Wimbledon 2019: What Matteo Berrettini told Roger Federer at the net will leave you in splits

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 0

Ahead of his fourth-round clash Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Italian youngster Matteo Berrettini was convinced (or was he?) of pulling off an upset win.

The 23-year-old’s dream of making it to his first Grand Slam quarter-final, however, was dashed as all he could win against the Swiss superstar was just five games.

The final scoreline read 6-1 6-2 6-2.

Given the fact that Berrettini grew up idolizing Federer, it wasn’t surprising to see the duo exchange a few words of appreciation at the net.

What exactly did the Italian had to say? Well, it was as witty as it gets.

“I said, ‘Thanks for the tennis lesson, how much do I owe you?’” he revealed during the post-match press conference.

“I think for sure I didn’t play my best match, but he was just too good for me today. He was playing good and I was kind of tight, also.

“Before the match I was ready for that stuff, and also when he started to play like this, for me, it was really tough to do anything.

“You can try to change something, but when he’s playing like this, it’s tough to change. You can change mentally but he’s not going to change anything.

Berrettini though is not too pessimistic. “I think it’s going to be really helpful for my career.”

Federer moves on to face 8th seed Kei Nishikori of Japan in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

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