‘I will delay my comeback’ – Matteo Berrettini pulls out of French Open

World number eight Matteo Berrettini has announced a delay to his ATP return and as a result miss out on this month’s French Open. 

The Italian number one, who reached the French Open quarter-final last year before going out to world number one Novak Djokovic, underwent surgery on his right wrist in March.

Prior to the injury, Berrettini had a strong start to the year as he reached the semi-finals in the Australian Open and has recorded nine wins to six losses this season.

Despite the 26-year-old making the return to the practice court, he has announced that he will not be match fit for this year’s Paris Slam and instead will turn his attention to the grass season.

Matteo Berrettini announced the news via Instagram stating that he is to “delay his comeback” and miss this month’s Roland Garros.

The man from Rome posted on his social media, “Following a very positive update from my medical team, I am now back on-court training at a high level. My hand is feeling great and I am working hard to build up my match fitness.

“My team and I have made the decision that going straight back into 5 set matches on clay at Roland Garros would not be sensible, therefore I will delay my comeback to compete in the full grass season.

“Thank you as always for all the support. I can’t wait to be back competing.”


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