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'Lucky loser' Vacek upsets Johansson in Nottingham

Updated: June 19, 2006, 3:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Jan Vacek upset top-seeded Thomas Johansson 7-6 (6), 6-7 (11), 6-4 Monday at the Red Letter Days Open grass-court tournament.

The 245th-ranked Czech took full advantage of his "lucky loser" entry. Vacek failed to make it through the qualifiers but gained the last spot in the draw because of the retirement of fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco.

Johansson, ranked No. 21, won this event in 2001 and reached the final in 2004.

"I was so calm because ...

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