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Stakhovsky, Berankis reach 2nd round at Zagreb Indoors

Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine, Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania reach 2nd round in Zagreb

Stakhovsky, Berankis reach 2nd round at Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Sergiy Stakhovsky from Ukraine defeated Borna Coric from Croatia 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Monday.

Stakhovsky, who won the tournament in 2008 as lucky loser, won five games in a row in the first set, and saved a break point before closing the match. Coric held serve only four times and converted 2 out of 12 break points.

"It's not the first time that I failed to take the chances, my opponent did," Coric said.

Ricardas Berankis from Lithuania also advanced beating Lukas Lacko from Slovakia, 6-0, 6-2 in just 41 minutes. Lacko, a runner-up in Zagreb in 2012, won only 20 out of 71 points and had constant problems returning serve.

Updated : 2021-09-22 05:37 GMT+08:00