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'One of my best matches ever' - Lorenzo Musetti stuns Diego Schwartzman in Acapulco

Lorenzo Musetti in Acapulco

Italian youngster Lorenzo Musetti continued to impress as he earned his first win over top-ten opposition in Acapulco.

The 19-year-old is tipped by many to emulate compatriot Jannik Sinner and make a significant breakthrough this year, and he certainly laid down a marker with his 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman.

He is no stranger to earning big-name scalps, with him also beating Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori in Rome last year, but this was without doubt his biggest win to date.

"There is a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice and I think some tears left in my eyes," Musetti said in his on-court interview after his win.

"I'm really proud of myself, but now I'm going to work harder and focus on the next days.

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"I think my forehand was the key because he's a really good player. But tonight I [played] I think one of my best matches ever.

“Everyone has a racquet, there is a net. It’s 50-50 every time. That’s tennis. That's my mindset - I’m trying to stay like this.”

Musetti, who is the world number 120, will face American ace Frances Tiafoe in the next round on Wednesday.

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