As his end of the 2021 season was disrupted by an abdominal injury, Matteo Berrettini has confirmed that it is all behind him and that he will take part at the start of the season in Australia.
We had left him disappointed to have to give up at the Masters. While the “Masters Tournament” was organized for the first time in Italy last November, the world number 7 ended his participation at the start of the second round against the future winner Alexander Zverev. Injured in the abdominals, the native of Rome could not defend the colors of Italy on the occasion of the final phase of the Davis Cup, partially organized at the Pala Alpitour in Turin. The goal was to recover from this injury in order to be ready for the start of the 2022 season in Australia. It’s done. » Fortunately, the wound healed quickly, said Matteo Berrettini in an interview with the Italian daily The Gazzetta dello Sport. I was able to do some good training sessions during the cutoff weeks. I trained in Florida in good conditions, with a lot of good players. »
Berrettini wants to change his game
Opposed to Russia, Bulgaria and Australia during the group stage of the 2022 edition of the ATP Cup, which starts on January 1 in Sydney, Italy will be able to count on its leader, in particular alongside Jannik Sinner, who had replaced him at a moment’s notice during the Masters. Finalist at Wimbledon this year but also winner in Belgrade and Queen’s, Matteo Berrettini confided that he wants to continue his momentum and, for that, made the decision to change his game. » I was able to work on the areas where I needed to improve, did he declare. I have to come to the net more regularly and be more enterprising in my game. And I must continue to work on the service so that it remains one of my strengths. « In full progress for several months, the Roman intends to be one of the main players in the ATP circuit next season.