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

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

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.