Lorenzo Musetti: The Muse, 2002, Australian Open – 10 questions about the Italian
- 16 Sep 2020
When did Musetti pick up his first ATP win?
The Italian earned his first ATP win on September 15th, 2020 against Stan Wawrinka. Nicknamed “Muse”, Musetti also became the first ATP player born in 2002 to record an ATP victory on that day. He was a former junior No 1 and also reached the 2018 US Open Boys Singles final, losing to Brazil’s Thiago Seyboth-Wild in the final.
First players born in each year to win an ATP match:
’02: Musetti 👏
’03: Alcaraz pic.twitter.com/ABNeVzvL7Y
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) September 15, 2020
When is his birthday?
Musetti was born on March 3, 2002. He began playing tennis at the age of four.
What is Musetti’s current ATP ranking?
Musetti entered Rome with an ATP ranking of 249, as of Monday September 14, 2020. He was barely inside the Top 500 on the same date in 2019.
Did he have a good junior career?
Yes. Musetti won the 2019 Australian Open Boys Singles title, defeating American Emilio Nava in the final. He was a junior No.1 and the 2019 Australian Open Boys’ Singles champion.
Who are his family?
Musetti’s father, Francesco, is a marble producer, and his mother, Sabrina, is a secretary. According to ATPWorldTour.com, Musetti lists his grandfather as his hero.
What is his favorite football team?
Musetti supports Juventus of the Serie A Italian Football League. He’s also a fan of basketball and lists NBA star LeBron James as his favorite.
Who is his coach?
Simone Tartarini has been Musetti’s coach since he was about eight years old. He says that the key to his development has been his close bond with Tartarini.
What’s his favorite surface?
Musetti cites clay as his favorite surface, but he lists Wimbledon as his favorite tournament. Speaking of favorites, he says his forehand is his best shot but his one-handed backhand is quite impressive.
Get used to this backhand. You’ll be seeing it for awhile.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) September 15, 2020
What would he dream to do, if not tennis?
According to ATPWorldTour.com, Musetti would be an actor if he wasn’t a tennis player. He’s a fan of Al Pacino.
Does he have a social media account?
Lorenzo Musetti has an Instagram account where he has 24,000 followers as of September 15, 2020.