Musetti Leads Strong Italian Contingent At Piemonte Open

Lorenzo Musetti (photo: Francesco Panunzio)


The Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo, part of the ATP Challenger Tour 175 category, kicked off on Monday with the qualifying rounds. This year’s edition boasts an impressive lineup of 17 players ranked among the top 100 in the world, promising excitement and spectacle on the courts of the Circolo della Stampa Sporting in Turin.

Among the anticipated participants are three of the five members of the Italian national team that won the Davis Cup last year in Malaga. Leading the pack is Lorenzo Musetti, the top seed, along with Lorenzo Sonego. A last-minute entry came from Matteo Arnaldi, the third-ranked Italian in the world. Arnaldi secured one of the three wild cards available, alongside Luciano Darderi and Francesco Passaro.

The tournament has already witnessed intense qualifying matches, with standout performances from Francesco Maestrelli and Andrea Pellegrino among others. The main draw promises even more excitement, featuring established players and rising talents, including Flavio Cobolli, Luca Nardi, and Fabio Fognini.


Qualifying – First Round

Felipe Meligeni Alves (Bra) b. Gianluca Mager (Ita) 6-4 6-1,
Andrea Pellegrino (Ita) b. Denis Spiridon (Ita) 6-2 6-4,
Matteo Gigante (Ita) b. Gianluca Bellezza Quater (Ita) 6-2 6-4, ‘
Francesco Maestrelli (Ita) b. Hugo Dellien (Bol) 2-6 7-5 6-3,
Giulio Zeppieri (Ita) b. Dane Sweeny (Aus) 6-2 6-2,
Marc-Andrea Huesler (Sui) b. Otto Virtanen (Fin) 6-3 3-6 6-4,
Alexis Galarneau (Can) b. Peter Buldorini (Ita) 6-2 6-4,
Mattia Bellucci (Ita) b. Ivan Gakhov 7-6 6-2.