Monday, December 11, 2023

Alcaraz finishes off Musetti with a double 6-2 in Beijing

The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz Garfia beat the Italian Lorenzo Musetti 6-2 and 6-2 in one hour and 20 minutes to reach the China Open quarterfinals disputed in Beijing, where the Norwegian Casper Ruud awaits him.

The transalpine began by endorsing a 40-0 to the current number two in the world ranking and who is seeking on the Chinese circuit to close the gap with the first in the classification, a Novak Djokovic who will not score points in the Asian giant.

Alcaraz returned the perfect play to Musetti in his second return, with which he achieved the first advantage of the afternoon, which he extended in the fifth game and served to sentence the initial set, leaving behind several exchanges that inflamed the spirits of the spectators on the center court of the Diamond Arena .

The clash resumed with a new break in favor of the Murcian, who knew how to take advantage of his first turn at serve in return for a Musetti who depended excessively on his second serve.

A new ‘break’ of Alcaraz in the fifth game was enough to repeat the result of the first set in the second, and allow the Spaniard to break the tie in his favor in the individual confrontations between the two on the ATP circuit after this third duel in which they are involved.

Alcaraz will face the seventh seed in the quarterfinals of the China Open, who beat the Argentine Tomás Martín Etcheverry 6-1, 5-7 and 6-7(7) in 2 hours and 57 minutes on the court Lotus of the capital complex where this ATP 500 tournament is held.


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