I think that Musetti has a really good chance against Kei. The young Italian has been playing a few challengers on clay before with some good results and Kei is just coming back and is yet far from his best.Only watched from 6-0 2-0 and Musetti was really good, he was barely missing while going for big shots. Wawrinka was starting to play better as the set was progressing, but a shit tiebreak ended it for him.
Musetti is some talent, let's see if he can produce the same tennis against Kei.
When he made RG W & F he had reached 3R,3R,SF & 3R,2R,3R respectively at the clay masters....
Wawrinka will be no threat for any Top 30 player at RG, if he continues this spiral in form.
I've read at Chatango that they could be the next Fed-Nadal rivalry. Interesting, if trueWhile the U.S. swing has been going on, I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Musetti and Alcaraz play clay challengers. They already seem physically prepared for the tour, and their games are a lot more attractive to the eye compared to the preceding generation's rigid baseline power. I'm hoping they are somehow fast tracked to prodigy status in the next year or two to provide some much needed youthful vigor and entertainment to the players who currently reside at the top of the game.
Absolutely, he made the worst decision of his life, it seems.Wawrinka was horrible, though. Skipping the USO may not have been wise after all...
A former #1 junior and USO '18 boys RU and AO '19 boys winner as a 16 yo. By no means he's a no name at juniors level. But this is clearly a different world.Who is this kid»? I guess Stan is a bit out of shape. But damm, this kid was making some insane shots.
I rarely look at juniors. Because most flame out. When i see qualifiers i tend to losse faith.Never heard of him? He won the junior AO last year... and was RU at junior USO the year prior.
Even I am not so convinced. Musetti is quite a dynamo and Nishikori has lost power, speed and consistency. It could be tricky unless he finds a way to keep his baseline and rush Musetti off the ground.