Van Assche to tough for Madaras


In the end, 19-year-old Frenchman Luca Van Assche proved too difficult for Dragos Madaras. Madaras hung on well in the first set, but two double faults in the tie-break would cost the home player the set.

Even in the second, it was even at 4-5, but there the Swede could not hold serve and the break gave Van Acche 7-6² 6-4 and a ticket to the second round of the Nordea Open, where he will face defending champion Francisco Cerundolo.