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Baghdatis safely through in Olympic tennis

MAROCS Baghdatis finally overcame Japan’s Go Soeda 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament on Monday in a match that began on Sunday but was interrupted due to rain with the Cypriot having lost the opening set.

The match remained tight upon its resumption, with the second set also going to a tie-break which Baghdatis edged 7-5.

Baghdatis, who proudly led the Cypriot athletes into the Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony on Friday by carrying his nation’s flag, is playing at the Games for the second time, eight years on from a second-round showing in Athens in 2004.

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Difficult task ahead for Cypriot shooters Achilleos and Andreou

GEORGIOS Achilleos and Antonakis Andreou are currently 19th and 26th out of 36 competitors after the first day of qualification in Men’s Skeet shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Achilleos, who finished fourth at the Games in Beijing four years ago, has a score of 69 with a 0.920 average, while Andreou has a point less and an average of 0.907 after three rounds of shooting.

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