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To surprise is good; confirm is better. This is what Lorenzo Musetti is doing. Revealed during the Masters 1000 in Rome where he had consecutively dominated Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori, the 18-year-old Italian has since won a Challenger title in Forli (Italy) by beating 4 members of the Top 10 in the process. And this week, he is making his way in Sardinia by qualifying for his first semi-final on the circuit, dominating Yannick Hanfmann in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) and 1h32 of play.

Beyond the flamboyance of the Transalpine game, it is on the mental level that he shows a surprising maturity. Against Hanfmann, Musetti thus saved 9 of the 11 break points he faced. Better: led 4-0 in the second set, he nabbed the last six games of the game on Italian ocher.

He is the youngest player to reach the last four in a Tour tournament since … his compatriot Jannik Sinner last year in Antwerp. To already discover a final, he will have to get rid of Serbian Laslo Djere on Saturday, who was authoritarian against Jiri Vesely (6-4, 6-4).

Currently the 143rd player in the world, Musetti was 249th just a month ago when he entered qualifying in Rome. Invited by the organization to Sardinia, he more than honored it and now has the top 100 as his next big goal. Note that Italian tennis is at the party since Marco Cecchinato will also be at the rendezvous of the last four: he overthrew Albert Ramos Vinolas later in the day (4-6, 6-1, 6-1). The Italian delegation has not ceased to amaze us.



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