‘One of my best matches ever’ – Lorenzo Musetti stuns Diego Schwartzman 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.

“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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