Out in Australian Open Qualifier
Bitter disappointments for Stricker and Riedi
The last two Swiss hopes also do not make it into the main draw of the Australian Open. Leandro Riedi and Dominic Stricker fail in the last qualifying round.
The Australian Open will take place without Dominic Stricker and …
The young Swiss Dominic Stricker and Leandro Riedi miss the qualification for the main draw at the Australian Open.
The third round ends with bitter disappointments for both Swiss. Bernese Dominic Stricker (ATP 119) is defeated by French Enzo Couacaud (ATP 190) in 110 minutes and after a set ball in the tie-break of the second set 6: 7 (2: 7), 6: 7 (7: 9).
Leandro Riedi (ATP 135) from eastern Switzerland, who will soon be 21, literally goes down against Czech Dalibor Svrcina (ATP 219), who is the same age, 0: 6, 4: 6.
Too many errors
Parallels in the two Swiss defeats: Stricker and Riedi each make far too many mistakes, both looking for the decision too early in the rallies. However, the opponents also offer spectacle and strong performances. In particular, Enzo Couacaud qualified for the last two Grand Slam tournaments for the main draw and failed there in Wimbledon against John Isner and at the US Open against Borna Coric in only five sets.
Stricker’s hopes of slipping in as a lucky loser were dashed on Thursday. Because the better classified Juan Pablo Varillas, Denis Kudla, Michael Mmoh and Pavel Kotow also lose in the last qualifying round, he does not make it into the draw for the two free places in the main draw. (SDA)