By Nemanja Bjedov
MARCOS Baghdatis has been beaten 6-1 6-4 by fourth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the Round of 16 of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco.
This was Dimitrov’s fifth win over Baghdatis in their six meetings, in a match which lasted just over an hour.
After this win Dimitrov secured at least 90 ranking points which could help him break into the Top 20 once again, while Baghdatis could also improve his ranking.
The 28-year-old Cypriot secured 45 points at this 500-event. He is currently ranked 149th with 365 points.
In the quarter-finals, Dimitrov will now take on in-form Latvian Ernest Gulbis who defeated him two weeks ago in Rotterdam at the same stage of the tournament, while Baghdatis is expected to feature in the qualifiers for the first Masters event of the season – the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.