“Country Is Really Proud Of Me”: Matteo Berrettini Delighted To Qualify For Nitto ATP Finals 2021


Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini

Italian stalwart Matteo Berrettini has had a wonderful season so far. Especially, he made his Grand Slam finals debut at Wimbledon this year. As a result, he has now qualified for Nitto ATP Finals for the second time in his career.  

“My words aren’t going to describe the happiness I feel in my heart”, Berrettini said in a recent ATP interview. 

“2020 was a tough year for me on and off the court. Here I am about to play my second [Nitto ATP] Finals and I can’t believe it. I always have to remember where I started. I didn’t dream about this, because it was so big, but now it’s happening. I want to do my best,” the 25-year-old added. 

“I Really Cannot Describe How Happy I am”, says Matteo Berrettini 

From this year onwards the Nitto ATP Finals takes place at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy after dozen years run at O2 Arena in London.  

Italian continued, “When they were telling me in 2019 that the Finals would be in Turin, I remember the mayor of the city told me, ‘I’ll see you in Turin’. And I was, ‘Yeah, right. Then I qualified for London and now I am qualifying for Turin. I really cannot describe how happy I am. I hope the country is really proud of me.”

In addition, Berrettini has now joined Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and Andrey Rublev on the list of races to Turin. The season conclusion event will be held from 14-21 November 2021.

Last but not least, Matteo Berrettini is now competing at the Vienna Open 2021. Therein, he reached the second round after steering past Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin in straight sets. No.3 seed will next face Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili for a quarterfinal spot. 

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