Against Saturday, the 2022 Sofia Open semifinals will feature World No. 95 Marc-Andrea Huesler taking on fourth seed Lorenzo Musetti.
Musetti defeated Alexandar Lazarov in the second round by scores of 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8), and 6-2 to earn a quarterfinal matchup with Jan-Lennard Struff. The Italian went behind 3-0 in the first set before winning the next three straight games to even the match. From this point forward, both players played pretty consistently on serve, taking the set into a tie-break. Musetti initially fell behind 2-0 but immediately caught up to win the opening set tie-break. The second set had only one side in it. The 20-year-old quickly built a 5-0 lead and quickly finished off the game to win 7-6 (3), 6-1.
Huesler got things going well by scoring a breakaway goal early on to make it 2-0. The Austrian proved to be too reliable in the ensuing tie-break and won the opening set. In the second set, the pair successfully defended their serve, and as a result, the match entered a tie-break once more. Majchrzak had two match points when he trailed 6-4, but Huesler showed steely resolve to win the next four games and take the set, forcing a tiebreaker. For a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 6-3 comeback victory, Huesler broke his opponent’s service twice in the third set, which wasn’t as exciting as the previous one.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Marc Huesler Match Details
Tournament: Sofia Open
Date: October 1, 2022
Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: €389,270
Lorenzo Musetti vs Marc Huesler Head-to-Head Record
This will be their first encounter so the head-to-head is at 0-0.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Marc Huesler Prediction
The way they both competed in the quarterfinals will give both players confidence in their chances. The Swiss player may have some anxiety as he attempts to make it to his first ATP tour final. Having won his first title earlier this year, Musetti may benefit from this and be able to handle the situation better.
Prediction: Musetti to win in 3
Lorenzo Musetti Last three performances
- Sofia Open: Quarterfinal- b. Struff 7-6(3), 6-1
- Sofia Open: Second round- b. Lazarov 6-7(5), 7-6(8), 6-2
- Moselle Open: Second round- l. Korda 3-6, 6-7(6)
Marc Huesler Last three performances
- Sofia Open: Quarterfinal- b. Majchrzak 6-7(4), 7-6(6), 6-3
- Sofia Open: Second round- b. Carreno 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
- Sofia Open: First round- b. Biancaneaux 6-4, 6-4
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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