Saturday, October 1, 2011

Baghdatis vs Tipsarevic in Malaysia final

Baghdatis vs Tipsarevic in Malaysia final

Janko Tipsarevic defeated Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 to set up a Malaysian Open final against Marcos Baghdatis, who crushed Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-1.

Tipsarevic closed out the victory in just under two hours as he saved all six break points he faced.

The Serb said he will have to be at the top of his game to claim the title against Baghdatis.

"Both Marcos and I are playing good tennis," said the Serb. "I know I have to play like I did today or better to have a chance to win the final tomorrow.

"Marcos is an experienced player—he will not give me the final, I will have to take it from him and play aggressively.

"I'm here to win one more match—if not then it's still been a good week overall."

Baghdatis is turning around a disappointing 2011 season in which he has dropped from 20th to 60th.

"It feels great to be in another final, but there's still one match to go," he said.

"Today was a strange first set from both of us, struggling with our serves.

"But I stayed calm and focused on what I had to and played the important points better in the first set. I'm happy with the way I fought, and to win without spending too much time on court."

Baghdatis saved five of the seven break points he faced while cracking the Troicki serve six times.

Source AP