Hubert Hurkacz (19th ATP) is the third time in his career to play in Rome. A year ago, the Poles won with Daniel Evans and Andrei Rublev. In the third round, he played against Diego Sebastian Schwartz. Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Diego Sebastian Schwartzman) lost three sets. On the other hand, Lorenzo Musetti is one of the most interesting players in the younger generation.
The 19-year-old Italian is ranked 82nd in the ATP rankings. So far, his balance sheet on the clay court is 63-38 (63%). A year ago, Musetti qualified in Rome, and then he defeated the others.in. Stana Wawrinkę and Keia Nishikoriego.
The first set is high level. Both players have 13 winners. Hurkacs only scored 6 goals, and the opponent made 2 serve errors. The Pole performed very well in tennis, especially in his backhand volley. The ending is crucial to the fate of the first game. With Musetti’s score of 5:4, no tennis player can beat his opponent. In the tenth game, the Poles lost his application to 15.
Starting from the second batch, it is clear that Hurkacz is not clear. He didn’t finish all the balls, played inaccurately, and tried to complete the action as quickly as possible. It was quickly broken by Italy, who won four consecutive games 4:4 in the first set. In the third game of the second game, Musetti (Musetti) took a 40-0 lead and the Poles decided to abandon the game. It is not clear whether the cause was injury or other reasons.
Hurkacz handed over the game for the last time in November 2018. Then he scratched with Czech Lukas Rosol in the second round of the German challenger, scoring 2:5 in the first game.
Therefore, it is not clear whether Hukaz will participate in the doubles match in Rome. On Wednesday, he will face the Australian duo: Max Purcell / Luke Saville with Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.
This was the third consecutive game on the clay court, and Helkacs was quickly eliminated. First, in the second round of Monte Carlo, he was eliminated by the Englishman Daniel Evans, and then the Pole lost to the Australian John Millman in the first game in Madrid. John Millman), now lost to Musetti (Musetti).
The Italian in the second round will face Reilly Opelka of the United States (47th ATP).