Lorenzo Musetti, comeback victory

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Musetti-Brouwer 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-2

Lorenzo Musetti is also among the qualifiers for the third round of the US Open.

The Carrara-born player won in a comeback 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-2 over a Brouwer who collapsed in the fourth set after three balanced partials.

In the next round Musetti will face one of Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz or Belarus’ Ilya Ivashka.

Since 1968, that is, since the tournament was opened to professionals, three tennis players have won it five times: the Americans Jimmy Connors (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982 and 1983) and Pete Sampras (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2002) and the Swiss Roger Federer, who won it from 2004 to 2008. In 2020 it was won by Austrian Dominic Thiem, who in a comeback beat Alexander Zverev in the final in five sets by the score of 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. Last year Novak Djokovic, who came within a whisker of a Grand Slam thanks to successes in Australia, France and England, succumbed in the final against Medvedev.

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