Viktor Troicki edges out Gulbis in Sofia

Updated: Feb 07, 2018, 22:40 IST | PA Sport

Sixth seed Viktor Troicki ended the hopes of former World No. 10 Ernests Gulbis with victory in their first-round clash at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria

Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis

Sixth seed Viktor Troicki ended the hopes of former World No. 10 Ernests Gulbis with victory in their first-round clash at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria.

Latvian Gulbis, now ranked 199, had come through qualifying by beating Florian Mayer but despite forcing a deciding set, he was
defeated by Troicki as the Serbian progressed 6-3, 6-7 (2/7) 6-3.

German Mayer had also made it into the first-round draw as a lucky loser, but went down 6-4, 6-1 to Mirza Basic of Bosnia.

Slovak Martin Klizan beat Alexander Donski of Bulgaria 7-5, 6-1 to set up a second-round contest against top seed Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss World No. 15.

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