Matteo Berrettini, world No 8 and 2021 Wimbledon runner-up, pulls out of Tokyo Olympics due to injury.
Italy’s Matteo Berrettini has been forced to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics due to a thigh injury. The Italian is the fifth ATP player ranked inside the top-10 to pull out of the Olympics.
2021 Wimbledon runner-up and current ATP world No 8 Matteo Berrettini has been forced to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics with a thigh injury.
“I am extremely disappointment to announce my withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympic Games,” Berrettini said. “I had an MRI scan yesterday on the thigh injury I sustained during Wimbledon and was informed I will not be able to compete for a couple of weeks.”
“Representing Italy is the biggest honour for me so it is devastating to miss the Olympics,” Berrettini continued. “I wish the entire Italian team the best of luck in Tokyo. I will be supporting you all the way.”
Five of the top-10, 13 of the top-25 men not playing Tokyo
The Tokyo Olympics have been hit hard by withdrawals. Berrettini is the 13th player to hold a current top-25 ranking to opt out of the Games.
- No. 3 Rafael Nadal
- No. 6 Dominic Thiem
- No 8 Matteo Berrettini
- No 9 Roger Federer
- No. 10 Denis Shapovalov
- No.14 Roberto Bautista Agut
- No. 16 Casper Ruud
- No. 17 Alex de Minaur
- No. 18 Cristian Garin
- No. 20 David Goffin
- No. 22 Milos Raonic
- No. 23 Jannik Sinner