Matteo Berrettini was forced to pull out of the Championships hours before his first round match after testing positive for Covid-19. He was in isolation after having mild symptoms.
Matteo Berrettini during the final of Queen’s Club Championships. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Matteo Berrettini pulled out of 2022 Wimbledon after testing positive for Covid-19
- Berrettini successfully defended his Queen’s Club title ahead of the Championships
- Berrettini lost the 2021 Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
The 2021 Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini, who pulled out of the ongoing Championships, on Monday stated that he has recovered from Covid-19.
Berrettini’s dreams of competing at Wimbledon were crashed on the eve of his first round match as he had tested positive for Covid-19 on June 28.
The Italian has now confirmed that he is “fit, healthy and back training”.
Earlier on June 28, Berrettini took to Instagram to share the “heartbreaking” update with his fans hours before his scheduled first-round singles match on Court 1. His Covid-19 positive test had come a day after another former finalist Marin Cilic pulled out due to Covid-19.
Berrettini went into isolation after having mild symptoms. He had made himself a strong contender for the Championships after successfully defending the Queen’s Club title in June.
The Italian became the first man in the Open Era to win the Queen’s Club in his first two appearances at the ATP 500 tournament.
Berrettini had won three of the last four finals on grasscourt, with his only defeat coming in the 2021 Wimbledon final at the hands of Novak Djokovic.