Lorenzo Musetti and Jan-Lennard Struff are scheduled to face each other in the quarterfinals of the 2022 ATP Sofia Open September 30.
Lorenzo Musetti, world no. 30, overcame a scare in the first round, rallying from a set down to beat Bulgaria’s Alexandar Lazarov in two hours and 42 minutes. The fourth seed, who received a bye in the first round, was outplayed in the first set tiebreak. Lazaroz served for the match at 6-5 in the second set, but Musetti broke back to tie the game and then took control. He won a tight second set tiebreak and then raced to victory in the final set to defeat the World No. 334, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (10-8), 6-2. Following the second round victory, the 20-year-old Italian improved to 23-21. This year, he won his first ATP title in Hamburg.
Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals with a straight sets victory over France’s Ugo Humbert. Struff, ranked 132nd, dominated the second round match from start to finish, taking only 62 minutes to defeat World No. 110, 6-3, 6-1. Struff faced no break points during the match and broke the lefty twice in both sets. Another intriguing statistic is that the German won 95% of his points (21 of 22) on his first serve. However, he only got 54% of his first serves correct. Struff had won the first round as a qualifier, coming from behind to defeat Dusan Lajovic. He had won both of his qualifiers in straight sets. He now has a four-match winning streak after winning in the second round.
Lorenzo Musetti and Jan-Lennard Struff are scheduled to face each other in the quarterfinals of the 2022 ATP Sofia Open on Friday, September 30. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 26 and end on October 2.
The ATP Sofia Open 2022 will feature five rounds of competition apart from the qualifying matches. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final and final. The tournament is scheduled to start on Monday, September 26 and conclude on Sunday, October 2.
|September 26||Round of 32|
|September 27||Round of 32|
|September 28||Round of 16|
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For this year’s edition, the total prize money is €534,555. The winner will receive €81,310 in cash as well as 250 ranking points.
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