Matteo Berrettini is the man on rising as he continues dominating opponents across different surfaces that have seen him become the flagbearer of Italian tennis in recent times.
Berrettini turned Pro in 2015 at the age of 19 and won his first ATP Singles and Doubles title in the same week at the 2018 Swiss Open Gstaad played on the outdoor Clay courts. These two were his only titles that year but the bigger breakthrough came in the 2019 season.
The 2019 season saw Matteo win the 2019 Hungarian Open in Budapest played on Clay and then win the 2019 Stuttgart Open in Germany played on Grass. At the Stuttgart Open, he won the title going unbeaten on his serve and became the 5th person to win his second title without dropping his serve, the first occasion coming at the Swiss Open Gstaad.
The 2019 season was great for Matteo in the Grand Slams as well. Despite losing in the first round at the 2019 Australian Open and in the 2nd round of the 2019 French Open, Matteo made it till the 4th round of the 2019 Wimbledon before being defeated by eventual runner-up Roger Federer and then went on to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 US Open.
Where is Matteo Berrettini from?
Matteo Berrettini was born in the city of Rome in Italy on 12th April 1996 to Luca Berrettini and Claudia Bigo. He also has a younger brother Jacopo Berrettini who similar to his brother is also a professional tennis player.
Berrettini also has Brazilian heritage as his maternal grandmother Lucia Fogaca hails from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. His paternal grandfather has his roots in Florence in Italy. Berrettini has however been Italian and usually resides in his house in Monte Carlo.
Berrettini has slowly become a regular in the Top-10 of the ATP rankings and continues his rise keeping the Italian flag high.