Nikles (25) won 6-3 6-3 after 73′ of play against the German and will have to beat Czech veteran Lukas Rosol (249/36) to earn his ticket to the final draw.

The only qualified Swiss

The three other representatives of Swiss Tennis involved in these qualifications were beaten in the first round. The disappointment is great for Henri Laaksonen (97), who lost 6-4 6-3 to the Lebanese Benjamin Hassan (327). Jakub Paul (461) was beaten 6-2 6-3 by Lukas Rosol, while Damien Wenger (462) was beaten 6-4 6-2 by Pablo Cuevas (128).