Lorenzo Musetti ITA, 2002.03.03
Boris Becker He attacked Lorenzo Musetti for his retirement yesterday at Roland Garros on Eurosport Germany: “You should respect the other player and say ‘he beats me today’. So it would have been 6-0. It is a test of maturity, even if you are no longer at the top athletically. Novak is a champion and is used to certain situations. He must have thought ‘I can beat the number one in the world here’ and in those minutes he had already lost the third set. You always have to believe in yourself from start to finish, especially against the greats. Lorenzo Musetti is the best young teenager along with Jannik Sinner. He created many problems for Djokovic: he does everything well, he doesn’t have an exceptional shot, but the serve is fine, the movement, the technique, and also the confidence because he has won too many games ”.
“When you face the older ones you have to be ready physically and mentally. Young talents don’t understand this. It’s not just about playing tennis, it’s about character and personality ”.
On the Berrettini vs Djokovic challenge “For me, Berrettini has the advantage over Djokovic. He has a day off now and hasn’t had long games before. Now he has watched the game very closely and has seen that Djokovic is beatable ”.