Laaksonen Advances In Bastad
Main draw action kicks off on Monday
Ymer served for the opening set twice and was unable to convert on a set point at 5-4. Laaksonen grabbed the lone break of the second set at 5-5 and ultimately prevailed in two hours and 24 minutes. The Swiss player broke into the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time this week. He’ll take on third seed Pablo Cuevas in the next round.
Brown/Khachanov Save 4 M.P. For Victory
Dustin Brown and #NextGenATP player Karen Khachanov prevailed in an epic 6-2, 5-7, 17-15 first-round win over Jonathan Erlich and Diego Schwartzman. Brown/Khachanov saved match points at 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 14/15 before converting on their fifth match point.