He was the most anticipated man for Italian tennis sport at this ATP Finals 2021 in Turin and it ended in the worst possible way. Matteo Berrettini was forced to retire due to an injury which, barring sensational twists, will force him to finish the competition early and also miss the 2021 Davis Cup.
A terrible situation for the blue and for the Italian fans and that no one expected at the beginning of the tournament. In case of retirement, the other Italian Jannik Sinner will take his place, but also the South Tyrolean will have very little chance of qualification given the only two matches in the tournament.
An evening that could have been beautiful and that turned out to be one of the worst in recent years and certainly the worst of 2021 for Italian tennis. Here is the video of the withdrawal moment:
Not how any of us wanted this one to end 😢
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 14, 2021