The number one of the seeding of the ATP Lyon 2021 Stefanos Tsitsipas responds to the Italian talented Lorenzo Musetti with a very fast 6-3 6-4 (topped off by two breaks) against the Japanese Yoshito Nishioka. Twenty-seventh victory of the season for the Greek, in search of the fourth final of 2021.
Karen Khachanov passes on the opposite side of the seeding: to break down Richard Gasquet’s resistance, the Russian actually needs to recover a break behind on two occasions and even cancel a set point.
Emblematic, however, the 6-1 7-6 (3) which matures at the threshold of two hours of play. Denis Shapovalov and Casper Ruud will compete for the title in Geneva. Two and three respectively of the seeding behind Roger Federer.
In short: the Canadian talent, despite some problems during the second set, manages to cross Pablo Cuevas with a very rocky 6-4 7-5 and to confirm the very good period of form after the fight with Rafa Nadal at the Foro Italico.
All incredibly easy for the Norwegian, who solved the challenge with Swiss-killer Pablo Andujar in just over eighty minutes of play with a sharp 6-3 6-2. In any case, the two will be the first direct confrontation in the major circuit.