Matteo Berrettini was forced to withdraw from the US Open due to a dramatic injury to his right ankle. The Italian tennis player still has to deal with bad luck in this very unfortunate 2023 for him. During the match against Arthur Rinderknecht, which the Frenchman led with the result of 6-4 5-3, the former Italian number one in the attempt to recover a ball in defense put his foot badly and his ankle.
The seriousness of the injury appeared immediately evident to all people among the crowd in the stands, including the family made up of mother Claudia Bigo and father Luca Berrettini. After the sudden fall, the 27-year-old remained on the ground in pain for several minutes before the physiotherapist came to his aid.
Creepy images that spectators at home and in the stands would have gladly done without.
The shocking images of Marreo Berrettini's dramatic injury
Berrettini returned to the bench to get an initial visual response to his injury.
Shortly after testing the stability of the ankle, he communicated his decision to the chair umpire and to his opponent, thus concluding his journey in New York in the second round. So much fear for him and for the enthusiasts and fans who followed him with trepidation from the grandstand and from home and who held their breath for several minutes.
The conditions of his knee will be monitored in the next few hours, but the feeling that his season can be said to be over is real. A year, as we said previously, which never smiled at the former Wimbledon finalist, who had to deal with many, too many injuries, which jeopardized his year, and which caused him to fall in the standings beyond 60th place.
Below the dramatic images of Matteo Berrettini's injury, shared by Super Tennis X account and by @Annalis34343675 X account: