Aljaz Bedene beaten by Austrian rookie

PUBLISHED: 17:23 03 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:23 03 August 2015

Aljaz Bedene in action

Aljaz Bedene in action


Aljaz Bedene’s Austrian adventure was short-lived as he was beaten by home wildcard Dennis Novak in the first round of the ATP Generali Open in Kitzbuhel.

Welwyn Garden City’s Bedene started the match well, winning a first set tie-break.

However, the new world number 57, soon fell foul of the altitude, handing the advantage to the Austrian.

Levelling the match at one set apiece after winning the second 6-4, Novak wrapped up the decider 6-1 to win his first-ever match on the main ATP tour.

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