Novak Djokovic gets out of line on Lorenzo Musetti
“He has great potential and a great future ahead of him.”
Lorenzo Musetti’s form authorized thinking it would be a battle with Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal match of the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000. Instead, the Serbian champion made a gaping hole in the Carrara talent, partially in the match only in the second set after cashing a resounding 6-0 in the first partial. Interviewed after the clear statement on the court, the Serbian champion explained the secrets of his triumph, not failing to emphasize how the Italian tennis player’s future will be bright.
“When you give Musetti time, he can be very dangerous. He proved it this week, and also in the last two years. He has been one of the most prominent young players: he has great potential and a great future ahead of him. I executed my shots perfectly, particularly in the first set. It was something I planned to do, it was my tactical plan and I executed it perfectly,” the Belgrade champion began.
“He did not play at his best level and he knows it, even the audience noticed it, but I contributed to that. My level was very high, I didn’t make many mistakes, constantly putting pressure on him. I was making him run by playing him deep balls and opening up the court-maybe that was too much for him today,” Nole concluded.
Novak Djokovic, known to all as Nole is considered one of the best tennis players in history by virtue of records and titles won. In 2021, he came close to accomplishing the feat of a Grand Slam, which only Rod Laver achieved in the Open Era in 1969 – but was defeated in three sets by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Us Open final. The Serb is, moreover, the tennis player who has finished the season the most times (7) as No. 1 in the ATP ranking, as well as holding the all-time record of having spent a total of 373 weeks at the top of that ranking.