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ATP Parma 🇮🇹 Day 4 Results

Jan Lennard Struff (4) d Flavio Cobolli 6-4 4-6 7-6(2)

Struff was the more dominant player, and deserved the win, but the Italian did not disappear without a fight. Cobolli converted all 4/4 break points, giving Struff grief in a long match. At the end, it was the world no 42 coming out on top.

Norbert Gombos d Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-3 6-7(4) 6-2

In a match where the momentum shifts were huge, it was Slovakian showing his true colours in the third set, breaking the Spaniard twice to win. The match was relatively even statistically apart from break point conversions, with Gombos converting 6/12 (50%), and Ramos Vinolas only converting 3/13 (23%).

Richard Gasquet d Pedro Martinez 6-3 3-6 6-3

It was another story of the Frenchmans' backhand directing the point. Gasuqet's depth in his groundstrokes is incredible, forcing the Spaniard to play shorter balls and allowing Gasquet to come forward and finish.

Yoshihito Nishioka (8) d Lorenzo Musetti 6-3 6-2

For a short player who isn't natural on clay, Nishioka surprised many with a convincing victory over the hometown hero. Nishioka, initially down a break, played some exquisite tennis with deep groundstrokes into corners, pushing the young Italian side to side, finishing Musetti off.

Jaume Munar d Benoit Paire (2) 7-5 3-1 WALKOVER Both players started off well, but it was Paire to play a losing game, with 5 double faults to 0, and 59% first serve compared to Munar's 85%. Another classic case of Benoit Paire throwing in the towel.

Marco Cecchinato d Aljaz Bedene (7) 7-5 6-2

Cecchinato continued his fine form, winning his last 5/6 matches. The local crowd cheered him on as he dominated the second set. The Italian's first serve at 75% compared to the Slovenian's 48%. Possibly due to the crowd, Bedene looked defeated after the first set, and never got his mentality back.

Tommy Paul (6) d Jiri Vesely 6-7(3) 7-6(5) 6-3

The American strikes again! Despite both players hitting below 50% break point opportunities, it was the big server being able to finish the game in a strong third set.

Sebastian Korda d Lorenzo Sonego (1) 6-1 7-5

The no1 seed is out! Korda was playing some inspiring tennis, breezing through the first set, Korda's combo of hitting wide to Sonego's weak backhand, then finishing the point with his forehand proved a major weapon, and a defining factor in the second set. Another factor was the break point conversions, with Sonego 0/6 compared to Korda's 3/4. Sonego definitely didn't play his usual self, and it was enough for the 20yo to take advantage.

Another American into the QF here in Parma, and another Italian knocked out! Cecchinato is the only Italian to remain in the draw.

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