La Jornada – Surprises Musetti and eliminates Schwartzman in Acapulco

Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti gave the bell at the Acapulco Mexico Open when Argentine Diego Schwartzman was knocked out in the first round match, while Greek top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas sent French Benoit Bayer, 31, 31 years old. rating Globalism.

“It was a wonderful night, I can’t describe it, and I won’t be able to sleep tonight.” Musetti said after reversing match points six times and winning 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 over Schwartzman, the ninth in the world and the third favorite in the tournament, “I fought on every point and I think that That was the key to my victory. “

Musetti, who is only 19 and 120th in the ATP ranking, has already shown his talent at the 2020 Roma Masters when he beat Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Japanese Kei Nishikori to enter the third round. Coming from the rating.

In Acapulco, the Italian repeated history because it also came from the qualifiers and will now look to advance when he faces American Francis Tiavo, who defeated fellow countryman Brandon Nakashima 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).

Schwartzman’s unexpected departure joins the departure of Marin Cilic, who lost the day before to American Sebastian Korda.

Tsitsipas, the fifth player in the world, did not leave room for surprises and without problems, French Bayer left the field, 6-3, 6-1 in one hour and 13 minutes of play.

“I want to thank the fans for the energy, it is the best feeling in the world to play with the spectators. Not only that, the atmosphere is surprising and this helped me enjoy the game more,” the Greek said after his victory on the main stadium of the Metenis stadium, where the health authorities in Guerrero allowed a capacity of 30 Percent in the stands.

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Canadian fourth seed Milos Raonic led by beating American Tommy Ball in two sets of 7-6 (8/6) and 6-4.

In the doubles championship, German brothers Misha and Alexander Zverev – number one in singles – lost 2-6 5-7 to Australia’s Luke Saville and John Patrick Smith in the first round.

In the Monterey Open women’s tennis tournament, Argentine top seed Nadia Podoroska lost 4-6 to Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya, while China’s Lin Chu defeated Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 7-5 7-6.

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