Henri Laaksonen believes in himself


The rain, both feared and expected, disrupted the first day of the Gonet Geneva Open. Only five matches in the first round of qualifying could be completed.

 Good news for the Swiss camp: Henri Laaksonen (ATP 149) is among the winners of the day with his 6-4 5-7 6-0 victory over the German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (ATP 134). He will face Chilean Alejandro Tabilo (ATP 166) this Sunday for a spot in the main draw.

 While Marc-Andrea Hüsler (ATP 160) from Zurich is out of the tournament after being beaten 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 by Daniel Altmaier (ATP 144) from Germany, Jakub Paul (ATP 670) can still dream. The winner of the Swiss Tennis pre-qualifying tournament is playing a third set (3-6 6-4)  against Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (ATP 104).