The Cypriot tennis player Marcos Baghdatis beat on Wednesday French player Benoit Paire and qualified for the third round of the US Open.
Baghdatis won the game with 3-1 set 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. In total, he fired 23 winners including two aces, while converting six of nine break chances.
The Cypriot champion is back in the third round of the US Open for the first time in three years. He will next face qualifier Ryan Harrison with a berth in the Round of 16 on the line.
They have previously met twice, with Marcos Baghdatis earning a straight-sets victory in Brisbane in 2012, followed by Harrison prevailing in the final of the 2015 Happy Valley Challenger.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY