New shocking news came from Wimbledon, where Matteo Beretini announced his withdrawal an hour before appearing on the court for his first match.
The world №11, which is considered the favorite №2 of the tournament after Novak Djokovic, has a positive Covid test and cannot play in London.
Beretini reached the final a year ago and lost to the Serb there, and has now been named his most serious competitor for the title. The Italian was placed below №8 in the chart.
“I have no words to express my disappointment,” Mateo wrote on social media. “My heart is broken.
I did a new test this morning because I had mild cold symptoms. Unfortunately, it turned out to be positive. My dream has flown away, at least for this year. “
Earlier today, Marin Cilic, Croatia’s former №3 in the world, withdrew from the tournament with a positive test.
Unpleasant, but the English media immediately reminded – in the last three days Beretini has trained with both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in London. And he was in close enough contact with them. The worries are from more positive results from the complex of the All England Club.
Today the Italian ace had to play his first match against the Chilean Christian Garin.