Gstaad: Last Swiss player knocked out

Switzerland's Marc Rosset was defeated at the Gstaad Open. Keystone

The Swiss tennis player, Marc Rosset, has been knocked out the Gstaad Open, dashing any hopes of a Swiss player winning the singles title. His match against the Argentine, Franco Squillari, finished in a 6-3 7-5 defeat, after rain interrupted play.

This content was published on July 15, 2000 - 11:30

Rosset was prevented from the reaching the quarter-finals in a match which was dominated by long breaks in play due to heavy rain, slow balls and a tricky surface to play on.

Squillari had from the outset been tipped as the favourite and after a rapid first set victory it was Rosset who fought back in the second set. However, after both players had won five games each, the Argentine turned tables and pulled through to win the match.

Squillari is playing Gaston Gaudio of Argentina on Sunday in the quarter finals.
Also on Sunday, the Spaniard Alex Corretja takes on the Chilean, Marcel Rio.

Corretja is the number one seed of the tournament and will be hoping to snatch the title from the defending champion, Albert Costa, who's made it to the semi-finals.

Costa, beat the Czech, Jiri Novak 6-3 6-1, and Mariano Puerto of Argentina beat France's Sébastien Grosjean, 7-6 6-3.

Originally, the Gstaad tournament was due to have ended on Sunday. But the organisers announced the finals would not be played until Monday due to heavy rain interrupting play in recent matches.

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