After the victory against Benoit Paire in the first round, Andy Murray lost in two sets against an excellent Matteo Berrettini. The Italian showed great solidity in his service and he deservedly earned access to the quarter-finals of the Queen’s tournament, where he won against Daniel Evans, then getting the semifinals.
Berrettini said at the end of the match: “It was really tough. We all know Andy, he is a great player and has always stayed on the pitch until the last point. I’m really happy with my performance. I know how difficult it is to come back from injury, so I wish him the best of luck.
I think he played well today and I’m happy to see him back on the pitch. I have worked a lot on my service throughout my career since I was little. Today this shot worked very well.”
Murray’s words on Matteo Berrettini
The former world number one, for his part, did not appear in the best physical condition and he spoke in the press conference about his future and his expectations.
The Scot said: “Today on the court I was a bit tense, I had a bit of a chance on Matteo’s serve, but he serves very well and I failed them. On the grass against the top players you have very few chances and you have to be ready to take them, which I didn’t do today.
Physical problems? It is a complex problem to manage. We don’t know what it is specifically, we just know that I need to play a lot, but it’s not always possible.” Murray also commented on Berrettini’s latest performances and answered an interesting question: “Can Matteo win Wimbledon? I don’t know if Berrettini can be a contender for the title.
He has a great serve and we know how important he is on grass, but the Championships courts are slower than the Queen’s. It will depend on how he plays in response and I have the impression that he is still missing something to be able to win a Grand Slam.”