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Tsitsipas Roars Back From Two Sets Down vs. Musetti

Stefanos Tsitsipas completed his third comeback from two sets down to inflict more Roland Garros heartbreak on Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti on Tuesday evening. The fourth-seeded Greek started brightly but needed to dig deep in the end for a 5-7, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory that finished after 12:30 a.m. on Court Philippe Chatrier.

It’s the second time in less than two years that Tsitsipas has produced a great escape in the opening round in Paris. He also came back from two sets down against Jaume Munar in September 2020 in the rescheduled edition of the clay-court Grand Slam. The Greek repeated the feat against Rafael Nadal at the 2021 Australian Open.

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Musetti, the #NextGenATP 20-year-old, had a tournament favourite on the ropes for the second straight year at Roland Garros. He won two tie-breaks to take control against eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the 2021 fourth round, but faded late in the match. He put more of a scare into Tsitsipas on this occasion, clawing back an early break in the fourth set, but never got close to a knockout blow.

With the victory, Tsitsipas advances to face Czech qualifier Zdenek Kolar, who knocked off France’s Lucas Pouille, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 earlier on Tuesday.

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