Matteo Berrettini clinched his second title of the season at the Cinch Championships 2021. Top seed Italian powered past fans favourite Cameron Norrie in the three sets(6-4,6-7,6-3) in the final on a turf surface.
Matteo Berrettini had a great week on the outdoor grass courts. Italian did not lose a single set before reaching the championship match. He thrashed compatriot StefanoTravaglia, home favourites Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Australian Alexei De Minaur to claim his first ATP 500 title of his career.
“(It was an) unbelievable week,” Berrettini said in Queen’s Club’s on-court interview.
“I Was Dreaming About Playing In This Tournament”, says Matteo Berrettini
After nearly two hours of rallies against the host Norrie, Berrettini became the first debutant to win the title at Queen’s Club since 1985(Boris Becker). And he also became the first Italian title winner at Queen’s in London.
Berrettini further continued, “If I think about [Boris’] name and my name, it’s crazy. I was dreaming about playing in this tournament. I was watching [it] when I was a kid, and now I had the chance to lift the trophy, so it’s a dream come true.”
Queen’s crown is Berrettini’s fifth career title and second title on Grass surface. Italian also won titles at the 2018 Swiss Open, 2019 Hungary Open, 2019 Stuttgart Open and 2021 Serbia Open.
The 25-year-old from Rome has had a remarkable season in 2021. Although Berrettini made his ATP Masters 1000 final debut at the Mutua Madrid Open, he reached his first-ever quarterfinal at the French Open.
Matteo Berrettini has a win-loss record of 26-6 this season and won titles at the Serbia Open and Cinch Championships. In the ATP ranking table, he holds the No.9 position.