Matteo Berrettini’s withdrawal from the Monte Carlo Masters due to an abdominal injury has left tennis fans disappointed. The Italian world No 22 was finally finding his level and getting back to where he wanted to be before being hit with another setback.
His withdrawal has given sixth seed Holger Rune a walkover to the quarter-finals of the tournament. It remains to be seen how Berrettini’s injury will affect his participation in future tournaments.
Berrettini’s tough start to 2023 has been due to a series of niggling injuries, which he has struggled to overcome. After being knocked out of the Australian Open in the first round by Andy Murray, Berrettini retired in the quarter-finals of his next tournament in Mexico. He was also eliminated in his opening matches at both Indian Wells and Miami. The Italian’s latest injury setback will be a cause for concern for his medical team and his fans.
The Monte Carlo Masters has seen its fair share of upsets, and Berrettini’s withdrawal is another blow to the tournament. The Italian was due to face sixth seed Holger Rune in the third round, and his absence has given Rune a walkover to the quarter-finals.
Berrettini’s injury has left tennis fans wondering how he will recover and whether he will be able to participate in the upcoming tournaments. It remains to be seen how long it will take for the Italian to recover from his injury and return to the court.