Be­dene loses at Croa­tia Open, Evans wins in Washington

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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.

Al­jaz Be­dene

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