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Teenager stuns tennis world with never-before-seen moment

Teenager stuns tennis world with never-before-seen moment”

Musetti had only played one tour-level match before facing the former world number three in Rome, ousting Wawrinka after one hour and 24 minutes.

Coming into just his second Tour-level match, Lorenzo Musetti did not expect to beat three-time Grand Slam victor Stanislas Wawrinka at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome on Tuesday, but the teenager said that he fully deserved his stunning 6-0, 7-6 (7/2) victory. Stan had to chaise the result from the first game of the second set, dropping nine of the first ten games to find himself 6-0, 3-1 down.

Nishikori had surgery on his right elbow after the US Open past year.

The Rome tournament is a tune-up for the French Open in Roland Garros from September 27. "I'm just having fun". "I'm going to enjoy the victory before I start thinking about my match against Nishikori", he said of his upcoming task.

Nishikori's compatriot Yoshihito Nishioka, ranked 50th in the world, beat Serbia's Miomir KecManovic 6-4, 6-1 and spoiled the 39th-ranked Serbian's chance at back-to-back titles after he won his first ATP tour title at the Generali Open in Kitzbuehel, Austria, last week. "I'm playing with confidence", he said.

Earlier, Denis Shapovalov and Andrey Rublev cruised into the second round with emphatic straight-sets victories.

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Rublev's debut in the competition yielded a 6-4 6-4 triumph over Facundo Bagnis to set up a second-round meeting with Hubert Hurkacz while Shapovalov dazzled with 23 winners and 12 of 15 points at the net as he dominated Guido Pella 6-2 6-3.

Alex de Minaur, another quarter-finalist at the US Open, was knocked out by Dominik Koepfer with the German fighting back from a set down to win 3-6 6-3 7-6 (5). Coria will next face local favorite Matteo Berrettini, the No. 4 seed.

In the women's draw, former world no.1 Angelique Kerber, the 15th seed, lost 6-3, 6-1 to the Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova, who now faces Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation. He won 14 of 21 return points and broke three times to hand the Swiss a bagel, and when things eventually got tight in the second set Musetti kept his calm and went for his shots to claim the victory. "So I'm quite used to the red clay".

The first match of the night session pitted ninth seed Garbine Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam champion against American Sloane Stephens, who has won a Slam of her own, the 2017 US Open.

The Japan-U.S. duo of Miyu Kato and Sabrina Santamaria defeated the Japan-Czech team of Doi and Renata Voracova 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 in another first-round match.

Musetti, the youngest player in the table, was born in 2002, the year Wawrinka took his first steps on the professional circuit.



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