Baghdatis advances after saving 2 match points in Nottingham
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Marcos Baghdatis saved two match points before defeating fifth-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States 1-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Open.
The ninth-seeded Cypriot trailed 5-6 and 7-8 in the tiebreaker before taking the second set to force a decider against 2015 finalist Querrey.
Baghdatis had 10 aces, two fewer than Querrey, as he reached his fifth quarterfinal of the year. He next plays second-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who came through a tough three-setter against Daniel Evans of Britain 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-4.
Seventh-seeded Andreas Seppi beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-3 and plays Dudi Sela of Israel in the last eight. Sela defeated Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov beat Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic 6-3, 7-5.