When it seemed that Swiss men’s tennis was almost over, Marc Andrea-Huesler (95th in the world ranking) arrived to change history. With a result of 6-4 and 7-6 (8), the native of Zurich prevailed against Holger Rune (31st) and was crowned champion of the ATP 250 in Sofia.
This consecration is not one more, since he became the first tennis player from his country to lift a trophy in singles since Roger Federer himself when he did it on October 27, 2019 in Basel against Álex de Miñaur (22nd). Almost three years have passed since then.
However, Huesler is not the first time he has been champion. In doubles and together with his compatriot Dominic Stricker, they won Gstaad 2021 against the Poles Walkow and Jan Zielinski.
The week of the Swiss will remain in the memory, but not only because of his first title in this modality, but also because he managed to surpass great tennis players along the way like Pablo Carreño Busta (14th) and Lorenzo Musetti (30th).
In this way, he will climb 31 places in the world ranking to achieve the best position of his career, 64th in the ATP ranking.