Tennis, Beretini, Cinar, Sonego and Museti: Italy’s Great 2021

An incredible year for Italian tennis players, Senego’s success at the Internazionale, starting with Janic’s first 1000 finals, surpassing Azzuri’s record of 100.

Ariana Nardi

2021 has given Italian tennis an unforgettable season full of unprecedented moments, starting with the Wimbledon final where Matteo Beretini and 20-time slam champion Novak Djokovic were. Similarly it has been able to involve the rise of our Next General led by Jannik Sinner (n.10 Atp) and Lorenzo Musetti (n.59 Atp), increasingly present at the decisive stage of the tournament. From an organizational point of view, Italy has also played an important role (25 out of 147) for the Challengers (25 out of 147) and the next General ATP Final in Milan and the Nitto ATP Final. , Which together with the renewed Davis Cup group stage has brought a new and welcome to Turin.

Sinner, first final 1000

Janik Sinar in the final of the Masters 1000 in Miami on April 2, 2021 – a seasonal title behind him (Melbourne 1) and two quarter-final matches in the tournament in Marseille and Dubai, where he surrendered only to Medvedev and Karatsev, Presented. In Florida, defeating players such as Karen Khachanov and Roberto Bautista-Agut, South Tyrolian qualified for the first 1000 finals of his career, becoming the second Italian to reach the final of the Masters after Monte-Carlo winner Fabio Fognini. In 2019.

Italians record in the top 100

A few days before the final of the Masters 1000 in Miami, thanks to Gianluca Mager’s victory in the Marbler Challenger, Italy was able to celebrate 10 of the top 100 players in the world for the first time in history. With the April 5 ranking update, these names have made their presence in the top 100: Beretini, Fognini, Sinar, Sonego, Travaglia, Caruso, Museti, Chechinato, Seppi, Magar.

With the heart and passion that set him apart, Lorenzo Sonego hit a historic semifinal at Internazionale d’Italia, the first of his career in a tournament worth 1000 points. Gayle Monfils, Gianluca Mager and Dominic Thiam were defeated in a week-long firefight that tested the physical limitations of the Turin player involved in the long return and double round on Saturday, where he knocked out Rublev and snatched a set from Djokovic. Appreciate a long hug from him.

Paris: Musetti in fifth place with Knoll

Lorenzo Musetti (No. 59 ATP) is definitely one of the new names that makes the hearts of Italian fans beat faster. In 2021 the Carrara teenager landed the role of Rookie in the most varied context: from the ATP Tour where he finished his first full year, to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Davis Cup. Thanks to his tennis champagne, he guarantees a significant engagement to the Italian public and beyond, giving even the best of Novak Djokovic a hard time. Roland Garros had a memorable head-to-head in Round of 16, where Museti forced # 1 to recover from a two-part difficulty.

Bertini in the Wimbledon final

July 11, 2021 A memorable date for Italian tennis: Matteo Beretini defeated Hubert Hurcaz and qualified for the first Grand Slam final of his career, reaching the decisive stage of the most beloved and alluring tournament in history as the first Italian. At Wimbledon, the temple of tennis, he faced world No.1 Novak Djokovic, who was able to snatch the initial set in a tie-break, before scoring 7-6; 4-6; 4-6; 6-3. With a total audience of 5,800,000 spectators at the championship finals, equivalent to a 34% share, this is a sign that tennis is no longer a special sport.

The capital of tennis is Turin

In the golden years of Italian tennis, our country has become a hero not only on the courts, but also in the organization of international events, through the exploitation of great champions. The new home of the Nitto ATP finals until 2025 and the host city of Turin on the occasion of the group stage of the Davis Cup held from 25 to 29 November, were especially bright in the season finals. “The sustainability of the final in Turin will be special,” announced ATP President Andrea Goudenzi. “This could represent a moment of change after 15 years of Big 3 dominance. The future of tennis is bright.” Zverev loses to Medvedev in final

Beretini’s cry, Cena’s debut

ATP Finals, 17 November 2021 Matteo Beretini dedicates Jannik Sinar – “You are an idol in Matteo”. So John Cena, just 20 years old and a first participant in the Masters, writes on camera in a turn after passing his debut in the ATP finals. A simple gesture that was able to reveal all the intimacy of Italian tennis towards Matteo Beretini forced South Tyrolian to make his place in the top 8 of the season due to a stomach injury.

Beretini and Cena are close to the top 10

Italinis thus ended an incredible year, for the first time with two players in the top ten in the world: Matteo Beretini and Janic Cinar. Roman made his first top 10 appearance in November 2019, becoming the fourth blue at the Open Era to do so. With 4568 points (307 away from Rafa Nadal) confirmed his status as the top player in 7th place. Janik Cena is 10th at just 20 years old: only Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have been able to rise to the top 10 at a more tender age; Federer, on the other hand, was seven months older than Neil.

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