GENEVA (AP) — Casper Ruud's run at a third straight Geneva Open title ended in a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5 loss to Nicolás Jarry in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
The top-seeded Ruud had his serve broken at 5-5 in the third set after the 54th-ranked Chilean fired two powerful forehand winners.
Jarry's serve held up after wasting an earlier break that forced a 4-3 lead, and took his second match-point chance with an overhead smash winner.
Ruud now heads early to the French Open where he is seeded No. 4 when play starts Sunday. The 24-year-old Norwegian won the warm-up event at Geneva in 2021 and last year, when he also reached the final at Roland Garros losing to Rafael Nadal.
Jarry earned a rematch in the semifinals on Friday of the 2019 final at Geneva he lost to Alexander Zverev.