Wimbledon 2021: Matteo Berrettini reaches in the final, defeating Hubert Hurkacz

Matteo Berrettini has reached the final of the men’s 2021 Wimbledon championship overcoming Hubert Hurkacz on Friday.


Queen’s Club champion Matteo Berrettini defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 6-0, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4 in the Wimbledon semi-final at the opening match on Centre Court. He will either face world number one Novak Djokovic or Denis Shapovalov.

Seventh seed Berrettini, who has been outstanding with his form throughout and produced a serving masterclass inscribes his name in history as he becomes the first Italian player to advance to a singles final at Wimbledon.

“Thank you, I have no words. Thanks and I need a couple of hours to understand what happened,” thanked Berrettini after his victory through BBC.

“I played a huge match. I admired the crowd. I am so happy,” added the Italian whose family and the entire team was there to watch him. “When you play at this level, everything has to be…I am trying to be the best at everything,” he said.

Hubert Hurkacz, who knocked out the 20 Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the quarter-final, forced a fourth set after he fought back and took the third set 7-6(3) while Matteo Berrettini had dominated in the two sets after he led the 14th seed polish 6-0 in the second and 6-3 in the first set that earned him achieve his first Grand Slam final. 

Up next is defending champion Novak Djokovic against Denis Shapovalov for the clash at the Centre Court to join the Italian in the fight for the title.