“This is the worst feeling I think he will have in his career,” Alexander Zverev said as Matteo Berrettini withdrew due to injury at the ATP Finals 2021.
In process ATP Finals 2021 in Turin, an unfortunate injury played spoilsport in the match between Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini. While Zverev is a former champion at the End of the Year Championship, Berrettini made his debut at the tournament and made a memorable debut.
Matteo had a problem on his left cross and after the first half lasted 79 minutes, the Italian player took a break and received treatment on the sidelines to continue playing. But after only 1 game, he had to give up because the pain was too much to handle and went to the net with tears in his eyes while Zverev and the audience cheered for the Italians’ fighting spirit.
Speaking about the whole incident in his court interview after hugging and comforting Matteo Zverev said, “I really don’t know what to say, because this is the worst feeling a player can have. You play all year to qualify for this beautiful tournament. For Matteo playing at home, this is the worst feeling I think he will have in his career.
“The most important thing is that both players at the end of the game can shake hands and be healthy. Not so today. I think a lot of you, everyone here in Italy are looking forward to seeing [Matteo] play all three games, maybe semi-final, maybe final,” added Zverev.
No updates from Matteo Berrettini’s camp, Alexander Zverev to play Daniil Medvedev
With fans awaiting Berrettini’s condition and whether the Italian will return for the next game remains a mystery as there is no word from his camp regarding his condition and involvement. Matteo’s participation in the next match where he will compete Hubert Hurkacz.
On the other hand, Zverev will become the champion Daniil Medvedev who returned to Hurkacz in their first game and have begun defending the title in style.
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