Djere Upsets Coric In Gstaad
Defending champion Fognini takes on Zopp
Serbia’s Laslo Djere recorded the highest-ranked win of his career on Thursday to reach an ATP World Tour quarter-final for the second successive week.
The 23-year-old knocked out third-seeded Croatian Borna Coric, the recent Gerry Weber Open titlist (d. Federer) and No. 21 in the ATP Rankings, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 in one hour and 54 minutes at the J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad. Last week, he fell to eventual champion Marco Cecchinato in the last eight of the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag.
Djere will now face Croatian lucky loser Viktor Galovic, who held his nerve to reach his first ATP World Tour quarter-final with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over wild card Felix Auger-Aliassime, a #NextGenATP Canadian, in two hours and two minutes. Augur-Aliassime struck 11 aces and 10 doubles faults.