Baghdatis's Davis Cup 14-year, 36-win streak ends

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Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis, picutred in October 2016, last loss the Davis Cup in 2003 against Irakli Labadze of Georgia (AFP Photo/MIGUEL MEDINA)

Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis, picutred in October 2016, last loss the Davis Cup in 2003 against Irakli Labadze of Georgia

Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis, picutred in October 2016, last loss the Davis Cup in 2003 against Irakli Labadze of Georgia (AFP Photo/MIGUEL MEDINA)

Paris (AFP) - Marcos Baghdatis's record-breaking run of 36 consecutive Davis Cup wins, which stretched back 14 years, was ended on Friday when the Cypriot veteran lost to Tunisia's Moez Echargui.

Baghdatis, the 31-year-old world number 56, had passed the previous best in the competition of 33 wins in a row, held by Swedish legend Bjorn Borg, in March 2016.

But his luck ran out on Friday when he lost 7-5, 7-6 (7/2,), 4-6, 4-6, 6-1 to Echargui in a Europe/Africa zone play-off match in Nicosia.

Baghdatis's last Davis Cup loss was in 2003 against Irakli Labadze of Georgia.

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