Two qualifiers reached Top 8 at DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open

Basic upsets fourth seeded Kohlschreiber

The fairytale for two qualifiers at the DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open goes on. Mirza Basic and Jozef Kovalik reached the Top 8 at the tournament.

First Kovalik needed three sets and a 7:5 battle in the third to upset Lukas Lacko. 25-years old survived after 2:5 in the third set. He won 4:6, 6:2, 7:5. Next Kovalik will play the winner between Adrian Mannarino and Marcos Baghdatis.

Mirza Basic battled past the fourth seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 7:5, 7:6 (5). Basic was extremely aggressive and needed 100 minutes to reach Top 8. The Bosnian did not face a break and made 8 aces.

In the quarterfinals Basic will face the winner between Maximillian Marterer and Joao Sousa.