Matteo Berrettini immediately left the scene at the Indian Wells Master 1000, remedying a bad setback against the Japanese Taro Daniel for 6-7, 6-0, 6-3. The defeat only widened the Italian’s negative momentum at the start of the 2023 season.
Too many unforced errors and the opponent’s very good performance on the court cost the 26-year-old Italian the defeat, who will certainly have regrets for the overall match and for not being able to get that first set ended at the tie-break, given the excellent performance in the second set.
The commentator for Sky Sport Italy Paolo Bertolucci expressed his opinion on the match lost by the former Wimbledon finalist. Bertolucci wanted to write a very hard message on Twitter: “We have gone from bells to alarm sirens.
Right Matteo?” This is the comment reported on his social profiles, probably addressed to the detractors of the Italian tennis player. According to the former Italian tennis legend: “Berrettini can and must do everything to give an important signal to his career.”
Siamo passati dai campanelli alle sirene d’allarme.
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The United Cup has only deceived the prospects that Berrettini could have at the beginning of the year. The unexpected exit in the first round of the Australian Open caused the Italian to slip in the standings, who then preferred to recover his best physical shape and appear only in Acapulco.
In the quarterfinals, however, a new problem forced him to retire in the match against Holger Rune. The player reassured that he was fine on social media and in a press conference a few days later, but a bad debut defeat came in the United States.
Next adventure now scheduled in Miami, in which an important change of pace will be needed to react and get up from an increasingly complicated situation. In Florida Matteo has not yet won a game in his entire career: a taboo that must be dispelled in order to gain confidence.
In the next days and weeks, Matteo should try to put aside all teh criticisms he had to face in the recent weeks, to come back to plòay is better tennis, especially after the clay swing, to focus on the grass season.