Matteo Berrettini, 26 year-old on 12 April 2022: bittersweet birthday for him this year due to the injury he suffered in his hand during the American hard-court tour and which was followed by a small operation that was then perfectly successful.
Due to this problem, however, the Roman tennis player will miss all 1000 on clay, obviously including the home tournament, the one in Rome. The finalist of the last edition of Wimbledon, with a short post on Instagram, wanted to thank all the fans for the many messages of good wishes he received on this day: "Thank you very much for all the good wishes received!
Right now they mean even more! I went back to the gym and the return is closer every day!" It is not yet clear when there will be the official return of the Italian champion, but this post published on his official profile bodes well for his return, perhaps starting from the second slam of the season in Paris.
The words of Vincenzo Santopadre on Berrettini's injury
Meanwhile, interviewed by AGI, the coach of the Roman tennis player Vincenzo Santopadre also spoke and took stock of the situation on Matteo Berrettini's conditions.
"He is now in Barcelona, he will do the proper physiotherapy, it depends on how he reacts. It is not easy to have clear recovery times but he is very dedicated and willing and eager to forge ahead then you have to be careful not to burn them too much, and we will be careful."
In this period of forced stop, the Italian tennis player will lose more than 1000 Atp points: the 10 in Monte Carlo, the 250 for the victory obtained in 2021 in Belgrade, another 200 points regarding 2019 tournaments, the 90 in Rome especially the 600 in the final.
lost last year in Madrid against Zverev, for a combined total of 1150 points. It is very likely that, in this period of time, he will lose some positions in the world ranking.