Two qualifiers storm into second round

Mirza Basic and Jozef Kovalik win

Two qualifiers – Mirza Basic and Jozef Kovalik, made it to the DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open second round.

The Bosnian played “lucky loser” Florain Mayer, who reached the main draw after Serghiy Stakhovsky withdrawal. Basic won 6:4, 6:1 in an hour and next will play seeded number 4 Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Jozef Kovalik defeated Radu Albot (Moldova) 6:3, 6:3 in 77 minutes. The Slovakian will meet next countryman Lucas Lacko.