The day began with a hotly contested doubles match between Fabrice Martin and Andreas Mies, opposed to former world No. 1 contenders Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic. In a super tight tie-break, where each side had a match point in his favor, it was finally Marach and Pavic who won 6-3 3-6 13-11 on a Central court, hot under the midday sun. Tomorrow at 1 pm, they will defend their title against Robert Lindstedt and Matthew Ebden.
Then followed the first semifinal singles, which pitted the No. 5 seed of the tournament Radu Albot against the tall guy- 1m98! – Chilean Nicolas Jarry. The Moldovan has not done much against the excellent service and the formidable forehand of his young opponent. Nicolas Jarry delivered the match in just over an hour, 6-3 6-4.
It was then time to decide between the world No. 5, Alexander Zverev, and the Argentine Federico Delbonis. The young German did not fail to remember his tournament favorite status. Facing difficulty many times by a fierce opponent, “Sascha” demonstrated a foolproof determination to find solutions in important moments. Alexander Zverev will play his first Bank Eric Sturdza Geneva Open final tomorrow at 15:30, and he hopes to win. “I came to regain confidence, but I’m playing to win,” the winner of the London Masters 2018 firmly said. Here it is, the announcement for the great Saturday afternoon of sport at the Tennis Club Eaux-Vives for the finals of this fifth edition of Bank Eric Sturdza Geneva Open.