More than convincing debut for Lorenzo Musetti in the "Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell", ATP 500 underway on the red clay of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899.
On the "Pista Rafa Nadal", the 19-year-old from Carrara, n.87 in the ranking and in the race thanks to a wild card, beat the 39-year-old Spanish left-handed Feliciano Lopez, n .61 ATP, never faced before in his career.
A real generational confrontation considering the twenty years of difference In the second round Musetti will have to contend with another Next Gen, the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, 20 year old from Montreal, 20 ATP and tenth seed. In the late afternoon, on the same stage, Jannik Sinner, n.19 ATP and eleventh seeded, finds the Belarusian Egor Gerasimov, n.77 ATP on the other side of the net for the first time.
Fabio Fognini is also on the scoreboard. The 33-year-old from Arma di Taggia, n.27 ATP and ninth favorite in seeding, fresh from the quarterfinals in the "1000" in Monte-Carlo, will debut Wednesday directly in the second round against the Spanish Bernabe Zapata Miralles, # 147 ATP, coming from the qualifiers .