Enrico is 47 years old, an age in which everyone (or almost everyone) abandoned the competitive spirit to become a coach or, more often than not, club masters. Yet every morning – coronavirus or non-coronavirus – this model of determination (and hard head) continues to train like crazy to achieve a goal that – for most – now appears unattainable: get a point, a miserable point, and finally enter the ranking ATP, the world ranking of tennis players. “As long as I have the strength and the desire I will try – confesses Becuzzi – I do not want to give up. I am looking for a victory, only one, and then I will retire.”
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A retreat that would come after a very long career, almost forty years spent on the clay courts: “I started playing late, when I was nine years old, when my father gave me a wooden racket. From that moment on I fell in love of tennis and the great champions of that period: Lendl, McEnroe, Wilander and Connors. Although my myth has always been Guillermo Vilas “.
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Long hair, an unbridled passion for heavy metal, the friendship with Paolo Lorenzi with whom he managed to win a doubles match in South America, the “Becu” as he is nicknamed in the circuit, is now a character. Even if in fans’ forums someone teases him: “I don’t go often on the Internet and in any case everyone is free to say what they want, as long as there is respect. Many instead follow me with affection and I want to thank them because they give me the strength to continue “.
Of course, it is not easy even from an economic point of view: Enrico will have gotten a little less than 10,000 euros in his career and traveling costs: “I am not a fool, I always try to make ends meet. When I can I go, when I understand that I don’t It is appropriate, I give it up. Of course, that time I entered the qualifications of a Master 1000 in Shanghai and they did not give me the visa in time, I was really bad. But do you think about it? What a pity…”.
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And then? Have you ever thought about after a racket globetrotter, happy and loser by definition? “Maybe I’ll teach the kids tennis or I’ll coach. Maybe I’ll go back to the countryside to work with my family. I haven’t thought about it yet. I’m 47 years old and have a dream yet to be achieved. There is time for everything else …”