Titel defence started for Cerundolo


The Argentine Francisco Cerundolo, 20 in the world ranking, faced Luca Van Assche of France in Wednesday’s second match on the center court in Båstad.

Cerundolo, who won the competition in 2022, took a solid lead and the first set 6-2 with the help of three breaks in the first set.

The second set started more evenly and only in the 7th game was Cerundolo able to break Van Assche’s serve and did so again when Van Assche served to stay in the match. 6-2 6-3 to the Argentine who is now pitted against either compatriot Federico Coria or Leo Borg depending on who wins this year’s Sunset match in Båstad.