The match started on the serve of Barrère, but the first point of the match was won by Musetti-who launched an inside-out forehand to the left corner of Barrere. This blistering return was off a first serve from Barrère. However, an unforced error from Musetti levelled up the scores in the next point at 15-all. However, the next phase of play was a crafty 5 point rally, which Barrère finished long. However, Musetti gifted the next 2 points, courtesy of unforced errors, to allow a 30-15 lead to slip to 40-30. Now serving for the opening game, Barrère fired a serve that Musetti attempted to defuse with a backhand- but it floated well wide. 1-0 Barrère.
In the next game, Musetti was on serve, and at the conclusion of an 8-shot rally, Barrère won a sublime point by icing a difficult behind-the-back smash, gifting the Frenchman first blood in this match. However, in the next point, he undid all that with a wide defensive cross-court forehand. On the next point, Musetti made no mistake, icing a serve and return strategy-which put the ball into the opposite side of the court for Barrere. An ace from Musetti then finished off the first game-with scores back level. Barrère responded with an ace of his own, serving at 1-all. Barrère followed this up with yet another ace, which clocked at 198km/hr. Musetti then won the next point courtesy of a one-handed backhand which he took early. Yet in the next point, Barrère fired off yet another ace to take the lead at 2-1. However in the next game, two unforced errors lent Musetti a 30-love lead in his service game. Musetti then fired off a 213 km/hr serve to take a 40-0 lead in his service game. In what could be described as the best rally so far in the match, Musetti won the next point courtesy of an unorthodox strategy of serving and then immediately returning his backhand into the same corner where Barrère just received his serve. Barrère attempted to keep the ball in play, but Musetti went cross court and Barrère made a dash for the ball and hit a return which went wide.
All in all, despite the exchanges, it was Musetti who was not to be denied and came out victorious 6-3 6-3.