WATCH: Berrettini had aimed to make a late push for the ATP Finals, but incurred a foot injury in Naples.

Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from representing Italy in this week's Davis Cup Finals.

The No. 16 and 2021 Wimbledon finalist hasn't played since getting injured during the final of the Naples Open more than a month ago.

"The medical experts have advised that I am still not able to compete at my highest level following the foot injury l suffered in Naples," he said.

"There is no greater honor than representing [Italy] so the news is very hard to take. I will still travel to Malaga with the team to support in any way I can."


Berrettini, who has been snakebitten by illness and injury all season—missing Wimbledon due to an ill-timed COVID-19 diagnosis—joins compatriot Jannik Sinner on the sidelines for the competition.

The 21-year-old also withdrew with injury two weeks ago.

"I suffered a finger injury in Paris. Unfortunately, I have not recovered and therefore I will not be able to be part out our team," he wrote on social media.

The Italians will contest their quarterfinal against the United States, played indoors on a hard court.

The team will be led by 20-year-old Lorenzo Musetti and the experienced Fabio Fognini.