Baghdatis, tournament's second seed, defeated Frenchman Florent Serra by 6:2, 7:6 (5) after saving three set points at 4:5 in the second set. He also escaped from 1-4 in the tie-breaker and finally managed to find the way to the second round.
He had a hard time in the second set but the good news is that he managed to win it.
Michael LLODRA (FRA) vs Alexander PEYA (AUT)
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Marc GICQUEL (FRA)
Not Before 4:10 PM
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP)
Marin CILIC (CRO)/Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Frantisek CERMAK (CZE)/Jaroslav LEVINSKY (CZE)
COURT 1 - 2:00 PM
Jonathan ERLICH (ISR)/Andy RAM (ISR) vs Michael KOHLMANN (GER)/Alexander WASKE (GER)
Their only match was in Lyon last year,where Arnaud won in 3 sets-and Marcos did 11 DF