A big surprise from an Italian youth who ousted Pavefrinka from the Rome tennis tournament
The young Italian Lorenzo Musetti blew a heavy surprise and toppled the Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka yesterday in the first round of the Roma Tennis Masters Championship after defeating him 6/0 and 7/6 (7/2).
The match continued under the floodlights after the confrontation was postponed for some time due to rain, but Musetti, 18, succeeded in imposing his superiority against Wawrinka, who won three titles in the four major "Grand Slam" tournaments.
Musetti is ranked 249 in the ATP world rankings and became the first player, born in 2002, to win a victory in the ATP World Association's tournaments, and he will meet in the second round, Japanese Ki Nishikori.
Musetti said after the match, "I am very happy, when I saw the draw, I felt happy about facing Stanislas, he is a hero and one of the symbols of the game for me."
He added, "I had a good feeling, so I started the match with my full capacity, and I think he (Wawrinka) did not expect that. Britain's Kyle Edmund left the tournament early also after being defeated by Italian Sicchinato 3/6, 7/6 (9/7) and 6/2. .
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