Lorenzo Musetti has won an ATP tournament in his first attempt at the final. The tennis player from Carrara prevailed in a majestic final against the world tennis star, Carlos Alcaraz, and won after a great battle. For Alcaraz, it was his first loss in the final, and his chance to become the new number 4 in the world from tomorrow vanished.
These are the comments of the talented Spaniard after the match: "My heartfelt congratulations to Musetti, we played the first time many years ago and he deserved to win this tournament. He has an incredible team and he deserves this victory.
We started from the juniors and today we played a final in a 500 tournament, this is fantastic. I thank my team again for this result, we strive to achieve these results and work to win tournaments. I thank the fans and the organizers of the tournament, who have treated me fantastically.
It's great to be here with you. I thank the public again, it has been incredible to fight here for the title, see you soon" A somewhat unexpected defeat, especially after what happened in the second set. Down 6-3 in the tiebreak, Carlos chained five points in a row, reacting magnificently and showing his great talent.
After a very h*t game, Musetti took a great victory, unexpected at first. In the post-match, the tennis player made the following statements: "It is not easy to speak after a final like this. First of all I want to congratulate Carlos, an amazing player who saved so many match points today.
You are a hard worker and you inspire me a lot. The sacrifices I make for this sport are also inspired by you guys, you have a great team and I want to congratulate you too."
Ivanisevic reflects on Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz has found a great admirer in former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.
"I don't need to waste any words on everything that Alcaraz has done this year," said Ivanisevic. "He is impressive, everyone predicts that he might be the best of all time, but it's hard to predict because Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have done a lot," he added.
Speaking ahead of the start of the ATP Crotia Open in Umag, the Croatian former player also stated that Italy's Jannik Sinner will join Alcaraz among the future greats of the sport. "When I see the draw, we certainly have the future number one in the world, Alcaraz, as well as Sinner, who will be one of the leading tennis players in the world," Ivanisevic said further.