Rooftop Rally Stars Attend Next Gen ATP Finals | ATP Tour

It has been some journey for two Italian youngsters since they captured the attention of the world during the peak of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, Vittoria, 14, and Carola, 12, took to their rooftops in Finale Ligure, Italy, to play tennis since courts were closed, and it has been a whirlwind ever since.

After becoming internet sensations, they met Roger Federer and then visited the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar earlier this year. Now they are in Milan attending the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals.

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The girls spent Monday evening playing with #NextGenATP Argentine Sebastian Baez – who is competing in Milan – at the Allianz Cloud and will watch play at the 21-and-under event. It is an experience the pair are thoroughly enjoying.

“It was so strange playing with him [Baez] because he is a champion,” Vittoria told “It is amazing for us to play with him. We are really happy. It is different here to play without the tramlines, though! It felt smaller.”

Italian Lorenzo Musetti is making his debut in Milan and will carry home hopes as he aims to replicate countryman Jannik Sinner’s 2019 title run. Vittoria and Carola are big fans of the 19-year-old and are excited to watch him.

“Musetti is our favourite player because he is from Italy and I also like Sebastian Korda, he is great,” Vittoria added. “We are just really happy to be here because it is our first time in Milan.”

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