Mirza Basic beats Marius Copil at Sofia Open to win first career title
By AFP | Published: 12th February 2018 02:39 PM |
SOFIA: Bosnian world number 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 title after Damir Dzumhur who was a champion on two occasions in 2017.
As well as taking home almost 90,000 euros in prize money, Basic will reach a projected career-high 76 in the rankings next week.