ATP Lyon 🇫🇷 Day 2 Results
Lorenzo Musetti d Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(3) 3-6 7-5
With four breaks each, it was the Italian taking the edge in what was an entertaining match. With Felix having chances early in the 3rd set to break, ultimately the Italian was victorious.
They previously played in Barcelona less than a month ago where Felix won the 3rd set 6-0, so it was an excellent turnaround for Musetti to hold his own.
Kamil Majchrzrak d Joao Sousa 6-3 7-6(8)
A preview saw this match a relatively even one. Sousa still had class on clay despite 32, but it was the 25yo Polish man to come through victorious.
Karen Khachanov d Benjamin Bonzi 6-1 4-6 7-6(4)
Despite a youthful frenchman pushing the Russian, it was ultimately the world no26 to show his class. Khachanov hasn't had a great clay season but it was enough to get through to the next round where he faces Kamil Majchrzrak
Gael Monfils d Thiago Seyboth Wild 7-5 6-4
After winning the first set, you could see it was difficult for the Brazilian to come back. Wild lost his mentality and the match was essentially over. Despite having seven break points, Monfils was clinical in holding his serve for the match.
Richard Gasquet d Grégoire Barrère 5-7 6-4 6-3
A Frenchman affair! The Old Gen v Next Gen! Ultimately it was the veteran Gasquet coming out victorious. Barrère needs to work on converting more than 2/11 break points, as that's where Gasquet was more clinical and ultimately winning the match. Apart from break points, what separated the two statistically was the second serve winning %, Gasquet being 58% compared to Barrère 45%. Gasquet has a nice second serve kicker, which is less predictable to return. Barrère on the other hand has a flatter serve, which most players can predict and return better.
Tommy Paul d Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-3
Another American doing well on clay. Clinical big serving meant no break point opportunities for Tsonga.
Tommy Paul is having a cracker clay season. Here is another story of out with the old in with the new. Tsonga, now 36 vs Tommy Paul, 24, just moves faster and better on clay. Paul was seen playing a variety of shots to move the Frenchman around. Despite being on home turf, it wasn't enough to propel the Frenchman to victory.