Aljaz Bedene loses at Croatia Open as Dan Evans wins in Washington

Aljaz Bedene
Aljaz Bedene's match against Cacic last two hours and 27 minutes

British number three Aljaz Bedene was beaten by Serb Nikola Cacic - a player ranked 692 places below him - in the first round of the Croatia Open.

Cacic, ranked 761 in the world, came back from a set down to win 5-7 6-4 6-4 on Bedene's 27th birthday on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, British number four Dan Evans won 6-2 6-1 against German world number 96 Benjamin Becker in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington.

Evans needed 49 minutes to win and will now face Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.

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