© Peter Staples/ATP Tour
Operation follows Italian’s withdrawal from Miami
Matteo Berrettini announced on Instagram Tuesday that he underwent a “minor operation” on his right hand following his withdrawal from the Miami Open presented by Itau.
“My team and I have been speaking to medical experts since my withdrawal from Miami with a right hand injury,” Berrettini wrote. “Following multiple scans and assessments we decided a minor operation was the best solution to ensure a full and quick recovery.
“Earlier today I had the operation and I’m happy to report it went extremely well. My doctor and team are already discussing plans for me to get back on court. I will provide an update as soon as this plan is finalised. Thanks very much as always for all the support.”
The Italian last competed at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where he lost in the fourth round against Miomir Kecmanovic. The two-time Nitto ATP Finals competitor is 9-6 on the season, including a run to the Australian Open semi-finals.