Lorenzo Musetti gave Italy an ideal begin within the United Cup Brisbane Metropolis Ultimate on Wednesday when he cruised previous Poland’s Daniel Michalski.
The 2-time ATP Tour titlist and Subsequent Gen ATP Finals alumnus was in full management on Pat Rafter Enviornment, displaying his class in a 6-1, 6-1 win towards the World No. 260. The Italian misplaced simply three service factors in his 58-minute victory.
“After all the serve labored actually good,” Musetti stated. “However I imply each shot [I] had an excellent feeling with the ball for the reason that first hit on the court docket. I feel I performed for positive the perfect match of the yr.”
Poland will look to shortly strike again when WTA World No. 1 Iga Swiatek takes the court docket towards World No. 27 Martina Trevisan, a lefty who made final yr’s Roland Garros semi-finals. That conflict might be adopted by the No. 1 males’s singles match between 2021 Nitto ATP Finals rivals Hubert Hurkacz and Matteo Berrettini, which kicks off the evening session not earlier than 5:30 p.m.
Musetti oozed with confidence from the primary ball towards Michalski, waving his racquet like a wand on the court docket. Michalski struggled to search out his rhythm early, which allowed the World No. 23 to play from the lead, which he by no means relinquished.
“At this time I used to be transferring actually, actually quick with the ft and I feel that is a key half for my sport,” Musetti stated. “At this time I used to be on fireplace from that aspect, so I may handle the match in a optimistic means.”
The Italian is now 3-0 on the inaugural United Cup. Musetti additionally earned straight-set victories towards Brazilian Felipe Meligeni Alves and Norwegian Viktor Durasovic.
Brisbane Metropolis Ultimate Order Of Play
Not Earlier than 2:00 pm
 I. Swiatek (POL) vs  M. Trevisan (ITA)
Not Earlier than 5:30 pm
 H. Hurkacz (POL) vs  M. Berrettini (ITA)
 M. Linette (POL) vs  L. Bronzetti (ITA)
 I. Swiatek (POL) / H. Hurkacz (POL) vs  C. Rosatello (ITA) / L. Musetti (ITA)
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