Atp Madrid, Italy loses pieces: Musetti beaten by Seyboth Wild, Darderi and Bronzetti also knocked out. Only Paolini advances


By John

Nothing to do for Lorenzo Musetti who exits the scene in the second round of the “Mutua Madrid Open”, the second Masters 1000 on clay in 2024. The world number 29 and 28th seed was defeated in his debut match by the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild (64) who won with a double 6-4. Also entering the third round are the Russian Andrej Rublev (seventh seed who beat Facundo Bagnis 6-1, 6-4) and the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo (number 21 on the scoreboard who eliminated the Hungarian Fabian Marozsan, finishing in straight sets). : 6-2, 7-6).

In the afternoon it was the turn of Luciano Darderi leave the red soil of Madrid. The world number 60 (before the Spanish tournament) was beaten in two sets by Taylor Fritz (7-6/6-4).

Women's draw

Jasmine Paolini wins and convinces in her debut in the women's draw. The Tuscan, number 13 in the world and 12th seeded, won 6-0, 6-1 over the Andorra tennis player, Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva, number 335 in the ranking. Next opponent is the French Caroline Garcia, number 24 in the ranking and 21st seed.
However, Lucia Bronzetti's adventure ends in the second round. The Italian, number 46 in the world, was eliminated by Kazakh Elena Rybakina, fourth seed, who won with a score of 6-4, 6-3.
Other second round results: Andreeva (Rus) b. Noskova (Cze, 29) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Garcia (Fra, 21) b. Wang Xin (Chn) 6-1, 6-4 Pavlyuchenkova (Rus, 20) b. Saville (Aus) 6-1, 6-4.