Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti has saved four match points to beat 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 at the Cagliari Tennis Club.

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 Australian John Millman 6-3 6-3.

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.

Another Italian, Marco Cecchinato, bowed out 7-5 6-1 to Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann.

At the Andalucia Open in Marbella, Italian second seed Fabio Fognini crashed out in straight sets.

Fognini was hammered 6-2 6-1 by Spaniard Jaume Munar.

Veteran Feliciano Lopez lost the all-Spain clash against Carlos Alcaraz, 4-6 6-2 6-4.

Evans, Millman out of Sardegna Open
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