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Kwalificatiespeler Mirza Basic book first ATP victory in Sofia

b48cf22ecbc6e8b66c70ea0082eabdb2 - Kwalificatiespeler Mirza Basic book first ATP victory in Sofia

Mirza Basic (ATP-129) Sunday in Sofia (hard/501.345 euro) for the first time in his tennis career an ATP tournament won. In a final between two kwalificatiespelers pulled the Bosnians against the Slovaak Jozef Kovalik (ATP-187) following three sets to the longest end.

After 2 hour and 19 minutes were the 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 match results on the scoreboard. Both players worked their very first final on the ATP circuit. They looked at each other and never before in the eyes.

The 26-year-old Basic enlisted Saturday in the semi-finals surprisingly, the Swiss topreekshoofd Stan Wawrinka (ATP 15) in two sets. Earlier in the tournament, the Bosnians also the experienced Germans Philipp Kohlschreiber (ATP-35) and Florian Mayer (ATP-72) over and over.

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