Day to remember for LeoBorgthe son of Bjornwhich in the first round of the tournament Bastad won his first victory on the ATP circuit. The 20-year-old heir to the Stockholm star, who is now 67, beat in straight sets in an all-Swedish match Elias Ymerwith the score 7-6, 6-3.
Ymer, a member of the Davis Cup national team, was favorite over his rival, who is No. 467 in the world, but had to give up after suffering a break in the second set. It had been at least 40 years since a Borg had won a match on the major pro circuit.