Lorenzo Musetti

Lorenzo Musetti is an Italian professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2019.

Date of Birth: 3 March 2002
Birthplace: Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)  
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2019

Lorenzo Musetti was born on March 3, 2002, in Carrara, Italy, to his parents, Francesco and Sabrina. The Italian player has credited his grandfather as one of his main inspirations due to his honesty and strong values. In addition, Roger Federer was one of Musetti’s main tennis inspirations growing up. He has played the sport since age four and has remained with long-term coach Simone Tartarini since the age of eight.

During his junior career, Musetti was world number one for a period. The Italian also reached the 2018 US Open Boys' final before winning the 2019 Australian Open Boys' competition months later. In 2019, Musetti continued to develop at the junior level and won the M15 event at Antalya in October.

2020 was a breakthrough year for Musetti. He made his ATP debut at the Dubai Championships at just 18 years old but lost to Andrey Rublev in round one. Later in the season, Musetti navigated qualifying at the Italian Open and produced some stunning results to reach round three on his ATP Masters 1000 debut. Here, he beat Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori before elimination.

Musetti also achieved success in ATP Challenger events and won his first title at this level in September. The Italian won the Internazionali di Tennis Città di Forlì by beating Thiago Monteiro in the final. In 2021, the Italian player firmly established himself in the ATP’s top 100 with some strong early season performances.

He reached two semi-finals at the Mexican Open in Acapulco and the Lyon Open and progressed to the Roland Garros fourth round on his Grand Slam debut. Musetti couldn’t maintain these levels for the remainder of 2021 and had a less convincing end to the season.

However, he did progress to round two at the US Open and reached the Next Generation ATP Finals, where he was knocked out in the round-robin stage. Musetti went up a level in 2022 and climbed into the ATP’s Top 25 for the first time.

Such success came after he notched a first ATP career win at the Hamburg Open after defeating Carlos Alcaraz in the final. The Italian also received his first main draw entry at the US Open and progressed to the third round.

More late-season achievements came at the Napoli Cup after Musetti beat compatriot Matteo Berrettini for a second ATP title win. Musetti also reached the Paris Masters quarter-final but lost to Novak Djokovic.

A slow start followed in 2023. Musetti crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round and struggled for consistency. However, he picked up form after a quarter-final run at the Monte-Carlo Masters, where he also defeated Djokovic. This gave Musetti confidence, and he made it to the Roland Garros fourth round for the second time in his career, but he was eliminated by Alcaraz.

Musetti then had a decent grass court campaign with final eight runs at the Stuttgart Open and the Queen's Club Championships before reaching round three at Wimbledon. Yet another dip in form came next as Musetti lost in the first round at the US Open and at several following ATP competitions.

There was some saving grace as Musetti was part of the Italy team that won the 2023 Davis Cup. Musetti made a decent start to 2024 with progression to the Adelaide International quarter-final in January. He then won his first-ever match at the Australian Open by defeating Benjamin Bonzi in round one but lost in the following match to Luca Van Assche.

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