The Turin player wins with the score of 7-6 6-4 and will face the American, who on Wednesday got the better of Musetti

    He had not reached the quarter-finals of an ATP tournament since June, on the grass of Stuttgart, with the defeat in three sets in the derby against Matteo Berrettini. Lorenzo Sonego, after winning against Aslan Karatsev on his debut in Metz (indoor), beats the veteran host Gilles Simon in two sets (7-6 6-4) and gives himself the insidious challenge against the American Sebastian Korda, who eliminated Lorenzo Musetti on Wednesday evening. A match that will give the winner the semifinal.

    The match

    A nice victory for Sonego, who has not yet lost a set in the tournament. Simon, in the draw with wild cards, in the first round had the better of the Belgian David Goffin but did not play at his best against the Turin tennis player. This is also due to a very effective Lorenzo with his serve (72% of points with the first and 75% with the second) and good at varying the game: effective short balls and straight down the line that hurts the Frenchman. The first set is won at the tie break after having had a break point, the second sets immediately well: Sonego immediately breaks the serve and can close at 6-2, he loses one turn to serve but does not falter in the next one. With Korda the level of the opponent rises, but Lorenzo can count on the precedents in favor: two wins to one.

    The words

    Sonego commented on the hot win: “Always difficult to play against Simon, he is a great fighter. He had a good career, he played great matches. I’m happy because I played well, I managed to be good at the net. Korda? He is young, he won against Musetti, he is a great player: I will have to fight on all points ”.