After beating two top ten players and reaching the final with Italy in the United Cup, Matteo Berrettini failed to advance past the first round at the Australian Open. The Italian tennis player woke up too late and allowed Andy Murray to take the lead by two sets.
Berrettini, however, was good at reacting and even picked up a match point in the fifth set. Match point wasted sending a comfortable backhand into the net. The former world number one finally drew on all his experience in the super tie-break and knocked out Berrettini.
Pending official communications, the Italian is registered for the ATP 500 tournament in Acapulco and it is precisely in Mexico that he must return to the field Berrettini recounted the new episode of ATP Al Descubierto:: “When you feel that every day you are working hard, trying to improve in everything you do, at the end of the day you can go to sleep and feel satisfied.
It’s not about winning or losing, it’s not about winning a trophy or any other trophy; you have to like what you do, your life. When I was a child I dreamed of being here, playing with the best tennis players. Actually, he used to watch Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on TV, but now I play against them.
So it’s really inspiring for me and I think for the next generations as well. If you work hard, if you really have a dream, I believe you can make it come true.. And even if you don’t make it but you do your best, it’s something that will come in handy in life.
It’s weird to think of a legacy for me, because I never thought I could be here when I was younger. I never had a plan, I just played and played. What really inspired me was when the kids started saying to me, I see all your games.
When they wear hats and pull to the right like me. It makes me very happy, so I really want people to look at me to try something beyond tennis.»