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Matteo Berrettini is a seven-time tour-level titlist.

Berrettini Withdraws From Wimbledon

Italian replaced by Elias Ymer in main draw

Matteo Berrettini, 2021 finalist, has withdrawn from Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19.

“I am heartbroken to announce that I need to withdraw from Wimbledon due to a positive COVID-19 test result,” wrote the 26-year-old via Instagram.

“I have had flu symptoms and been isolating the last few days. 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.

“I have no words to describe the extreme disappointed I feel. The dream is over for this year, but I will be back stronger. Thank you for the support”

Berrettini did not play for three months after undergoing hand surgery in late March, but the Italian has been unstoppable since returning to Tour just three weeks ago. He won the title at the BOSS OPEN in Stuttgart before retaining his Cinch Championships crown at The Queen’s Club in London, form which made him a strong contender for another deep run at SW19.

Berrettini will be replaced in the draw by Swede Elias Ymer, who will face Cristian Garin in the first round at the grass-court Grand Slam in London. The tournament posted its own message of support for the Italian via Twitter: “We'll miss you, Matteo - come back stronger in 2023.”

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