It will take a long time for Lorenzo Musetti to break his four-month losing streak, which includes six straight defeats and a victory in the Forli Challenger. At the foot of the tie break, the gifted Italian overcame a set deficit and, more importantly, erased two match points from Dusan Lajovic, who squandered a chance to close and could not withstand the psychological reaction in the final push in his clay debut at Hamburg’s ‘500.’”
‘Muso’ then won 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3, returning to the majors and setting himself up for a Monte-Carlo rematch with Diego Schwartzman in the second round of the tournament.
However, Pablo Carreno Busta, the Argentine tennis player, has suffered a humiliating defeat in Bastad. Karen Khachanov’s hard-fought victory over Jan-Lennard Struff is also worth mentioning. Matilde Paoletti doesn’t let her impressive performance in the cadet draw detract from her first career outing on the major circuit.
Ocean Dodin, ranked 920 in the world, was thwarted by the 19-year-old Italian from Italy, who was the first to save break points all night and even had to come back from a break down in the second set at 3-4 to win the match.
Italian qualifier Fabio Fognini was beaten 6-4 7-5 by world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in a thrilling two-hour-and-a-half match, but that didn’t detract from what had been a wonderful experience.
France’s second-round opponent will be Irina Begu, a Russian. A more taxing match than expected for the sixth-seeded Maria Bassols, who needed a third set to claim victory.
Ana Bogdan, who is down 0-1 0-30 after the 10-minute heat break, faces Sara Sorribes Tormo in the third set after a “crazy” win for Sara Sorribes Tormo. Two-set defeat for Finisce. Featured Image Source: Getty Images