Cilic rolls into quarters; Baghdatis exits Zagreb

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Updated: February 7, 2013

Two-time champion Marin Cilic eased
into the quarterfinals, while former titlist Marcos Baghdatis was a second-
round upset victim Thursday at the Zagreb Indoors tennis event.

The top-seeded Croatian crowd favorite Cilic leveled Slovenian Grega Zemlja
6-2, 6-3.

The Zagreb resident Cilic, who titled here back-to-back in 2009 and 2010, will
face another Slovenian in Blaz Kavcic on Friday.

Kavcic ousted the sixth-seeded Cypriot Baghdatis 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 at
Dom Sportova. The former Australian Open runner-up Baghdatis captured this
Zagreb tournament in 2007.

Another upset came when capable Dutchman Robin Haase doused fifth-seeded
Slovak Martin Klizan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Austrian left-hander Jurgen Melzer avoided the upset
bug by coming from behind to best Indian Somdev Devvarman 1-6, 7-6 (7-5),
6-2.

Up next for Melzer will be big-serving Czech Lukas Rosol, who snuck past
Italian Flavio Cipolla 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Also on Day 3, an all-Croatian affair saw Ivan Dodig outlast 6-foot-10
compatriot Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 and German qualifier Philipp
Petzschner dismiss Croatian lucky-loser Dino Marcan 6-3, 6-4, as Marcan
replaced ill second seed Andreas Seppi of Italy in the draw. The massive-
serving Karlovic launched 22 aces past the 2011 Zagreb champion Dodig, but
Dodig broke Karlovic twice, while Karlovic settled for only one break in
defeat.

Dodig will face third-seeded reigning champion Mikhail Youzhny in battle of
Zagreb champs on Friday, while Petzschner will meet Haase in the
quarterfinals.