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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