Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs. Michael Berrer (GER) Michael Russell (USA) vs. Santiago Giraldo (COL) Dimitry Tursunov (RUS) vs. Robert Kendrick (USA) Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs.  Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
 Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs. Qualifier [WC] Jesse Huta Galung (NED) vs. Julian Reister (GER) Ricarco Mello (BRA) vs. Filippo Volandri (ITA) Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA) vs.  Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
 Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs. [WC] Javier Marti (ESP) Teymraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs. Qualifier Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) Viktor Hanescu (ROU) vs.  Ivan Dodig (CRO)  Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs. Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) Denis Gremelmayr (GER) vs. Qualifier Robin Haase (NED) vs. Mischa Zverev (GER) Qualifier vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Marcos is into the second round of the UNICEF Open after overcoming a tricky opening test in Arnaud Clement, 7-6(4), 6-3, on Monday at the ATP World Tour 250 grass-court tournament in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
In his first grass-court match of the season, Marcos was challenged early as Clement broke serve to go up 3-0. It did not take Marcos long to find his way into the contest, though, and he broke back in the seventh game after out-rallying his French opponent.
In a swing in momentum, Marcos then broke serve to lead 5-4. However, he failed to close out the set on serve as former World No. 10 Clement hit back to force a tie-break. In the decider, Marcos broke to lead 5-3 as Clement netted a forehand, and went on to convert his first set point at 6-4 by hitting an ace.
The second set was a more one-sided affair for Marcos. He capitalised on his momentum by breaking Clement to lead 3-0 and, despite missing two match point chances in the eighth game, went on to serve out victory in the following game, finishing with an ace after one hour and 35 minutes.
Having seen top seed Nicolas Almagro and sixth seed Adrian Mannarino tumble out earlier in the day, it was a strong victory for the second-seeded Marcos. He goes on to face either home favourite Robin Haase or Germany’s Mischa Zverev.
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands by ATP Staff | 15.06.2011
Second seed and former Wimbledon semi-finalist Marcos Baghdatis ousted Dutch No. 1 Robin Haase 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday to book his place in the UNICEF Open quarter-finals.
Baghdatis converted his two break point opportunities and saved the three faced on serve to win back-to-back matches for the first time since reaching the Rotterdam quarter-finals in February.
The Cypriot, who last strung together three consecutive wins during his runner-up effort in October at Moscow (l. to Troicki), next confronts German Denis Gremelmayr. Baghdatis previously reached the 's-Hertogenbosch semi-finals on his event debut in 2006 (l. to Ancic).
The 110th-ranked Gremelmayr upset No. 5 seed Jarkko Nieminen 7-6(3), 2-6, 7-6(5) to progress to the quarter-final stage of a tour-level event for the first time since reaching the semi-finals of the Farmers Classic in 2008.
Marcos is through to the quarter-finals of the UNICEF Open after dismissing Holland’s Robin Haase 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday at the ATP World Tour 250 grass-court tournament in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
After saving three break points, Marcos made his move in the 11th game of the first set, outsmarting Haase to break serve and lead 6-5 as he guided a backhand passing shot past the net-rushing Dutchman.
He then capitalised on his momentum by breaking serve in the third game of the second set. He took care of his own serve throughout the remainder, and clinched victory with an inch-perfect backhand lob after 80 minutes of play.
“I knew I had to face a tough match today; Robin is a good player,” said Marcos. “I was very focussed on what I had to do and I did it today. I’m one of the favourites to win the tournament for sure, but there are a lot of good players and tough matches.”
Marcos is through to his first ATP World Tour quarter-final since February and will face Germany’s Denis Gremelmayr, who ousted Jarkko Nieminen in a third-set tie-break on Wednesday.
“He played a tough match today. His serve will be a bit tough to return, but I think I can find the solution to win tomorrow,” said Marcos, who holds a 2-0 career lead over the No. 110-ranked Gremelmayr.
The match is scheduled for Thursday, starting not before 3:00pm local time (4pm Cyprus) on Centre Court. Check out the full order of play here.