Matteo Berrettini leaves Wimbledon after testing positive for coronavirus.

WIMBLEDON, England – Matteo Berrettini, last year’s Wimbledon finalist, withdrew from the tournament this year Tuesday after testing positive for coronavirus.

Berrettini’s announcement of his withdrawal came just two hours before he was scheduled to go on trial in his first round match against Christian Garin and was the final blow to an already shorter-than-usual Grand Slam against the stars. and was stripped of his rating. points for this edition in the men’s and women’s tours.

Berrettini, who was undefeated on grass courts this season, took first place. 8 at Wimbledon, was one of the top contenders for the men’s singles title. His departure came the day after another player, Marin Cilic, No. 1. The 14th seed from Croatia and the 2017 Wimbledon finalist also withdrew after testing positive.