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ATP Tour – Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 final results

Pospisil made the Sofia final a year ago, but lost a tough one in the first round this year. (TennisTV)

Vasek Pospisil’s defence of his finals appearance in Sofia last fall began with a first-round match against qualifier Egor Gerasimov.

Who is a tough customer, and proved to be so as he send the Canadian packing in the first round.

Pospisil had a match point in the second-set tiebreak, but couldn’t convert it.

Currently ranked No. 68, Pospisil will fall at least outside the top 80 with the loss.

The Canadian has only won back-to-back matches once in 2021 – and that came with a retirement by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at Eastbourne.

He has lost in the first round of eight of his 14 tournaments so far this season.

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San Diego Open
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2021
Prize money: $661,800
Draws: S28 – D16

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
Final results

Singles, first round

[6] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) def. [Q] Federico Gaio (ITA) 62 63

[9] Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) def. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 63 64

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) def. Marton Fucsovics (HUN)  63 16 75
Lloyd Harris (RSA) def. [Q] Christopher Eubanks (USA) 36 61 64
Sebastian Korda (USA) def. Tommy Paul (USA) 63 57 61
[WC] Andy Murray (GBR) def. [WC] Kei Nishikori (JPN)* [LL] Denis Kudla (USA) 63 62
Cameron Norrie (GBR) def. Dominik Koepfer (GER) 62 75

Doubles, first round

Austin Krajicek (USA) / Andreas Mies (GER) def Daniel Evans (GBR) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) 61 36 [10-7]
[WC] Brandon Nakashima (USA) / Sem Verbeek (NED) def Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) / Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) 46 63 [10-8]

*Nishikori: back issue

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Sofia Open
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2021
Prize money: €481,270
Draws: S28 – D16

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Egor Gerasimov (BLR) def. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 57 76 (8) 63

[8] John Millman (AUS) def. Mikael Ymer (SWE) 62 64

Laslo Djere (SRB) def. [Q] Pedro Martinez (ESP) 76 (5) 63
Marcos Giron (USA) def Jaume Munar (ESP) 67 (2) 61 64
[WC] Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL) def Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 67 (4) 76 (3) 63
 

Doubles, first round

[3] Oliver Marach / Philipp Oswald (AUT) def. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) 62 67 (1) [10-7]

Roman Jebavy (CZE) / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) def. [WC] Adrian Andreev / Alexandar Lazarov (BUL) 62 64