Rising Italian tennis star Lorenzo Musetti is hoping to follow in fellow compatriot Jannik Sinner’s footsteps and win the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
In 2019, Sinner made it all the way at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
Last year, the Next Gen ATP Finals were cancelled.
Sinner, 20, earned a spot at the Next Gen ATP Finals but he decided against playing in Milan this year.
“Two years ago I saw all of Sinner’s games at the Next Gen ATP Finals and now I would like to keep the trophy in Italy (laughs). Jokes aside, we are all honored to be here and we can’t wait to get started,” Musetti said, per Lorenzo Ercoli.
Musetti was drawn into group with Sebastian Baez, Sebastian Korda and Hugo Gaston.
“In the afternoon I will do my first training at the Allianz Cloud. Unlike two years ago, this year I arrived in Milan after playing on indoor hard courts so I hope to be able to adapt with less difficulty,” Musetti added.
Musetti hoping to make the Italians proud
Musett has proved this year that he is capable of playing good tennis, making ATP semifinals in Acapulco and Lyon.
“It is obvious that there are great expectations and great attention to me. I am very pleased to have the public on my side and I don’t think it will be a burden; it will not be the first time that I play in Italy with support in favor. to be able to make the fans happy,” Musetti said.
Musetti, who made the French Open round-of-16, believes coaching should be allowed on the ATP Tour.
“Coaching is very useful, I don’t understand why ATP has not yet followed the WTA model. It is my favorite rule and it improves the level of tennis: it exists in every sport. I hope it will be introduced soon on the Tour,” Musetti insisted.