Matteo Berrettini has not played a single match since reaching the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships 2019. Berrettini was the defending champion at the Gstaad Open 2019, which was played in the last week of June. However, he was forced to skip the event as he injured his right ankle on the practice court.
Matteo Berrettini has decided to pull out of the on-going Rogers Cup in Montreal as he again injured his ankle. The world No.26 was scheduled to play against the Spanish qualifier, Feliciano Lopez in the first round of the Montreal Open 2019. Berrettini will be replaced by the lucky loser, John Millman who will play the Spaniard on court 9 at the IGA Stadium in Montreal.
Matteo Berrettini has been struggling with the ankle injury since past one year. Despite being in and out of the tour, the 23-year-old has been triumphing on the ATP circuit this season. He has won 29 matches so far in the 2019 season.
He has also captured two ATP titles in Budapest and Stuttgart. The Italian defeated Filip Krajinovic and Felix Auger-Aliassime respectively in finals of Budapest and Stuttgart. However, Berrettini was well below his normal standard in his fourth-round match at Wimbledon, where he managed to win only 5 games in the course of three sets against Roger Federer.
Matteo Berrettini then pulled out of the Swiss Open as he wrote, “Due to an injury, I will not be able to compete for the next weeks. I am really sorry about not being able to come back to Gstaad and defend my first title. I hope to be back soon.”
It looked like the world No. 26 will also skip the Canadian Open. However, he decided to participate in the US Open series, starting from Canada before pulling out in the first round. Berrettini’s participation at the 2019 Western and Southern Open, which is scheduled to start from next week looks doubtful as he will aim to rest his ankle before the US Open 2019.
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