(VIDEO) Lorenzo Musetti left in tears after reaching maiden Grand Slam Quarter-Final in wholesome Wimbledon moment

Monday, 08 July 2024 at 14:56
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Lorenzo Musetti continued his epic form breaking new ground in his career by sealing his spot in the last eight of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at Wimbledon and he got emotional as a result.
Musetti who is seeded 25th in the draw rallied from a set down to take out Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 who was playing on his 21st birthday. But there was no birthday present as Musetti won through and joins his compatriot Jannik Sinner in the last eight. After spending his early career with so much potential, he is finally achieving it.
He capitalised on mistakes from the rising star hitting 34 winners which was cancelled out by his 41 unforced errors. He was taken a back in his post match interview as he faces either Taylor Fritz or Alexander Zverev next up.
He beat Fritz earlier this year in Monte-Carlo, but is yet to get the better of Zverev. It has been a solid grass court showing though for Musetti who reached the semi-finals in Stuttgart and the final at Queen's. He now heads into the Quarter-Finals at Wimbledon. Quietly away from the gaze of the critics who all swarm Sinner, it is very much a golden generation which he is taking advantage of. Jasmine Paolini also has been epic and the trio are flying the flag for Italian tennis.
“It’s tough for me to get emotional but I think today I will. I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I was a kid,” said Musetti. 
“I always had a beautiful family who supported me in chasing my dream, it’s tough to speak sorry. It’s such a big day for me and I’m really happy and proud of this win against a tough opponent. I struggled a little at the beginning against a big serve. I’m a little bit shaking still but at the end it’s a really phenomenal day for me.”

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