Matteo Berrettini, the first Italian to reach the final of the Wimbledon, will have to overcome Novak Djokovic to win the oldest and most prestigious tennis competition in the world. The Serbian athlete, world number one, defeated the Canadian in the semifinals Denis Shapovalov with the score of 7-6 7-5 7-5.
Unlike the 25-year-old from Rome, who today beat the Pole in the semifinal Hubert Hurkacz, seeded number 14 of the scoreboard, for Djokovic, having reached the 33rd victory of the season, it will be the seventh final played in the London tournament.
It will be a historic Sunday for Italian sport, with Berrettini to Wimbledon and theItaly of Roberto Mancini who will see it a Wembley against theEngland for the victory of Euro 2020. If in many, even the leaders of the European Union, will cheer for the Azzurri, according to the great tennis player Nicola Pietrangeli, for 61 years the only Italian to reach the semifinal in the London tournament, even the 25 year old from Rome can do it.
“Now Berrettini can win Wimbledon, has all the means to do so, ”he told AGI the 87 year old Pietrangeli, which on the grass of Church Road was first reached and today overtaken by the Roman tennis player, the first Italian finalist in the history of Wimbledon.
“It would be nice to see Berrettini beat the number one in the world, ”the 87-year-old said of the challenge between Berrettini is Djokovic. “If Matteo were able to do it, he should not cry out for a miracle but for a feat achieved thanks to his skills and commitment”.