Italian tennis is a growing part of the nation’s again-flourishing sporting culture. Though top Italian tennis pros are quite rare, 23-year-old Milan-born Filippo Baldi might just be the perfect example. He’s always been around the highest ranks at the youth level, getting to the Quarter Finals of the 2014 Wimbledon Junior tournament. He also won the 2012 Davis Cup at Junior level, defeating Australia.
He made his first ATP main draw appearance in 2018, when he reached the Rome Masters qualifying rounds. 2018 was a year of development for the young Milanese, as he picked up his first (and so far only) title at Singles level.
He impressed when playing against Gleb Sakharov, defeating the Frenchman 6-4, 6-4 in the Wolfkkran Open, Germany. It was a landmark moment for the youngster, and shows how he might still have much to come at Singles level.
Success is sure to come for this studious professional, who spends much of his time improving and honing his skills. With so much potential in his game, it looks to be only a matter of time until the young Italian starts banging on the door of the Top 100 at ATP level – and beyond.