Berrettini recorded his best season in 2021 when he became the first Italian to reach the final at Wimbledon, pushing Novak Djokovic to four sets. He has been impressive on all surfaces and thrives in a team environment, as witnessed throughout the ATP Cup in January, where he led Team Italy into the finals.
One of Berrettini’s closest friends on Tour will be sitting on Team World’s bench at Laver Cup 2021: Canadian Felix Auger-Alliassime. He has also said the red team’s captain John McEnroe would be his ideal opponent. Nicknamed ‘The Hammer’ Berrettini likes to play doubles with his younger brother, Jacopo. Fluent in Italian, English and Spanish, he likes playing football and basketball.
An aggressive all-court player with a powerful serve that can reach speeds of 146mph (235 km/h), Berrettini blasted through 2021 across all surfaces and pivoted to a No.8 ranking, the highest for an Italian man in more than four decades. He captured two titles – one on grass the other clay – and was a runner-up in two other events – also on grass and clay.
Winner: Belgrade, Queen’s Club
Runner-up: Wimbledon, Madrid, ATP Cup
Quarterfinals: US Open, Roland Garros
4R: Australian Open