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Berlocq, Dimitrov advance in Bastad

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BASTAD, Sweden (AP)

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov rallied after dropping the first set to Elias Ymer, a Swedish wild card ranked 1,032nd, to secure a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 victory in the opening round of the SkiStar Swedish Open.

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The fifth-seeded Dimitrov was broken twice in the opening set before finding his service form and taking control of the nearly two-hour match.

The 17-year-old Ymer was playing in his first ATP Tour-level match.

In other matches, Argentine Carlos Berlocq upset seventh-seeded countryman Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 6-3 and Argentine Martin Alund overcame another Swedish wild card, Markus Eriksson, 7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8) in a 3-hour, 25-minute battle.

Top seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic has a bye in the first round.

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