of Cyprus fought back from a set down to beat the home favourite Ryan Sweeting of the USA in 3 tight sets in the 2nd round of the ATP 250 event in Los Angeles.
It was the 1st victory on tour for the Cypriot since he won his 2nd round match at the French Open in June in Paris.
In 2006 Baghdatis enjoyed the best year of his career as he reached the final of the Australian Open in Melbourne but lost in 4 sets to Roger Federer in the final.
He backed up that performance a few months later by reaching the Semi Final at Wimbledon for the 1st time in his career where he suffered a straight sets loss to Rafael Nadal .
Last year Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina beat Nadal in the Semis at the US Open and he backed that up by beating Federer in the final in 5 sets.