‘Andy Murray is a great champion. I’m happy he’s back’, says Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini said it was “really hard” to play Andy Murray after beating the 34-year-old in the second round at Queen’s Club.
The top seed and world No. 9 defeated five-time Queen’s champion Murray 6-3, 6-3 at the ATP 500 tournament.
Murray – who beat Benoit Paire comfortably in the first round – was playing singles on grass for the first time since 2018.
“[It was] really hard, really hard. We all know who Andy is, he’s a great champion, a great player. He’s always there, even in the last game,” Berrettini said in a post-match interview.
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“I’m really happy [with] my performance. I can tell you how I played. He’s a great guy, great player. I know how tough it is to come back after an injury.
“I wish him the best of luck. I think he played his best today. I played better. I’m just happy he’s back.”
The Italian will face world No. 25 Dan Evans in the last eight of the pre-Wimbledon event tomorrow.
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