After losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Matteo Berrettini made a Wimbledon pledge.
Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in his maiden Wimbledon final, 7-6 4-6 4-6 3-6.
After losing in the final of the Wimbledon Championships against Novak Djokovic at the All England Club, Matteo Berrettini has stated that he will return to the finals of other Grand Slams.
In the first set, Djokovic stormed an a 4-2 lead, and Berrettini began nervously in his first Grand Slam match.
However, following a thrilling tiebreak victory over Djokovic, the Italian surged back to take the first set 7-4.
Berrettini was on track to shock the World No. 1 and deny him a third Grand Slam title of the year.
Djokovic won the Australian Open earlier this year before going on to win the French Open, where he beat Berrettini in the semi-finals and ended Rafael Nadal’s dominance at Roland Garros.
Berrettini was a pre-tournament contender to be one of the outsiders who could beat Djokovic after winning the Queen’s Club title in the run-up to Wimbledon.
The Serb, on the other hand, dominated the final three sets 6-4 6-4 6-3 to win his sixth championship at the Championships, closing in on Roger Federer’s record of eight titles.
Berrettini, the world No. 9, has promised to play in Grand Slam finals on a regular basis.
“It was an extraordinary experience, perhaps too many feelings to handle,” Berrettini said after his defeat in an on-court interview.
“Because he is a champion, he was better than me at that. Novak, you’ve done a fantastic job.
“He’s rewriting the sport’s history. I’m hoping this isn’t my last visit here.
“It was a fantastic run across the two weeks, as well as at Queen’s.
“Congratulations to Novak’s crew; they’re doing a wonderful job. Every grand slam and tournament [they win].
“Thank you to everyone in my family, team, and friends.
It’s been a long, winding road, and hopefully it’s not the end – rather, the start of a fantastic career.
“None of this would have been possible without them. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you ”
Djokovic equaled rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s total of 20 Grand Slam titles.
If he wins the US Open later this year, he will be a strong contender for the title of greatest player of all time.
To maintain his fitness, Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon before the event began. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”