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Team Bulgaria after winning their first round match against Great Britain. Photo COurtesy: ATP Cup Official

The first day of the inaugural ATP Cup in Sydney, Australia saw a number of interesting matches between international teams with some already expected results and some shocking surprises.

Team Bulgaria settled in the latter spot with their stunning victory over Team Britain thanks to Grigor Dimitrov’s double duty.

The captain of the Bulgarian side not only won his own singles contest but also led his teammate Alexandar Lazarov to a surprise victory over tournament favorites Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury with straight sets of 7-6(5), 6-7(2) and 11-9.


Earlier, Britain’s Cameron Norrie beat Dimitar Kuzmanov to give his side an early lead in Men’s double but the unfancied side made a spectacular comeback to finish the day 2-1.

Other matches on ATP Cup Day 1

  • Belgium Beat Moldova 3-0
  • Canada Beat Greece 3-0
  • Norway Beat USA 2-1
  • Australia Beat Germany 3-0
  • Russia Beat Italy 3-0


The first edition of the International Tennis tournament had started on a sour note on Friday when the even organizers played the wrong anthem for Team Moldova ahead of their first match.

Scheduled matches for Day 2

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