British number three Aljaz Bedene was beaten by Serb Nikola Cacic – a player ranked 692 places below him – in the first round of the Croatia Open.

Cacic, ranked 761 in the world, came back from a set down to win 5-7 6-4 6-4 on Bedene’s 27th birthday on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, British number four Dan Evans won 6-2 6-1 against German world number 96 Benjamin Becker in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington.

Evans needed 49 minutes to win and will now face Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.

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