Lorenzo Musetti: 'If I wasn't a tennis player, I might act' 

Lorenzo Musetti, an Italian tennis player, has admitted that he would have been an actor rather than a tennis professional.

Lorenzo Musetti in a file photo (Image credit: Twitter)
By Mahaksh Chauhan | Nov 24, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Lorenzo Musetti, who was formerly ranked 83rd on the charts this season, enters this competition ranked 23rd in the world after winning two titles in the year 2022. Musetti shocked Carlos Alcaraz in the ATP Hamburg final, giving him his first career victory at the highest level. After that, he defeated Matteo Berrettini in the Napoli Open final to win his second ATP championship. Musetti made an unexpected quarter final at the Paris Masters the week prior to this competition. His performance in the Masters 1000 tournament was the best of his career, and it propelled him to his present-day, highest ranking. 

Musetti recently stated in an interview with the German magazine Tennis Magazin that he grew up loving movies. While admitting that he would have been an actor if he hadn’t been a tennis player, he also joked that it was probably for the best that he choose not to pursue acting. When I was a child, I loved movies. I like magazines, media and this lifestyle. I also enjoy the time away from the square. If I wasn’t a tennis player, I might act. But it’s probably better that I play tennis (laughs),” Musetti said.

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Match Importance

In the same interview, Lorenzo Musetti talked about his losses to Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas, two contests in which he trailed by two sets. The 20-year-old fell to the Serbian at the French Open by scores of 6-7, 6-7, 6-1, 6-0, and 4-0, while the Greek overcame him at Roland Garros earlier this year by scores of 5-7, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, and 6-2. Musetti believes that despite the humiliating losses, he played two of his best games against them and that those losses made him acutely aware of his limitations. I think I played two of the best matches in my life against them. But it wasn’t enough. You won against these players only when you reach out to them on the net. They were hard defeats, but they helped me to see myself more as a professional off the pitch and to complete my team and the areas I have to work on. The matches were important, even if I lost,” Lorenzo Musetti stated.

The Italian said that while his varied game at such a young age could be both a curse and a blessing, it is currently more of a blessing. Both are possible. It is now more of a blessing, though. Because you can accomplish significant outcomes if you know how to handle all of these issues. It might be really challenging to learn such things if you don’t already possess them. I am content with my diversity. It can occasionally be a curse, but that’s all part of the fun. I agree with that,” he said.