Italian Berrettini undergoes minor surgery on playing hand

Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini underwent a minor operation on his playing hand on Tuesday following his withdrawal from the Miami Open.

Matteo Berrettini

Matteo Berrettini, who reached the semifinals of the year's first major in Melbourne, pulled out just before his opening match at the Miami Open.   -  AP

Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini underwent a minor operation on his playing hand on Tuesday following his withdrawal from the ATP 1000 event in Miami, the Italian world number six said.

The 25-year-old, who reached the semifinals of the year's first major in Melbourne, pulled out just before his opening match in Miami.

"My team and I have been speaking to medical experts since my withdrawal from Miami with a right hand injury," he said in an Instagram post.

 

"Following multiple scans and assessments we decided a minor operation was the best solution to ensure a full and quick recovery," he said.

Berrettini said that the operation 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," he added.

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