BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Evgeny Donskoy saved two match points to beat Russian compatriot Karen Khachanov in a first-round match at 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).
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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.