Déjà Vu For Ramos-Vinolas In Gstaad
Fabbiano defeats fourth seed Sonego
"It was a very close match. Here in altitude, it's not easy. The most important thing for me was that I was concentrated in the match, even when I lost my serve [at 3-2 in the second set]," Ramos-Vinolas said. "I like it here. I think my game is good here, and I'm happy because I'm in the quarter-finals, which is a good tournament for me. I have to keep this momentum."
The Spaniard recorded his 19th victory in 36 tour-level matches this year after one hour and 42 minutes, winning 72 per cent of service points en route to victory (48/67). The World No. 85 has now claimed four victories from nine FedEx ATP Head2Head clashes against the 2011 runner-up. Carballes Baena advanced to his second quarter-final in as many weeks after overcoming Stefano Travaglia 6-2, 6-4 in 80 minutes.
“It is never easy to play against a close friend,” said Fabbiano. “Today was a tough match. Clay and altitude are not my favourite conditions and I'm very happy that I managed to win today. You have to adjust to the conditions every week and I hope that I can go a step further this week.”
Germany’s Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, who is on the comeback trail from another wrist injury and came into the ATP 250 tournament with a 0-4 tour-level record in 2019, booked a place in his first ATP Tour quarter-final for more than two years (2017 Geneva). Stebe kept his nerve to beat Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3 in two hours and 14 minutes.