Italian Berrettini undergoes minor surgery on playing hand

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

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March 30 (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.

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«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.

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Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Peter Rutherford

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