Albot stuns Johnson in Stockholm

By Russell Greaves 17 October 2016
Albot stuns Johnson in Stockholm

Radu Albot overcame an opponent ranked 79 places higher than him as Stockholm Open fifth seed Steve Johnson was sent packing in the first round.

The Moldovan, 103rd in the world rankings, secured a break in each set to prevail 6-3 6-4.

Eighth seed Marcos Baghdatis also suffered an early exit, as Kevin Anderson came from a set down to win 2-6 6-4 6-2.

There were alo wins for Ryan Harrison against Adam Pavlasek, and Adrian Mannarino, who will now face fourth seed Alexander Zverev after defeating Donald Young 7-5 6-4.

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