Lorenzo Musetti mocks Novak Djokovic and 'avenges' Ben Shelton

The celebration is now trendy throughout the men's circuit and has gone viral. The gesture of the phone call as a celebration, invented by Ben Shelton at the US Open and revised by Novak Djokovic

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Lorenzo Musetti mocks Novak Djokovic and 'avenges' Ben Shelton
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Lorenzo Musetti mocks Novak Djokovic and avenges Ben Shelton! The celebration is now trendy throughout the men's circuit and has gone viral. The gesture of the phone call as a celebration, invented by Ben Shelton at the US Open and revised by Novak Djokovic after his victory in the semi-final, has been used by several tennis players in the last period.

After Nole, it was Fabio Fognini who replicated it at the Challenger in Genoa to provoke and send a clear message to the Italian captain Filippo Volandri. Lorenzo Musetti also decided to celebrate Italy's 3-0 against Chile at the Unipol Arena in this way: at the end of the match point in the final doubles, he called and immediately hung up his mobile phone, before embracing and celebrating the victory with his partner Lorenzo Sonego and Volandri himself.

Here is the video of the celebration shared by the official Davis Cup Twitter page:

Musetti becomes father

Lorenzo Musetti will soon become a father.

While waiting for an official confirmation from the tennis player from Carrara and his partner Veronica Confalonieri, this splendid news has circulated quickly in the last few hours, which tells of how the Italian number two wanted to share together with his teammates, engaged in the Davis Cup Bologna, the future paternity, which will take place in spring.

The 21-year-old Tuscan made his relationship official with his girlfriend last December, who is also the sister of Valentina, wife of tennis player Gianluca Mager. Meanwhile, in the Davis Cup, Italy took a nice revenge after the bad defeat suffered on the opening day against Canada.

If Musetti, despite himself, was the protagonist of the debacle against the reigning national champions, losing the singles match against Gabriel Diallo, he also redeemed himself in the redemption match against Chile. The Italian was not used in the singles, where Lorenzo Sonego and Matteo Arnaldi performed well, but he contributed by winning the doubles paired with the Italian.

Musetti's satisfaction after the match: "It was a very long day. We knew we had to do something and we did it. I've always said that my philosophy in Davis is I'm here, on the bench or on the pitch it doesn't count. I lost my voice cheering for Matteo and Lorenzo, and then the great satisfaction of winning a double like this: a unique emotion to do it with a close friend.

Lorenzo's victory in singles was the most incredible victory with those four match points saved, added Musetti, but also in doubles, down a set and 3-1 we put in two replies and the match changed. The man of the day? Sonny of course, he's been on the field the most."

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