Italy half smiles at Wimbledon: Musetti, Darderi and Cobolli pass, Bellucci comes back, Nardi and Bronzetti knocked out


By John

Italy smiles at Wimbledon, but… halfway. If Luciano Darderi He beat home player Jan Choinski and thus advanced to the second round of the men’s singles tournament at Wimbledon (with a score of 7-5 4-6 2-6 7-5 6-2), there was nothing he could do Mattia Bellucci against the American Ben Shelton. The match had been suspended last night due to darkness at the beginning of the fourth set. The 23-year-old from Busto Arsizio, coming from the qualifications and number 148 in the world, was defeated in five sets 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4. A start to forget for Lorenzo Musettiwho goes down a set and has to defend the second set in response against the French Lestienne but then takes it home with ease for 3-1 (4-6/7-6/6-2/6-2). Little match between Luke Nardi and the Argentine Etcheverry, who had to be prevailed over 3-0 (6-1/6-4/6-2). In the women’s, bad Lucy Bronzettidefeated in two sets (6-4/6-3) by the Canadian Fernandez. The last success of the day was signed Flavio Cobolli who beat the Australian Hijikata in four sets (7-5/4-6/6-4/6-4).