(Reuters) – Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic claimed the primary ATP name of his profession, beating Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs 7-Five 7-Five within the Croatia Open ultimate on Sunday.
Lajovic, 29, was once in a place of hassle when trailing Three-Five within the opening set however held his nerve and ended up breaking Balazs 4 instances to succeed on the Goran Ivanisevic Stadium in Umag.
The arena quantity 36 has loved a step forward season, having reached the distinguished Monte Carlo Masters ultimate in April handiest to lose to Italian Fabio Fognini, and has now earned his maiden triumph in every other clay courtroom match.
Balazs, who retired from the game 5 years in the past because of accidents prior to making a return in 2016, was once bidding to turn into the primary qualifier to win an ATP name this season.
Reporting by way of Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru