Swiss Open 2013: Daily Scores, Results and Schedule

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 22, 2013

Swiss Open 2013: Daily Scores, Results and Schedule

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    You do not always need to wait for a Grand Slam to see some of the top tennis players in the world. Many elite players are competing at the Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad in Switzerland.

    The Swiss Open is an ATP 250 tournament on clay, a rarity for the late summer months and one of the last of the year. Starting in August, all of the events are on hard courts.

    While some choose to get a start on preparing for the U.S. Open, guys like Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Janko Tipsarevic, Juan Monaco and others instead decided to spend another week on red clay.

    There are 28 total players competing for €410,200 and plenty of pride, so fans can expect plenty of exciting tennis over the course of the tournament.

    Continue to check back here for the latest updates throughout the event.

Updated Draw

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    Opening Rounds (via

    No. 1 Roger Federer     
    ByeNo. 1 Roger Federer    
      Daniel Brands   
    Daniel BrandsDaniel Brands    
    Marco Chiudinelli     
       Victor Hanescu  
    Dustin Brown     
    Victor HanescuVictor Hanescu    
      Victor Hanescu   
    Henri LaaksonenNo. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut    
    No. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut      
        No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny 
    No. 4 Juan Monaco     
    Bye No. 4 Juan Monaco    
      No. 4 Juan Monaco   
    Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Guillermo Garcia-Lopez    
    Adrian Ungur      
       No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny  
    Pablo Andujar     
    Victor CrivoiPablo Andujar    
      No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny   
    Paul-Henri MathieuNo. 6 Mikhail Youzhny    
    No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny     
        No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny
    No. 7 Lukas Rosol     
    Marcel GranollersMarcel Granollers    
      Marcel Granollers   
    Federico DelbonisFederico Delbonis    
    Thomaz Bellucci     
        Robin Haase  
    Robin Haase     
    Joao SouzaRobin Haase    
      Robin Haase   
    ByeNo. 3. Janko Tipsarevic    
    No. 3 Janko Tipsarevic     
        Robin Haase 
    No. 5 Feliciano Lopez     
    Jan HernychNo. 5 Feliciano Lopez    
      No. 5 Feliciano Lopez   
    Sergiy StakhovskyAndrey Kuznetsov    
    Andrey Kuznetsov     
        No. 5 Feliciano Lopez  
    Daniel Gimeno-Traver     
    Kenny De SchepperDaniel Gimeno-Traver    
      No. 2 Stanislas Wawrinka   
    ByeNo. 2 Stanislas Wawrinka    
    No. 2 Stanislas Wawrinka     

Day 1 Recap

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    Andrey Kuznetsov def. Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
    Marcel Granollers def. No. 7 Lukas Rosol6-2, 6-4
    No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny def. Paul-Henri Mathieu6-3, 4-6, 6-2 
    No. 5 Feliciano Lopez def. Jan Hernych7-6 (7-2), 6-3



    It did not take long for the first major upset of the tournament to take place. Lukas Rosol was the No. 7 seed and one of the favorites to at least reach the semifinals. Unfortunately, he did not even win a set.

    Marcel Granollers was excellent defensively in the match and prevented his opponent from ever getting comfortable. Rosol only won six points on 21 second serves and was broken three times. Granollers ended up winning in straight sets and will face the winner of Federico Delbonis and Thomaz Bellucci. 

    Surprisingly, that upset was the quickest match of the day.

    No. 6 seed Mikhail Youzhny struggled mightily in the opening round, needing all three sets to defeat Paul-Henri Mathieu. However, 13 aces and efficient play with his serve helped him survive and advance to the next round.

    Also living up to his seed was No. 5 Feliciano Lopez. The Spanish player won all of his service games in the two-set victory and had strong rallies in the second set to help him defeat Jan Hernych.

    Lopez will play Andrey Kuznetsov, who defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first match of the day. Although the young Russian was far from perfect, he showed great resolve in the nearly two-hour match.

    With a lot more competitors in action Tuesday, this tournament is certain to be an exciting one. 

Day 2 Recap

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    Federico Delbonis def. Thomaz Bellucci7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
    No. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut def. Henri Laaksonen6-2, 6-3
    Robin Haase def. Joao Souza 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
    Daniel Gimeno-Traver def. Kenny de Schepper6-4, 6-4
    Victor Hanescu def. Dustin Brown7-6 (8-6), 6-2
    Guillermo Garcia-Lopez def. Adrian Ungur6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1
    Pablo Andujar def. Victor Crivoi6-1, 6-2
    Daniel Brands def. Marco Chiudinelli6-3, 3-6, 6-2



    Day 2 at the 2013 Swiss Open was highlighted by Federico Delbonis' straight-sets win over defending men's singles champion and two-time winner Thomaz Bellucci, who missed all four of his break-point chances in the match, ultimately dropping the second and final set in a hard-fought tiebreak. 

