MATTEO BERRETTINI has burst onto the tennis scene in the past two years and goes into the Australian Open as ninth seed.
And it’s been a good period for him off the court too as he has started dating Nick Kyrgios’ ex Alja Tomljanovic.
Matteo Berrettini will compete at the Australian OpenCredit: EPA
Who is Ajla Tomljanovic?
Tomljanovic was born on May 7, 1993 in Zagreb in Croatia.
The 26-year-old is also a professional tennis player – but has yet to reach his heights yet.
She has only got beyond the second round in one Grand Slam, the 2014 French Open.
But she reached a career high of 39 in April 2019, having originally starred more in doubles.
Tomljanovic has yet to win a tournament on the WTA circuit, making four finals – inlcuding the Hua Hin Championships in Thailiand in February, where she lost to Dayana Yastremska.
The tennis star switched her national allegiances from Croatia to Australia after beginning to compete for the Aussies at the 2014 US Open.
Despite obtaining permanent residency, she still had to represent Croatia at non-Grand Slam tournaments until gaining full Australian citizenship in January 2018.
Are Berrettini and Tomljanovic dating?
It has been reported that the pair are getting quite close with each other, having photographed themselves shopping in Austria.
Berrettini was in Vienna for a tournament, while Tomljanovic’s WTA season had finished.
And if that hint wasn’t big enough, fellow tennis star Maria Sakkari ensured everyone knew by responding to the Instagram post with several loved-up emojis.
And with their relationship now official, the two players are regularly seen supporting their partners at each others’ matches.
Did she date Nick Kyrgios?
Tomljanovic dated her fellow Aussie and tennis player Nick Kyrgios for two years, before the pair broke it off in 2017.
Kyrgios, often seen as the bad boy of tennis for his regular outbursts on the court, posted photos of him and Tomljanovic during their time together whether it was away on holiday or on the court.
Kyrgios has since been linked with Genie Bouchard’s twin sister Beatrice Bouchard after she posted a photo of the pair together in Montreal, Canada.
Kyrgios and Tomljanovic dated for around two years before splitting in 2017
Tomljanovic and Kyrgios were often spotted together when they had down time during their relationshipCredit: EPA