Musetti passes the 1st round after a big fight against Lajovic

The Italian Lorenzo Musetti eliminated the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (6-7 [4]7-6 [4]6-3) and advanced to the second round of the Hamburg tournament on Monday midday at the Am Rothenbaum in Hamburg.

The 20-year-old hadn’t won a single match on the ATP Tour since the Masters 1000 in Madrid last May. Lorenzo Musetti had chained five consecutive defeats during his appearances at Roland-Garros, Stuttgart, Queen’s, Wimbledon and Bastad.

Musetti, ranked 62nd in the ATP, will face the winner of the upcoming match between Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, seeded No. 3 in the second round of the German Tennis Championships.

The other posters of the first round in Hamburg (ATP 500, Am Rothenbaum, clay, 1,911,620 EUR, the results are displayed from the most recent to the oldest):

  • Alexander Bublik – Andrey Rublev: to play
  • Francisco Cerundolo – Daniel Altmaier: to play
  • Federico Coria – Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros: to play
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili – Aslan Karatsev: to play
  • Emil Ruusuvuori – Diego Schwartzman: to play
  • Tallon Griekspoor – Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune: to play
  • Laslo Djere – Borna Coric: to play
  • Pablo Carreno Busta – Luca Nardi: to play
  • Aljaz Bedene – Fabio Fognini: to play
  • Sebastian Baez – Filip Krajinovic: to play
  • Carlos Alcaraz – Nicola Kuhn: to play
  • Jan-Lennard Struff – Karen Khachanov: Monday program
  • Jozef Kovalik – Max Hans Rehberg: program Monday
  • Alex Molcan – Marko Topo (Q): 7-5, 6-3
  • Alejandro Davidovitch Fokina – Botic van de Zandschulp (N.5): 6-4, 6-4

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