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Musetti outlasts Thompson at Queen’s Club, gets Paul in final

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Musetti outlasts Thompson at Queen’s Club, gets Paul in final
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Musetti outlasts Thompson at Queen’s Club, gets Paul in final

2024-06-23 02:16 Last Updated At:02:21

LONDON (AP) — Lorenzo Musetti reached the final at the grass-court Queen's Club after outlasting Jordan Thompson 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Saturday and will face Tommy Paul for the title.

The Italian, ranked No. 30, has won both of his previous two tour-level finals. This will be his first final on grass.

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Sebastian Korda from the U.S. plays a return to Tommy Paul of the U.S. during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

LONDON (AP) — Lorenzo Musetti reached the final at the grass-court Queen's Club after outlasting Jordan Thompson 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Saturday and will face Tommy Paul for the title.

Tommy Paul from the U.S. plays with his racket as he awaits Sebastian Korda of the U.S. to serve, during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Tommy Paul from the U.S. plays with his racket as he awaits Sebastian Korda of the U.S. to serve, during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Jordan Thompson of Australia has a phisiotherapy session during his men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament, against Lorenzo Musetti of Italy in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Jordan Thompson of Australia has a phisiotherapy session during his men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament, against Lorenzo Musetti of Italy in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Jordan Thompson of Australia plays a return to Jordan Lorenzo Musetti of Italy during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Jordan Thompson of Australia plays a return to Jordan Lorenzo Musetti of Italy during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy plays a return to Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy plays a return to Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Tommy Paul from the U.S. serves to Sebastian Korda of the U.S. during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Tommy Paul from the U.S. serves to Sebastian Korda of the U.S. during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy plays a return to Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy plays a return to Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

“It would be super nice to win here in Queen’s with so much history,” he said. “There are a lot of Italians here in London, I really feel like I’m at home."

Earlier, 13th-ranked Paul advanced from an all-American semifinal against Sebastian Korda, winning 6-4, 7-6 (2).

Korda hurt his ankle in a fall toward the end of the first set. The ankle was then treated at the changeover.

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Sebastian Korda from the U.S. plays a return to Tommy Paul of the U.S. during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Sebastian Korda from the U.S. plays a return to Tommy Paul of the U.S. during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Tommy Paul from the U.S. plays with his racket as he awaits Sebastian Korda of the U.S. to serve, during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Tommy Paul from the U.S. plays with his racket as he awaits Sebastian Korda of the U.S. to serve, during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Jordan Thompson of Australia has a phisiotherapy session during his men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament, against Lorenzo Musetti of Italy in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Jordan Thompson of Australia has a phisiotherapy session during his men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament, against Lorenzo Musetti of Italy in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Jordan Thompson of Australia plays a return to Jordan Lorenzo Musetti of Italy during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Jordan Thompson of Australia plays a return to Jordan Lorenzo Musetti of Italy during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy plays a return to Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy plays a return to Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Tommy Paul from the U.S. serves to Sebastian Korda of the U.S. during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Tommy Paul from the U.S. serves to Sebastian Korda of the U.S. during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy plays a return to Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy plays a return to Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men's singles match on day eight of The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President To Lam on Thursday became the caretaker of the Communist Party because of party chief Nguyen Phu Trong's poor health, the party said in a statement.

Nguyen Phu Trong, who was elected to a third term as general secretary in 2021, has dominated Vietnamese politics since he became party chief in 2011. He is an ideologue who views corruption as the gravest threat facing the party.

As Vietnam’s top security official, Lam led Trong’s sweeping anti-graft campaign until May, when he became president following the resignation of his predecessor, who stood down after being caught by the campaign.

Lam is widely viewed as the top candidate to replace Trong when the latter's term ends in 2026. He spent over four decades in the Ministry of Public Security before becoming the minister in 2016 and had been a key figure in the execution of anti-corruption measures.

The party's powerful Politburo has now asked Lam to “preside over the work of the Party Central Committee, the Politburo, and the Secretariat," according to a statement from the party’s central office.

The statement also confirmed Trong's ill health which had long been rumored but didn't give any further details.

FILE - Vietnamese General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong addresses the media in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sept. 10, 2023. Vietnamese President To Lam on Thursday July 18, 2024 became the caretaker of the Communist Party because of Trong's poor health, the party said in a statement. (Luong Thai Linh/Pool Photo via AP, File)

FILE - Vietnamese General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong addresses the media in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sept. 10, 2023. Vietnamese President To Lam on Thursday July 18, 2024 became the caretaker of the Communist Party because of Trong's poor health, the party said in a statement. (Luong Thai Linh/Pool Photo via AP, File)

FILE - Vietnamese President To Lam speaks during a press briefing with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 20, 2024. To Lam on Thursday July 18, 2024 became the caretaker of the Communist Party because of party chief Nguyen Phu Trong's poor health, the party said in a statement. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang, Pool, File)

FILE - Vietnamese President To Lam speaks during a press briefing with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 20, 2024. To Lam on Thursday July 18, 2024 became the caretaker of the Communist Party because of party chief Nguyen Phu Trong's poor health, the party said in a statement. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang, Pool, File)

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