IF STOCKHOLM OPEN 2012
SWEDE SURPRISES DEFENDING CHAMP MONFILS IN STOCKHOLM
by ATP Staff | 16.10.2012
Swedish wild card Patrik Rosenholm caused a huge upset on his tour-level debut, knocking out defending champion Gael Monfils 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the If Stockholm Open. The Stockholm native lost just three points on serve in the decisive set while securing the only break of serve.
The 24-year-old Rosenholm, currently No. 436 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, had played primarily on the Futures circuit this season and was making his first appearance since reaching the quarter-finals at the Tampere Challenger in July.