It was not the expected return for Guido Pella in the Swiss brick dust. Hard defeat in the ATP 250 from Geneva at the hands of Fabio Fognini with sets of 6-2 and 6-2.
The Bahiense (58th ATP), the only Argentine in the table, left the tournament against him 29 ° that was applied from beginning to end and obtained the victory in one hour and four minutes of play.
The Argentine comes with several complications since the beginning of the pandemic, including having missed a tournament (Cincinnati 2020) due to a false positive, arriving at other tournaments with little training (US Open 2020, ATP Cup 2021) in addition to not playing the South American tour 2021 for having had coronavirus. Already in Rome, he did not present due to adductor problems, the same reason why he left in the first round in Madrid.
What’s more, Pablo Cuevas gave the big blow of the day against the recent semifinalist in Rome, Reilly Opelka (35 °)The Uruguayan beat the American giant 7-6 (5) and 6-2 and got into the round of 16.