Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini got off to a confident start at the competition in Paris, where he beat Taro Daniel in the first round in 4 sets. Earlier he had already shown that he was ready for the clay season. The Roma native won a tournament in Belgrade, where he defeated Russia’s Aslan Karatsev in a tight match. Then at the Masters in Rome Berrettini reached the final where he lost to German Alexander Zverev.
Sure Berrettini is a talented tennis player, but who is helping him succeed on the court? Of course his coach.
Vincenzo Santopadre is Matteo Berrettini’s current coach.
Vincenzo Santopadre is a former professional tennis player from Italy. As a player, Vincenzo could only rise to 100th place in the ATP ranking but as a coach, he is much more successful. Vincenzo Santopadre began his collaboration with Matteo Berreteni in 2011. He helped Matteo break into the top 10 of the ATP rankings and qualified for the ATP Finals, together with Berretini they won four titles:
- 2021 – Belgrade
- 2019 – Stuttgart
- 2019 – Budapest
- 2018 – Gstaad
Congratulations to our Coach of the Year nominees:
Apostolos Tsitsipas (Tsitsipas)
Carlos Moya (Nadal)
Gilles Cervara (Medvedev)
Nicolas Massu (Thiem)
Vincenzo Santopadre (Berrettini)#ATPAwards 🏆 pic.twitter.com/VPV2Q2RZgk
— ATP Tour (@atptour) December 10, 2019
In 2019 Vincenzo Santopadre was a nominee for the Coach of the Year award, where in addition to him were the following coaches: Apostolos Tsitsipas (Tsitsipas), Carlos Moya (Nadal), Gilles Cervara (Medvedev), Nicolas Massu (Thiem)
Gilles Cervara, Daniil Medvedev’s coach, has been chosen by his peers as Coach Of The Year in the 2019 ATP Awards.
What coach to talk about working with Matteo:
We need to work every day to add to it. Matteo wants to advance as far as possible in the most important tournaments.
It’s worth noting that Matteo has not been very successful at Roland Garros in past seasons, not making it past the third round. Let’s see if Berrettini can go further this year.