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Baghdatis wins Zagreb opener

1:06 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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Zagreb, Croatia (Sports Network) - Sixth seed Marcos Baghdatis was a hard- fought opening-round winner Wednesday at the Zagreb Indoors tennis event.

The former Australian Open runner-up and 2007 Zagreb titlist Baghdatis fought off German Tobias Kamke 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-4 in 2 hours, 1 minute at Dom Sportova.

Meanwhile, Italian Flavio Cipolla upset eighth-seeded Slovak Lukas Lacko 1-1, as last year's Zagreb runner-up Lacko retired with a back injury after only two games.

Lacko lost to Russian Mikhail Youzhny in last year's finale here.

In other opening-round play, Dutchman Robin Haase overcame Croatian wild card Antonio Veic 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 and Croat Ivan Dodig bested German Benjamin Becker 6-2, 7-6 (7-3). Dodig was the Zagreb champion two years ago.

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