    Meanwhile, eighth-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut made sure he wouldn't fall victim to an upset on Tuesday, defeating wild card Henri Laaksonen in straight sets to advance to the second round where he'll take on 2008 Swiss Open champion Victor Hanescu.

    Hanescu needed a dramatic tiebreak victory in the opening frame of his match to defeat qualifier Dustin Brown in straight sets.

    In other men's singles action, Pablo Andujar, Daniel Gimeno-Traver and Robin Haase all won their first-round matches in straight sets on Tuesday.

    Andujar won over 70 percent of his service points and converted on 4-of-8 break points in what turned out to be an easy win over Victor Crivoi. Andujar's countryman, Gimeno-Traver would win 73 percent of his service points and convert 3-of-7 break-point opportunities in his victory over Kenny de Schepper.

    Haase would take advantage of his only break of the game in the first frame of his match to take a one set to love lead before closing it out in a second-set tiebreaker. His opponent, Joao Souza finished the match 0-for-5 on break-point chances.

    Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Daniel Brands each went the distance in their opening-round wins, but both men looked dominant in the third and final set of their matches on Tuesday, taking the final set 6-1 and 6-2 respectively.

Day 3 Recap

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    No. 2 Stanislas Wawrinka def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
    No. 4 Juan Monaco def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez6-1, 6-2
    No. 5 Feliciano Lopez def. Andrey Kuznetsov6-4, 6-3
    No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny def. Pablo Andujar6-3, 4-6, 6-3



    The top seeds delivered in a big way on Day 3 at the 2013 Swiss Open. All four seeded men in action won their second-round matches on Wednesday, only one of them requiring a third set.

    Second-seeded Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka outlasted Daniel Gimeno-Traver in one of the day's more intriguing mathups. Wawrinka recorded a dozen aces in the match and more importantly, broke Gimeno-Traver once in six tries in the opening set to take the lead before finishing off his opponent in a second-set tiebreaker.

    Earlier in the day, Argentine clay-court specialist Juan Monaco made extremely short work of Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, converting on 4-of-10 break-point chances to finish off the Spaniard in just over an hour. Garcia-Lopez was only able to put 48 percent of his first serves in play, winning just 16 of his 32 total service points for the match.

    Fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez was also on top of his game on Wednesday, serving up nine aces and winning both of his two break-point opportunities to close out unseeded Andrey Kuznetsov in straight sets.

    Lopez only managed to put 55 percent of his first serves into the box but was surprisingly able to win 69 percent of his second serves. He will take on Stanislas Wawrinka in the next round.

    In the day's only real compelling battle, sixth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny survived an upset bid from Pablo Andujar, who saved 6-of-8 break points in the second set and broke Youzhny three times to take the frame and force a deciding third set. 

    The Russian would win 72 percent of his service points and break Andujar twice in the final set to comfortably advance to the quarterfinals where he'll take on Juan Monaco.

Day 4 Recap

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    Daniel Brands def. No. 1 Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4
    Robin Haase def. No. 3 Janko Tipsarevic6-2, 6-2
    Marcel Granollers def. Federico Delbonis6-2, 7-5
    Victor Hanescu def. Roberto Bautista Agut7-6 (7-2), 3-2, retired



    Underdogs ruled on Thursday at the 2013 Swiss Open as top seeds Roger Federer and Janko Tipsarevic both lost in their opening matches, in straight sets no less, per's Beyond the Baseline on Twitter:

    An udder upset: Roger Federer loses 63 64 to Daniel Brands in Gstaad. #atp

    — Beyond The Baseline (@SI_BTBaseline) July 25, 2013

    Federer, who won this tournament for the first and only time in 2004, struggled with his serve throughout Thursday's match, managing to put just 52 of his first serves in play. Brands would capitalize by winning 13-of-27 second-serve return points.

    Fed, who was playing his first match at this tournament since 2004, was out-aced 11-8 and went 0-for-5 on break-point chances in the stunning defeat at the hands of the world No. 55. 

    Earlier in the day, third-seeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic was knocked out quickly by Robin Haase. Tipsarevic doubled faulted six times in the match and had his serve broken four times.

    In other action, 2011 Swiss Open winner Marcel Granollers defeated Federico Delbonis in straight sets, winning 50 percent of his return points for the match and converting on 5-of-8 break-point opportunities. 

    2008 Swiss Open champion Victor Hanescu advanced to the quarterfinals as well on Day 4, taking the first set from Roberto Bautista Agut in a tiebreaker before securing a berth in the next round after the Spaniard retired with a back injury while trailing 3-2 in the second frame.

