You entered the most comprehensive Tennis Grand Slam Online Database

Matteo Berrettini

tennis player
Born Subscribe now
This information and data is not available because you are not our subscriber yet.
Please click here and get full access to the entire database!
Bio He is an Italian professional tennis player.He has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 8, achieved on November 4, 2019, and a career high ATP doubles ranking of world No. 105, achieved on July 22, 2019.

He won his first ATP 500 level event at the 2021 Queens Club Championships. He also reached the final of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and the semifinals of the 2019 US Open.

He was born to Luca Berrettini and Claudia Bigo.

Aldo Cazzullo, director of the newspaper Corriere della Sera, has criticized Berrettini (along with other young Italian tennis players, including Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti) for moving his residency to Monaco for financial benefits.

In 2017, Berrettini made his ATP main draw debut at the Italian Open after earning a wildcard in the pre-qualifying wildcard tournament. He was defeated by Fabio Fognini in the first round. He was the top seed in the eight man Italian field competing for the final spot in the inaugural Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan. He lost to Filippo Baldi in straight sets.

In 2018, at the Swiss Open Gstaad, Berrettini won his first ATP title, defeating Roberto Bautista Agut in the final. He also won his first ATP doubles title at the same event, partnering compatriot Daniele Bracciali.

In 2019, at the Hungarian Open, Berrettini won his second ATP singles title, prevailing against Filip Krajinović in the final. Berretini continued his form into the following week as he reached the final at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships. There, his nine match winning streak ended as he was defeated by Cristian Garín in a third set tie-breaker. At the Italian Open, Berrettini upset Alexander Zverev in the round of 32 for his first ever win against a top 5 player.

Berrettini's development continued into the grass court season, winning his third singles title in Stuttgart, defeating Félix Auger-Aliassime in the final. During the tournament, Berrettini didn't lose a service game, thereby becoming the sixth man since 1999 to win two tournaments without dropping serve (the other time he accomplished this feat was at the 2018 Gstaad Open). The following week, Berrettini reached his first ATP 500 semifinal at the Halle Open where he was defeated by David Goffin. Following the tournament, the Italian broke into the worlds top 20.

As the 17th seed at Wimbledon, Berrettini reached the second week of a grand slam for the first time after defeating Diego Schwartzman in 5 sets in the third round. He lost his next match to 8 time champion Roger Federer comprehensively in 74 minutes. After congratulating Federer for his win during their post-match handshake, Berrettini jokingly asked Federer "Thanks for the tennis lesson, how much do I owe you?"

Berrettini withdrew from his next two events in Gstaad and Montreal, citing an ankle injury. He managed to play one lead up tournament in Cincinnati before competing in the final Grand Slam of the year – the US Open. There, despite his lack of competitive preparation, Berrettini managed to reach his first Major quarter final after defeating Andrey Rublev in the fourth round. In the quarterfinals, he beat Gaël Monfils in a fifth set tiebreak to become the first Italian man to reach the US Open semifinals since 1977. Berrettini's run ended in the semifinals against Rafael Nadal in straight sets after he was unable to capitalize on two set points in the opening set tiebreaker.

Pursuing an ATP Finals berth, Berrettini achieved his best Masters result yet at the Shanghai Masters by reaching the semifinals. Along the way Berrettini claimed his second career top-5 victory by beating Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. Another semifinal appearance at the Vienna Open saw Berrettini break into the top ten rankings. As world number 8, Berrettini claimed the final spot in the 2019 ATP Finals in London. There, he lost his opening two round robin matches to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, before becoming the first Italian man to win a match at the event by defeating Dominic Thiem.

After withdrawing from the 2020 ATP Cup due to physical problems, at the Australian Open, Berrettini beat Andrew Harris before losing to Tennys Sandgren. After the tour shutdown and return due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he won the Ultimate Tennis Showdown. He lost in the third round to Reilly Opelka in Cincinnati.

At the US Open, he reached the fourth round without dropping a set. He then lost to Andrey Rublev in four sets in a rematch of the previous year's fourth round.

He reached the quarterfinals in Rome for the first time, losing to Casper Ruud. Berrettini reached the third round at Roland Garros. At the Paris Masters, he lost to Marcos Giron in the first round, citing physical pain. Despite his weak results, Berrettini finished in the top-10 for the second consecutive year (due to his 2019 ranking points being protected by the post COVID-19 ranking changes).

Berrettini's strong performance advanced Italy to the final of the 2021 ATP Cup against Russia, where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in two sets. At the 2021 Australian Open he reached the fourth round but withdrew from the tournament with abdominal pain. He remained out of competition until the clay season in April. He won his first singles title in over a year at the Serbia Open, over Aslan Karatsev.

At the Madrid Open, in his first main draw appearance, he reached his first Masters 1000 final, which he lost to Alexander Zverev in 3 sets.

At the French Open, he became the first Italian male tennis player to reach the fourth round in every Grand Slam's tournament. He eventually reached the second Grand Slam quarterfinal of his career, as Roger Federer withdrew ahead of their fourth-round match, citing his need to prevent injuries after a long recovery from knee surgeries. In the quarterfinal he then lost in 4 sets against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

On June 20, he won the biggest title so far in his career at the Queen's Club Championships, his first on the ATP 500 level. He became the first debutant to triumph at Queen’s Club since Boris Becker in 1985 and the first Italian in history to win this title. He defeated Briton Cameron Norrie in the final, after beating two others home favorites in the tournament: wildcard Andy Murray (2nd round) and 6th seed Dan Evans (quarterfinals).

At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships Berrettini reached his second straight Grand Slam quarterfinal defeating Ilya Ivashka. He defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime in four sets to reach his first Wimbledon semifinal and second career Grand Slam semifinal, becoming the first Italian man in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and the second in history since Nicola Pietrangeli in 1960. He advanced to his first ever Grand Slam final after beating Hubert Hurkacz becoming the first Italian, man or woman, to reach a Wimbledon singles final and the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam final since Adriano Panatta at 1976 Roland Garros. There, he lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets.

Berrettini is an aggressive all-court player known for his strong serve and forehand. His primary weapon is his forehand, known for its speed, spin and depth. He also possesses a strong serve, capable of reaching up to 235 km/h (146 mph). Berrettini focuses on setting up quick points and hitting winners with aggressive play and putting pressure on his opponent. His transitional and net game are also integral parts of his game to finish off points, and he has been known to serve-and-volley. His aggressive game grounded in big serves and forehands have led to many to compare him to Fernando González and Juan Martín del Potro.

Despite having a weaker and less consistent backhand, Berrettini has a strong backhand slice capable of neutralizing aggression and keeping the ball low. This slice allows him to set up aggressive forehands. He has good disguise on his dropshot on both wings, often following with an approach to the net.

Berrettini's weaknesses are his defensive game and inconsistency. He suffers most when put under pressure by opponents and is forced to defend on the run, especially when attacked on the backhand wing. Prior to 2019, Berrettini's inconsistency was also a major obstacle to his success, though it has shown signs of improvement since. However, drops in mental focus and his naturally aggressive game are responsible for his high number of unforced errors.
Misc Subscribe now
Tournament AO RG W US Win-Loss
Subscribe now
This information and data is not available because you are not our subscriber yet.
Please click here and get full access to the entire database!