Italian ‘devastated’ after decision to withdraw
Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics due to a thigh injury he developed on his run to the Wimbledon final earlier this month. The World No. 8 in the FedEx ATP Rankings was the spearhead of an Italian tennis team, which also included Fabio Fognini, Lorenzo Sonego, Lorenzo Musetti, Sara Errani, Jasmine Paolini and Camila Giorgi.
“I am extremely disappointed to announce my withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympic Games,” Berrettini said on Instagram. “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. I wish the entire Italian team the best of luck in Tokyo. I will be supporting you all the way.”