Matteo Berrettini, not just tennis: Italian pride at the 2021 Met Gala

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«I am proud to represent Italy at Met Gala 2021“. Unforgettable night for Matteo Berrettini, invited to the iconic New York event with his girlfriend (and colleague) Ajla Tomljanovic. Flawless in his tuxedo Dolce & Gabbana, moved with ease in front of the army of photographers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, perfectly at ease among the most important show business characters.

New horizons for Matteo, notoriously not inclined to glitters of showbiz. On the other hand, however, the sporting successes of recent months – above all the grand final of Wimbledon lost with honor against the number one Nole Djokovic – have attracted the spotlight on him. The charm of an actor did the rest: “I will not lose my mind“He said recently,” I didn’t do all of this for some success».

It is to be believed. Behind it has his family, his old friends and the better half. And a fixed nail: he tennis. «Before every game I relax, I do two steps in the city or I read a book “, explained the blue champion, 25 years old just completed and gone up to seventh place of the world ranking. «Basically I make sure that the match I’m going to play is the only thought of the day”.

In short, if anyone dreams of seeing it at the cinema or on TV, he can put his heart in peace: absolute priority to the racket. “The films though i like to watch them», Revealed a Sport Week. «I’m a big fan of Christopher Nolan, I love the trilogy of Batman. Then I love Sergio Leone e Quentin Tarantino. The character that I feel closest to me? I’d say Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction, with a great John Travolta».

Polite, respectful, never a misplaced word. A low profile that clashes with his own dark curls that attract the attention of anyone who passes by. Keeps embarrassment at bay, he remains himself, everywhere, even at the Met Gala. And smiles. Between Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, between Timothée Chalamet and Justin Bieber: Matteo Berrettini, Italian pride.

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