Novak Djokovic rejoices after beating Lorenzo Musetti, Paris-Bercy 2022
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Musetti chews bitter: “I didn’t deserve such a defeat”
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The match report
On the first set there is little to say. Indeed, very little. Djokovic wins it with a frightening fluency, bending Musetti’s feeble resistance in just over 20 minutes (24, to be precise). Break in the second game, break in the fourth game and then the comfortable closing in 6-0 with the third consecutive break. A nightmare start for Lorenzo, who in addition to contracted tennis (especially the serve, but also the backhand and forehand do not walk) also complains of some breathing problems, as if he could not break his breath. Counting points is almost a joke: 25 to 8 for Serbian.
The second partial is a little better. The first two games are interlocutors, then Djokovic accuses an empty pass and Musetti takes advantage of it like a bird of prey. Service and break of 2-1. The game turns in a second, so much so that Musetti finds himself in the lead after 38 minutes without winning a game. The credit, however, if we can call it that, must be shared with the Serbian, who misses almost everything and leaves room for the Italian. Finally there seems to be a game, we think, but with the same speed with which he found himself in the lead Musetti comes back under. Controbreak by Nole, comfortable service and then again breakthe fifth in the match, which directs the game in a definitive way. The final reads 6-3 and eighth semifinal in Bercy for the Belgrade cannibal.
Musetti: “Heavy victory, I deserved a beautiful Margherita!”
Forward also Tsitsipas, if he will deal with Nole
It took him 78 minutes, five more than Djokovic, and conceded 6 games, three more than the former world number 1, but the result was the same. Stefanos Tsitsipas breaks the pass for the semifinal of the last Masters 1000 of the year by overcoming the American Tommy Paul with a score of 6-2, 6-4. A match similar to that of the Serbian for the native of Athens: always in management, few forcing and surgery in the break area, both in attack and defense (10/10, 7 saved and 3 won). Tomorrow evening, in the main event at the Accor Arena, he will face the 6-time champion of the tournament for the eleventh time: the balance is 8-2 for the Serbian, but Stefanos wants to fight until the last game.
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