|Date of birth||October 8, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Budrio, Italy|
The son of a dentist, Daniele, and an accountant, Stefania, Simone began playing tennis at the age of 7 in Bologna, Italy. Simone is right-handed, he prefers to play on hard courts and his favorite shot is forehand. He can generate enormous power on both ground strokes without showing much effort. Simone’s tennis idols growing up were Stefan Edberg and Patrick Rafter, and his ultimate goal in tennis is to reach Top 10 in the ATP Rankings.
Simone’s best friends on the circuit are Juan Martin Del Potro, Daniel Gimeno-Traver and Horacio Zeballos, and he considers his most memorable tennis moment the final he played in Munich. Simone’s coaches are Umberto Rianna and Giancarlo Petrazzuolo and his favorite tournaments are Umag, Rome and Monte Carlo. In his downtime, Simone enjoys watching movies (favorite movie-Gladiator), listening to music (favorite performers-Queen, Michael Jackson) and chatting with friends online.