ATP Tour

Sofia, so good as Basic wins first career title

2018-02-12 08:44
Mirza Basic (Getty Images)

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 Sunday.

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 2017.

As well as taking home almost 90 000 in prize money, Basic will reach a projected career-high 76 in the rankings next week.

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