Baghdatis beats Bogomolov in Malaysian Open

Updated: 26 September 2011 22:37 IST

Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus overcame sixth-seeded American Alex Bogomolov Jr. 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the Malaysian Open.

Kuala Lumpur:

Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus overcame sixth-seeded American Alex Bogomolov Jr. 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the Malaysian Open.

The 60th-ranked Baghdatis earned the only break of the match in the second set, clinching the win after 1 hour, 45 minutes against the Russian-born Bogomolov Jr. at Kuala Lumpur's Putra Stadium.

Also, No. 7 Dmitry Tursunov of Russia needed 2 hours, 14 minutes to beat Paul Capdeville of Chile 6-2, 2-6, 6-1, in a match that stretched past midnight Malaysian time. The 41st-ranked Tursunov improved to 4-0 against Capdeville, although it was the first time they played since Indianapolis in 2008.

In the other first-round match, David Goffin of Belgium beat Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Topics : Tennis Alex Bogomolov Jr. Badminton
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