lorenzo musetti he is showing remarkable progress in the latter part of the season on hard courts, showing many improvements to his fascinating game. Also looking to the future, the blue is now called to a fairly demanding and far from obvious task: win the Next Gen ATPFinals to respect the forecast of the day before that places him among the great favorites, given the last minute absence of Runa Dane Holger.
The Italian got off to a strong start on Tuesday, beating Taiwan’s Tseng in three sets and immediately moved up his ranking in the red group. The native of Carrara analyzed the debut in Milan at a press conference. He said: «For me it was certainly a better debut than in 2021.
I am happy because I played a great match, with one break per set that made the difference. I am also happy for the public, for the good atmosphere and for the many children who came to see me».
Lorenzo Musetti: «My mentality has changed»
The talented 20-year-old commented on Fabio Fognini’s presence at the event, expressing some observations about the Davis Cup approaching: “Fabio told me he would come, we are very good friends.
We are sharing good times besides tennis. Davis? It is an event that we are all waiting for now, we have a team that is fully competitive with all of them. We are a good group and we will try.» On possible improvements to the format, given the many young athletes who are having success on the Tour, he said: «There is not much point in talking about age, if one is good at overcoming this hurdle. it is his merit and he must show that he can do it.
Sinner and Alcaraz won when they were 18 years old. Rune, who lost, is 19. Maybe a rank cap would make more sense.» He then commented, sending a signal: «No one can say that word (win) for sure, but that’s how it is in every tournament.
My mentality has changed and now the goal I set for myself is always to reach the bottom, since Australia at the beginning of 2022 I was like that. I think this Next Gen format tends to flatten the level a bit, the goal is to know how to adapt.»