Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his third final at the ATP Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell by defeating Lorenzo Musetti 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in two hours and 28 minutes.
Two one-handed jerk abilities Stefanos Tsitsipas and Lorenzo Musetti They met Conde de Godó in the first semi-final on Rafa Nadal’s court. The Greek had just won his three games with authority against Pedro Cachín, Denis Shapovalov and Alex De Miñaur, while the Alpine man beat Kubler and Norrie to avoid playing in the quarter-finals due to the retirement of Jannik Sinner. The fourth time they faced each other, the previous three were for Stefanos and two of them were on clay.
The wind is the main character
A little further back, they found the first series, which did not have a completely specific pattern. Lorenzo was twice ahead. He mixed credit with Stefanos’s wrong decisions, but when he was ahead, he didn’t know how to manage this difference. The second seed in the box didn’t help him much either, as he could shoot enough and take the pressure off. Musetti was ahead 4-3 and at the next half-time 4-5. In addition, he could not maintain his serve, and Tsitsipas became the owner first series full of ups and downs.
The wind was the factor that made this type of duel happen. Lorenzo was ahead in the first game of the second round. He held it until, in the sixth game with Tsitsipas more intent, he found the prize he was still looking for.
Stefanos found his option in that 4-5, but not achieving it caused him to lose his concentration and Musetti took advantage of it. In this case, if he could take advantage of going ahead and closed it 7-5 adding the last three games of the set.
Tsitsipas opens an opening
The Hellenes’ doubts lasted until the start of the third quarter, when he started to serve. A breaking ball that he avoided and that shook every path that Transalpine had chosen for his future. It was the number five in the world that went on a march to dominate the leaderboard with two breaks and 4-0 which brought him closer to the final because of the emotions he experienced in the last few minutes.
The Italian was able to recover the break, but he wasn’t going to worry or make the Greek nervous. Tsitsipas with an electric 5-3 and everything in his favour, took the game in white to be an ATP Barcelona finalist by eliminating Muset.