Swiss teenager Stricker continues stunning debut with win over Fucsovics
The 18-year-old held his nerve despite two rain delays to pick up another big scalp in his first ATP event
Swiss teenager Dominic Stricker continued his dream start to his first ATP Tour event as he beat Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 7-5, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Gonet Geneva Open on Wednesday.
The 18-year-old, last year’s Roland-Garros junior champion ranked 419, followed up his opening-round win over former US Open champion Marin Cilic by ousting Fucsovics, the world No 44, with another impressive performance.
In a match twice interrupted by rain, Stricker showed no signs of a hangover after his win over Cilic, taking the first set and then holding off Fucsovics in the second.
His reward is a chance to do what Roger Federer could not, and beat Spain’s Pablo Andujar in the last eight.