From the Challenger Championship player to the big international stage. and story Francesco Mastrelli In 2022. The Tuscan tennis player was actually assembled as a “fencing partner” of the Italian team that played in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals against Croatia, Argentina and Sweden in Bologna. Great result, yesIt is believed that at the beginning of the year he was ranked 800th in the ATP rankings. To be able to play and train with our strongest players is really a dream, as well as representing the Italian national team.
Francesco Mastrelli was born in Pisa on December 21, 2002 AD He is 196cm tall, so his physique is suitable for modern tennis. He started playing tennis at the age of four because his older sister was also playing tennis. At the same time, he also played football (he played in the Pisa youth teams) between the ages of 6 and 12, but eventually chose tennis because it gave him a different satisfaction from team sport.
Pisani trained from the age of 13 in Livorno with Claudio Galopini. Then it arrived at the end of 2018. Federal Technical Center of Tirreniawhere he is followed by a technical staff consisting of Gabrio Castricella, Moses Navarra and Galobini himself.
The 19-year-old (he will turn 20 on December 21) is a multi-faceted player, Which depends in playing tennis on the quality of service and backhands. Already in September 2019, he reached his first doubles final at the ITF circuit, accompanied by Luciano Darderi, in Santa Margherita di Pula. Then, in February 2020, he won his first professional singles match, for $15,000 in Sharm El Sheikh, and entered the ATP rating for the first time two weeks later, at #1868. Maestrelli won his first ITF last season. Singles title (in November near Candia), closing out 2021 at number 759 of the ATP rankings.
But the real leap in quality made by Tuscan in 2022: He constantly entered the ATP Challenger circuit and took advantage of the fact that there were several junior tournaments in Bel Paese, Maestrelli beat everyone on time, Getting straight to the final in Francavilla Al Mare, the quarter-finals at Todi and the victory in Verona, even starting with the qualifiers.. In Verona, Maestrelli beat Argentine Pedro Cachin, the current 57th in the world, in the final.
Thanks to these results, he entered the qualifying draw The US Open has just ended, as he was unable to reach the main draw in the last round. This gave him more awareness, as he reached the semi-finals at Cassis Challenger a few days ago, beating favorite Kostanen Lestine in the quarter-finals. Currently Maestrelli is #178 in the world (best ranking), as well as 17th under 21 in the ATP direct race to Milan, which will determine the eight qualifying for the next-generation ATP Finals in Milan. It should be noted that in this list Italy can boast eight players in the top twenty. unbelievable. The future of tennis is blue.