Berrettini pulls out of Paris Masters due to injury

Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from next week’s ATP 1000 Paris Masters due to stiffness in his neck.

Matteo Berrettini in action during the Erste Bank Open in Vienna on Friday. Berrettini lost to Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz in three sets.   -  REUTERS

World No. 6 Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from next week’s ATP 1000 Paris Masters event due to stiffness in the neck, the Italian said on Saturday.

Berrettini, who has already qualified for the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin later this month, lost a tight three-setter to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals of the Vienna Open on Friday.

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“I have had some stiffness in my neck over the last few days so have decided to withdraw from Paris Bercy. I would like to make sure I am 100 percent ready to compete in Torino for the ATP Finals. Thanks for all the support and see you in Torino,” the 25-year-old wrote on Instagram.

Berrettini earlier this year reached the final of Wimbledon and the quarterfinals of the US Open, losing to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on both occasions.

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