Lorenzo Musetti sinks Taylor Fritz in five sets to set up Djokovic clash

  • No 25 seed wins quarter-final 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
  • Musetti expects ‘big, big fight’ in final-four showdown

The tattoo along the right ribcage of Lorenzo Musetti reads Il meglio deve ancora venire: the best is yet to come. At this rate the 22-year-old from the small Tuscan town of Carrara might not be waiting much longer.

The 25th-seeded Italian, who had never been past the fourth round at a major until this week, won 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 against Taylor Fritz in a ­rollercoaster ­quarter‑final on Wednesday afternoon. He advanced into the semi-finals where he will face the second-seeded Novak Djokovic, the seven-time Wimbledon champion who reached the last four by walkover following Alex de Minaur’s injury withdrawal.

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