The NextGen Finals, the tournament for Masters aged 21 and under, is already underway for another year, with a strong Italian accent as usual. Not only because of the venue, Allianz Cloud in Milan, but also because the country of Transalpine is producing remarkable young talent to emerge from this competition. This Tuesday he played one lime and the other sand.
On the one hand, Francesco Passaro fell against the Czech Jiri Leheka (4-1, 4-3 (7) and 4-1 in the first game of the event, let’s remember that here it is played in a shorter format). The latter, similar to his 21-year-old more experienced tennis player, Passaro, is already in the circuit’s top-75 (the Italian is 119), in which he has more regular activity this Tuesday than his rival, who won the Challenger. (titles in Trieste and Forli), but he practically lacks an ATP background (the only two tournaments of the year he played in Naples and Florence last month).
The Rennet difference was noticeable from the start, with a Passaro I expect he won with some ease in the first round. Perugia’s one reacted in the other and managed to force a long and tense tie-break, which ended in the opposite bag. With Tourmalet ahead, Francesco’s fight took a long time and won a new 4–1 victory that gives Leheka the lead of the Green Group.
the red one is for now Lorenzo MusettiJoe is not the oldest (20 years) in the tournament, but he is the most established in the tennis elite, 23rd in the ranking with two trophies this year, 250 in Naples and 500 in Hamburg. Hailing from Carrara, a city historically renowned for its marble industry, the Tuscan claimed its position as the favorite against Taiwan’s Tseng, the 90th World Racket, who won this year’s Challengers of Murcia and Bengaluru (India) in an hour The triple won with 4-2. and 11. He thus avenged the defeat of his compatriot and balanced the Italian account before Arnaldi, measured in the first round of the afternoon against another countryman, the American Nakashima.