UMAG, Croatia (AP) Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina upset fifth-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in the first round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday.
Almagro hit 10 aces but Dzumhur attacked his opponent's second serve, converting five out of nine break points. Dzumhur, ranked 81st, broke at 5-5 in the third set for victory and a place in the second round at Umag for the second year in a row.
Gastao Elias of Portugal ousted another Spaniard, Guillermo Garcia Lopez, 6-1, 6-2. Garcia Lopez broke in the opening game of the match but then won only two out of next fourteen games.
In other matches, Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia defeated wild card Nino Serdarusic of Croatia 6-4, 6-2 and Andrej Martin of Slovakia beat Sergiy Stakhovski of Ukraine 7-6 (6), 6-4.