Matteo Berrettini started 2022 with an excellent performance, but he continues to have physical problems. The Italian tennis player, during his career, has had several physical problems, in particular abdominal problems and also recently the physical problems have returned.
The blue, number six in the world, took part in the Rio de Janeiro tournament last week where he was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Carlos Alcaraz: the Spaniard took revenge at the Australian Open and in the end won the tournament Brazilian.
Instead, this week the blue tennis player participated in the ATP tournament in Acapulco, but was forced to retire in the first round, during the match, against the insidious American tennis player Tommy Paul. After winning the first set 6-4, the Roman athlete accused abdominal problems, an old problem that has come back to the surface and that forced Matteo to leave the match prematurely with the retirement and to stop indefinitely.
An ugly tile for the blue in view of the next matches, including the interesting American Masters 1000 where Matteo could be among the main protagonists.
Matteo Berrettini's post on social media
Through a post published on his Instagram account, Matteo Berrettini clarified by explaining the situation regarding his injury.
In addition to this, Berrettini sent a message, as did several other sportsmen during the day, regarding the sad episode of the Russian attack in Ukraine, a story that is causing a lot of discussion and that has led to messages from the world of sport, by Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian people.
Messages came also from other sports stars and former stars, like Shevchenko, Zinchenko and Svitolina. Here is his social post: "First of all, I am extremely saddened by the beginning of other conflicts on our planet. As you have seen, I was forced to withdraw from the Acapulco tournament due to an injury.
In the coming days, together with my team, we will decide how to manage my program based on the results of the medical assessments. I want to thank the Acapulco audience for the great affection they have shown me. What a fantastic country!