The emergence of a professional tennis player does not have a specific age. While some do it when they are just beardless, as in the case of Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray, others need some time to mature to prove their worth in this sport. Many are the doubts that the young Italian player generates Lorenzo Musetti. The Carrara-born tennis player starred in one of the great surprises of the season by defeating the Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the 2020 Masters 1000 in Rome, thus achieving his first win in an ATP main draw at 18 years of age. For many, Musetti is called along with Sinner to lead the future of Italian tennis when the Fognini and company decide to take a step backwards.
-First win in an ATP tournament main draw:
“I did not expect this victory at all, but I think I deserved it. I have played at a great level of tennis and I have enjoyed every point I have played like a child. I have no doubt that this victory will always be remembered by me, already that I have made a dream I had since I was little come true. I hope that this victory will give me a lot of motivation for the next matches, “he said at a press conference.
-Cash prize achieved today (€ 57,270) compared to what he achieved throughout his career ($ 69,634):
“To be honest, I don’t even know how many points I have achieved today or how much money I have made. I have just enjoyed the game and I hope I can maintain this level of confidence not only in the next games, but in the remainder of the year. victory, I think I have to improve certain aspects of my game, but we will have to go little by little. That is my great goal for this year. “
-Great preparation in the Italian Challengers before playing the Masters 1000 in Rome:
“We have worked a lot throughout this month and I think I have had a very good preparation. I think I have taken a step forward in terms of maturity in the game and in mentality. In tactical aspects, I think I have been very strong with my serve and Then in the second set tie-breaker I was very brave. I’m very calm, I don’t know why. Not only now after the victory, but also before the game. I think that has been key in this victory. “
-Together with Jannik Sinner is the future of Italian tennis:
“His success pushes me and encourages me to try to do better. Jannik is having a fantastic season and that makes me work harder to try to match him. I hope I have Jannik’s level because he is the best we have at the moment in Italian tennis I think that will come sooner rather than later. Today I was able to beat a tennis player who has won Grand Slams, who has been top ten and who has one of the most incredible setbacks on the circuit. Today has been incredible, “he concluded.