Italian Matteo Berrettini to miss Davis Cup due to injury | Tennis News

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ROME: Italian Matteo Berrettini mentioned on Friday that he won’t compete on the Davis Cup Finals beginning this month on account of damage and described his withdrawal as “painful and disappointing.”
The 25-year-old was compelled to drag out of the ATP Finals with an stomach damage on Tuesday and he was changed within the season-ending match by compatriot Jannik Sinner.
Berrettini, Italy’s top-ranked participant, may even miss the Davis Cup finals, which occur from Nov. 25-Dec. 5. Italy will face the United States and Colombia in Group E of the 18-team match.
“That is the very last thing I wished to announce to finish the most effective season of my profession. It was a incredible 12 months, stuffed with feelings, victories, painful defeats and sadly accidents,” Berrettini wrote on Instagram.
“This final one is the explanation why I can’t take part on the Davis Cup this 12 months. It’s pointless to inform you how painful and disappointing these previous couple of days have been; of all of the attainable situations that is undoubtedly the toughest to abdomen.”
Berrettini reached his first Grand Slam ultimate at Wimbledon this 12 months, the place he misplaced to Novak Djokovic, and rose to quantity seven on this planet rankings.
He was set to be a part of a robust Italian Davis Cup staff that additionally options Sinner, Fabio Fognini, Lorenzo Sonego and Lorenzo Musetti.
“I’m stopping, however solely to return again stronger and provides myself and all of you even higher victories and feelings,” Berrettini mentioned.
“Our staff is among the strongest ever fielded and I’m certain they’ll carry the colors of our flag to a terrific top. My 2021 ends with many regrets however trying again, I can solely be pleased with the journey I’ve been on.”

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