Pospisil beats Baghdatis for a place in quarterfinals

KUALA KUMPUR: Eighth-seeded Vasek Pospisil advanced to the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open by beating Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 Thursday.

The Canadian struggled with cramps late in the match but still managed to win.

Pospisil, who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, will next meet Feliciano Lopez of Spain. The Spaniard defeated qualifier Mischa Zverev of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Also, Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan beat Radu Albot of Moldova 6-3, 6-2, and fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria defeated Joao Sousa of Portugal 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.