Baghdatis sent packing in Geneva

The 29-year-old Cypriot edged a tight first set tie-break, but was broken twice in the second set as his world number 60-ranked opponent took the tie to a decider.

Bellucci’s strong service game saw him retain control and one more break proved enough to take him into the second round with a 6-7 (7-5) 6-3 6-3 win.

Fifth seed Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria was another casualty as he fell 6-2 6-4 to Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov.

Portuguese sixth seed Joao Sousa beat near-namesake Joao Souza of Brazil 7-5 6-3, while there were also wins for veterans Mikhail Youzhny and Jurgen Melzer, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain.