LONDON – Matteo Berrettini wins his first career game at the London Finals , beating Austrian Dominic Thiem 7-6 6-3. This is the first absolute success for an Italian in the tournament in which the eight best tennis players of the season participate. At the end of the match, the last of the "Borg group", Berrettini wanted to thank the family and the team for an appointment next year: "It was a fantastic season. I want to come back here next year. "
That of 2020 will be the last edition in London since, starting in 2021, the city of Turin will host the event. That against Thiem was also the last match of the Roman tennis player. Due to the first two defeats in the group stage with Djokovic and Federer, Berrettini failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
"I am proud of what I did, I dedicate it to my family, my team, my friends, I wouldn't be here without them. It was a long but very exciting season, at some point I was unbearable and this is the prize for those who have always been there in those moments, "Berrettini told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "" Surely being here was not the goal of the beginning of the year, even before the US Open I had no ambitions in this regard. It's just crazy what happened, now I'm happy. "
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