Vincenzo Santopadre is Matteo Berrettini’s current coach. Former professional tennis player Vincenzo Santopadre hails from Italy. Vincenzo could only make it to 100th position in the ATP rankings as a player, but he has had a lot more success as a coach. In 2011, Vincenzo Santopadre and Matteo Berrettini started working together.
He assisted Matteo in breaking into the top ten of the ATP rankings and qualifying for the ATP Finals, and he won four titles with Berrettini – Gstaad open in 2018, Stuttgart and Budapest open in 2019, Belgrade open in 2021 and the recent Queen’s club championships at London.
Since Boris Becker in 1985, Matteo Berrettini was the first debut winner at Queen’s. At Wimbledon, Matteo Berrettini will pose a serious challenge to Novak Djokovic. The two last clashed in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros in 2021, when Djokovic won in four sets despite the Italian exerting pressure on the world number one.
Vincenzo Santopadre’s nomination for coach of the year 2019
Vincenzo Santopadre was a finalist for the Coach of the Year award in 2019, along with the other coaches: Apostolos Tsitsipas (Tsitsipas), Carlos Moya (Nadal), Gilles Cervara (Medvedev), and Nicolas Massu(Thiem). Daniil Medvedev’s coach, Gilles Cervara, has been named Coach Of The Year at the 2019 ATP Awards by his colleagues.
“Balance is another key in my life. Four, five, six times a year, I tell to Matteo that of course, we have a really good relationship, but I don’t want him to feel that I’m saying something wrong and he stays with me because he is a friend of mine, I really don’t want this. We are working together, it’s a job. Then obviously, we have something more. We have this relationship going for a long time. That’s why I don’t know if I’d be coaching somebody else right now,” said Santopadre in an interview.
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