Milan: Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti saved four match points to oust top seed Daniel Evans of Britain to advance to the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Cagliari on Thursday.
The 90th-ranked Musetti won through 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (10/8) after two hours ten minutes on court in Sardinia against Evans, ranked 32.
Musetti, 19, the recipient of a wild card this week for the main draw in Monte-Carlo, had gotten off to a flying start on the Mediterranean island with two break points to lead 5-0 before, sealing the set in 24 minutes.
Evans changed tactics in the second set with a more aggressive style allowing him to level proceedings 6-1.
The 30-year-old Englishman had the edge in the third set tiebreak, his Italian rival had trailed 5/2, but saved match points at 3/6 and 7/8.
A forehand drop shot winner allowed Musetti to seal victory on his second match point.
Earlier Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann beat 2018 Roland Garros semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato 7-5, 6-1 of Italy to reach the quarter-finals.
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