Matteo Berrettini, following the surgery immediately on the hand, the Italian number decided to skip the important clay tournaments, namely Madrid, Rome and above all the Roland Garros, and to make his return directly to the grass, in Stuttgart.
In the German tournament, the Italian triumphed in the final against a specialist of this surface, Andy Murray, in three sets: also thanks to a muscular problem for the British, Berrettini took two and a half hours to win with a score of 6-4 , 5-7, 6-3.
After the Stuttgart tournament, Berrettini will head towards London: first the Queen's, then Wimbledon. As for the Queen's tournament, the Italian tennis player must defend last year's victory against Cameron Norrie, already out in the first round in this edition.
There is also a lot to defend at Wimbledon: a final won, but lost, last year against Novak Djokovic. With the numbers collected so far in the tournaments played on grass, Matteo Berrettini enters the Top Ten of the players with the highest percentage of victories on this surface.
In front of Becker, Djokovic and Murray are in the sights
Since 2019, Matteo Berrettini has taken 26 victories on grass, compared to three defeats: against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and David Goffin. With 82.3% of victories, the blue is the eighth player for the percentage of victories on matches played on this surface.
Exceeded Boris Becker, stopped at 82.2%, and behind the monsters of the sport: from Murray to Sampras to Connors and Laver. The tennis players who currently occupy the podium of this special ranking are still far away. In first place is the king of Wimbledon, Roger Federer, with 86.9% of victories; behind him is McEnroe, with 85.8%.
Rounding out the podium is Novak Djokovic, with a clean 85% of victories on grass. The Serbian, like Matteo Berrettini, has the opportunity to present himself at Wimbledon to improve this statistic and defend what he has achieved in the last edition.
We recall Berrettini, like Novak Djokovic, will could not defend the point of last season Wimbledon. All players will lost the point gained at the Championships 2021.