The ATP tournaments in Gstaad, Switzerland and Los Cabos in Mexico have been going on in singles without Austrian participation since Thursday. Dennis Novak had to give up in Gstaad in the round of 16 against the Norwegian Casper Ruud, as did Ofner at the event in Los Cabos against Jordan Thompson from Australia. The latter gave a guided tour after the first sentence.
Novak, who won a match on the ATP Tour for the first time since February, had to beat number three seeded Ruud after 1:36 hours in two sets with 4: 6 in the tournament in Gstaad, which was endowed with 481,270 euros Admit 6: 7 (5/7) defeated. The Lower Austrian missed his first quarter-finals since February in Montpellier.
The 22-year-old Ruud, who won his second ATP title of the year in Baastad last week, did not allow Novak to break a single chance as a strong server. In the world rankings as 14th, 110 positions better than the 27-year-old ÖTV-Daviscupper, the Norwegian used his third match point in the tie-break.
Ofner relapse after dream start
Before that, Ofner had lost out to number five in the $ 694,655 tournament, Thompson, in Los Cabos after a tough fight over two and a half hours with 6: 3 4: 6 5: 7. The Styrian missed his best result on the ATP tour since the semi-finals in Kitzbühel in 2017.
In his first duel with Thompson, Ofner made a break in the first game of the game and broke the 27-year-old’s serve a second time to 6: 3. For this, the ÖTV player had to give up his service right at the beginning of the second round, Thompson served to 6: 4.
In the third set Ofner fended off a total of six break chances, before Thompson got the game to 6: 5 and then served it confidently. Ofner found against the world number 63. no break chance in the second and third round.
ATP 250 tournament in Gstaad
(Switzerland, 481,270 euros, sand)
ATP 250 tournament in Los Cabos
(Mexico, $ 694,655 hard court)