The Roman is preparing to restart from the Californian concrete after the stop suffered in Mexico due to a calf problem. “The leg has responded well to tests and training. The goal now is to find continuity”
Reassuring news arrives from Indian Wells where Matteo Berrettini seems to have found his smile again after the problem in his right calf that stopped his run in the Acapulco tournament last week, forcing him to retire in the quarterfinal match against the Danish Holger Rune. “Fortunately, I feel good and my leg is responding well to all the tests and training done in recent days”, the Roman began with enthusiasm in his statements, thus showing himself ready to restart from the fast North American to give the right boost to a season that unfortunately hasn’t managed to take off until now.
The n.23 of the world ranking, beneficiary of a bye in the first round, will begin his adventure in the Masters 1000 on Friday against the winner of the match between the Spanish Roberto Carballes Baena (n.79 Atp) and the Japanese n.103 of the Taro ranking Daniel, coming from qualifying. “I’m getting ready for the first challenge of the tournament,” Matteo continued in his update. “They are two opponents that I know well because I’ve played them several times. At the same time, however, we know that each match must be considered individually, especially coming from a period in which I struggled from a continuity point of view.”
GOALS AND HOPE
Berrettini, who has only taken part in three events since the beginning of the season (United Cup, Australian Open and Acapulco), will therefore try to find the right rhythm during the North American away match, which he was unable to complete last year due to a problem with his right hand which forced the forfeit in Miami and required a small operation. “In general, I’m happy that it wasn’t anything serious for the leg. The goal now is to accumulate games and hours of play and try to return home from the American away game with as many games as possible. We know the season is long, I can’t even ask myself too much and everything together. So, as I always have, one day at a time: head down and keep working.”
March 8 – 21:42
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