Atp, historic record for Italy with Berrettini, Sinner and Musetti
Never before had there been three Italians in the top 20 positions of the Atp ranking
A historic first for Italian tennis, in fact it had never happened that three Italian tennis players occupied three positions in the top 20 (or rather 19) of the Atp ranking. The news came on the morning of Monday, January 9, through official Atp channels.
The first among the Azzurri is back to be the 1996 class Matteo Berrettini, who occupies the 14th position, just below the 2001 class from Alto Adige Jannik Sinner, 16th and finally the 2002 Tuscan Lorenzo Musetti, who grew a lot in the second part of last season and climbed up to the 19th position.
The previous record belonged to the trio of Berrettini, Sinner, and Sonego, all of whom re-entered the top 21 ranking in 2021. Better than the Azzurri in this beginning of 2023 only Spain, with three wearers in the top 15 including ranking leader Carlos Alcaraz and 22-time Slam winner Rafael Nadal.
The term Atp refers to the association that groups all male professional tennis players from all corners of the world. The Atp’s primary task is to protect the interests of the players and also to organize essential services, such as, for example, the drafting of the world rankings, called the Atp rankings, and the scheduling of tournaments.