The blue awaits the response of the doctors: “If I can’t play to win, I won’t enter”
“If I understand that I am unable to enter the field to win the game, I will not enter. I will only do so if I know I can do it.” Matteo Berrettini between disappointment and doubts after retiring in the first match of the ATP Finals. The blue ended up knocked out due to a back injury: during the day, the picture of the conditions should be clearer and it will be possible to understand if the Roman tennis player will be able to continue the tournament.
“It seems terrible to me not to be able to finish the match. I wanted to have fun on the pitch, that’s what we had said with my team, and beyond the result I was keeping faith with this commitment”, Berrettini’s words.
“Before that last shoot I hadn’t felt anything strange. Then I felt this pain, which for me even mentally is difficult to deal with, since I have had problems in the same area recently. I don’t know what it is, we will have to evaluate, but I was afraid of making things worse by continuing. I know this is killing me, it’s the worst day on the tennis court in my life, “she adds.
In early 2021, in Australia, he had suffered a similar injury. “I don’t know if it’s exactly the same thing at the beginning of the year. I hope it’s not a serious thing, but I just couldn’t continue today, we’ll see tomorrow but I still hope to be able to take the field for the next matches.” Now we have to wait for the outcome of the medical checks. “We’ll see later in the day. Let’s hope it’s not too serious.”