Matteo Berrettini Announces Good News Ahead of Australian Open 2022

Published 12/27/2021, 2:15 PM EST
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Italy’s Matteo Berrettini celebrates during his final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Toby Melville


One of the most heart-breaking moments for any athlete is to withdraw or produce a disappointing performance at a home tournament. Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini had to face the same during his ATP Finals campaign in Turin last month.

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Berrettini, who faced pain in his abdomen during his round-robin matchup against Alexander Zverev, had to retire from the match and eventually from the tournament. In a good news to the fans of the Italian, he is appeared to have recovered from the injury and also began hitting the courts.

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Matteo Berrettini shares recovery details after abdomen injury at ATP Finals

In an interview to the Italian daily newspaper La Gazetto, Berrettini opened up on his injury and the recovery process.

Fortunately, the injury recovered fairly soon. I could do some very good training during these weeks of the off-season. I trained in Florida, with nice conditions and a lot of good players”. 

The 2021 Wimbledon finalist also talked about the changes he wants to add to his game ahead of the ATP season next year.

I could work on what I need to keep improving. “I have to learn to go more to net, and be more forward-moving in my game. And I have to keep working on my serving, so it stays a strength”. 

Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Matteo Berrettini of Italy hits a forehand against Ilya Ivashka of Belarus (not pictured) on day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Berrettini made it to his first-ever major final at Wimbledon

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Berrettini won two titles (Queens Club Championships and Belgrade) this season. He reached at-least the quarter-finals in all four slams as he made his debut major final at SW19. The Italian lost three slam matches to world no.1 Novak Djokovic.

In all the three contest played by the two, Berrettini managed to put up a commendable fight against the Serb. Notably, all three encounters were four-setters with top-notch tennis.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after winning his final match alongside Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/Steven Paston

Looking at the 2022 season for Matteo Berrettini, he signed up to represent team Italy at the ATP Cup and is all set to dominate the ‘happy slam’. Italy takes on team Australia on the 2nd of January, where Berrettini is scheduled to meet Alex de Minaur.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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