Lorenzo Musetti feels he has made progress on the grass

The Italian then also recognized the importance of the growth of the Italian men's movement

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Lorenzo Musetti feels he has made progress on the grass

An unfortunate crash had prevented Lorenzo Musetti from finishing his first match against Alexander Bublik at the Queens tournament in 2022. This year, the talent from Italy took his personal revenge and clearly overcame wild card Jan Choinski in straight sets at the first round match.

Musetti dominated the match from the first to the last exchange and he demonstrated that he had made significant improvements even on grass. In Stuttgart he won his first match on this surface and reached the quarterfinals; only Frances Tiafoe, future winner of the tournament, interrupted his path.

In the round of 16, tennis fans will be able to attend a really interesting match: Musetti will in fact challenge the young American promise Ben Shelton. The 20-year-old from Atlanta's style of play is perfectly suited to grass fields and could pose a threat to everyone.

Lorenzo Musetti feels he has made progress on the grass

Musetti said about his progresses on grass-courts: "It was a great first match, especially at the Queen's tournament where I was injured last year. It was hard to greet like that.

I came back with a smile and a win, I'm really happy. This year I took a big step forward on grass: I play more aggressively and I found an extra weapon with the slice to vary. It's fun to play on the grass, I'm having fun." The Italian then recognized the importance of the growth of the Italian men's movement: "Being part of this movement is a remarkable thing.

Even in the Davis Cup we have great ambitions, that's the key. We want to inspire children, it's very important. Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini, I too were kids who dreamed of becoming professionals by watching Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli.

They helped me a lot. We too will try to do the same." Musetti and Sinner are the most awaited Italian players at the upcoming Wimbledon tournament. There is still some doubts, instad, about the presence of the former finalist Matteo Berrettini.

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