Lorenzo Musetti was forced to retire for the second time within a month. The young blue talent, during the first round match against Alexander Bublik at the Queen's tournament, raised the white flag after becoming the protagonist of a bad crash.
During an abrupt change of direction, Musetti lost contact with the pitch with his right foot and suffered severe pain in his left adductor. The blue took several minutes to get up, but was unable to continue the game anyway.
Last May, at the Mutua Madrid Open, he suffered a muscle injury to his quadriceps in his left thigh during the warm-up of the match with Alexander Zverev.
Simone Tartarini on Musetti: "he still feels so much pain"
Simone Tartarini, coach of the Italian player, in an interview with the OA Sport, talked about the current physical condition of his player.
He explained: "It's a season in which everything goes wrong. In the first three months of the year he played more than once with a fever, the injury in the Madrid warm-up against Zverev and then this episode. It's a real shame because the feeling with the grass here in London was better than in Stuttgart and the training had gone well.
In the match against Bublik he felt a bit of tension and played too much on the defensive. On that change of direction he fell with all his weight on his hip and the ATP doctors obviously advised us to do more in-depth checks.
He still feels a lot of pain and moves on crutches. Compared to yesterday, the situation has improved slightly, but we have to wait before giving our opinion. Tomorrow morning we will know more." Waiting for further updates, the feelings ahead of the next big appointment are anything but positive.
It will not be easy for Musetti to recover in time for the Wimbledon tournament. We recall Wimbledon will start, with the main draws, on 27 June 2022. Russian and Belarusan players will be banned by UK government and by the All England Club board.