Lorenzo Musetti returns to the Florence knockout and goes down flat

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Musetti sheds light on his semifinal defeat in Florence

Lorenzo Musetti wants to look ahead and makes no secret of his ambitions for the Naples ATP, but in his pre-tournament press conference he inevitably returned-answering a specific question-to what happened a few days ago in Florence, during the semifinal against Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Musetti denied that he had any anxiety or panic attacks, however, specifying that “what happened in Florence, honestly, I can’t explain it myself. It’s a feeling that came to me on the field, not before. Most likely I felt some responsibility, some expectation, it all came suddenly. But there was no panic attack.”

“It was a physical problem, pressure had nothing to do with it,” the Carrara native explained further, “because already in the first game I turned to the corner and told Simone (Tartarini, Musetti’s coach, ed.) that I felt I had to throw up. So it was more of a physical thing, like indigestion, even though I had eaten three hours before and it wasn’t that. But pressure and panic, again, had nothing to do with it.”

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