PROUD GIRLFRIEND! Matteo Berrettini Cheered by Ajla Tomjlanovic During His Semifinal at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/09/2021, 12:48 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 Itay’s Matteo Berrettini celebrates winning his semi final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville


Matteo Berrettini made history by becoming the first Italian player to reach the finals at Wimbledon. Although the Italian faced a stiff challenge in Hubert Hurkacz, he prevailed in an exciting four-setter.

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Along with his family, the #7 seed had his girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic cheering him on from the stands. During the match, the Australian expressed happiness with Berrettini’s performance in the match.

Ajla Tomljanovic shows her support for Matteo Berrettini in epic semifinal

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Hurkacz came into today’s semifinal full of confidence after defeating Roger Federer in a shock upset in the quarterfinals. Although the Polish star started well, Berrettini came back strong to take the first set. While he bagel’d Hurkacz in the second set, the Italian lost the third set before clinching the fourth set and the win. The final score was 6-3, 6-0, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4.

Berrettini, along with his girlfriend Tomljanovic, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time in their careers. Although Berrettini made it to the final, Tomljanovic lost her quarterfinal in straight sets to World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty. With both players in the stands for each other’s games, today was no exception with the Australian in Berrettini’s corner during his semifinal.

Although she didn’t reach the final in the Ladies’ Singles category, it looks like Tomljanovic will still get a front row seat to watch the action unfold at Centre Court this Sunday.

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The #7 seed will face either top seed Novak Djokovic or #10 seed Denis Shapovalov in Sunday’s final. Although the Italian’s journey to the final didn’t include defeating a seed in the Top 10, his playing style can trouble the best in the world.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 Itay’s Matteo Berrettini reacts during his semi final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville

Despite the final on Sunday being Berrettini’s first ever, the Italian has been in good form throughout the grass court season, and will hope to make one last push to claim his first Grand Slam. However, a potential showdown with Djokovic could put the Italian under pressure despite an age gap of 9 years.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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