Friday, 27 July 2018

Qualifier Zopp d top seed Fognini in Gstaad

Second round matches were completed in this weeks five tournaments on the WTA and ATP Tour carnival rides.

Fabio Fognini (1) last week won his seventh ATP title, the Swedish Open in Bastad.  

This week he was defending his Swiss Open title in Gstaad and following a first round bye, his second round opponent was qualifier Jürgen Zopp, ranked 107, from Estonia.

Zopp, like Fognini, has hit 30, and in his 10 years on tour has risen as high as 71 in the rankings (in 2012).  His best effort in a major came this year at Roland Garros where he made the third round, including an opening round victory over seeded Jack Sock.

Today, despite a first serve percentage of just 48, compared with Fognini on 74, Zopp won 8 of 10 points on his first delivery and 8 of 11 on his second effort.

He almost halved the points on the Italian’s first attempts, and destroyed the Fognini second serve.

It was basically a master class from the qualifier who never faced a break point but created seven of his own, using two to break the top seed a couple of times and win the set 6-1.

Fognini steadied in set two, winning 14 of 18 points on his first serve, and although he was broken once, he assembled enough chances to crack open the Zopp delivery twice.  6-3 Fognini and the match now level.

Fabio failed to ride his momentum and as in set one his second serve was smashed in the decider.

Zopp faced no more break points for the match and required just one himself, which he converted from three opportunities given.

Fognini left thanks to a quality performance from Zopp 6-1 3-6 6-3

He will play another qualifier in the quarter finals - Facundo Bagnis - who defeated wildcard Marc-Andrea Huesler 7-6(10) 6-1

Other Gstaad second round matches

Lucky loser Viktor Galovic defeated wildcard Félix Auger-Aliassime 3-6 6-4 6-2

Laslo Djere defeated Borna Coric (3) 6-4 1-6 6-1 and will play Galovic in the quarter finals 


Second round matches 

Anastasija Sevastova (3) defeated lucky loser in qualifying, but not so lucky loser today, Irina Bara 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (5) defeated Evgeniya Rodina 7-5 6-2 and will play Sevastova in the quarter finals

Laura Siegemund defeated Kateryna Kozlova 6-0 6-3

Tamara Zidansek defeated Daria Kasatkina (2) 6-4 2-6 6-4 and will play Siegemund in the quarter finals 


Second round matches 

Dominic Thiem (1) defeated John Millman 6-2 6-2

Nicolas Jarry received a walkover from Richard Gasquet (7) and will play Thiem in the quarter finals 

Pablo Carreño Busta (3) defeated Aljaz Bedene 6-2 4-0 (retired)

Qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili defeated Pablo Cuevas 7-6(6) 6-4 and will play Carreño Busta in the quarter finals 


Second round matches 

Qualifier Fang Ying Xun defeated Jing-Jing Lu 6-4 7-5

Saisai Zheng (6) defeated qualifier Karman Thandi 6-4 6-0 and will play Xun in the quarter finals 

Magda Linette (3) defeated Eri Hozumi 6-3 7-5 and will play qualifier En-Shuo Liang in the quarter finals 

Fangzhou Liu defeated Xinyun Han (8) 6-3 6-3 and will play Qiang Wang (2) in the quarter finals 


Second round matches 

Matthew Ebden (4) defeated wildcard Donald Young 6-4 6-4

Marcos Baghdatis defeated Frances Tiafoe (5) 7-5 6-1 and will play Ebden in the quarter finals 

Cameron Norrie defeated Jérémy Chardy (6) 5-7 6-4 6-4

Nick Kyrgios (2) defeated qualifier Noah Rubin 7-5 6-2 in less than an hour and will play Norrie in the quarter finals

No comments:

Post a Comment