shot-button
World Cup World Cup
Home > Sports News > Other Sports News > Article > Covid hit Berrettini pulls out of Wimbledon

Covid-hit Berrettini pulls out of Wimbledon

Updated on: 29 June,2022 10:13 AM IST  |  London
AFP |

Berrettini was widely regarded as one of the biggest threats to defending champion Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, having captured back-to-back grass-court titles in Stuttgart and Queen’s

Covid-hit Berrettini pulls out of Wimbledon

Matteo Berrettini

Matteo Berrettini was forced to pull out of Wimbledon on Tuesday after testing positive for coronavirus as Serena Williams prepared to return to singles tennis after a year away. 


The early action at the All England Club on Tuesday was overshadowed by the announcement from Berrettini—last year’s runner-up—that he was out of the event. “I am heartbroken to announce that I need to withdraw from @wimbledon due to a positive Covid-19 test result,” the 26-year-old Italian wrote on Instagram. 


Also Read: Wimbledon: Carlos Alcaraz, Andy Murray advance to second round


Berrettini was widely regarded as one of the biggest threats to defending champion Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, having captured back-to-back grass-court titles in Stuttgart and Queen’s. 

He is the second man to withdraw from Wimbledon with Covid in two days after 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic of Croatia also tested positive. “I have no words to describe the extreme disappointment I feel,” eighth-seed Berrettini said in his statement. “The dream is over for this year, but I will be back stronger.”

Also Read: Tennis fans answer trivia questions ahead of Wimbledon

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK