Ranking Top 10 ATP players yet to win a Major: Matteo Berrettini

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Italian shotmaker Matteo Berrettini comes in at number five on the countdown. In 2021, Berrettini became the first Italian player to reach a Wimbledon singles final. Illness and injury have prevented him from reaching similar heights in the following years.

Berrettini’s game is highlighted by his big serve and aggressive forehand. Berrettini is capable of finishing balls off at the net and has a solid slice backhand. His high-octane game can result in a number of unforced errors, which means that his results can be up and down. When his error count is low, he is one of the best shotmakers in the game.

In addition to his finals run at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Matteo Berrettini has made a number of deep pushes at the majors. Berrettini has reached the quarterfinals or better at every major, including semifinal finishes at the 2019 US Open and the 2022 Australian Open.

Berrettini has 7 career singles titles on the ATP tour, including 4 on his favored grass. He has not been particularly successful in Masters 1000 events, but he did reach one final at the 2021 Madrid Open (l. to Zverev). He reached a career-high of number 6 in early 2022.

Can Matteo Berrettini regain his form?

2023 has not been a great year for Berrettini. He has been plagued by injuries, which has led him to play a restricted schedule. He did have a good showing at Wimbledon, where he made the fourth round after beating de Minaur and Zverev. However, at the next major, he was forced to retire in his second-round match.

The tennis world would welcome Berrettini’s return to form. At his best, he is one of the most entertaining players to watch. But, until his health and form come back, it is hard to see him ever winning a major.

Likelihood to Win a Major: Unlikely

Top Ten Countdown So Far

Number 10 – Richard Gasquet

Number 9 – Karen Khachanov

Number 8 – Nick Kyrgios

Number 7 – Jannik Sinner

Number 6 – Andrey Rublev

Number 5 – Matteo Berrettini

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