He only missed one set to reach his first final for his third tournament only on the ATP Tour. But Lorenzo Musetti finally had to give in to Laslo Djere, 74th player in the world. First in the game, then physically. Party beating like the day before in the quarter-finals, the 18-year-old Italian could not stem the fine opposing reaction and finally threw in the towel (2-6, 6-2, 4-1 ab.) After 1:39 a.m. of game, probably hit in the elbow.
Djere had a lot of merit because the match was badly started for him. Broken from the start and without any solutions to the exchange, he accumulated errors against a Musetti always so pleasant to watch play, in particular thanks to his long backhand. But the young Italian lost his focus at the start of the second set and paid off with a quick double break.
His Serbian opponent also cleverly shifted his rifle tactically, pounding Musetti’s backhand and constantly staring him to that side. Back on the right track, Djere then released his blows, frequently overflowing the Italian. The latter conceded the break in the 4th game of the 3rd set, visibly concerned about the pain that prevented him from fighting until the end. Next week, however, he should experience his best career ranking, possibly among the top 125 players in the world.