Baghdatis upsets Ferrer to advance to third round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marcos Baghdatis recovered from two sets down and painful cramp to advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a victory over 17th seed David Ferrer on Thursday.

Baghdatis, the beaten finalist at Melbourne Park in 2006, looked to be on his way out of the tournament before producing another of his customary fightbacks to run out a 4-6 3-6 7-6 6-3 6-1 winner.

Roared on by large groups of expatriot Greek and Cypriot fans, the unseeded Baghdatis was slow to start before he finally found his range in the third set.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)