Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sept. February 2021 The Italian Matteo Berrettini celebrates winning his game in the first round against the South African Kevin Anderson REUTERS / Jaimi Joy

The Australian Open 2021 has started and Matteo Berrettini had a great start at the Grand Slam The World No10 player defeated Kevin Anderson in straight sets in the first round of the tournament

Although the first set was a close tie, Berrettini had no trouble in the remaining two sets. The final score of the game was 7-6, 7-5, 6-3

At the end of the second set, an interesting incident occurred in the game Berrettini accidentally hit the net, but somehow the ball landed on his opponent’s field. Although the Italian player won the point, he apologized to his opponent

That was shocking even for Kevin Anderson. Berrettini later revealed why he apologized in the post-game interview

“I mean, I don’t know, you should ask my mom – she taught me to apologize when you go online,” Berrettini said in an interview

Berrettini admitted that it was actually his mother who taught him to apologize for the action.It was certainly an easy moment and the fans enjoyed it very much.

“But I mean, he was ready to play a volley, and then the ball obviously went up So I didn’t mean that,” accepted the world No. 10 player

Although Berrettini apologized, he also expressed his joy after winning the point with a fist pump – he even staged what he actually did at that moment

“Nothing, I apologized, but then I did the fist pump. I did both like this,” concluded the Italian player

It was certainly a moment of mixed feelings for Berrettini. On the one hand he had the feeling that his opponent was unlucky, on the other hand he was happy that he had won the point

Matteo Berrettini will now move into the second round of the Australian Open 2021. His opponent has not yet been decided, but he will certainly be happy to continue this great form in the next game

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