Lazarov stopped in three sets
With Alexandar Lazarov’s defeat today the Bulgarian participation in the qualifying round at DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open ended. In 108 minutes the 20-years old Lazarov lost to Oscar Otte 7:6 (3), 5:7, 1:6.
Three other Bulgarians will start their participation tomorrow after being awarded with “wild cards” – Dimitar Kuzmanov, Alexander Donski and Adrian Andreev.
As did Lazov earlier today, Lazarov won the first set after a tiebreak. Then he allowed his opponent to come back and lost. The young Bulgarian made a few unforced errors that were crucial for the result.
“I am frustrated, of course, like ever. After coming back from 2:5 to 5:5, I got too much excited. I thought he will make an error every time he hit the ball. But I am really thankful for the chance I had to play again on such big tournament. I showed that I am not so far than players like this. I was nervous two years ago, when I made my debut here. Today I was nervous because I knew, I could win the game,” Lazarov said after the match.
Next round Ote will play for a place in the main draw against the winer between Stefano Napolitano and Josef Kovalik.