Berrettini Bombs His Way Past Krajinovic For Queen’s Title Defense
Matteo Berrettini successfully defended his Queen’s title Sunday powering past Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-4 to claim his seventh ATP title and fourth on grass.
The 26-year-old Italian made the Wimbledon finals last year and has now won 20 of his last 21 matches on grass. He’s also a perfect 10-0 at Queen’s. He smacked 14 aces today during the win.
“There are so many emotions,” Berrettini said. “The last thing I expected was to come back from surgery and win two titles in a row, defend my title here at one of the most prestigious tournaments we have. I don’t want to cry. Most of the job is thanks to them, my team and my family. I just can’t believe it.”
Berrettini is also undefeated on the grass this year having won Stuttgart last week. And after a long injury layoff, he’s already in form heading into Wimbledon.
“I arrived in Stuttgart and was not feeling great,” Berrettini said. “I was not hitting the ball how I wanted and I was like ‘Guys, I think it is going to be tough’. But it has gone pretty well!”
Krajinovic falls to 0-5 career in ATP finals.
“It was an amazing past 10 days. Very emotional,” Krajinovic said on court. “For me the first final on grass.”
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