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Musetti beats top-seeded Evans at Sardegna Open

2021 Miami Open - Day 6

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - MARCH 27: Lorenzo Musetti of Italy comes to the net while playing Benoit Paire of France during the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on March 27, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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CAGLIARI, Sardinia -- Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti saved four match points before beating top-seeded Daniel Evans 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (8) to reach the Sardegna Open quarterfinals.

The 19-year-old Musetti closed the match out with a drop-shot winner then slammed his racket to the clay in celebration.

Musetti, who won the boys title at the 2019 Australian Open, is the youngest player ranked in the top 100 at No. 90.

Musetti will next face defending champion Laslo Djere, who defeated sixth-seeded John Millman 6-3, 6-3.

Also at the Cagliari Tennis Club, third-seeded Lorenzo Sonego eliminated Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-1 and will next face Yannick Hanfmann, who defeated Marco Cecchinato 7-5, 6-1.

Djere won the first edition of the tournament at Forte Village in October.