Lorenzo Musetti has taken the ATP Tour by storm this yr with wins over stars such as Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Grigor Dimitrov. The 19-yr-aged commences the US Open up in fifth in the ATP Race To Milan, as he tries to qualify for the Intesa Sanpaolo Up coming Gen ATP Finals, which will be held in Milan from 9-13 November.
The Italian is psyched to check out to gain his location in the 21-and-beneath time finale, and Musetti is also a lover of Milan by itself.
“Milan is the metropolis centre in Europe for vogue,” Musetti explained. “It is a company, it is actually technologically [advanced], investing a great deal of cash in foreseeable future points and big occasions. I feel Rome and Milan are the greatest metropolitan areas in Italy. Rome is much more historic and Milan is additional the new town, the upcoming. We are the Subsequent Gen and the potential.”
In advance of Musetti continues his push for Milan at Flushing Meadows — and in advance of New York Fashion 7 days (8-12 September) — ATPTour.com spoke to the #NextGenATP star about his fashion, the legend whom he draws fashion inspiration from and additional.
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How a lot do you like the fashion field?
I like it. I did one thing with Nike, I did a photoshoot with Moncler. I like to be in the fashion earth mainly because I like to not just enjoy tennis, but have area with almost everything [else I enjoy]. I like to dress a small little bit otherwise. A good deal of manufacturers like my design and style, my character, so I assume I am heading to get into a wonderful circumstance [in fashion].
Who is your style inspiration?
Roger Federer. Even if he does not show far too a lot, he is a single of the icons in fashion. His search is constantly stylish, simple but classic and classy. I tried to copy him a minimal little bit and I imagine it is operating. My inspiration off the court was generally Roger.
What is the a person matter you would under no circumstances wear?
Sandals! By no means! I can wear flip-flops, but I truly don’t like sandals.
What is your go-to outfit when you are out for meal?
I retain it simple. Blue pants, [usually] extended pants. Nike sneakers [or] sneakers and a white t-shirt and a single jacket. Genuinely easy with no so lots of collars, great and simple.
Outside the house of tennis, is there a human being whose vogue you like?
Outside the house of tennis, the style goes way way too significantly. Possibly from time to time it is much too strange and as well strange, so I come back to the vintage seems. I am a lot more [into] straightforward and traditional [fashion].
Did You Know?
Just after a breakthrough effectiveness in Rome last yr, Musetti landed the Esquire Italia protect. Read far more about the photoshoot and interview he did for the magazine here.