FILE PHOTO: Mar 16, 2022; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Matteo Berrettini (ITA) hits a shot during his fourth round match against Miomir Kecmanovic (not pictured) at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

March 30, 2022

(Reuters) – 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 semi-finals 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.”

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.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Peter Rutherford)

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