BASTAD, July 10, 2018
Juan-Ignacio Londero continues his good run of form by knocking out No. 2 seed Elias Ymer in the first round of the €43,000 Bastad Challenger. The World No. 170 from Argentina, who clinched his second ATP Challenger title in Marburg last Saturday, won 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday afternoon.
Londero saved two of the three break points he faced, capitalizing on four of his own chances to secure victory in one hour and nine minutes. The 24-year-old Buenos Aires resident will next take on compatriot Carlos Berlocq.
Elias’ younger brother Mikael advanced to the second round. The 19-year-old Swede fought past Zdenek Kolar from the Czech Republic 6-3, 1-6, 6-0. Ymer won 52 per cent of the total points played to prevail after one hour and 55 minutes. Next up for the teenager will be sixth seeded Frenchman Calvin Héméry.
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RESULTS – JULY 10, 2018
Singles – First Round
J. Londero (ARG) d  E. Ymer (SWE) 61 64
 C. Moutet (FRA) d Z. Zhang (CHN) 62 64
L. Harris (RSA) d  H. Laaksonen (SUI) 64 64
 C. Hemery (FRA) d [WC] M. Eriksson (SWE) 64 61
[Q] D. Wu (CHN) d  O. Otte (GER) 62 64
L. Rosol (CZE) d J. Tatlot (FRA) 63 62
[Q] F. Horansky (SVK) d S. Nagal (IND) 62 00 Retired
U. Ignatik (BLR) d [Q] J. Okala (FRA) 76(7) 40 Retired
P. Martinez (ESP) d [Q] G. Blancaneaux (FRA) 64 61
[WC] M. Ymer (SWE) d Z. Kolar (CZE) 63 16 60
C. Berlocq (ARG) d I. Nedelko (RUS) 63 60
Doubles – First Round
 Z. Kolar (CZE) / G. Oliveira (POR) d [WC] J. Eriksson Ziverts (SWE) / K. Friberg (SWE) 62 63
G. Andreozzi (ARG) / A. Collarini (ARG) d T. Lipovsek Puches (ARG) / J. Londero (ARG) 62 62
H. Heliovaara (FIN) / H. Laaksonen (SUI) d [WC] F. Bergevi (SWE) / P. Figueroa (SWE) 62 61