Vincenzo Santopadre, the coach of tennis player Matteo Berrettini, says that the Italian will probably return to the court for the Indian Wells Masters Series event in mid-March. According to OA Sport, Santopadre says, “Matteo will not be unfortunately present for the commitment against South Korea in Cagliari, but will probably return for the Indian Wells tournament in mid-March "
Berrettini has struggled with an abdominal muscle problem that affected his performance at the Australian Open and has forced him to withdraw from several tournaments. Santopadre says, “In other times this injury would have bothered him more.
Already from the first check carried out on December 16th I saw him more relaxed. Clearly he didn't take the injury well, but after an initial problems, he was good at reacting in an better way. The previous injuries in a certain sense helped him to better go through this new situation.
Matteo, also in the past, has always found time to reflect and find new stimuli. I am confident, history can repeat itself “. With Berrettini out, the Italian team that will take on South Korea in Cagliari includes Fabio Fognini, Lorenzo Sonego, Gianluca Mager, Stefano Travaglia and Simone Bolelli on March 6-7.
The Italian has played only one event in 2020 - the Australian Open in Melbourne - where he lost in the second round of the tournament.