Matteo Berrettini has serious plans for the coming year. The Italian did not forget to praise his colleagues, especially Carlos Alcaraz, who made great progress. "I consider myself as one of them [top players]," he said for Eurosport.
"I remember playing Alcaraz at the beginning of the year and I felt that he is a great player and he had great potential.
I didn't expect him to go up that fast but he deserved it so good for him.
At the same time, Novak and Rafa are always Novak and Rafa. They're always going to be there.
Age-wise I'm in the middle of them, but I feel that I can get back to that level, and obviously the goal is to get back in the top 10 and see from there.
Last year, before the hand surgery I was at my best ranking.
I was six in the world. I know that it is my level and I know I can get back there. Why not even better?"
Matteo Berrettini and 2023: "I see my chances of winning a Slam,"
The Grand Slam is his goal, but it will be a difficult task.
The Italian is an optimist, full of self-confidence and hoping for the best. 2023 could be one of the most interesting years in the world of tennis. There are many new talents and young potentials who want to be at the very top.
The older and more experienced are already slowly falling. "I see my chances of winning a Slam," he said. "I was not that far from doing it in previous years. That's for sure a goal. Obviously, I had to think about my health first because if there isn't that it's tough to play.
But once you get there and you're feeling good, then obviously the goal is to win a Grand Slam, to win a Masters 1000, to have long runs in the most important tournaments in the world and I think I can do that."