7:40 pm, sharp. Following the heavy showers which came down over the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open site, the decision was made to cancel all the evening matches, in particular the match between Stan Wawrinka and Jared Donaldson.
Beforehand, the hot afternoon sun did not bring any luck to the Iberians. The No. 4 and No. 5 seeds will have fizzled at the end. The Spaniards Albert Ramos-Vinolas and David Ferrer were largely beaten on the third day of competition.
It was Albert Ramos-Vinolas who first suffered the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics’ law. The Barcelonian could only score three small games before taking the exit: 1-6 2-6 in 1h20 of play! Following the unfortunate example of his compatriot, it was then David Ferrer, a few hours later, who was suddenly eliminated by the German Peter Gojowczyk. The former world number 3 failed to find the answers against his opponent and his formidable service, making a succession of obvious mistakes and ultimately losing 2-6 4-6.
It’s worth mentioning that Steve Johnson won in two sets against Marius Copil and the Czech Lukas Rosol against his compatriot Jiri Vesely. After erasing two match points in the tie-break of the second set, the 32-year-old was able to let his excitement show at the end of the tie-break of the last set.