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Sofia Open: Verdasco upends Basilashvili to second round

Fernando Verdasco defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Wednesday. He’ll face Australian Aleksandar Vukic in the next round

Spaniard Fernando Verdasco upended Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, the No 6 seed, 7-6 (1), 7-5 to advance to the second round of the Sofia Open at the Arena Armeec Sofia on Wednesday afternoon.

The 38-year-old Verdasco, ranked No 116, will face Australian Aleksandar Vukic, who upset Fabio Fognini, next.

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

  • Jan-Lennard Struff (Q) beat Dusan Lajovic: 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Marc-Andrea Huesler beat Geoffrey Blancaneaux (Q): 6-4, 6-4
  • Lorenzo Sonego beat Bernabe Zapata Miralles: 6-3, 6-4
  • Aleksandar Vukic beat Fabio Fognini: 7-6 (11), 7-5
  • Ugo Humbert (Q) beat Dimitar Kuzmanov (WC): 7-6 (4), 6-4
  • Nuno Borges beat Mirza Basic (LL): 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Oscar Otte (8) beat Dragos Nicolae Madaras (Q): 6-3, 6-2
  • Holger Rune (5) beat Tim van Rijthoven: 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6)
  • 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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