Bosnian tennis player Damir Dzumhur lost to Italian veteran Andreas Seppi in the first round of the ATP Tour 250 series tournament in New York.

The 36-year-old world No. 98 prevailed in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 in two hours and eight minutes.

Dzumhur lost his serve twice in the first set, but responded by breaking Seppi two times in the second to tie the match at one set apiece.

Sarajevo-born three-time ATP Tour titlist then missed a number of opportunities to win the match in the third set: he served for the match at 5-4 and failed to win a single point, then led 5-2 in the tie-break and had a match point at 6-5 - only to lose the next three points and the entire match.  

Seppi will next meet Steve Johnson, who beat his fellow American, fifth seed Tennys Sandgren 6-7, 6-3, 7-6.

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