Italians brace up for ‘Super Sunday’ in London


London: The Italians are up for a ‘Super Sunday’ as two of the greatest sporting spectacles take place in London approximately 13 miles apart with an aim to create history. While Matteo Berrettini will aim to topple Noval Djokovic at the All England Club, the high-flying Roberto Mancini’s soldiers put their best foot forward against England at the Wembley Stadium.

The 25-year-old Berrettini made history when he became the first Italian to reach the men’s singles final at Wimbledon defeating Polish Hubert Hurkacz in the semis. He would be facing World No.1 Serbian to become the first male Italian Grand Slam champion since Adriano Panatta who won the French Open in 1976.

Djokovic is the toughest opponent Berrettini could have expected as the 34-year-old will give it his all to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 Grand Slam titlles. “It’s going to be a great atmosphere. My first final in Wimbledon, it’s just crazy to think about it,” said Berrettini.

On the other hand, Italy will be facing Gareth Southgate’s England at the Euro 2020 summit clash at the Wembley Stadium. With an all-win record in the tournament, Italy will go all out to clinch their first European title since 1968 with a target to make it 34 unbeaten games in a row.

“Almost no one believed we could do it, and yet we are into the final,” Mancini said after the semifinal. On Sunday, the Italians are going to look towards London, reaching the major finals after years of looking for glory.


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