Standing 6’5” tall, with a strong physique, and powerful shot making, Matteo Berrettini is the new hit of the ATP Tour. The Italian has a hammering forehand, and a 130 miles per hour serves that will nail down his opponents. The handsome 24-year-old is the new Thor of tennis. His name may be new to the tennis world, but with 3 titles, an impressive run to last year’s US Open semifinals, and a current career-high ranking of World No. 8, there is one thing we must remember: Matteo is danger.Watch live
Standing at an impressive 6’5”, Berrettini is a dangerous ball of power.
Berrettini has a merciless forehand that may help him power him past his opponents.
The Italian is not power only; he has proven to be a consistent player as well.
Ramon Punzano Rodriguez
Former World No. 103 was one of Italy’s top tennis players before he became a professional coach. His best wins were both at the Rome Masters, where he upset two Top 10 players, Magnus Norman (2001) and Karol Kucera (1998). Some of the best-known players he has beaten include Marat Safin and Gustavo Kuerten. Santopadre played Davis Cup in 2000 and 2001, and won a total of 5 ATP Challenger tournaments. Prior to coaching the young Berrettini, Santopadre coached Flavio Cipolla (World No. 70) and Nastassja Burnett (World No. 121). He is one of the head coaches of the Rome Tennis Academy.
Berrettini and Santopadre have a few things in common. Both Rome natives, the two have caused their fair loads of surprises on the court, with Santopadre beating half of the Top 10 players he has faced off. But the most important thing they have in common is their passion for tennis. The two Italians have developed a strong bond over the years and are working together to reach new heights.
Umberto Rianna, from Italy, is the long-time coach of Matteo Berrettini. Prior to coaching Berrettini, Rianna worked with Italian player Potito Starace, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 27. He was also in charge of the Italian Tennis Federation’s junior division.
Along with fellow Italian coach Vincenzo Santopadre, Umberto Rianna is a fundamental part of Berrettini’s team. The team’s relationship is more than strictly professional: they have become family, as they have been working together since Matteo’s teenage years.
Ramon Punzano Rodriguez
Prior to working with Berrettini, Spanish fitness coach Ramon Punzano Rodriguez has worked for the Spanish Track & Field Federation, and for ATP tournaments in Valencia and Barcelona, as well as teams and players in a variety of sports.
A new addition to his team, Ramon Punzano will make sure UTS1 player Matteo Berrettini will be in top shape to compete at a high level throughout the UTS1 showdown series event.