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Marcos Baghdatis a first-round winner

Updated: September 26, 2011, 1:13 PM ET
Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus defeated sixth-seeded Alex Bogomolov Jr. 7-6 (3), 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Malaysian Open.

The 60th-ranked Baghdatis broke serve against the Russian-born American in the second set for the only break of the match.

Seventh-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia eliminated Paul Capdeville of Chile 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in a match that ended past midnight. The 41st-ranked Tursunov improved to 4-0 against Capdeville.

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