Bosnia-Hetzegovina qualifier Mirza Basic beat Marius Copil 7-6(6), 6-7(4), 6-4 on Sunday to win the DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open in his first-ever ATP final in Bulgaria
The 26-year-old No. 129-ranked Basic upset a returning-from-injury Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals.
In the third set of the championship match Basic broke at 4-4 before serving it out.
“I’m very happy for breaking through after the match yesterday [against Wawrinka],” Basic said afterwards. “After this week I will finally get in the Top 100. [After] this win, Sofia will always be my special place.”
Basic has reached the quarters or better in his last three ATP 250-level events, each time as a qualifier.
The 27-year-old Copil of Romania was appearing in his first career final.
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