The 20 year old from Carrara, n.62 in the world, took 1 hour and 54 minutes to fold Cerundolo, n. 30 in the ranking and returning from the final in Bastad, with the result of 6-3, 7-6. From Monday, thanks to the results on clay at the Rothenbaum Tennis Stadium, the blue will score his new best ranking, entering the top 40 in the world
Lorenzo Musetti wins his first final of a 500 by beating the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo in two sets (6-3, 7-6) in theHamburg ATP. In the final he will face the winner of the match between Carlos Alcaraz and Slovakor Alex Molcan. After easily winning the first set, the Tuscan tennis player had to go all the way to tie-break in the second to win the resistance of the South American. The opportunity was too tempting to pass up and Musetti did not miss it, playing with attention and concentration, frustrating his opponent’s comeback attempts with surgical precision, trembling only a little in the end before recovering.
In a tenth game of the second set inflated with tension, the 23-year-old from Baires, with one of his deadly drop-shot, he got the chance of 5 all but his reverse was printed on the tape. Then it was the blue who wasted a match-point beating unexpectedly from below and courageously canceling a second ball-break. The tape gave a third to Cerundolo, canceled by Musetti’s right on the line: but on the fourth ball-break the blue’s right ended up on the net (5-5).
He ended up deciding the tiebreaker. The Argentine tried the extension (3-1) but Musetti slipped six points in a row closing 7-3, this time with a ‘real’ serve. The 20 year old from Carrara, n.62 in the world, took 1 hour and 54 minutes to fold Cerundolo, n. 30 of the ranking and fresh from the final a Bastad. From Monday, thanks to the results on the Red earth of the Rothenbaum Tennis Stadium, the blue will score his new best rankingentering between the first 40 of the world.