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Local favorite Lorenzo Musetti advances at Firenze Open

Croatia v Italy - Davis Cup by Rakuten Group Stage 2022 Bologna

BOLOGNA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 14: Lorenzo Musetti of Italy celebrates after winning his match against Borna Gojo during the Davis Cup Group Stage 2022 Bologna match between Croatia and Italy at Unipol Arena on September 14, 2022 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Tullio Puglia/Getty Images)

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FLORENCE, Italy - Playing in his home region of Tuscany, third-seeded Lorenzo Musetti rolled past 74th-ranked Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-3, 6-0 in the second round of the Firenze Open.

The 20-year-old Musetti hit 21 winners to his Spanish opponent’s eight.

Musetti, who is from Carrara, will next play Mackenzie McDonald, who eliminated Italian wild card Francesco Passaro 6-4, 7-5 on the hard court inside the Palazzo Wanny.

Eighth-seeded Brandon Nakashima, another American, defeated Turkish qualifier Altug Celikbilek 6-3, 6-4.

Nakashima’s quarterfinal opponent will be either top-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime or 55th-ranked Oscar Otte.