Alexander Zverev vs. Lorenzo Musetti on TV, livestream and live ticker

Alexander Zverev (ATP No. 3) meets Lorenzo Musetti in the round of 16 of the Masters tournament in Madrid. The match will be available live from around 3.30pm on TV and live stream on Sky as well as in our live ticker!

by Florian Goosman

last edited: 5/5/2022, 17:43


After the first set of conclusion, there is not much more to report, for the short service game that was won did not bring many new insights. After signing a few autographs and taking pictures, Zverev would like to use the time for the next match for a few training shots on the Madrilenian sand. Second-seeded Sascha Zverev may once again face an Italian opponent in the quarter-finals: Jannik Sinner and Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime will have to duel in a quarter-final at eye level for the quarter-final spot. Thank you for reading and have a good rest of the day!

Zverev wins by submission

Lorenzo Musetti is unable to continue playing! After the last defective backhand, the 20-year-old waves it into the net and already indicates: Nothing works here! Given the home tournament in Rome next week, the Italian probably does not want to take too many risks either.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 6, 0: 1

Musetti does not seem to fit. Zverev plays his own boot further down here and does not let himself be influenced by the opponent’s problems.

Medical timeout

Musetti received a brief treatment during the break and was taped on his left thigh. He probably has muscle problems. Since then, he has returned to the field.

sentence completion

Sascha Zverev wins first set 6: 3 over Italian challenger Lorenzo Musetti and proves worthy of being a defending champion in this round of 16! The 25-year-old looks different from his elimination at the BMW Open in front of his home crowd in Munich. For Musetti is by no means an easy opponent, plays with many variations and always presents Zverev with tasks. But the German number one always knows how to solve them, played an impressive 17 winners in the first set (including seven aces, seven forehand winners and three backhand winners) and made only seven avoidable mistakes despite the aggressive play. That he used the only two breakballs ice cold and did not even let his opponent come near the break with his own service suggests that the Hamburg player is likely to reach the quarterfinals.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 6

Wow! An ingenious winner longline with the backhand seals the first set.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 5

But Zverev earned a break and set ball: Musetti went into the net, but was then surprised by a backhand praise from the German number one.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 5

The hamburger can not take advantage of the lead at 30:15 and creates two break chances because he returns incorrectly with the backhand.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 5

When the score was 15:15, the German tried a stop ball. Musetti plays cross on the net, Zverev responds quickly and passes the winner of forehand volley.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 5

Zverev does not hold back his own serve for long, he holds it back to 15. So he presses the pressure on the Italian youngster, who now has to serve against the set’s loss.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 4

Two aces by Zverev are interrupted by the challenger winning a point. 30:15 seen from a German point of view.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 4

And Zverev is getting stronger, more powerful and more varied! He distributes the balls strongly until Musetti misses a backhand. So he has the first break in his pocket, which is deserved despite a strong performance by his opponent.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 3

And yet, Musetti faces the game’s first breakball: Zverev lifts a strong forehand into the box, which Musetti can only return to the net.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 3

The same goes for Musetti, who is not quite as dominant, but still seems largely stable with his own service. At the net, he jumps short to the volley winner crossroads.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 3

With an ace dishes number one from Germany back to 40:15. And then he shoots the already fifth ace on the sand. So far, Musetti has not had a chance to get close to a break in the return match.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 2

Zverev has often played his way to the net and beats the next smash winner. 30: 0. Then he lets a net error follow and delivers only the second point on his own serve.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 3: 2

A powerful forehand cross-winner makes it 40: 0, the Italian converts the ball thanks to an error from Sascha. The first matches went quickly.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 2: 2

The audience responded with applause: Musetti plays a stop ball, which the German opponent counters, but Musetti can pass again with his simple backhand. 30: 0.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 2: 2

Zverev is back and feeling more than comfortable with his own service so far. Longline he puts a huge winner to 40: 0, two quick point victories have already preceded. With an ace, the hamburger secures the game to zero.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 2: 1

The length of the baseline shots is good for both players. Zverev sometimes gets a forehand too far, and in the ensuing rally he only hits the ball with the edge of the racket. After initial problems, the Italian easily wins his second service game.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 1: 1

After Zverev showed up for two points and marked 30:15 with a strong backhand, Musetti leveled – again, the recipe for success is a stop ball. The German has to adapt during the match.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 1: 1

Musetti caught Zverev on the wrong leg when he surprised Zverev, who was far behind, with a stop ball from the baseline duel. This is played strongly as a forehand winner.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 1: 1

A demanding overhead shot from the hamburger lands in the net. Since his service is really strong right from the start, it’s just a matter of form to win his first service game: he makes it 1-1 after matches with a serve and volley.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 1: 0

The two main actors do not need long to get started. Zverev serves strongly to the outside and then slams a forehand winner into the other corner. Because he lets an ace follow to the outside, it is quickly 40: 0.

