Coach: Lorenzo Musetti was so stressed out twice that he couldn't breathe



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Coach: Lorenzo Musetti was so stressed out twice that he couldn't breathe

Lorenzo Musetti's coach Simone Tartarini reveals that the rising Italian star is a very emotionall guy and he sometimes gets stressed out during tournaments. Musetti, ranked at No. 120 in the world, is making a strong progress this week as he has made the Acapulco quarterfinal as a qualifier.

Musetii won three qualifying matches to earn a chance to make his main draw debut in Acapulco, before he stunned No. 3 seed Diego Schwartzman and fellow rising star Frances Tiafoe to make the quarterfinal. ''Lorenzo always played with pressure.

Lorenzo inside is very strong. He is very, very emotive. During the US Open, Australian Open, two times I called the doctor because it was impossible for him to breathe because it was too much stress. Lorenzo is very emotional.

Inside the court and outside the court, it's the same,'' Musetti's coach Simone Tartarini said, as revealed by Ravi Ubha.

Musetii impressed against Schwartzman

Musetii claimed the biggest win of his career in the Acapulco first round when he stunned Schwartzman 6-3 2-6 6-4.

Schwartzman broke Musetii early for a 3-2 lead but the Italian responded with back-to-back breaks to win the opener. The Argentine then responded by claiming two breaks in the second set and losing no service games to force a decider.

In the third set, Schwartzman won three consecutive games to reduce the deficit to 5-4 but Musetii managed to serve out for the match in the 10th game. "There is a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice and I think some tears left in my eyes," Musetti said in his on-court interview after beating top-ranked Argentine Schwartzman.

"I'm really proud of myself, but now I'm going to work harder and focus on the next days. "I think my forehand was the key because he's a really good player. But tonight I [played] I think one of my best matches ever."