“Sport must maintain positive values and…”
Matteo Berrettini will be out for another month and a half. Following expert medical advice, he wrote in an Instagram post: “My team and I have decided not to force recovery times. Therefore, I am forced to forfeit the Monte Carlo tournaments. , Madrid and Rome, which gives me the necessary time to reach the best form.
The Italian No.1 stressed how “the decision was extremely difficult” to enter the three Masters 1000 in red, and in particular the home tournament in Rome. But he said he was convinced that he is “the one who can return to the highest level.
Thank you very much for your support. I can’t wait to see you on the pitch soon” The Italian number one leaves his participation in Roland Garros up in the air, even if everything indicates that without previous tournaments played on earth, he will end up being skipped.
The announcement on social media “Following the advice of medical experts, my team and I have decided that it is crucial that I do not rush time in my recovery process. Therefore, we have decided that I should withdrawing from tournaments in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome to ensure I have the time I need to return to my highest level.”
Rafael Nadal had the best start to 2022. He won the first tournament he entered, at the Melbourne Summer Set. It was his first tournament after a long hiatus due to a foot injury. The Spaniard then made history by becoming the first player on the ATP Tour to win 21 Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open.
Rafa will miss Monte Carlo and Barcelona
Anke Huber explained how players should be allowed to show their emotions on the pitch and not everyone should be asked to behave like Rafael Nadal and Federer did.
Huber said: “Later we had this phase with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who always behaved like sportsmen and very fairly, but if everyone looks straight ahead and doesn’t glance, it becomes boring. I don’t think emotions are bad but they shouldn’t be insulting and should stay within certain limits, if it gets too much you shouldn’t separate the boys right away,” Huber said.
Given his conduct throughout his illustrious career and being one of the senior players on tour, Rafael Nadal was spot on in his criticism of Alexander Zverev following the German’s outburst in Acapulco. “If we’re not able to penalize those kinds of attitudes a bit more, then we as players will feel stronger and stronger all the time.
In this sport, we must be a positive example, especially for children. We have to stop this kind of attitude because there are a lot of children watching us. Sport must maintain positive values and we must be aware that we are role models for millions of children,” Nadal said.