Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas trained together in Monte Carlo in view of the upcoming matches. The Italian tennis player should come back on the court directly at the ATP 500 tournament in Acapulco: he is not registered for any of the events that will take place in the next two weeks.
The Greek, on the other hand, will play the ABN Amro Open in Rotterdam scheduled from 13 to 19 February. Tsitsipas posted a photo with Berrettini on his Instagram account and joked about the nickname given to the Italian by fans.
“Thor and Loki are training on the tennis court this morning,” wrote Tsitsipas making a clear reference to two of the most famous characters in the Marvel world. Just three days ago, Berrettini had posted a photo in which he holds the iconic hammer of Thor, a superhero played by actor Chris Hemsworth.
Berrettini and Tsitsipas train together in Monte Carlo
It is not the first time that Berrettini and Tsitsipas share the training court.
Tsitsipas reached his second Grand Slam final at the Australian Open. It was Novak Djokovic who extinguished his dream in Melbourne, as happened at Roland Garros in 2021. The Serbian champion was stronger in the most important moments of the final and managed to close the match in three sets.
At the end of the meeting, Tsitsipas addressed words of great esteem towards the Serbian star: “I’m not inventing anything, the numbers speak for themselves. For Novak Djokovic it’s 22 Grand Slam titles, in my opinion he is one of the best athletes our sport I’ve ever seen and can only learn from him.
Not just for tennis, where we also have other great champions like Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. We were lucky to have three great champions like them. I don’t want to give all the credit to them, because I think there are other players who have contributed a lot.
And they’re also the main reason I’ve gotten to this point. Novak is also one of them, I used to watch him as a kid and I really liked the way he did things on the pitch with his game.”