November 30, 2022

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Matteo Berrettini out of Davis Cup Finals with foot injury

Berrettini out of Davis Cup Finals with foot injury

The Italian Davis Cup team will be without Matteo Berrettini, who has withdrew from the tournament.

The world number sixteen, who will be a finalist at Wimbledon in 2021, hasn’t played in almost a month due to an injury sustained in that tournament’s final.

The doctors have told me I still can’t compete at my peak level because of the foot injury I sustained in Naples, he stated.

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“It’s devastating news since there’s no higher honor than representing [Italy]. In spite of this, I want to go to Malaga with the squad and provide whatever help I can.”

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Berrettini, who has been dogged by injuries and illnesses all season (he missed Wimbledon because of a poorly timed diagnosis of COVID-19), joins countryman Jannik Sinner on the sidelines.

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The 21-year-old also pulled out two weeks ago due to an injury.

“In Paris, I cut my finger. Regrettably, I have not yet fully healed, thus I will be missing from our team’s next contests “He said on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Italians’ quarterfinal match versus the Americans will take place on a hard court indoors.

The squad captains are the 20-year-old Lorenzo Musetti and the veteran Fabio Fognini.