After the Wimbledon final, Matteo Berrettini was expected to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but a muscle injury forced the Italian champion to give up. Coni first broke the news and then Berrettini himself.
Not good news from the world of sports: Matteo Berrettini will not be able to represent theItaly at Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020.
The causes of the cancellation of the sample of the tennis, number 8 in the ATP ranking, from the upcoming ones Olympic Games, is due to the after-effects of a muscle injury linked to the incredible climb up to the final of Wimbledon.
To communicate the unfortunate news was in the first place the Cones, with a press release official, and then the same Matteo Berrettini, who has entrusted his thoughts to the social.
Matteo Berrettini: the press release from Coni
To break the news yesterday was the CONI, The Italian National Olympic Committee, which issued a press release official from his site where he talks about the after-effects of a muscle injury as the cause he forced Matteo Berrettini to give up from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The tennis player, much loved by the public made up of fans and not of his discipline, cannot be replaced by any other athlete due to the timing, too close to the opening Olympic Games:
“Matteo Berrettini raise the white flag. The blue tennis player must renounce the participation of Olympic Games, due to the after-effects of a muscle injury, an unwelcome legacy of the historic exploit in the tournament of Wimbledon, which allowed him to become the first Italian ever to compete in the final of the prestigious London tournament.
The delegation ofItaly Team thus stands at 384 athletes (197 men – with Paratore ready to formally take over golf a Molinari – and 187 women): after July 16, in fact theITF does not allow substitutions with respect to the roster of athletes indicated by Olympic Committees. “
The words of Matteo Berrettini
After press release of the CONI, the same Matteo Berrettini entrust to a post Instagram your thoughts about leaving theItaly Team of Tokyo 2020.
The blue tennis player, who with his climb towards the final of Wimbledon, unprecedented in Italy, had made millions of Italian fans passionate about his performances and received from the main Italian institutions together with the National of Soccer winner of EUR 2020, says he is extremely sorry for his cancellation from Olympic Games of Tokyo.
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From what was explained by Berrettini, the waiver would come following the results of one resonance to leg left, performed to monitor an injury that the tennis player had gotten himself to Wimbledon.
In addition to expressing deep sorrow, Matteo Berrettini also extends its best wishes to all athletes which will represent theItaly:
“I am extremely sorry to announce mine cancellation give her Tokyo Olympics.
Yesterday I underwent an MRI to check the injury to leg left that I got during Wimbledon and the outcome was obviously not positive.
I will not be able to compete for a few weeks and will have to rest.
Represent theItaly it is an immense honor and I am devastated to not be able to play them Olympic Games.
I wish everyone a big good luck athletes Italians, I will support you from afar but with all of myself. “