Marcos Baghdatis suffered a tight three-set defeat 4-6, 3-6, 5-7 in the French Open second round to 12-seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro this afternoon.
Almagro began the match on the front foot and looked comfortable on the clay court having already won two tournaments on this surface this season: last week in Nice and earlier this year in Sao Paolo. The Spaniard completed a number of impressive forehands and managed to reply to any threat from Baghdatis.
Almagro was buoyed by the one-set lead and he continued to dominate in the second set.
However, he faced a tougher challenge from the Limassol native who tried to test his opponent but yet again failed to force a comeback and surrendered the set at 6-4.Read More