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Lorenzo Musetti wearing yellow tshirt and yellow shorts while holding his hands up in the air after reaching the final of the cinch Championships
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cinch Championships 2024: Fifth seed Tommy Paul to take on Lorenzo Musetti in final clash at the Queen’s Club

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The stage is set, our finalists have been confirmed and we’re gearing up for an epic showdown between Tommy Paul and Lorenzo Musetti in Sunday's men's singles final.

Fifth seed Paul will face Italian world No.30 Musetti following two exceptional semi-final battles in West Kensington on Saturday, with both players looking to earn their maiden title on the grass.

Musetti was first to book his spot in Sunday's final after he survived a fightback from Australia's Jordan Thompson, winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in a two hour and 17 minute marathon. In doing so, the world No.30 becomes only the fifth Italian man to reach a tour-level final on the grass and will bid to become the second Italian to raise the cinch Championships trophy after Matteo Berrettini claimed back-to-back titles in 2021 and 2022.

Speaking after his semi-final match, Musetti said “I love this sport, I’m really passionate about tennis. Since I was a kid, I’ve dreamt of becoming a tennis player and becoming No.1 in the world.

“Here at Queen’s, there’s so much history when you walk on court. There are a lot of Italians here in London so I want to thank them. I really feel at home here. Tomorrow is the last step so I want you to come again and support me tomorrow. I’ll see you then!”

The 22-year-old has fought hard to progress to his third ATP tour final, having taken out 2023 runner-up Alex de Minaur, Brandon Nakashima and Billy Harris on British soil and currently holds a 7-1 record on the grass this year, after reaching the semi-finals of the Boss Open last week.

As he prepares to head into a third career final, Musetti will take confidence in knowing he holds a two-from-two record in tour level finals and will be looking to further improve that when he faces his American opponent in the title deciding match on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Paul fought past his fellow American Sebastian Korda 6-4, 7-6(2) to advance to his third tour-level final of the season and will aim to become the first American winner at the Queen’s Club since Sam Querrey in 2010.

“I’m happy with how I’m playing (this week)” he said. “I feel like every time I step on the grass I’m learning something and getting a little better so I’m hoping tomorrow will be a little better.”

The world No.13 has dropped just one set so far this week, easing past Sebastian Baez and Alejandro Tabilo before coming through a tough three-set battle against newly crowned British No.1 Jack Draper 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

Paul was tested in his semi-final encounter against Korda but eventually prevailed in the second set tie-break to reach his second final on the grass – following his impressive run at the Rothesay International Eastbourne last summer where he just missed out on the trophy to Francisco Cerundolo.

A maiden trophy on the grass isn’t the only accolade on the line for the 27-year-old, who will also overtake Taylor Fritz to become the new American No.1 should he defeat Musetti.

Sunday’s final will mark a career-first meeting between the two and with so much on the line for both players, it's guaranteed to be a match you won't want to miss.

The final day of the ATP 500 event will see British doubles star Neal Skupski contest his first cinch Championships title after he and New Zealand's Michael Venus defeated reigning champions Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek 7-6(6), 6-4.

They'll take on singles stars Taylor Fritz and Karen Khachanov, who came back from a set down to beat Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic 4-6, 6-3, 12-10.

The singles final will take place not before 14:00 BST, followed directly by the men's doubles final and will be available to watch live on BBC iPlayer and BBC digital channels.

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