By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday, December 10, 2022
Matteo Berrettini was heading into Wimbledon as one of many prime favorites after working the desk on grass in 2022. He went 9-0 on his favourite in 2022, profitable titles at Stuttgart and Queen’s Club, however would see his Wimbledon desires derailed when he examined constructive for Covid and needed to pull out of the occasion.
Berrettini, who holds a 33-6 lifetime document on grass and reached the finals at Wimbledon in 2021, has had dangerous luck with accidents and sickness for a number of years, and he underwent proper hand surgical procedure in March of 2022, which pressured to overlook the whole clay season.
When all was stated and performed the Italian completed the season with a 32-12 document and a rating of 16. He will not be first on the final of prime Grand Slam contenders in 2022, however the 26-year-old Italian is backing himself as a brand new season dawns.
“I see my chances of winning a slam,” he told Eurosport earlier this week, whereas taking part in at an exhibition occasion in Saudi Arabia. “I was not that far from doing it in previous years. That’s for sure a goal.
“Obviously, I had to think about my health first because if there isn’t that it’s tough to play. But once you get there and you’re feeling good, then obviously the goal is to win a Grand Slam, to win a Masters 1000, to have long runs in the most important tournaments in the world and I think I can do that.”
Berrettini reached the semifinals on the 2022 Australian Open and the quarterfinals on the US Open. It ought to be famous that he has reached at the very least the second week in his final six Grand Slam appearances.
He believes he has the vitality – and the extent – to play on the elite degree once more in 2023.
“I feel that I can get back to that level, and obviously the goal is to get back in the top 10 and see from there,” he stated. “Last year, before the hand surgery I was at my best ranking. I was six in the world. I know that it is my level and I know I can get back there. Why not even better?”