August 3, 2021

Tennis: Novak and Ofner draw the short straw

Tennis

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.

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In the end, Ruud had the longer breath in the duel with Novak

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)

Round of 16 tableau:
Denis Shapovalov (CAN/1) Vit Kopriva (CZE) -:- -:-
Feliciano Lopez (ESP / 8) Mikael Ymer (SWE) -:- -:-
Casper Ruud (NOR/3) Dennis Novak (NOR) 6:4 7:6 (7/5)
Benoit Paire (FRA / 6) Tallon Griekspoor (NED) -:- -:-
Hugo Gaston (FRA) Federico Delbonis (ARG/5) 6:0 6:7 (2/7) 7:6 (7/3)
Christian Garin (CHI / 4) Marc Polmans (AUS) 6:3 6:0
Laszlo Djere (SRB / 7) Zizou Bergs (BEL) 6:2 4:6 6:2
Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP / 2) 6:2 6:4
First round tableau:
Denis Shapovalov (CAN/1) bye
Vit Kopriva (CZE) Johan Nikles (SUI) 6:2 6:1
Mikael Ymer (SWE) Enzo Couacaud (FRA) 4:6 6:3 6:3
Feliciano Lopez (ESP / 8) Marc-Andrea Hüsler (SUI) 6: 4 4: 6 6: 5 ret.
Casper Ruud (NOR/3) bye
Dennis Novak (NOR) Kacper Zuk (POL) 6:4 6:4
Tallon Griekspoor (NED) Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) 7:5 4:6 7:6 (7/1)
Benoit Paire (FRA / 6) Jozef Kovalik (SVK) 6:3 7:6 (7/2)
Federico Delbonis (ARG/5) Leandro Riedi (SUI) 6:3 6:3
Hugo Gaston (FRA) Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG) 6:4 6:2
Marc Polmans (AUS) Sandro Ehrat (SUI) 7:5 6:3
Christian Garin (CHI / 4) bye
Laszlo Djere (SRB / 7) Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) 6:4 6:2
Zizou Bergs (BEL) Oscar Otte (GER) 7:6 (7/3) 6:1
Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) Dominic Stephan Stricker (SUI) 6:4 6:4
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP / 2) bye

ATP 250 tournament in Los Cabos

(Mexico, $ 694,655 hard court)

Round of 16 tableau:
Cameron Norrie (GBR/1) Elias Ymer (SWE) 7:6 (7/4) 6:3
Ernesto Escobedo (USA) Denis Kudla (USA) 6:4 7/6 (11/9)
Taylor Fritz (USA/3) Ilya Martschenko (UKR) 6:1 6:7 (9/11) 7:5
Steve Johnson (USA/6) Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 7:6 (7/4) 6:3
Jordan Thompson (AUS / 5) Sebastian Ofner (NOR) 3:6 6:4 7:5
Brandon Nakashima (USA) Sam Querrey (USA/4) 6:3 6:4
Alex Bolt (AUS) Emilio Gomez (ECU) 6:3 6:1
John Isner (USA/2) Yevgeny Donskoy (RUS) 7:5 3:6 7:6 (7/5)
First round tableau:
Cameron Norrie (GBR/1) bye
Elias Ymer (SWE) Matthew Ebden (AUS) 7:5 6:1
Denis Kudla (USA) Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 4:6 7:6 (7/4) 7:6 (7/3)
Ernesto Escobedo (USA) Mackenzie McDonald (USA/8) 6:3 6:4
Taylor Fritz (USA/3) bye
Ilya Martschenko (UKR) Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 6:3 6:2
Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) Alexander Sarkissian (USA) 5:7 6:0 6:4
Steve Johnson (USA/6) Gerardo Lopez Villasenor (MEX) 7:6 (7/4) 6:2
Jordan Thompson (AUS / 5) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6:4 7:5
Sebastian Ofner (NOR) Yuri Rodionov (NOR) 6: 3 3: 1 ret.
Brandon Nakashima (USA) Jeffrey John Wolf (USA) 6:3 6:7 (5/7) 6:2
Sam Querrey (USA/4) bye
Alex Bolt (AUS) Andreas Seppi (ITA/7) 0:6 6:2 6:3
Emilio Gomez (ECU) Nicolas Mejia (COL) 6:4 6:1
Yevgeny Donskoy (RUS) Jason Jung (TPE) 6:1 6:4
John Isner (USA/2) bye