Berrettini The Latest Tokyo Olympic Withdrawal In Men’s Field
by Staff | July 18th, 2021, 4:32 pm
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A decimated men’s field in Tokyo took yet another hit on Sunday when Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini announced that he cannot play the Olympics due to a thigh strain he suffered in his semifinal Wimbledon win over Hubert Hurkacz.

The 25-year-old showed up in the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic with his left thigh heavily taped. Following an MRI, it was determined the injury which will keep him off the tour for a couple of weeks.

“I am extremely disappointment to announce my withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympic Games,” Berrettini posted on social media. “I had an MRI scan yesterday on the thigh injury I sustained during Wimbledon and was informed I will not be able to compete for a couple of weeks. Representing Italy is the biggest honour for me so it is devastating to miss the Olympics. I wish the entire Italian team the best of luck in Tokyo. I will be supporting you all the way.”

Berrettini would have been the sixth seed. The field is left with five players in the Top 10, and 10 in the Top 20.

Berrettini will also likely miss next month’s Canadian Open and potentially Cincinnati. He was a former US Open semifinalist.


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4 Comments for Berrettini The Latest Tokyo Olympic Withdrawal In Men’s Field

skeezer Says:

Pretty soon the only player left to face Djoker in the final will be ……nobody.


Wog Boy Says:

Well, Nole is preparing in the resort town on Adriatic coat in Montenegro (Herceg Novi) running up and down the streets and saying hello to locals:

https://youtu.be/zQmvCBj-5Dg


Telperion Says:

Poor lad. But yes, it seems that Nole will face little opposition in the Olympics. Would it count as an asterisk if he were to win the Golden Slam?


Truth Says:

Fed and a Roddick are asterisks. Didn’t you require a guy with real tennis ability to be named a Slam finalist? RoddickFluke is not a tennis star, but Fed fans need him to deify Fed.

Safin needed some luck in 2005. Then he went bye bye. Chokers Gonzalez and Baghdatis were worse than old Agassi with a bad hip.


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