Rome player makes history at top level of international tennis.
Matteo Berrettini has become the first Italian to reach the men's singles finals at Wimbledon after beating Poland's Herbert Hurkacz 6-3, 6-0, 6-7, 6-4 on Friday.
The 25-year-old Roman will now face the winner of the match between world number 1 Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov in the final on Sunday.
Rome mayor Virginia Raggi welcomed the news enthusiastically on Twitter, writing: "Rome is proud of you. All of Italy will be cheering for you on Sunday!"
Grande Matteo #Berrettini! Complimenti per la finale di #Wimbledon conquistata per la prima volta da un tennista italiano. Roma è orgogliosa di te. Tutta l’Italia domenica tiferà per te!
— Virginia Raggi (@virginiaraggi) July 9, 2021
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