    After the first two rounds of the Swiss Open, only four seeded men remain.

    With both Federer and Tipsarevic eliminated, 2005 runner-up Stanislas Wawrinka has become the favorite to win his first Swiss Open heading into Friday's quarterfinals.


Day 5 Recap

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    Victor Hanescu def. Daniel Brands 6-3, 6-4
    No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny def. No. 4 Juan Monaco5-7, 6-4, 7-6
    Robin Haase def. Marcel Granollers5-7, 6-3, 7-6(5) 


    So much for the Cinderella story of Daniel Brands. A day after the 26-year-old German ousted No. 1 seed Roger Federer, he was easily handled in straight sets by Victor Hanescu, 6-3, 6-4.

    Did Brands suffer from a bit of a hangover after capturing the biggest win of his career? It certainly looked like it as Hanescu was dominant on Friday.

    Hanescu saved every break point he had during the match and never allowed Brands to gain any momentum.

    Hanescu's next opponent will be No. 6 seed Mikhail Youzhny. Youzhny outlasted No. 4 seed Juan Monaco to reach the semifinals. After dropping the first set, he battled back to win the second set and third set after a tiebreaker.

    The match was close throughout, but Youzhny was a bit more accurate and efficient with his first serve in the third set. It was just enough to give him the victory.

    In the bottom portion of the bracket, Robin Haase dispatched Marcel Granollers in three sets. Haase overcame 10 aces from Granollers throughout the match to win.

    In the decisive third set, Granollers' serve accuracy abandoned him as he only got in 62 percent of his first serves.

    Haase will face Feliciano Lopez in the semifinals. Lopez outlasted Stanislas Wawrinka on Friday as the latter was forced to retire trailing 3-4 in the decisive third set. Lopez had taken the first set 6-4, but Wawrinka rebounded to capture the second 6-2.

    As of publishing, the injury or cause was unknown. This rounds out a rough week for players hailing from the host country.


Day 6 Recap

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    No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny def. Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-3
    Robin Haase def. No. 5 Feliciano Lopez4-6, 6-1, 6-4



    Although No. 1 seed Roger Federer was shockingly upset a few days ago, the semifinal action in Switzerland was still fantastic on Saturday. When the dust finally cleared, No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny took care of Romania's Victor Hanescu in straight sets, while Robin Haase came back from a set down to upset No. 5 Feliciano Lopez.

    According to, Youzhny is now in position to become the first Russian winner at the Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad in 18 years. Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the tournament back in 1995, and Youzhny is unquestionably favored to repeat that feat.

    Haase needed a decisive third set in order to get past Lopez, but he was able to edge him in a hard-fought battle. The unseeded Dutchman surprised a lot of fans by making it as far as the semis, and he now has a golden opportunity to win his third career title.

    If Haase is going to win, though, he'll have to do something that he has never done before. That, of course, is beating Youzhny. In four career meetings, Youzhny is 4-0 with all four of those victories coming in straight sets.

    They actually played each other recently as Youzhny took care of Haase in the first round at Wimbledon, but things figure to be different in the Swiss Open with a title on the line.

    Youzhny has essentially steamrolled his way through the final, while Haase has shown a great deal of perseverance, so something has to give. Recent history suggests that Youzhny should be able to come away with his ninth career title, but Haase has proven that he won't go down quietly.

Day 7 Recap

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    No. 6 Mikhail Youzhny def. Robin Haase6-3, 6-4



    Mikhail Youzhny continued his previous success against Robin Haase on Sunday, as the Russian took home the title with a commanding victory.

    The official Twitter account for the ATP World Tour announced Youzhny as the tournament champion right after taking the final point of the match: 

    #Youzhny wins ninth @ATPWorldTour title at @opengstaad with 63 64 win over @robin_haase. #atp #tennis

    — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) July 28, 2013

    Youzhny didn’t have the easiest path to the tournament final, as it took him three sets to win each of his first three matches. He cruised past Victor Hanescu in the semifinals and then didn’t allow Haase to do much against him in the final. It’s the ninth career victory on the ATP World Tour for Youzhny.

    “I never beat you and it kind of hurts, but you deserved it,” Haase said after the loss, according to the Associated Press (h/t USA Today).

    Youzhny has been fantastic against Haase in his career, as the Russian has now won all five of the matchups between the two. He most recently took out the Dutchman in the first round at Wimbledon. Youzhny fell to eventual champion Andy Murray in the fourth round in London, but still had a good showing.

    The Swiss Open title victory for Youzhny should give him a boost heading into the U.S. Open, which is scheduled to start in less than a month.