It may not be a dream final this Saturday afternoon, but it’s a final that has promise! Underdogs Peter Gojowczyk and Marton Fucsovics fought their way to the final of the fourth edition of the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open tournament.
Under the blazing sun, spectators witnessed a beautiful victory of the German Peter Gojowczyk in the early afternoon, against the No. 2 seed Fabio Fognini. The Italian who seemed to get hit in the calf, did not manage to reach the final, even though he could nearly touch it. Peter Gojowczyk, 49th in the world, will face another outsider tomorrow in the form of Marton Fucsovics. The 26-year-old Hungarian defeated American Steve Johnson in three sets (2-6 6-4 6-1). The latter, however, had all the cards in hand to finally reach the final of the Geneva tournament that he has been coveting for three years now. The Californian led 6-2 3-0 before Marton Fucsovics completely reversed the situation and won ten of the next eleven games. The Hungarian, ranked 60th at the ATP, is now making his way up to the final of a tournament for the first time in his career.
A bad day for Steve Johnson
The American had two opportunities to reach a final of the Eric Sturdza Bank Geneva Open tournament. Just out of Central where he had just lost to Marton Fucsovics, Steve Johnson joined Court No. 1 where he met his compatriot Sam Querrey to face the No. 2 seeds of the tournament, Ivan Dodig and Rajeev Ram. After losing the tie-break of the first set, the Yankee duo didn’t know how to find the way back in. This was also true at Central where world No. 2 Mate Pavic and Oliver Marach beat Robert Lindstedt and Andrei Vasilevski. A dream final between the two big favourites in this doubles draw!