Matteo Berrettini follows Rafael Nadal in not playing at the upcoming French Open. The Italian sensation has just canceled his participation at Roland Garros. Matteo suffered a grade 2 tear to his internal oblique muscle at the Monte-Carlo Masters, and he is still not injury-free. Probably, he wants to be fully fit for the grass season and take advantage of his favorite surface.
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Matteo Berrettini in 2023
Currently the world no.20, the Italian played his last match on the 12th of April when he defeated world no.31 Francisco Cerundolo 5-7 7-6(1) 6-4 in the 2nd round in Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (draw).
This season Matteo achieved an overall 9-7 win-loss record. Matteo Berrettini’s best achievement of this year was getting to the final in Australia.
Berrettini has scheduled to compete next at the French Open (French Open). He will start from the main draw that will commence on the 28th of May.
Rafael Nadal in 2023
Currently the world no.14, Nadal played his last match on the 18th of January when he lost to world no.55 Mackenzie Mcdonald 6-4 6-4 7-5 in the 2nd round of the Australian Open (draw).
At present, during this year Rafael has achieved a 1-3 match record.
Nadal is scheduled to compete next at the French Open (French Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 28th of May.
Matteo Berrettini and Rafael Nadal clashed against each other only twice. The head to head is 2-0 for Nadal. The last time they squared off, Rafael Nadal won 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the semifinal in Melbourne (Australian Open) in January 2022.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.
Matteo Berrettini and Rafael Nadal
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