Musetti reaches first ATP singles final in Hamburg

Lorenzo Musetti beats Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets to reach the final of the Hamburg Open where he awaits the winner between Alcaraz and Molcan

Lorenzo Musetti Lorenzo Musetti Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti defeated Argentine Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets to move into the final of the Hamburg Open at Am Rothenbaum on Saturday afternoon.

The 20-year-old Musetti overcame a brief hiccup late in the second set as he was broken while serving for the match at 6-3, 5-4 after holding a match point on which he hit a drop serve.

Cerundolo managed to take a 3-1 lead in the second set tie-breaker but Musetti stormed back to win six points in a row and complete the 6-3, 7-6 (3) in one hour and 54 minutes.

The Italian converted four of five break point chances that he had while he was able to save five of the eight against his serve during the contest.

Final Musetti – Alcaraz ?

Musetti, ranked No 62, will play the winner of the second semi-final between Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, the No 1 seed, and Slovakia’s Alex Molcan.

The Italian had earlier scored wins over Dusan Lajovic (6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-3), Emil Ruusuvuori (6-4, 7-5) and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (6-4, 6-3) to reach Saturday’s semi-final.

With his run to the final this week, Musetti is projected to climb to a new career-high of No 40 in the world on Monday and could climb further if he wins the title on Sunday.

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