Wimbledon scoreless, now Matteo Berrettini raises his voice
The desire to take back one’s place in great tennis, but also a hint of controversy.
Matteo Berrettini is back at Wimbledon, where he is aiming for big results after the final a year ago. Whatever happens, however, he will not gain any points in the ATP rankings. And as the start of the London Slam approaches, he decided to have his say in an interview for ‘L’Equipe Magazine’.
“I didn’t like this decision at the time, and I still don’t like it,” he said. “It doesn’t seem too fair, also because maybe they should have explained to the players what was going to happen. But no one called us. If a decision of this magnitude is coming, the consequences are serious. I realize how difficult the situation is, but listening and informing the players is the least we can do.”
Berrettini, moreover, could also drop out of the world top 20. “In one sense it represents motivation, in another it is extremely frustrating. It may happen that you win three tournaments in a row, including a Slam. But that may not be enough to get you down from 10th place to lower than 20th. Especially since I skipped Roland Garros because I wasn’t ready yet. But if I knew, maybe I would have followed a different schedule,” Berrettini added.