18-Yr-Outdated Musetti is First ATP semifinalist Born in 2002

Lorenzo Musetti

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday October 16, 2020


Lorenzo Musetti

Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti continued his climb up the rankings with a victory on Friday, which units up his first ATP semifinal look.

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Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti continues to make his presence felt on the ATP Tour. The 18-year-old, who defeated Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori at Rome in September, has reached his first ATP semifinal on the Forte Village Sardegna Open in Sardinia.

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Musetti, ranked 143, defeated Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann on Friday 6-2, 6-4. {The teenager} rallied from 0-4 down within the second set to e-book a spot within the semifinals throughout from Laslo Djere within the final 4.

Djere defeated Jiri Vesely 6-4, 6-4.

It has been a stellar month for Musetti. He has risen over 100 rating factors and claimed the challenger title in Forli a couple of weeks in the past by reeling off 4 High 100 wins.

When Musetti misplaced within the ultimate spherical of qualifying on the Australian Open this yr he was ranked 364 on the earth. It’s fairly outstanding that the 2019 Australian Open Boys’ Singles champion is now closing in on the High 100 and into an ATP-level quarterfinal.

Musetti is now the primary participant born in 2002 to document an ATP win and to achieve an ATP semifinal.

In different motion on Thursday in Sardinia, wild card Marco Cecchinato defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, and can face wither Danilo Petrovic or Federico Delbonis within the semis.

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