Number 7 seed of the tournament, Laslo Djere will face the Frenchman, Hugo Gaston in the semifinals of the Swiss Open 2021 in Switzerland.
Laslo Đere vs Hugo Gaston: Match Details
|Match||Laslo Djere vs Hugo Gaston|
|Date||July 24, 2021|
|Surface||Outdoor Clay Court|
Laslo Djere vs Hugo Gaston: Preview
Laslo Djere is currently ranked number 52 in the world and reached a career high ranking of 27 in 2019. Djere last played in Gstaad in 2018 where he reached the semi-finals against then number 2 seed, Roberto Bautista Agut. Laslo put up a tough fight against the Spaniard but eventually lost in three sets, 7-6, 4-6, 4-6. He has a win loss record of 69-72 throughout his entire career on the ATP tour and a 17-16 record this year to date.
The Serbian has had a tough run in Gstaad so far with his round of 16 and quarter-final matches going to the 3rd set. Djere cruised past Thiago Seyboth Wild in the round of 32 in straight sets but faced difficulties in the next 2 matches. Laslo dropped the second set in the round of 16 against German, Zizou Bergs but eventually came out stronger to reach the quarter finals against Arthur Rinderknech. In the quarters, Djere survived another 3 set match to reach the semifinals once again.
World number 155, Hugo Gaston made his debut at the Swiss Open in Gstaad this year. Gaston made his ATP debut in 2018 and has reached an ATP Tour semi-final for the first time. He has barely played any matches in his career with a win-loss record of 5-8 and a record of 2-4 this year to date.
Gaston eased passed Juan Manuel Cerundolo in straight sets in the round of 32. In the round of 16, Gaston faced number 5 seed, Federico Delbonis. Although, Gaston gave Delbonis a bagel in the first set, he dropped the 2nd set and went to a decider set. The 2nd and 3rd set both went to tiebreakers with Gaston eventually winning the third set to reach his first ever ATP Tour quarterfinals. Gaston upset number 4 seed, Cristian Garin in the quarterfinals. The 20-year-old fought back twice from a break down and saved four match points in the third set tiebreaker to eventually take the win 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (13-11).
Laslo Djere vs Hugo Gaston: Head to Head
The pair have yet to play against each other in the ATP Tour and thus, will face each other for the first time. Hence, the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Laslo Djere vs Hugo Gaston: Prediction
Djere has a lot more experience on the ATP Tour having turned pro five years before Gaston. Both the players have had a tough run in the tournament with both playing a 3 set match in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals. Gaston has had a much harder time on court facing two top 5 seeded players. The long three-setters must have taken a physical toll on him, but he has been in great form throughout this tournament. Reaching his first ATP Tour semifinal, beating 2 top seeded players and saving four match points in the quarterfinal will make him more motivated and eager to go one step forward and reach the finals.
Prediction: Gaston to win in 3 sets.