Matteo Berrettini, 2021 runner-up, withdraws from Wimbledon after positive COVID-19 test

The Wimbledon runner-up from the previous year, Matteo Berrettini, withdrew from the grass-court Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday, saying that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

The All England Club announced Berrettini’s withdrawal, and he posted about it on Instagram, saying that he was “heartbroken” and has been isolating “the last few days” after experiencing flu-like symptoms.

He joins Marin Cilic, a finalist at Wimbledon in 2017 and the 2014 U.S. Open champion, in withdrawing from the draw during the first two days due to the coronavirus sickness.

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“Despite symptoms not being severe, I decided it was important to take another test this morning to protect the health and safety of my fellow competitors and everyone else involved in the tournament,” Berrettini wrote in his post, which included a black-and-white photo of him hitting a serve at Wimbledon.


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