Friday, September 30, 2011

Troicki vs Baghdatis in Malaysia semifinals

Troicki vs Baghdatis in Malaysia semifinals

Viktor Troicki beat Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-4 to set up a semifinal clash with Marcos Baghdatis at the Malaysian Open.

"We both returned pretty well, that's why there were maybe more breaks than usual," said Troicki. "My focus went down a bit maybe [at the end of the second set], but it was good to close it out in two sets. It's helping my confidence to get some wins here. I lost early in Cincinnati and at the US Open so my confidence wasn't great coming in here. Getting to another ATP semi-final helps me a lot."

Baghdatis upset Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 7-6(3). He claimed the only break of the match to win the first set and, after saving a set point in the 10th game of the second set, controlled the tie-break to seal the win.

Tipsarevic reached the semi-final when Nikolay Davydenko, was forced to retire with a left hip injury when the Serb was leading 3-1.

"I don't know what the injury is exactly yet," said Davydenko. "I'm a bit scared as I've never had anything like it before. I will still go to Beijing, maybe wait a few days and see what the pain is like. It's a shame. I always enjoy this tournament and I hope to come back again in the future."

Source ATP