Lorenzo Musetti, first wonder in Hamburg: Carlos Alcaraz ko in final

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Success in three sets for the 20-year-old from Carrara

Lorenzo Musetti won his first career ATP title: he did so in Hamburg, on clay, beating tough-as-nails Carlos Alcaraz in the final 6-4, 6(8)-7, 6-4.

The 20-year-old from Carrara, who in the previous rounds had beaten, in order, Lajovic, Ruusuvuori, Davidovich Fokina and Francisco Cerundolo, showed that he was more on the ball than his opponent and could have closed the match already in the second set if it had not been for a moment of slump at 6-3 in the tie-break, with Alcaraz in that case good at cancelling no less than three match points.

The Spaniard, however, could do nothing in the third and decisive set: indeed, Musetti managed to close out the final in his own favor in the tenth, decisive game, on his opponent’s serve.

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