/16/2021, 11:26 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Italy’s Matteo Berrettini celebrates during his final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Toby Melville


Ever since the start of tennis season this year, Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini has been producing good results as they started with Italy reaching the ATP cup finals. Even at the Australian Open, Berrettini reached the fourth round.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in action during his final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Paul Childs

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After putting up a spirited performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarter-finals, the Italian continued his good run on the grass-court season as well and won the Queen’s Club Championships.

Ahead of Wimbledon, if there was a player who seemed to give a tough fight to Djokovic in the finals, it was Berrettini. Deservedly, he became the first Italian men’s singles player to reach the finals at Wimbledon.

Matteo Berrettini will join Team Europe in Laver Cup’s fourth edition

Despite a tough loss in the championship match, Berrettini has a lot to look forward in the upcoming US hard-court season. As a result of his marvelous run, the Laver Cup decided to add him to Team Europe in this year’s edition of the tournament which will take place in Boston.

This will be Berrettini’s debut at the Laver Cup. Started in 2017, this tournament garnered the attention of fans for the entertainment quotient with highly established names like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, etc playing together as a team.

Speaking about Berrettini’s inclusion, tennis legend and Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg expressed his delight and applauded the Italian for his glorious run on the ATP tour this year.

WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Rod Laver and Roger Federer pose with the Laver Cup trophy at the unveiling of the Laver Cup trophy at Cannizaro House on June 29, 2017 in Wimbledon, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“He will relish the unique experience” – Bjorn Borg on Berrettini’s inclusion

He is a great addition to our team and I have no doubt he will relish the unique experience that Laver Cup provide as he teams up alongside his year-round rivals”, Borg mentioned.

The Italian also responded on his inclusion into the Laver Cup as he is excited to play alongside his childhood idol, Roger Federer.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: (R-L) Alexander Zverev of Germany, Dominic Thiem of Austria, Matteo Berrettini of Italy, Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Daniil Medvedev of Russia. Roger Federer of Switzerland, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Rafael Nadal of Spain pose for a selfie on a boat on The River Thames during previews for the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

I’m really excited to be part of the Laver Cup this year. Having Bjorn Borg as my Captain, and being on the same team as one of my childhood idols, Roger Federer, is going to be a really special experience”, Berretini said in his statement.

Team Europe won all the three editions of the Laver Cup so far with Team World waiting to get their hands on the trophy.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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