Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
| Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 October 2005, 18:39 GMT 19:39 UK
Mackin suffers another early exit
Alan Mackin
Britain's Alan Mackin was beaten 6-1 6-3 by Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the first round of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Scot, who played in Britain's Davis Cup whitewash by Switzerland last month, is yet to record an ATP victory in 12 attempts.

Mackin secured a lucky loser place in the main draw of the event after Spain's Rafael Nadal withdrew.

Juan Carlos Ferrero and Fernando Gonzalez had straightforward wins.

Third seed Ferrero beat Filippo Volandri 6-2 6-4, and fourth seed Gonzalez Andreas Seppi saw off 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.

"I felt pretty good out there and I'm playing pretty well indoors at the moment," said Ferrero, who recently made the final in Vienna.

Top seeds Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian are both due to play their opening matches on Wednesday, as is sixth seed Tim Henman who takes on fellow Briton Andy Murray.

Baghdatis now faces German Tommy Haas, who beat compatriot Alexander Waske.




SEE ALSO
Davis Cup whitewash for Britain
25 Sep 05 |  Tennis


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs

MMIX

Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport