Lorenzo Musetti determined to return to Next Gen Finals and do better

Rising Italian star Lorenzo Musetti wasn’t happy with the way he performed at the Next Gen ATP Finals but he was glad that he managed to clinch a place at the season-ending event for the best 21-under players on the Tour. 

Musetti, 20, finished his participation at the Next Gen ATP Finals with one win and two losses. 

Musetti lost to Sebastian Baez and Sebastian Korda, while his lone win came against Paris Masters quarterfinalist Hugo Gaston.

“I am happy with the participation at the Next Gen ATP Finals, I enjoyed experimenting with these rules and next year I’ll try to do better,” Musetti said, per Lorenzo Ercoli. 

Musetti’s season isn’t over yet as he is set to represent Italy at the Davis Cup Finals. 

Musetti, who made two ATP semifinals this year, is hoping he won’t fail to deliver for Italy if he gets a chance to play. 

“The Davis Cup is a dream come true. I hope to be able to give the help that the captain and the team ask from me,” Musetti added. 

Musetti failed in his attempt 

Musetti was hoping to delight the Italian crowd and won the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. 

“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 before the start of the tournament.

In his last match played in Milan, Musetti suffered a 4-2 4-3 (3) 4-2 loss to Korda. 

“It was a good match,” Korda said after the match. “I took my chances when I had them, especially on the break points, so I was really happy with how I played today. The serve was probably one of the best things tonight and I returned pretty well also. On the big points in the tie-break I played really well, so I used that momentum throughout the whole match.”

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