Italy, Next Gen, Longest ATP Finals match: Everything you always wanted to know about Francesco Passaro (but never had time to find out)

Francesco Passaro is a rising star on the ATP Tour. Here’s everything you need to know about the NextGen player from Italy

Francesco Passaro at the 2022 Florence Open Francesco Passaro at the 2022 Florence Open Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

Who is Francesco Passaro?

Passaro is a rising tennis player from Italy, who competes on the professional men’s tour.

Is Francesco Passaro playing the ATP Next Gen Finals in 2022?

Yes. Passaro has qualified for the ATP Next Gen Finals in 2022. This is the first time that he has made the cut for the season-ending event for players aged 21 and under, making him one of three Italians in the field alongside Lorenzo Musetti and Matteo Arnaldi.

After losing his first round robin match against Jiri Lehecka (4-1, 4-3, 4-1), Passaro won this second – scoring an epic five-set battle over Arnaldi 4-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-3, 4-3 in the longest ever match in the Next Gen Finals history (2 hours and 43 minutes). However, the Italian lost his third group match to Brandon Nakashima to finish with a 1-2 record and in third position in Green Group.

What is Francesco Passaro’s highest ranking?

His highest ranking is No 119, which he reached on November 7, 2022. You can find his current ranking and ranking history on his ATP Tour profile page.

Who is Francesco Passaro’s coach?

Passaro is coached by Roberto Tarpani, a former professional player himself.

Was Francesco Passaro a good junior?

Passaro peaked at No 31 in the ITF junior rankings in 2019 and won 3 ITF junior tournaments – the biggest being the J2 Salsomaggiore title.

Is Francesco Passaro on social media?

Passaro is on Instagram where he has more than 6,100 followers.

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