Montpellier - Eighth-seeded Marcos
Baghdatis advanced to the second round of the Open Sud de France on Monday with
a 7-5, 7-5 win over Lukas Lacko.
Baghdatis hit nine aces and converted four
of his eight break points to win his first match this season at the indoor
Baghdatis said "I don't have many
matches in my legs because I only played the Australian Open this year. Here I
was lucky enough to get the wild card."
He will next play Taro Daniel, who beat
Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-2.
Also advancing to the second round was
Alexander Zverev, who saved one match point to rally past Luca Vanni 6-7 (3),
6-4, 7-5. Next up against Zverev will be second-seeded Marin Cilic.