Swan, who is in 158th place in the ATP rankings and placed eighth in the tournament, defeated Elias Imers from Sweden, who is in the 187th position, in the second round game with 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
Gulbis was free from the first round, but he earned ten ATP points for reaching the third round or the eighth final.
Gulbis did not use the break ball in the first game, but broke the opponent’s next three services, losing one serve in the middle. This did not prevent the set from winning 6-2. Also, the Latvian started the second set with an unused break ball, but then did not use his serve in the fourth and eighth games, suffering a loss with 2-6.
In the third game of the third set, Gulbis took away the opponent’s serve and gained the advantage. In the eighth and tenth games, he played two breakballs from the result 15:40 both times, gaining the lead with 6-4.
A week ago, Gulbis stopped in the third round of the first tournament of the Prague “Challenger” series. For him, it was the first official tournament since the Davis Cup duel with Egypt, which took place in Latvia at the beginning of March. At the end of July, he participated in the Estonian-Latvian match in Tallinn, winning both singles and doubles.
Before the Davis Cup, Swan triumphed in France in the Po “Challenger” tournament, winning his fifth title and the first since 2007. Also at the beginning of the year, he successfully competed in the Australian Open, where he qualified and competed until the third round.
In ATP tournaments, Gulbis had won seven matches in a row. Swan is expected to take part in two more Challenger series competitions in the Czech Republic.