Lorenzo Musetti will square off against Ilya Ivashka in the third round of the US Open on Saturday.
The 26th-seeded Musetti defeated Gijs Brouwer 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round. In a match of razor-thin margins, he had earlier defeated David Goffin by scores of 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, and 7-6 (9).
Ivashka defeated Hubert Hurkacz, the eighth seed, in the second round of the US Open with scores of 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5), and 6-3. Prior to that, the Belarusian defeated Sam Querrey in four sets in their first-round match.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Ilya Ivashka Match Details
Tournament: US Open
Date: September 3 2022
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Round: Round of 32
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $60,102,000
Lorenzo Musetti vs Ilya Ivashka Head-to-Head Record
The Italian and the Belarusian faced off at the Madrid Open earlier this year, which has been their sole encounter so far. Musetti came out on top 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Ilya Ivashka Prediction
Musetti will have an advantage over the Belarusian because of his remarkable ability to manage the game’s tempo; the Belarusian may find it difficult to seize control of the points. Although there are no clear favourites in this matchup, Musetti should be able to move on to the fourth round provided he can sustain his stamina.
Prediction: Musetti to win in 5 sets
Lorenzo Musetti Last three performances
- US Open: Round of 64- b. Brouwer 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
- US Open: Round of 128- b. Goffin 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(9)
- Winston Salem Open: Round of 32- l. Gasquet 6-7(5), 6-4, 1-6
Ilya Ivashka Last three performances
- US Open: Round of 64- b. Hurkacz 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3
- US Open: Round of 128- b. Querrey 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(8), 6-3
- Winston Salem Open: Round of 16- l. Huesler 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-7(3)
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV