Berrettini out of Wimbledon attributable to optimistic Covid-19 take a look at

The Italian, one of many favorites for the boys’s singles title, mentioned he was “heartbroken.”

“I’ve had flu signs and been isolating the previous couple of days. Regardless of signs not being extreme, I made a decision it was vital to take one other take a look at this morning to guard the well being and security of my fellow rivals and everybody else concerned within the match,” the 26-year-old wrote on Instagram.

“I’ve no phrases to explain the intense disappointment I really feel,” added Berrettini, who was set to play his opening match on Tuesday.

“The dream is over for this yr, however I might be again stronger.”

Berrettini, who misplaced to Novak Djokovic in final yr’s closing, was seen as a number one contender once more this yr after profitable back-to-back titles on grass, in Stuttgart and Queen’s Membership respectively, within the construct as much as Wimbledon.

Wimbledon supplied their sympathies to the eighth seed, writing: “We’ll miss you, Matteo – come again stronger in 2023.”

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