Matteo Berrettini Withdraws From 2024 Australian Open

Matteo Berrettini Withdraws From 2024 Australian Open

by Erik Virostko

Matteo Berrettini can't catch a break, as he was now forced to withdraw from the 2024 Australian Open.

The Italian just doesn't seem to be able to stop struggling with injuries, which date back to more than 12 months ago. In 2024, he initially withdrew from Brisbane International, but then things started looking good.

The Italian travelled to Melbourne, and since he made a trip Down Under, many expected that he would be ready to play his first-round match, as he probably wouldn't travel so far just to withdraw.

In the first round of the tournament, Berrettini was drawn against fellow Grand Slam finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, and the two were set to meet in one of the most intriguing first-round matches at this year's Australian Open.

However, the match won't happen, as the 2021 Wimbledon finalist was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to an injury, which seems to be bothering him at the start of the 2024 ATP season.

According to the official statement from the tournament organizers, Berrettini is struggling with a right foot injury, which forced him to withdraw from the tournament, joining Rafael Nadal in missing the tournament.

The Italian will now focus on recovery, and he hopes to return to action as soon as possible. For him, the best part of the season is, without a doubt, the grass-court season, and that is still very far, so he will have plenty of time to recover.

On the other hand, Tsitsipas will now play against a lucky loser, Zizou Bergs, who will replace the Italian in the main draw and present a much more playable draw for the Greek player, who, too, has been struggling with an injury at the start of the 2024 season.

The match will be the second match during the day session on the Rod Laver Arena on Day 2, right after the match between Coco Gauff and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.


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