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2017-09-30 17:54:11
Rendy stopped by Baghdatis in the quarterfinal of Chengdu Open


In the quarterfinal of ATP250 Chengdu Open, Rendy faced 2006 Australian Open finalist and former world No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. Both players have played twice previously with one win and one loss each. Prior to the start of today's match, Rendy was feeling confident as he had a good performance in the previous round to knock out the #4 seed Rublev and was hope to carry over the momentum in the quarterfinals.



In the first set at 2-2 with Baghdatis serving, there was a return of serve where Rendy hit with a bad angle which caused elbow pain. From that point on Rendy started playing conservative and hitting the balls without enough pace as he didn't want the injury to get worse. This reminded him the elhow injury he had back in April/May timeframe. With ATP trainer coming in to spary and tape up Rendy's elbow, it was clear that Rendy was not in shape to compete against a good player like Baghdatis. After losing the first set 3-6 and down 2-5 at 15-all in the second set, rain started which postponed the match to the next day. With a night's treatment and rest, Rendy still couldn't recover from behind and lost the second set 2-6. Rendy was feeling quite depressed after the match as injuries this year have prevented him from winning and competing.


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