Baghdatis latest to pull 'out' of Kingfisher tennis open

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Mumbai, Sep 21 (UNI) The Kingfisher Open tennis tournament, an ATP tournament had its second major pull out with Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis also pulling out of the event.

Baghdatis along with Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga joined the list of high-profile pull-outs from the ATP tournament, which will be held at the Cricket Club of India courts here from September 24 to 30.

Though the tournament organisers have refused to confirm their withdrawal, the entry list for the tournament has an 'OUT' against both the players' names.

With Russia's former world number one Marat Safin already withdrawing from the tournament due to a wrist injury, it will come down to Australian terrier Lleyton Hewitt to carry the show on his shoulders.

India's top doubles player Leander Paes will also not be playing.

He is teaming up with Scot Jamie Murray for the Bangkok Open next week.

Meanwhile, top seed Richard Gasquet, Frenchman Paul-Henri Matthieu and Germany's [Images] Nicolas Kiefer arrived in the city but had a truncated practice session due to the sporadic rain in the city.


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