Filip Krajinovic withdraws from Umag


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Filip Krajinovic withdraws from Umag

World No. 30 Filip Krajinovic has withdrawn from next week's Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag as he continues to rehab his troublesome leg. The 26-year-old returned to competitive action at Wimbledon after a three-month pause, only to lose in the first round to Chilean Nicolas Jarry.

The Serbian -- who hasn't played a clay-court event so far this season -- has played in Umag only once. Krajinovic debuted in Umag two years ago in 2016 -- but failed to make a deep run as he was defeated by Argentine Carlos Berlocq in the first round.

A place in the Umag main draw has opened for world No. 76 Mirza Basic following the withdrawal of Krajinovic. The Bosnian, who captured his maiden ATP title this past February at the DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open, is set to make his debut appearance in the main draw of the Croatian clay-court tournament.

26-year-old Basic tried to sneak in the Umag main draw in 2008 but lost his qualifying opener. The Bosnian last played at Wimbledon -- where he lost to rising star Diego Schwartzman in the first round -- in what was his first-ever match played at The All England Club.

Meanwhile, Italian tennis player Thomas Fabbiano has pulled out of next week's SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad. The 29-year-old has no previous appearances in Bastard and will have to wait for at least one more year to make his debut at the Swedish clay-court tournament.

Fabbiano will be replaced by Brazilian Thiago Monteiro -- who debuted in Bastard last year. The Brazilian reached the last-16 stage in his debut appearance before he was defeated by Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Also read: Gael Monfils thinks he will win Grand Slam title before he retires