Lorenzo Musetti – Alexander Zverev 1: 0

Since Musetti is a strong player on clay, an exciting match can develop here. And already in the first game there are quite long rallies, mostly with the better ending for the serving Musetti. Without major problems, he wins the first game to 15.

Lorenzo Musetti 0-0 Alexander Zverev

Backhand langline Zverev plays out. After playing the first few shots quite defensively, the man from Hamburg took the risk for the first time and played a backhand stop that was too short after 21 shots.

Lorenzo Musetti 0-0 Alexander Zverev

The Italian hits the outside and Zverev returns too far, giving the outsider the first point. Since chasing a forehand in the net in the ensuing rally, it was 15:15 seconds later.

First sentence

Because Rafael Nadal is fighting for his quarter-final ticket at the largest stadium at the Madrid facility, the ranks at the second-largest stadium are quite sparsely occupied. Musetti serves first.

heating program

In sunny weather and a temperature slightly above 20 degrees, the two main characters are currently warming up in Arantxa Sanchez Stadium – the match can start in a few moments!

The future of Italy

The near future of Italian tennis seems to be secured. For the youth is already in the starting block behind the 26-year-old and thus really old hand in Italian tennis, Matteo Berrettini: Jannik Sinner has already reached the world top as a 20-year-old, Lorenzo Musetti will make his way there. The 20-year-old was the first tennis player born in 2002 to win a match on the ATP Challenger Tour and at the highest ATP level. Despite his young age, Musetti has already gained a lot of experience and has been able to play a few duels against world-class players. Now the next top player in Sascha Zverev is required.

If not now, when?

2022 is so far not Sascha Zverev’s year. The 25-year-old was not only preoccupied with the much talked about freak out in Acapulco, the world number three also lags behind his athletic form. After being the most successful tennis player in the world in terms of the number of tournament wins last year and appearing to be in perfect shape, especially in the second half, he was unable to keep it up over the Christmas holidays and has struggled with himself since the beginning of the year. The sporting lineage culminated with the elimination in the first round of the BMW Open (Munich) in his home country. That, of course, needs to change as soon as possible. And where better to do that than in the Spanish capital, where he won two of his four Masters titles and arrives as the reigning champion?

head to head

The head-to-head balance is quickly eaten up: Given the young age of Lorenzo Musetti (20 years), it is not so surprising that Zverev from Hamburg has never met the Italian.

Hurkacz makes quick process

In the previous match, the Pole Hubert Hurkacz gave the Serbian underdog Dusan Lajovic no chance. After a tight first set (7: 5), the world number 14 draws in the second round, leaving room for Zverev and Musetti.

Warm welcome

The German number one is required in the round of 16 of the Madrid Masters! Alexander Zverev is clear favorite against Italian Lorenzo Musetti despite his poor form.

Alexander Zverev, Lorenzo Musetti

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Alexander Zverev, Lorenzo Musetti

Alexander Zverev is defending champion in Madrid, he has already won twice here: in 2018 in the final against Dominic Thiem and last year against Matteo Berrettini.

This year, however, much did not go well for Zverev, most recently there was an early defeat in Munich, in a game that Zverev described as the worst in recent years.

Will Zverev manage the turnaround in Madrid? He won over Marin Cilic in three sets after losing focus in the first round – here Zverev was already ahead 4-2 before the Croatian played four games in a row. In the end, “he played well,” said the man from Hamburg. In the end, it was 4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 4 for Zverev

Lorenzo Musetti: With victory over Sebastian Korda in the round of 16

Opponent Lorenzo Musetti came out of the qualification and is currently in 63rd place on the ATP rankings. And impressed on Wednesday with a victory over Sebastian Korda (6: 4, 6: 3).

It is the first match between Zverev and Musetti on the tour.

Musetti, only 20 years old, is one of the promising youngsters on the tour, along with Jannik Sinner one of the great hopes from Italy. And one with a wonderful one-handed backhand.

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When’s Zverev coming against Musetti?

The quarter-finals of the Masters tournament in Madrid are scheduled as the third match at Arantxa Sanchez Stadium, the second largest in Madrid, as the third match after at. 12.00 It does not start until 15.30. Sky broadcasts live on TV and live stream, we are there for you in the live ticker!

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