Italy’s first Wimbledon finalist, Tomljanovic, Fiorentina: 10 questions about Matteo Berrettini, updated after second Queen’s win
Matteo Berrettini is one of the best Italian players in the world. Here are the answers to 10 questions you may have about him
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What did Matteo Berrettini do at Queen’s in 2022?
Matteo Berrettini won his second consecutive title at the Queen’s Club in June 2022. It was all the more surprising as he had also won in Stuttgart the previous week, in his first tournament since returning from hand surgery.
What did Matteo Berrettini do at Wimbledon in 2021?
Berrettini became the first Italian man ever to reach the Wimbledon final when he defeated Hubert Hurkacz in the semi-finals. Berrettini won 11 straight matches on the grass, and reached his first career Grand Slam final. He was defeated by Novak Djokovic in four sets in the final.
When will Matteo Berrettini be back on tour?
Berrettini had surgery on his right hand in spring 2022, forcing him out of the Miami Open. He announced on Thursday, April 7, that he would also be missing Monte-Carlo, Madrid and Rome.
Why did Matteo Berrettini pull out of the 2021 Australian Open?
Matteo Berrettini reached the fourth round of the Australian Open but then was forced to withdraw because of an abdominal injury, which he picked up in his previous win over Karen Khachanov. “I spoke to the doctors and they told me, look, I can get really worse, so it’s not worth it to try,” Berrettini told a press conference. “Obviously I’m not 100 percent. To beat these guys, you have to be 100 percent. I think it’s not really professional to step in when you’re not the best.”
How many titles has Matteo Berrettini won?
Matteo Berrettini has won five titles. His first came in 2018 on clay in Gstaad, he won on clay in Budapest and on grass in Stuttgart in 2019 and in 2021, he won the title on clay in Belgrade and on grass at Halle. He also reached his first Masters 1000 final at the Madrid Open, losing out to Alexander Zverev in three sets.
When was Matteo Berrettini born?
Matteo Berrettini was born on April 12, 1996 in Rome, Italy. He now lives in Monte-Carlo. He is a Fiorentina fan.
What is Berrettini’s nationality?
Matteo Berrettini is an Italian player. In 2019, he became the first Italian player to qualify for the ATP Finals since Corrado Barazzutti in 1978. By defeating Dominic Thiem, he also became the first player from his country to win an ATP Finals match.
How tall is Matteo Berrettini?
According to his profile on the official ATP website, Berrettini is 6ft, 5in (196cm) tall and weighs 209 lbs (95 kgs).
Who are Matteo Berrettini’s parents?
Berrettini’s parents are Luca Berrettini and Claudia Bigo. Both club tennis players, they are the ones who introduced Matteo to the sport. They sometimes come to see their son on tournaments, as they were seen in his box at the US Open in 2019.
Does he have brothers and sisters?
Berrettini has a younger brother, Jacopo Berrettini, born on November 27, 1998. The Italian is also a professional tennis player. Matteo has been training with his brother Jacopo since the age of 8.
Who is Matteo Berrettini’s coach?
Berrettini has been coached by Vincenzo Santopadre since he was nine years old. Born on August 11, 1971 in Rome, Santopadre is a former Italian professional tennis player who reached 100th place in the world, his best ranking, in 1999. With him, Berrettini reached the 2019 US Open semi-finals and made his entry into the top 10 the same year.
Who is Matteo Berrettini’s girlfriend?
Berrettini is currently thought to be single. His previous girlfriend is Australian tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic, born May 7, 1993 in Zagreb, Croatia. “We are two quiet people, we share two passions: movies and dogs,” said Matteo Berrettini at the 2019 US Open. Ajla Tomljanovic was seen in the Italian’s box at the US Open and Wimbledon.
When did Matteo Berrettini start his career?
Berrettini began his professional career in 2015 at the age of 18. In his childhood, he practiced swimming, football and judo. The Italian won his first match on the professional tour in Doha in January 2018. 135th in the world at the time, Berrettini defeated Viktor Troicki, 55th in the world. He won his first ATP title on clay in Gstaad, in 2018.
Does Berrettini have an Instagram account?
Berrettini has an Instagram account, followed by 903,000 people as of August 23, 2021. The Italian often posts photos of him during a practice session or with his girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic.
What is Berrettini’s net worth?
Since the beginning of his career, Berrettini has won $7.6 million in prize money, including $2.5 million so far in 2021, when he reached the semi-finals of the US Open and qualified for and played in the ATP Finals in London.