Berrettini Forced To Retire At US Open After Disastrous Fall

Berrettini Forced To Retire At US Open After Disastrous Fall

by Erik Virostko

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Matteo Berrettini had another unfortunate moment on the tennis court, this time at the 2023 US Open against Arthur Rinderknech.

If there would be a poll for the unluckiest player on the ATP Tour at the moment, there is no doubt that, unfortunately, Matteo Berrettini would have won that. The Italian just can't catch a break, and he had another painfully disastrous moment at the 2023 US Open.

Without a doubt, Berrettini has been considered as one of the underdogs at the last Grand Slam of the season. After winning in the first round, the Italian took on Arthur Rinderknech in round number two, and the Frenchman had a good start, winning the first set of the match 6-4.

Berrettini was a break down also in the second set, but he was just having a chance to break his opponent back, when the disaster struck. When trying to catch one of the balls, the tall Italian rolled his ankle, immediately falling to the ground.

After a few seconds, it was obvious that the situation is not good, as the medical personnel rushed to the Italian. Once he got up, it was clear that Berrettini wouldn't continue, and he was forced to retire from the match.

Just recently, the 27-year-old talked about how he lost everything during an injury recovery, and once again, he'll need to be away from the sport for some time. There's nothing else that one could do other than wish Matteo Berrettini more luck in his career, at least when it comes to injuries.

On the other hand, while Rinderknech certainly won't be happy to win in a way he did, he'll try to make the best out of the chance that was presented to him, as he'll play against the winner of the match between the eighth-seeded Andrey Rublev and Gael Monfils in the third round.


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