Donskoy saves match points to beat Khachanov in Sweden

by: AP | July 11, 2016

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The eighth-seeded Donskoy defeated Khachanov, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3. (AP)

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Evgeny Donskoy saved two match points to beat Russian compatriot Karen Khachanov in the first round of the Swedish Open on Monday.

The eighth-seeded Donskoy defeated Khachanov 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Sixth-seeded Aljaz Bedene of Britain overcame local wild card Isak Arvidsson 6-4, 7-6 (4) and Argentine Facundo Bagnis beat Jurgen Zopp 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

Two-time champion David Ferrer and Joao Sousa, who reached the final two years ago, are the top two seeded players this year. Both had first-round byes, along with No. 3 Albert Ramos-Vinolas and No. 4 Marcel Granollers.

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