WIMBLEDON, England — Matteo Berrettini, a finalist at Wimbledon last 12 months, withdrew from this 12 months’s tournament on Tuesday after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Berrettini’s announcement of his withdrawal got here only about two hours before he was to take to the court for his first-round match against Cristian Garin and was the newest blow to a Grand Slam tournament that was already shorter than usual on stars and has been stripped of rating points for this edition by the boys’s and girls’s tours.
Berrettini, who was undefeated on grass courts this season and seeded No. 8 at Wimbledon, was one among the leading contenders for the boys’s singles title. His withdrawal got here at some point after one other player, Marin Cilic, the No. 14 seed from Croatia and a 2017 Wimbledon finalist, also withdrew after testing positive.