Valentina Vezzali reassures Matteo Berrettini

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In 2021 he had lost in the final to Novak Djokovic.

The Wimbledon tournament is over before it has even begun for Matteo Berrettini, who was forced to forfeit due to Covid positivity. An immense disappointment for Italian fans and also for the undersecretary of Sports, Valentina Vezzali.

On the sidelines of an event in Rome, the former fencing champion commented on Berrettini’s forfeit in this way: “It’s sorry that our Matteo will not be able to defend last year’s result at Wimbledon, and for me he could have even improved it,” said Valentina Vezzali. “We hope he gets better as soon as possible, Italy is well represented anyway.

“Sport is also this. Matteo will go on, he will be able to prove his worth and make up for it,” added the undersecretary of Sports. “He is a reference point for the youth of our country.

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