Marcos is back in action this week at the BNP Paribas Open, the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the season in Indian Wells. The tournament gets underway on Thursday, but as Marcos is seeded No. 19, he has a bye through the first round.
Marcos’ first opponent will be either Indian qualifier Somdev Devvarman, who impressed in Davis Cup action last week, or Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. He is then seeded to meet French No. 15 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round, with the possibility of top seed Rafael Nadal in the fourth round should he progress.
Also in the top quarter of the draw with Marcos are the likes of David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro and Gilles Simon. Check out the full draw here.
Indian Wells was a memorable tournament for Marcos last year as he recorded his first win in seven attempts over Roger Federer in a dramatic late-night third-round clash.
Stay tuned to www.baghdatis.com for all the latest news and photos from Indian Wells.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2011 12:45:09 GMT -5 by Giatros
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In the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday Marcos will face Indian qualifier Somdev Devvarman. While the No. 19-seeded Marcos received a bye through the first round, Devvarman defeated Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.
World No. 84 Devvarman has been in good form of late, reaching his first ATP World Tour final in Johannesburg, where he lost to Kevin Anderson, and helping Indian give defending Davis Cup champion a stern test in the first round last week by beating Janko Tipsarevic. The 26 year old is through to the second round of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament for the first time in his career.
Marcos was beaten in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, 7-5, 6-0, by Indian qualifier Somdev Devvarman.
Devvarman, who has been in strong form in recent weeks, recovered from a break down in the first set and clinched the opener by breaking Marcos’ serve in the 12th game. From there, the 26 year old did not look back, and raced through the next six games, benefitting from a spate of forehand unforced errors by Marcos and impressing with his net play to wrap up victory in 73 minutes.
Marcos will next play at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.