Baghdatis beats Gremelmayr in Unicef quarterfinals

June 17, 2011 - 8:59 AM
Netherlands Tennis Unicef Open

Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus pulls his tongue after successfully challenging a referee decision using the electronic Hawk-Eye challenge system in his match against Denis Gremelmayr of Germany in the men's singles quarter final of the Unicef Open tennis tournament in Den Bosch, central Netherlands Friday June 17, 2011. Baghdatis won in two sets 6-1, 6-0. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

DEN BOSCH, Netherlands (AP) — Marcos Baghdatis has won his Unicef Open quarterfinal on his 26th birthday, beating Denis Gremelmayr of Germany 6-1, 6-0 and awaiting his semifinal later in the day.

The second-seeded Cypriot's quarterfinal was postponed because of rain Thursday. He plays fourth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Friday for a place in Sunday's final.

On the women's side, fifth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova completed a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 quarterfinal victory over second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova. Their match was suspended Thursday night with Cibulkova leading 3-0 in the final set.