Berrettini, the primary Italian to achieve a Wimbledon singles ultimate, was ‘disenchanted’ that he was unable to provide his finest tennis on the finish of a beautiful grass-court season, through which he additionally gained Queen’s.
Nevertheless, he fell quick on the ultimate hurdle on Sunday as Djokovic proved too robust in a 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-4 win on Centre Court docket.
‘I imply, it’s been like a month on grass actually, actually nice. I gained Queen’s,’ mentioned Berrettini. ‘I didn’t anticipate to win there.
‘I reached the finals right here. Is one thing that, like I mentioned after I gained the semis, didn’t even dream about this as a result of it was even an excessive amount of.
Clearly now, such as you mentioned, I’m disenchanted, I’m p***ed as a result of I misplaced, as a result of I feel I didn’t play my finest match, however I’ve to say it’s due to Novak in a manner that he introduced me, made me play on this manner.
‘That’s his energy most likely. That’s why he’s the most effective that ever did, you understand? Congrats to him.
‘Clearly for me it’s been unbelievable week, two weeks. However I do know that I can do it. I do know that I can win this title. I’m undecided if I’m going to do it, however I do know I can do it.
‘In order that’s what I’m going to do within the subsequent weeks, within the subsequent months and years: attempt to elevate the trophy.’
Djokovic – who obtained off to a sluggish begin – admitted he was feeling extra nervous than traditional.
‘I’ve positively felt barely extra nervous than I often really feel at first of at present’s match, notably the primary set. I feel after the primary set was completed, I simply felt aid.
‘Clearly it was not nice that I misplaced the primary set, however however I simply felt like I simply wished to get this primary set over with so I may simply begin to swing by the ball and play the way in which I need to play.
‘That began to occur already within the first 4 video games of the second set, 4-Love up in a short time. I knew that momentum shifted. I simply felt extra comfy. Clearly there have been some shut video games within the third set. I used to be break up. He had some breakpoint probabilities to come back again.
‘However aside from that I felt that I used to be accountable for the match from the start of the second set. He has plenty of firepower, serve and forehand. Clearly taking part in on grass towards a giant server like Berrettini is at all times a giant problem.
‘I knew that I’m going to have a giant impediment attempting to get returns again in play. As soon as I’m within the rally I felt like many of the occasions I’ll most likely have a greater likelihood to win a baseline alternate, which was the case.
‘In some moments I performed too defensive, I’d say. Most likely, yeah, as you mentioned for my normal a bit slower, slower second serves. Yeah, it’s most likely as a result of nerves, massive event, finals of Wimbledon, historical past on the road.’
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