18.02 Murray wins the second set with a score of 6-3, he will go to the third.
17.26 The first set of the match between Murray and O’Connell has just ended, a set won by O’Connell at the tie-break.
17.22 Good afternoon and welcome to the Live Live text of the challenge between Djokovic and Musetti, valid for the first round of the ATP 500 in Dubai.
Hello everyone and welcome to LIVE LIVE by Lorenzo Musetti-Novak Djokovic , a match valid for the first round of the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai . A convincing debut for the tennis player from Carrara, who will be the first opponent of the number 1 in the world in 2022.
Musetti returns to the field after a week off due to a mild fever, which prevented him from participating in the Qatar Open where he should have played with Swede Elias Ymer . A shame after the discreet things shown in Rotterdam, a tournament where he pushed himself to the quarter-finals by beating Hubert Hurkacz and being overtaken by the Czech qualifier Jiri Lehecka; it arouses curiosity to know the conditions of Djokovic, away from the fields from the last ATP Finals in which he lost in the semifinals to Alexander Zverev.
Between the two it is not the first match of their career: we all remember the previous one of Roland Garros 2021, when Lorenzo managed to frighten the Serbian by winning the first two sets and then collapsing at a distance , even retiring in the final of the fifth and decisive fraction later. having won only one game from the third set onwards.
The match between Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti, first round of Dubai Duty Free, will be the fourth and last on the central court, and will not start before 5.30pm Italian time. The session will start at 2.00 pm, 11.00 am in Italy, with Marin Cilic challenging the qualified Jiri Vesely . Immediately after, not before 13 Italian, Filip Krajinovic will fight with the wild card Malek Jaziri , while not before 16 of our country will start the match between Andy Murray , also holder of a wild card, and the qualified Christopher O’Connell . Have fun!