Bolelli Upsets Schwartzman In Båstad; Spaniards Advance
Carreno Busta to face two-time former finalist Verdasco on Friday
Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli completed a dramatic first-set comeback at the SkiStar Swedish Open on Wednesday to knock out top-seeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-6(8), 6-3 in one hour and 55 minutes.
Bolelli recovered from 2-5 down in the first set and saved set points at 6/7 and 7/8 in the tie-break en route to his highest-ranked match win since he beat then No. 5-ranked Tomas Berdych in September 2015 at the St. Petersburg Open. He will next play last year’s quarter-finalist Henri Laaksonen, a Swiss lucky loser, who beat Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-2, 6-2 in 59 minutes.
Did You Know?
Seven different Spaniards — Manuel Orantes (1972, 1975), Emilio Sanchez (1986), Carlos Moya (2002), Rafael Nadal (2005), Tommy Robredo (2006, 2008), David Ferrer (2007, 2012, 2017) and Albert Ramos-Vinolas (2016) — have won the ATP World Tour 250 tournament title since the first edition in 1970.