Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Mat.
    • Began playing tennis at age 4.
    • Speaks Italian, English, and Spanish.
    • Father, Luca; mother, Claudia; brother, Jacopo, also plays tennis.
    • Also competed in swimming, football and judo as a child.
    • At age 8, younger brother asked him to play more tennis and that's what inspired him to pursue a tennis career.
    • Favourite surface is hard, shot is forehand and tournament is ATP Masters 1000 Rome.
    • Tennis idols were Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
    • Dream opponent is John McEnroe.
    • Named 2019 ATP Most Improved Player of the Year.
    • Fan of the NBA, LeBron James and AC Fiorentina.
    • Considers himself a good football and basketball player.
    • Favourite movie is Interstellar, TV show is Breaking Bad, actor is Jason Statham and musician is Eminem.
    • Dream job is to be a biologist, working with animals.
    • Enjoys Italian food, but considers fast food his guilty pleasure.
    • Favourite school subject was history.
    • Supports ActionAid, a charity that fights against poverty and injustice.
    • Struggled with hernia/groin injury at start of 2020 and underwent right hand surgery in March 2022.

    (UPDATED 24 MAY 2024)

    • Achieved career-high No. 6 after reaching 2022 Australian Open SF, becoming 3rd-highest-ranked Italian since start of PIF ATP Rankings in 1973 (No. 2 Sinner in 2024, No. 4 Panatta in 1976).
    • At 2021 Wimbledon, became 1st Italian men’s singles finalist in tournament history and 1st Italian Grand Slam men’s singles finalist since Panatta at 1976 Roland Garros.
    • First Italian man to reach QFs of all 4 Grand Slam events and 1st to earn a win at Nitto ATP Finals (d. Thiem in 2019 RR).
    • Owns 36-8 record on grass with 4 of his 8 ATP Tour titles, including 2021 and 2022 London/Queen’s Club to become 1st player in Open Era to win titles in each of his 1st 2 appearances at that event.
    • Defeated No. 3 Thiem en route to 2021 ATP Cup team final and No. 3 Ruud en route to 2023 United Cup team final for biggest wins of career.


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