Mirza Basic beats Marius Copil at Sofia Open to win first career title

Bosnian world number 129 Basic, who came through qualifying, clinched his first career title at the Sofia Open on Sunday.

Published: 12th February 2018 02:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2018 02:39 PM   |  A+A-

ATP world number 129 Mirza Basic (File | AFP)

By AFP

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.

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