ATP Naples to Lorenzo Musetti, Matteo Berrettini falls in final: “Amazing to win here.”
Italians versus on Italian soil, with the younger one prevailing in the end.
Lorenzo Musetti won the ATP 250 Naples tournament after facing and beating none other than Matteo Berrettini in the final. For the Carrarese comes a full victory, in two sets, although the first of the two proved to be extremely hard-fought. Definitely easier was his task in the second, as is clear from the final score: 7-6(5), 6-2.
About two hours of battle for the two, with the first set alone lasting almost an hour and a half although not a single break comes. Musetti appears in better shape already in these stages, however, so much so that he wins the ball four times to break serve from the Roman (who responds only once). Berrettini then succumbed to the tie-break, only to concede the break to his rival already in the first game of the next set and then in the seventh.
“Matteo is certainly not at 100 percent from a physical point of view,” Musetti admitted. “But he fought until the end, and especially in the first set it was tough. The tension on the court was there, we were both nervous. But in the important moments I played better, and to win in front of my family and an audience like this is wonderful.”
For Musetti, the Naples one is the second ATP title in his career, after the one in Hamburg. The Carrara native is the 18th Italian tennis player to win at least two on the circuit.