A thunderclap on the Bank Eric Sturdza Geneva Open! Winner of the tournament in 2016 and 2017, Stan Wawrinka fell from the outset. The Vaudois was defeated 3-6 6-3 6-4 by Damir Dzumuhr (ATP 57). Just out of qualifications, the Bosnian exploited the lack of regularity in the No. 2 seed’s play, to reach the quarterfinals.
This day that bathed in sunshine and followed by a large audience has also made others victims of the brand. Therefore, titleholder, Marton Fucsovics (ATP 38) has been beaten 6-4 6-2 by Argentine Federico Delbonis (ATP 84). Seeded No. 3, the Chilean Christian Garin (ATP 37), like Stan Wawrinka and Marton Fucsovics, was eliminated in his first match on the clay at Eaux-Vives, beaten 6-2 4-6 6-4 by the Japanese player, Taro Daniel (ATP 137).
After the defeats of Stan Wawrinka and Christian Garin, the Bank Eric Sturdza Geneva Open will present an unexpected finalist Saturday. It will come from the quartet formed of the Moldovan Radut Albot (ATP 45), the Chilean Nicolas Jarry (ATP 75), Damir Dzumhur and Taro Daniel. On the eve of the quarter finals, it’s hard to guess which of the four will still be in contention for the title Saturday. It is also the magic of tennis!