Fognini Denies Ymer In Båstad

  • Posted: Jul 19, 2018

Fognini Denies Ymer In Båstad

Gasquet and former champion Ferrer compete later today

Third-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini booked his place in the SkiStar Swedish Open quarter-finals on Thursday after beating Swedish #NextGenATP wild card Mikael Ymer 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and five minutes.

Ymer, having swept through the first set, recovered from 1-3 down in the second set and had a break point chance for a 5-4 lead, but Fognini held serve in a 20-point game. Fognini broke to love in the sixth game of the decider and went on to deny 19-year-old Ymer the biggest win of his fledgling career.

Fognini goes on to challenge Argentina’s Federico Delbonis, who broke serve four times to beat eighth-seeded Australian John Millman 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 33 minutes. Delbonis reached the Argentina Open semi-finals (l. to Bedene) in February.

Later today, fourth-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet makes his tournament debut against Gerald Melzer of Austria and seventh seed David Ferrer, the 2007, 2012 and 2017 champion from Spain, takes on #NextGenATP Norwegian wild card Casper Ruud.

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