Italian tennis player Lorenzo Musetti was eliminated by Novak Djokovic in the French Open round of 16. The world’s number one tennis player successfully defeated the 19-year-old rookie after a major reversal.
Musetti won the first two sets 7:6, 7:6, then Djokovic lost again, and won the next two sets 6:1, 6:0. In the decisive fifth set, Djokovic led 4-0, and Musetti then handed over the game. The first message is that he did this because of his injury, but his statement revealed a different version of the story.
“No, no, no. I didn’t surrender because of the injury. There were some cramps and low back pain, but I can’t score anymore. It’s not good for the audience, that’s why I decided to “surrender.” I have no chance, I think the best solution is to do this,” said the 76th tennis player in the world after the loss.
Djokovic will face the world’s ninth Italian Matteo Berrettini in the semifinals of the French Open tomorrow.