The 26th racket of the world, Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, outplayed Bulgarian Aleksandar Lazarov, who occupies the 599th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/2, 6/1 at the start of the tournament in Sofia.
The match lasted 51 minutes. During this time, the 35-year-old Verdasco performed seven aces, twice made a mistake when serving, and realized four break points, and the 21-year-old Lazarov twice passed through, made two double mistakes and did not make a single break.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the Sofia Open competition, Verdasco will play with Romanian Marius Copil.