Switzerland top male tennis player, Marc Rosset, has been knocked out of the German Open in Hamburg. He was defeated by Russia's Marat Safin in straight sets.This content was published on May 18, 2000 - 15:59
Having lost the first set 6-4, Rosset had chances to pull level in the second set but was eventually beaten 7-5. Safin is seeded 12th at the three million dollar tournament and proved to be one seeded player too many for the Genevan.
Rosset had pulled off one of the upsets of the first round when he beat the sixth seed, Nicolas Lapentti. His subsequent straight sets win over Byron Black on Wednesday along with the early departure of several top-ranked players seemed to have enhanced the Swiss players chances this week.
Instead it will now be Safin who goes on to play France's Cedric Pioline in the quarter finals.
by Mark Ledsom