“My body is not ready to face the challenges I face”

“I thought, thought, cried and finally decided … my Finals end here, I’m destroyed, I never thought I’d have to give up the most important tennis event ever held in Italy in this way“. Matteo Berrettini writes on Instagram announcing the retirement from the ATP Finales underway in Turin.

“The truth – explains Berrettini – is that although I wanted to play in front of you once again, I felt and therefore decided that my body is not ready to face the challenges I face. To say that I am sad would not do justice to the state of mind in which I am, I feel robbed of something that I have conquered with years of effort and sweat “.

“It was not an easy decision – he concluded – but I am convinced that it is the best for me and for my career. Thank you for your continued support and for the thousands of messages you have sent me, you have moved me. Thank you, Mat”.

Jannik Sinner will take his place for the match against Hurkacz. The South Tyrolean can still qualify for the semifinals at Pala Alpitour. The Italian must defeat Hurkacz and Daniil Medvedev to have a chance. If it’s 2-0 and two other players in the group finish 1-2 in the round robin, the 20-year-old will reach the knockout stage. If, on the other hand, there are two players with a 2-1 record and Sinner is 2-0, the competitors who are 2-1 will move on because they have played more games.

Sinner enjoyed the best season of his career, winning four ATP Tour trophies, including the Citi Open in Washington.

By Editor

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