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01.02.2014.

Former champion Baghdatis lost in the opening qualifying round

Former champion Baghdatis lost in the opening qualifying round  Zagreb Indoors
Marcos Baghdatis, Australian Open finalist in 2006 and PBZ Zagreb Indoors winner in 2007, failed to win his first match in qualifying event, losing to Pedja Krstin from Serbia on Saturday by 6:2, 4:6, 4:6. Cypriot player started strong and had opportunity to win the match in two sets, but lost after being break up in both second and third set.
For 19-years old Krstin, currently ranked as Nr. 373 on ATP singles rankings, this was one of finest singles victory achieved so far. This week he is enjoying his highest career singles rankings, mostly thanks to winning two ITF Futures titles and reaching four more finals last year. This was his first-ever victory over player ranked in Top 200, with Baghdatis being Nr. 128 this week.
Other seeded players had not much trouble reaching the second round, all of them winning in straight sets, except Matteo Viola. He was break down (0:2) in the third set but still managed to win against Croatian Nikola Mektic by 6:3, 5:7, 7:5. 
Croatian players did not have much success so far, with only Mate Pavic (pictured) winning in the first round. He defeated compatriot Toni Androic by 7:6 (5), 7:6 (5).