June 4, 2007 / 4:02 PM / in 12 years

Andreev subdues Baghdatis to reach quarter-finals

Cyprus's Marcos Baghdatis hits a return to Russia's Igor Andreev at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, June 4, 2007. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

PARIS (Reuters) - Igor Andreev tamed a leaping Marcos Baghdatis with a 2-6 6-1 6-3 6-4 win to reach the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time at the French Open on Monday.

The unseeded Russian will be heading into uncharted territory after adding the 16th-seeded Cypriot to his list of high-profile victims in Paris.

The conqueror of Andy Roddick in the first round, Andreev took his time to find his range on Suzanne Lenglen court but it was not long before Baghdatis was left attempting futile jumps in the air as he tried to chase down the Russian’s soaring winners.

A final mishit shot into the stands ended Baghdatis’s challenge and put Andreev into the last eight against sixth seed Novak Djokovic.

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