Coming from the qualifications, Marc-Andrea Hüsler (ATP 108) was stopped in the round of 16 of the ATP 250 tournament in Bastad. The Zurich native lost 7-5 6-2 to Serbian Laslo Djere (ATP 53).
Fallen Fabio Fognini (ATP 64) in the last qualifying round then Holger Rune (ATP 28) in the 1st round of the main draw, Hüsler did not sign a 3rd consecutive feat on Swedish clay. The left-hander however had his chance, he who led 2-1 service to follow in the 2nd set.
But Djere was able to tighten his guard to avoid any unpleasant surprises, winning the last 5 games of the match by signing 3 breaks in the process. The Serb had already been more effective in the “money time” of the 1st set, while Hüsler had come back from 2-4 to 4-4.
Hüsler (26) therefore remains in a quarter-final disputed on the front of the ATP Tour, in 2020 in Kitzbühel where he had even climbed to the last four. His performances in recent weeks will nevertheless allow him to enter the top-100 of the ATP ranking for the first time on Monday.