Italian tennis has emerged as one of the strongest nations across the ATP Tour. Here we take a look at Stefano Travaglia in more detail, including who his parents are.
The 29-year-old achieved a career-high ranking of number 60 in the world in 2021 after falling to compatriot Jannik Sinner at the 2021 Melbourne-1 event in his first tour-level final. It was the first-tour level final contested between two Italians since 1988 Florence (ATP).
Travaglia reached the 2020 French Open third round by earning his first five-set win which came against former US Open finalist Kei Nishikori, who in the run up to that match had won nine straight five-set matches (ATP).
The right-hander beat fellow Italian Fabio Fognini for his first tour-level win at the 2017 US Open and he got the better of Fognini once again at the Umag event in 2019.
Travaglia qualified for four consecutive Grand Slams from 2018 Wimbledon through to 2019 French Open, as well as the All England Club and Flushing Meadows in 2017.
Throughout his career, Travaglia has so far lifted six ATP Challenger titles. The last of which came at Sibiu, Romania, in 2021, where he beat Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis in the final.
In his first two tournaments of the season, Travaglia showed he meant business by beating the likes of Miomir Kecmanovic, Sam Querrey, Alexander Bublik and Hubert Hurkacz.
The Italian snapped a six-match losing streak which ran from February to April by qualifying for the ATP Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo.
He finished 2021 with a 11-20 win, loss record.
Who are Stefano Travaglia’s parents?
Stefano started playing tennis at the age of eight. His father, Enzo, owns a news agency and his mother, Simonella, is a tennis coach (ATP).
In the summer of 2011, Travaglia fell down stairs and through a glass window at his apartment. He severed an artery in his right wrist and suffered other arm and hand injuries.
Travaglia underwent surgery for two days following the accident and did not play from August 2011 through to August 2012. The Italian returned to the tour without regaining full feeling in his hand (ATP).
After overcoming adversity and potentially a career-ending injury, Travaglia has firmly established himself as one of the world’s top 100 players.
With Italian tennis brimming with both established and emerging stars, Travaglia will be looking to share the limelight with his compatriots in 2022.