Feliciano López qualified this Monday for the second round of the Swiss Open in Gstaad, a tournament of which he was champion in 2016 and which is played on gravel. The Toledo passed with some fortune, although when his rival, Marc-Andrea Huesler, was injured, Feli won 6-4, 4-6, 6-5 and 15-0 to the rest. The 25-year-old 162nd in the world injured his left foot after returning a blow from the Spaniard while in service and, although he tried, he could not continue.
Bad luck for the local player who had put a Feli in trouble who was suffering from the sun that hit his eyes on one of the back of the court. “I don’t see,” he complained. Still, she had put herself in position to win with a superb direct save that she turned into a drop and, in any case, she would have had the option of passing in the final tiebreaker.
López, who is not the only Spaniard in the individual table, will meet on Wednesday with the Swede Mikael Ymer (22nd and 96th), who had to come back to win also in three sets the French repechage from the previous Enzo Couacaud (4-6, 6-3 and 6-3). The other representative of the Navy, Roberto Bautista, expects a rival for a second round in which he enters directly as second seed: he will play on Wednesday against the French Rinderknech or the Swiss Stricker.