Italian second seed Matteo Berrettini successfully  defended his title at the Queen’s Club after overpowering  Serbian Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday.

The 26-year-old Berrettini claimed back-to-back titles in two weeks after his success at the Stuttgart Open earlier.

The victory after one hour and 33 minutes means that he has extended his winning streak to nine matches although he has been absent for three months due to injuries.

“I don’t think I could have asked for better preparation (for Wimbledon). This is the best surface for me and I love playing in the UK,” said Berrettini, who reached the final at last year’s Wimbledon Championships.

The grass-court Grand Slam Wimbledon will be held from June 27 to July 10 this year.

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