Sofia - Bosnian world No 129 Mirza Basic, who came through qualifying and
stunned three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the
semi-finals, clinched his first career title at the Sofia Open on
The 26-year-old journeyman defeated Romania's 93rd-ranked Marius
Copil 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, becoming just the second Bosnian to win
an ATP Tour title after Damir Dzumhur who was a champion on two occasions in
As well as taking home almost €90 000 in prize money, Basic will
reach a projected career-high 76 in the rankings next week.