Kohlschreiber Ends Losing Streak, Cruises Past Gasquet In Kitzbuhel
Ramos-Vinolas defeats fifth seed Fucsovics
The Kitzbuhel resident, who lifted the trophy in 2015 and 2017, claimed his first win since Roland Garros after 66 minutes, breaking the Frenchman’s serve on five occasions. Kohlschreiber now leads Gasquet for the first time in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 3-2.
Kohlschreiber will be aiming to secure his 20th win at the ATP 250 clay-court event (19-9) when he meets Pablo Andujar in the second round. The Spaniard continued his fine run of form to eliminate sixth seed Leonardo Mayer 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Last week, Andujar reached the semi-finals in Gstaad before falling to eventual champion Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Ramos-Vinolas recovered from a set down to beat Marton Fucsovics 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4 and earn his sixth consecutive tour-level victory. The Spaniard withstood 12 aces throughout the three-hour, 11-minute clash and saved 13 of 15 break points to book a meeting with countryman Jaume Munar. The 22-year-old beat Thomas Fabbiano of Italy 7-6(7), 1-6, 6-1.
#NextGenATP Norwegian Casper Ruud defeated eighth seed and Hamburg European Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. The 20-year-old saved four of five break points to earn his 15th tour-level win of the season (15-9). Ruud will meet Matthias Bachinger of Germany for a spot in the quarter-finals.