The Hamburg tournament was Lorenzo Musetti’s first ATP singles championship. The young Italian tennis player won 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 against Carlos Alcaraz, moving him up to number 31 in the world.
If Musetti does well in Germany, he may gain the confidence he needs to compete against the world’s top tennis players on the ATP Tour.
“I believe I proved my worth. The obvious place to begin development is the current state. My goal is to finish in the top 10 and advance to the next round of the Grand Slam tournaments to see how far I can go “Musetti told the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport about his crime.
When asked who the best Italian player is, Pietrangeli said without hesitation, “Musetti.”
The 20-year-old Carrara native has received unusually high praise from Italy’s greatest tennis players. Nicola Pietrangeli’s remark, in which he referred to Musetti after Alcaraz‘s final game, was one that couldn’t be missed.
“Musetti is a great player in his own right, and I wanted to call him to tell him so and tell him he reminds me of us old players. About ten times, I congratulated him. This morning I tried to call him, and when he picked up, he called me “lei,” but I told him that wasn’t appropriate and that he should instead address me as “tu.” “Pietrangeli told the ANSA reporters this, he said.
“His technical play and reduced reliance on raw strength set him apart from the pack and brought back fond memories of the great players from my era, so I naturally gravitate toward him. Fantastic. Just like Alcaraz, he played like a champion. He put on a stunning performance; just watching him play is a source of endless amusement.
Personally, I think he plays the best tennis of any Italian tennis player. Now he can only get better, although after this tournament everyone will remember him and it will be more difficult because they will be waiting for him to come back like they do now for Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner.
You can expect him to move up the rankings by at least ten spots by the end of the year, giving potWill a shot at the top ten if he keeps this up. In other words, it’s not easy to defeat a fighter, much less a beast like Alcaraz “.