Matteo Berrettini was born in Rome on the 12th of April 1996 from Claudia and Luca, two tennis lovers. He has a younger brother Jacopo who is also active on the ATP tour and who has been his training partner since they started at age of 8. His first coach was Raul Pietrangeli at the Circolo Magistrati della Corte dei Conti. Aged 13 he moved to the circolo Canottieri Aniene to work with the former Italian Davis Cup Player Vincenzo Santopadre who is still travelling with him nowadays.
2019 he broke into Top 10 of ATP Rankings on 28 October and achieved career-high No. 8 on 4 November. Matteo ist the highest-ranked Italian and first Nitto ATP Finals singles qualifier from Italy since No. 8 Barazzutti in 1978. He earned 43 wins, highlighted by titles at Budapest and Stuttgart. Entered Budapest on 5-match tour-level losing streak. Reached 1st ATP 500 SF at Halle, 1st ATP Masters 1000 SF at Shanghai and 1st Grand Slam SF at US Open. Matteo became 2nd Italian to reach US Open SF and 4th to reach Grand Slam SF. Advanced to Wimbledon 4R and captured 3rd ATP Challenger Tour title of career at Phoenix, USA. He finished the year with ranked 8.
2018 will be the road to his first ATP title and the 52nd position on the ATP ranking. At the beginning of the year Matteo qualifies for Doha and two weeks later he reaches the main draw at the Australian Open. After reaching the final in Irving he becomes part of the top 100 ATP players. From this moment on Matteo keeps climbing week by week by beating top ranked players like Francis Tiafoe, Jack Sock, Ernest Gulbis, Leonardo Mayer, Andreij Rublev and Feliciano Lopez. In July 2018 Matteo clinches his first ATP Tour title in both singles and doubles at the Swiss Open in Gstaad. In the final he dominates top 20 player Roberto Bautista Agut. Matteo lifts a second Doubles Trophy in St. Petersburg before finishing the year with ranked 54.
Matteo turns Pro in august if 2014 and plays his first Challenger Tournamentat Ortisei. In march of 2015 he wins his first Future title in doubles with Filippo Baldi. He soon proves himself in singles too by winning his first Future tournament in his motherland at Santa Margherita di Pula. Unfortunately he is forced to stay out of competition from February to September 2016 due to a knee injury. But in November of the same year he beats former Top 5 player Tommy Robredo at the Challenger in Andria and manages to close the year ranked 435. In May of 2017 he makes his way into the Internazionali BNL d’Italia by winning a wild card tournament. In July he wins his first Challenger trophy at San Benedetto and after reaching two more finals he closes the year ranked 135.