Local favorite Lorenzo Musetti advances at Firenze Open

October 13, 2022 GMT

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Playing in his home region of Tuscany, third-seeded Lorenzo Musetti rolled past 74th-ranked Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-3, 6-0 in the second round of the Firenze Open on Thursday.

The 20-year-old Musetti hit 21 winners to his Spanish opponent’s eight.

Musetti, who is from Carrara, will next play Mackenzie McDonald, who eliminated Italian wild card Francesco Passaro 6-4, 7-5 on the hard court inside the Palazzo Wanny.

Eighth-seeded Brandon Nakashima, another American, defeated Turkish qualifier Altug Celikbilek 6-3, 6-4.

Nakashima’s quarterfinal opponent will be either top-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime or 55th-ranked Oscar Otte.


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