Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini is one of the newer crops of young talent in tennis. The 24-year old turned pro in 2015 and his star has only just begun to rise.
Berrettini broke into the ATP scene at the Italian Open after earning a wildcard appearance. Unfortunately, his journey was brought to a premature end by compatriot Fabio Fognini in the first round.
His first big break was winning the Swiss Open Gstaad title in 2018, his first one. To achieve this, he defeated Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut in the final.
At the 2019 Hungarian Open, Berrettini clinched his second ATP title, against Filip Krajinović in the final. At the Italian Open, Berrettini even stunned World number 5, Alexander Zverev, his first-ever win against a top-5 player.
Matteo Berrettini continued to make waves, winning his third singles title in Stuttgart, defeating Canadian teenage sensation Félix Auger-Aliassime in the final. At the time, Auger-Aliassime was aiming to seize a maiden ATP tour title. Unfortunately for him, there was a stumbling block called Matteo Berrettini in the way.
During the tournament, Berrettini didn’t lose a single service game, thereby becoming the sixth man since 1999 to win two tournaments without dropping serve. He has also achieved a career-high ranking of 8 in the ATP in November 2019. He is currently the world no. 10.
On the Grand Slam front, the Roman has reached as high as the Round of 16 at the Wimbledon Championships 2019. Prior to that, his highest move in Grand Slams was at the 2018 French Open (3rd round).
Berrettini’s best performance came at the US Open 2019, where he reached the semifinals before falling short to the eventual champion Rafael Nadal.
Berrettini had a bad 2020 season, given the standards he set for himself. He could not do well in the big events, but still finished in the top-10 as his 2019 US Open points were protected by the ATP rankings update due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Berrettini has earned career prize-money worth $5,104,924 so far. He has an estimated net worth of around $6 million.
The Italian has been sponsored by Lotto for Clothing and Shoes, and Head for his rackets. In July 2019, Matteo was roped in as a Peugeot Ambassador. Colavita, an Italian food company that is best known for its olive oil is a key sponsor of Matteo.
He even wears the Colavita’s logo on his shirt sleeve. Furthermore, the strings in Matteo’s racquets are made by Signum Pro. Watchmaker, Capri Watch, is a partner of Matteo for a long time now. He also linked up with mineral water brand, Uliveto.
In 2019, Berrettini launched a charity campaign for Tennis For Africa. He also surprised a young tennis fan and cancer survivor during the ATP Finals in 2019, in a campaign organized by Cancer Research UK.
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Marital status||Not Married|
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Endorsements||Lotto, Head, Peugeot, Colavita, Capri Watch|