Germany's Cedric-Marcel Stebe says it was a "great week" for him in Gstaad despite falling just short of winning it all. Stebe, who entered Gstaad with a protected ranking, made the final before losing to world No.
85 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3 6-2. Following his Gstaad run, Stebe experienced a big ranking jump as he climbed up 198 spots to No. 257 in the world. The 28-year-old German was bidding to win his maiden ATP title. "The conditions were tough today.
Albert was rock solid as he was all week. He deserves to win,” Stebe said post-match, as revealed on the ATP website. “It was an amazing week for me here in Gstaad, I played very good tennis. Of course, it wasn’t easy to play two matches yesterday.
I gave everything today, but it wasn’t enough. That’s tennis”. Ramos lost his serve in the opening game of the match but broke Stebe in the second and sixth game to win the opener. Ramos then dominated the second set as he got off to a comfortable 4-0 lead before serving out for the match in the eighth game.