The players are not the only Italians playing in a final in London on Sunday.
Italy will face England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday, with the aim of lifting their second continental football trophy.
However, the players are not the only Italians to play silverware in London on Sunday.
Matteo Berrettini, 25, will become the first Italian to play in the singles final at Wimbledon when he faces five-time champion Novak Djokovic at the Center Court.
Berrettini claimed a 6-3, 6-0, 6-7, 6-4 semi-final victory over Polish opponent Hubert Hurkacz, who had eliminated eight-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.
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Berrettini said Italians should be sure to have a good TV for what promises to be a special Sunday for the sporting nation.
“I would tell them to buy a nice TV if they don’t already have it because I think it will be a special Sunday for all of us,” Berrettini said when asked about the seismic sports Sunday in which he will play a leading role. .
“It’s kind of silly to believe for us, obviously we say tennis, because it never happened. So it’s something that no one expected – me in the first place.
“After football, because I mean, we didn’t qualify for the World Cup [in 2018], so after all the work they’ve done, how much they’ve worked, the effort they’ve put in, I think they really deserve this final. ”
Berrettini will be a huge underdog in his first Grand Slam final against Serbia playing his 30th.
The Euro 2020 final, however, seems too close to call.
“For Italians in general, Sunday will be tough, won’t it? But I think we deserve it. It’s a great day, a great day of sports. I’m really happy that together with football now [tennis] he is one of the greatest athletes in Italy, ”Berrettini said.
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Despite the football fever looming in London, seventh-team leader Berrettini says he will only be focused on becoming the first Italian to lift the Challenge Cup.
“Obviously I’ll think about mine first.” I think the calendar has to come first. So probably, if I’m lucky, I’ll go look at them, ”he said.