The coronavirus hits this Wimbledon hard. On Monday, it was Marin Cilic who announced that he had been infected and that, therefore, he was withdrawing from the London tournament. And a few hours later it was the Italian Matteo Berrettini who shared a similar message.
The two players were supposed to start their career today in the third Grand Slam of the year, but they have been replaced by the 'lucky loser', tennis players who are retaken after losing their previous matches. Thus, Cilic is replaced by the Portuguese Nuno Borges and Berrettini's place is for the Swedish Elias Ymer.
Cilic was a semifinalist at Roland Garros and could meet Rafa Nadal in the third round.
Berrettini, who was a finalist last year at Wimbledon, was a potential rival for the Spaniard in the semifinals.