Dan Evans was knocked out of the Stockholm Open by Filip Krajinovic in the second round.
Evans, who had celebrated exceeding Kyle Edmund from the rankings fell 7-5 2-6.
Krajinovic recovered from a disappointing set to out-last Evans and hit the quarter-finals and is ranked 17 areas.
The Brit had started by breaking Krajinovic from the match but as his opponent fought his way the endings started to change.
Eighth seed Evans was broken down until Krajinovic pounced again to choose the set.
The Brit was another proposition from the set as he threatened the Krajinovic function as he drew level in 34, from the start, going on to secure a break.
But mistakes increasingly started to creep into Evans’ match and then he paid a price when he had been broken to drop.
Evans reacted by breaking the Serbian back for 4-3 to waste his function again immediately and let Krajinovic to serve out to the game, after rescuing another break stage.
Meanwhile, in the European Open at Antwerp, wildcard Stan Wawrinka got the greater of Feliciano Lopez to attain the quarter-finals with a 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory.
Wawrinka will face while seed Guido Pella also reached the final eight with a 7-5 7-5 triumph over Soonwoo Kwon Gilles Simon, who beat fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-5.
Pella will experience the victor of the competition between Ugo Humbert along with David Goffin.
Elsewhere in the draw at Antwerp, Andy Murray will encounter Pablo Cuevas later kicking-off his final championship with a victory over Kimmer Coppejans.
Murray has stated should his wife Kim go into labor then he’ll return to the UK but for now, he’s set to repair his sights in a bid to get to the last eight on the match against Cuevas.
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