Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus defeated the no.15 seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain in two very convincing sets in Indian Wells, winning 6-3 6-4 in just 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Baghdatis managed to convert 3 out of 4 breakpoints and his winners / unforced errors ratio was positive (15 – 13). On the other hand, Lopez made twice as many unforced errors as winners (30 – 15) and that was without a doubt one of the main reasons why the Spaniard struggled to even win a set.
It was an impressive win for the 2006 Australian Open finalist, who has been struggling a bit with his form recently.
In round 3, Baghdatis will meet the winner of the match between Steve Darcis and Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Fernando Verdasco of Spain cruised through to the third round as he outplayed Ryan Sweeting of America 6-2 6-2. He will now play Juan Martin del Potro.