The Italian Matteo Berrettini has not recovered in time from his left foot injury and will not be able to play the final phase of the Davis Cup that begins on November 22.
“The Roman tennis player has not yet recovered from the injury to his left foot suffered last October at the ATP tournament in Naples. However, he will be in Malaga starting next Wednesday to support the team,” the Federation announced this Sunday. Italian Tennis Club in a statement.
Berrettini’s loss joins Jannik Sinner’swhich leaves Italy without its two great figures before the difficult challenge of Davis for which the Italian captain Filippo Volandri has decided not to call anyone as a substitute.
“I am sure that we will be able to deal with these two losses. The boys will give their all and they will be ready. I am lucky to have a competitive team and to be able to make decisions regardless of absences. The rivals that we will meet in Malaga are strong. The United States, our rival in the quarterfinals, is undoubtedly one of the most competitive teamsbut we will face them knowing that we can achieve it”, he commented in this regard.
Italy will face the Americans on November 24 and, if they reach the semifinals, the winner of the duel between Germany and Canada.