Baghdatis eliminated in 1st round of Nastase Tiriac Trophy
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Fifth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis was eliminated in the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, losing to unseeded Marco Cecchinato of Italy 6-2, 6-4.
Baghdatis wasted all four of his break points and was broken three times. Cecchinato will face Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia in the second round.
Also, seventh-seeded Paolo Lorenzi defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4, Daniel Gimeno-Traver beat Adrian Mannarino 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, Lucas Pouille beat Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 and Robin Haase overcame Italian qualifier Andrea Arnaboldi 7-6 (4), 6-4.