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Sofia Open: Rune takes out Van Rijthoven in first round

Holger Rune beat Tim van Rijthoven 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) on Tuesday. He’ll play the winner of the match between Italian Lorenzo Sonego and Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the next round

Holger Rune Denmark’s Holger Rune reacts during his third round match against France’s Hugo Gaston (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Dane Holger Rune, the No 5 seed, won against Dutchman Tim van Rijthoven 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) to advance to the second round of the Sofia Open at the Arena Armeec Sofia on Tuesday.

Rune, ranked No 31, will face the winner of the match between Italian Lorenzo Sonego and Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles next.

Sofia ATP 250, other first-round results (Arena Armeec Sofia, EUR 597.900, most recent results first):

  • Marc-Andrea Huesler vs. Geoffrey Blancaneaux
  • Jan-Lennard Struff vs. Dusan Lajovic
  • Lorenzo Sonego vs. Bernabe Zapata Miralles
  • Fernando Verdasco vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • Aleksandar Vukic vs. Fabio Fognini
  • Ugo Humbert vs. Dimitar Kuzmanov
  • Mirza Basic vs. Nuno Borges
  • Oscar Otte vs. Dragos Nicolae Madaras
  • Ilya Ivashka beat Mikael Ymer: 7-6 (8), 4-6, 7-5
  • Alexandar Lazarov (WC) beat Jiri Lehecka: 7-5, 6-3
  • Kamil Majchrzak beat Ricardas Berankis: 7-5, 6-2
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