Lorenzo Musetti – Photo Ray Giubilo
Word to Lorenzo Musetti. Interviewed exclusively on the Twitch channel of Sportface, in the Spazio Tennis Live program, the twenty-year-old from Carrara returned to the splendid Davis Cup victory obtained in Slovakia, focusing on the good moments lived but also on the hopes for the future: “Playing Davis is something indescribable. The match with Gombos was one of the most intense of my life, it was as if the whole country was playing with me ”.
The emotion of the Foro Italico – The blue works to make his tennis more concrete: “Sometimes I have the impression of making the wrong choices. It is obvious that everyone likes pulling the rabbit out of the hat, but that’s not how games are won: I have to become more solid and play easier ”. With the gradual return to normal after the pandemic, the Foro Italico is ready to welcome 100% of the public back to the stands, an emotion that the number 76 ATP wants to relive: “I believe that the Internazionali BNL d’Italia are the most beautiful Masters 1000 in the world. The last time with the public was special, there was not a single empty seat on the Pietrangeli. I’m sorry I didn’t get to the bottom last year, I can’t wait to see people cheering for us home players ”. Musetti also emphasizes the importance of daily work, which is necessary regardless of talent: “If I had been asked as a child what I would have liked to become, I would have answered ‘a professional tennis player’. Unfortunately, talent is not enough, not even Federer would have been able to become what he is without training. You also need to be good at managing pressure, which in some cases becomes unbearable; I admire tennis players like Lucia Bronzetti, Matteo Berrettini and Paolo Lorenzi, who are doing and have made different but exceptional courses “.
Dreams, goals and Mancini – Despite his young age, the tennis player born in 2002 has clear ideas about the future: “My big goal is to get into the top 10 of the world rankings, then I’d like to win a Grand Slam tournament. I hope so, I know that once Djokovic and Nadal have retired no one will have the guarantee of winning the great trophies over and over again, and I will be able to have my say. Then, as for many, my great dream since I was a child is to become number 1 in the world “. The Davis Cup finals will be a brawl, but Musetti does not hold back and sounds the charge: “To win Davis every year can be the good one. Also in this season we can have our say. If they can participate, Russia will start favorites, and Spain with Nadal and Alcaraz would also be a very strong team. We are a united group and we have not yet exploited Berrettini, our strongest player. All together we believe in it ”. He comments on the national football team: “After my defeat in Miami I read the result against Macedonia on the phone. I couldn’t believe it, it was a terrible day. Mancini? In my opinion it’s not his fault, he’s a coach I like ”.