Hamburg, Roland-Garros, Roger Federer: 13 questions about Lorenzo Musetti
Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti hit the headlines recently for winning his first ATP singles title in Hamburg. Find out some essential facts about one of tennis’ most exciting young talents
Who is Lorenzo Musetti?
Lorenzo Musetti is a professional tennis player from Italy. He plays right-handed and turned pro in 2019.
What did Musetti do at the Hamburg Open in 2022?
Musetti defeated Dusan Lajovic, Emil Ruusuvuori, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Francisco Cerundolo to reach the final of the ATP 500 Hamburg European Open.
In the final, he defeated world No 6 Carlos Alcaraz 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 to capture his first ATP singles title and climb to a new career-high ranking of No 31.
What is his highest career ranking?
Musetti climbed to a career-high ranking of No 31 on July 25, 2022 after winning the Hamburg Open. You can find his current ranking and his ranking history on his ATP Tour profile page.
Why did Lorenzo Musetti retire against Novak Djokovic at Roland-Garros 2021?
Playing in the fourth round of the Grand Slam for the first time, Musetti took a two-sets-to-love lead against world No 1 Novak Djokovic at Roland-Garros. But Musetti failed to pull off the massive upset and also fell short of completing the match. Musetti called it quits after three hours and 27 minutes with Djokovic leading 6-7(7), 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0.
The Italian had taken a break before the fifth set for some apparent back treatment, but he said afterward that he did not have any specific injury. Instead he gave the following explanation for his retirement.
“No, no, no, it’s not an injury. It’s, well, just a little bit of cramps and a little bit of low back pain. I was not anymore able to win a point, and so was not really… grateful also for the crowd that was there, so I decided to retire. There was no chance that I could win a point, so I decided to retire because I think it was the best thing to do it.”
How old is Lorenzo Musetti?
Lorenzo Musetti was born on March 3, 2002, in Carrara, Italy, making him 20 years old.
Who are his family?
His parents are Francesco, a marble producer, and Sabrina, a secretary. Musetti lists his grandfather as his hero.
When did Musetti start playing tennis?
He began playing tennis at the age of four, and his greatest inspiration is Roger Federer.
When did Lorenzo Musetti turn professional?
Musetti turned pro in 2019 after a successful junior career in which he won the 2019 Australian Open boys singles title and was ranked No 1 in the world later that same year.
Who is Musetti’s coach?
Musetti is coached by Simone Tartarini. They began working together when Musetti was just seven years old. Tartarini describes his young charge this way: “Lorenzo has always been a very talented boy.”
How tall is he?
Musetti is 6ft 1in tall, according to his official ATP profile.
How much prize money has he won over the course of his career?
His current prize money total as of July 25, 2022 was just over $2 million for singles and doubles combined. You can find his current prize money stats on his ATP Tour profile page.
What would he do if he were not a tennis player?
Musetti says he would like to be an actor, and admires the work of Al Pacino. However, he would also make a good model, having already found himself on the cover of the Italian version of Esquire magazine in 2020.
Is Musetti on social media?
Yes, he has an Instagram account with 210,000 followers.