Matteo Berrettini will play no additional half on this yr’s Wimbledon after testing optimistic for Covid-19.
“I’m heartbroken to announce that I have to withdraw from Wimbledon because of a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at consequence. I’ve had flu signs and been isolating the previous few days.
Regardless of signs not being extreme, I made a decision it was necessary to take one other take a look at this morning to guard the well being and security of my fellow opponents and everybody else concerned within the event. I’ve no phrases to explain the intense disenchanted I really feel.
The dream is over for this yr, however I will probably be again stronger. Thanks for the assist,” stated Wimbledon 2021 runner-up Berrettini on his Instagram.
Berrettini, who misplaced to Novak Djokovic within the last of 2021, was thought to be one of many favourites at the beginning of the event after he clinched back-to-back grass-court titles in Stuttgart and Queen’s.
The 26-year-old Italian turned the second participant to withdraw from this yr’s Wimbledon because of the coronavirus after Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Monday.