Bedene loses at Croatia Open, Evans wins in Washington
British number three Aljaz Bedene was beaten by Serb Nikola Cacic - a player ranked 692 places below him - in the first round of the Croatia Open.
Cacic, ranked 761 in the world, came back from a set down to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Bedene’s 27th birthday yesterday.
Elsewhere, British number four Dan Evans won 6-2, 6-1 against German world number 96 Benjamin Becker in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington.
Evans needed 49 minutes to win and will now face Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.