Matteo Berrettini doesn’t give it a rest

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“Too bad, I wanted to do well here in Florence,” said the Roman tennis player.

Matteo Berrettini spoke in the press conference after the match valid for the round of 16 of the ATP 250 tournament in Florence, where he was reeled back in the third set by Spaniard Carballes Baena after being ahead 5-2. A defeat that hinders the Italian’s path to the ATP finals.

“If at 2-1 I had held serve, then we would have gone to play with new balls, the match could have gone smoother. Instead I found myself down 4-2, I had to dig in again. Despite all the difficulties, I got back under. I lost the second set and went one break up in the third. I didn’t even play a bad game when I served for the match at 5-3, there he did well to answer. I felt so many times close to victory. Too bad, I wanted to do well here in Florence,” said the Roman, disappointed with the elimination.

Berrettini then went on to talk about the immediate future, “I don’t know what the next plans will be, for now I definitely have that of not playing Napoli, I don’t even know if there is a wild card. The defeat is still hard to accept, so it’s hard to talk about it now. I have to sleep on it, tomorrow morning we will meet with the team to decide what is best to do, whether to train, which tournaments to play. Right now it’s hard to make plans.”

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