Aljaz Bedene bites the dust in Barcelona

PUBLISHED: 14:44 19 April 2016 | UPDATED: 14:45 19 April 2016

British number 2 Aljaz Bedene at Gosling Sports Park

British number 2 Aljaz Bedene at Gosling Sports Park


Aljaz Bedene was eliminated from the Barcelona Open in the first round yesterday (Monday).

The Welwyn Garden City player was beaten in three sets by Russsian qualifier Karen Khachanov 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

Brit Bedene wasted a match point at 30-40 in game 12 of the deciding set before Khachanov, ranked 79 places below his opponent in the world rankings, closed out the match.

He will face Roberto Bautista Agut in round two.

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