Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas is thrilled to have reached the Gstaad final as he insists he will leave it all on the court on Sunday. Ramos-Vinolas, 31, handed a straight-set defeat to fellow compatriot Pablo Andujar 7-6 (3) 6-4 in the Gstaad semifinal.
World No. 85 Ramos-Vinolas will play in the Gstaad final against world No. 455 Cedric-Marcel Stebe, who beat Joao Sousa. "I'm really happy," Ramos-Vinolas said post-match, as revealed on the ATP website. "I have a chance to play another final tomorrow here in Gstaad.
I love this tournament, I feel great. I'm really happy and I'm ready to give my 200 percent." Ramos-Vinolas saved five break points in the eighth game of the first set but couldn't save the sixth as Andujar managed to claim the first break of the match.
After a huge effort to earn the first break, No. 4 seed Andujar disappointingly failed to serve out for the set in the following game. Andujar paid the price for failing to serve out for the set in the ninth game as Ramos-Vinolas routinely won the first set tie-break to steal the opener.
Ramos-Vinolas lost his serve in the opening game of the second set but once again won the set after being down by a break. Ramos-Vinolas broke Andujar in the second and 10th game to complete a second set comeback and reach his first final of the season.