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Marcos Baghdatis © Tennistalk.com
Basel
1st round
10/31/11 1 2 3 Tot
cy  Marcos Baghdatis 4 7 6 2
rs  Viktor Troicki 6 6 2 1
Viktor Troicki © Tennistalk.com
Jurgen Melzer © Tennistalk.com
Basel
1st round
10/31/11 Tot
at  Jurgen Melzer 0
us  Donald Young 0
Donald Young © Tennistalk.com
  • Baghdatis takes out Troicki in Basel opener

    10/31/11 10:11 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Former World No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis is through to the second round, having ousted tournament seed Viktor Troicki. Lucky loser Mikhail Kukushkin also advanced, following his straight-set victory over wildcard Donald Young.

    Marcos Baghdatis def. (8) Viktor Troicki 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-2

    Marcos Baghdatis reached round two after rallying to upend 8th seed Viktor Troicki in three sets. The Cypriot converted five of seven break points, en route to a 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-2 victory in two hours and 43 minutes. He completed the successful effort with six aces and 43 of 60 first-service points captured. Troicki ended the day with four double faults and just 39% of his first serves made.

    Baghdatis will take on either Mikhail Youzhny or qualifier Michael Lammer for a place in the quarterfinal.

    (LL) Mikhail Kukushkin def. (WC) Donald Young 6-4, 6-2

    Mikhail Kukushkin is through to the second round after taking out wildcard Donald Young late Monday. The 23-year-old was a last-minute replacement for Jurgen Melzer, who pulled out of Basel with back pain.

    Kukushkin collected six breaks of serve, through to a 6-4, 6-2 win in 87 minutes.

    He is slated to face either 5th seed Mardy Fish or qualifier James Blake in the next round.

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