Our generation and probably also the previous generation of fans had and still has Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as idols. The Big Three have left an indelible mark on the world of tennis and still today they continue to dominate and have 'control' over tennis.
In particular, if we talk about the last 15 years, almost all tennis school kids would answer that they have Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal as their idol and the Tennis TV colleagues have carried out this survey by asking the same question to some of the tennis players of the ATP Tour.
Who is their idol? Who is the tennis player who inspired their career? Various answers arrived, there are those who went on the safe side by answering Roger Federer or the American André Agassi and those who used to respond in a particular way, probably Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Greek said that his idol was Konstantinos Economidis, a former Greek tennis player who obtained the Best Ranking of number 112 in the world. Tsitsipas made it clear that Economidis was the reason he wanted to play tennis, his goal is to give him the impact that tennis in Greece deserved."
Who are the idols of tennis players?cHere is a list of some of the main players on the circuit and who their real idols are: De Minaur - Lleyton Hewitt
Felix Auger Aliassime - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Denis Shapovalov - Roger Federer
Nishikori - Roger Federer and Hicham Arazi
Matteo Berrettini - Roger Federer
Alexander Zverev - Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal - Carlos Moya
Andy Murray - André Agassi
Cameron Norrie - André Agassi
Grigor Dimitrov - Pete Sampras and André Agassi
Milos Raonic - Pete Sampras
Stan Wawrinka - Pete Sampras, Alex Corretja and Patrick Rafter
Stefanos Tsitsipas - Konstantinos Economidis
Daniil Medvedev - Marat Safin
Andrey Rublev - Marat Safin and Rafael Nadal
Matteo Berrettini will play the Laver Cup 2021
The golden moment continues for the Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini, number 8 in the world and the first player in his country history to reach the final in 134 editions of Wimbledon.
Matteo has shown to be in great shape after winning the Queen's and reaching the final at the All England Club where he only gave in to Novak Djokovic, this year in an incredible condition that makes him unbeatable. After the final in Wimbledon and the celebrations afterwards with the national football team in Rome with its meeting with Mattarella, another fantastic news arrives for Matteo and for the Italian colors.
Matteo will be part of the selection of the Laver Cup, a competition that will be held from 24 to 26 September in Boston, at the TD Garden, home of the NBA team of the Boston Celtics. Berrettini was the third player selected for Team Europe, after the tournament organizer Roger Federer and after the Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem.
Team Europe will challenge the Rest of the World and the team will be captained by former tennis legend Bjorn Borg. 2021 is increasingly a golden moment for Italian tennis and above all for Matteo who started the season in the best possible way and has slowly struck together a series of extraordinary results.
Berrettini is also third in the ATP Race classification and is one step away from qualifying for the Atp Finals at the end of the year competition that will be held this year in Turin and therefore Berrettini will play as host.
Berrettini is carrying on the Italian tennis movement and speaking proudly in these days was the president of the FIT Angelo Binaghi. Here are his words: "We are proud of Matteo, of what he managed to do against this 'monster' who will probably win the Grand Slam this year and will be the third player in history to succeed in this feat, and in my opinion he will want to win.
then also the Olympics. I believe that from this moment a new page will open, for Matteo Berrettini and all the other guys. For Italian tennis I think this must become more normal than it has been until now. I don't think it will be another 45 years before we see another Italian in the final of a Grand Slam."