Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Began playing tennis at age seven because his sister was playing and aunt was a tennis teacher
- Father, Renato, manager of a pharmaceutical company and mother, Donatella, housewife
- Has one older sister, Donatella
- First coaches were his aunt (Susanna Paoletti) and Piero Cocchella
- Likes soccer (supports Milan AC and Livorno teams) and going to movies (thriller and action films)
- Admired Stefan Edberg but admits his game has little in common with the Swede's
- Likes clay as a surface and favorite shot is the forehand
- Likes tennis because it's an individual sport and for the chance to travel and see a lot of different places
- Dream is to win Roland Garros
- Coached by Fabrizio Fanucci (since 1997).
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