Swiss teen Stricker wins again on tour debut at Geneva Open

May 19, 2021 GMT
Dominic Stephan Stricker of Switzerland returns a ball to Marton Fucsovics of Hungaria during their round of 16 men's match, at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Dominic Stephan Stricker of Switzerland returns a ball to Marton Fucsovics of Hungaria during their round of 16 men's match, at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Dominic Stephan Stricker of Switzerland returns a ball to Marton Fucsovics of Hungaria during their round of 16 men's match, at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
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Dominic Stephan Stricker of Switzerland returns a ball to Marton Fucsovics of Hungaria during their round of 16 men's match, at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
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Dominic Stephan Stricker of Switzerland returns a ball to Marton Fucsovics of Hungaria during their round of 16 men's match, at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss teenager Dominic Stricker now has a 2-0 career record after beating Marton Fucsovics 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Geneva Open.

Stricker, the French Open junior champion, beat a top-50 opponent for the second straight day in his ATP tournament debut. The 419th-ranked left-hander got a wild-card entry to his home event.

After beating former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic and Fucsovics, Stricker will play 75th-ranked Pablo Andujar in the quarterfinals. Andujar beat Roger Federer on Tuesday in the Swiss great’s first match on clay in almost two years.

Also Wednesday, third-seeded Casper Ruud advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Tennys Sandgren.

Second-seeded Denis Shapovalov and fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov were due on court in later matches of another rain-affected day’s play in Geneva.

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