Eastbourne, England – Former Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was an easy upset victor Monday at the Aegon International tennis event, a final Wimbledon tune-up.
Baghdatis drilled eighth-seeded Spanish clay-courter Pablo Andujar 6-1, 6-1 in a mere 49 minutes on some green grass at Devonshire Park.
Meanwhile, promising American Ryan Harrison saved a match point before overcoming Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6), while British wild card Jamie Baker dismissed disappointing American Donald Young 6-1, 6-4.
Additional Day-1 wins came for Italian Fabio Fognini, France's Jeremy Chardy, Argentine Carlos Berlocq, and Aussie qualifier Marinko Matosevic.
On Tuesday, top seed Richard Gasquet will face Matosevic in the second round, while sixth-seeded Andy Roddick will battle fellow American Sam Querrey in an opening-round affair.
Italian Andreas Seppi upset Serb Janko Tipsarevic in last year's Eastbourne finale.
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