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Baghdatis on a roll as he reaches Nottingham semi-finals

The Cypriot has been in really good form on the grass courts in Nottingham this week

Marcos Baghdatis beat Italy’s Simon Bolleli in straight sets on Thursday afternoon to reach the last four of the Aegon Open in Nottingham.

The Cypriot broke once in each set to register a comprehensive 6-4 6-4 victory and he will now face Denis Istomin in the semis on Friday after the Uzbek overcame Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in three tough sets.

Baghdatis has been in good form on the grass courts this week, having beaten top seed David Ferrer on Tuesday – his first win over a Top 10 player for more than two years.

And the 30-year-old, a runner-up in the Australian Open in 2006, believes there is still more to come from him.
“My form has been pretty good up until this point. Everything is simple in my head and I am feeling great,” he told the Nottingham Post newspaper.

“On grass it is tough to beat me for sure. I love playing in England, I love the surface and I played well before here.
“It’s going to be hard to beat me, but it will also be hard to win.

“There are some great players. Every match is very close. It’s the lucky man or the better player who wins.
“I’m enjoying myself on tour again. There is still something in me, I’m trying to improve every single day and there is a lot more to come from me.”

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