09/30/2011 06:59 EDT | Updated 11/30/2011 05:12 EST

Troicki ousts Tursunov 6-4, 6-4 to reach Malaysian Open semifinals, Baghdatis beats Melzer

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Viktor Troicki reached the Malaysian Open semifinals by beating Dmitry Tursunov of Russia 6-4, 6-4 Friday.

The second-seeded Serb failed to serve out the match at 5-2 in the second set but held on for victory at Putra Stadium. Earlier this year, Troicki reached the final in Sydney and the semifinals in Rotterdam, but lost both.

Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus also earned a semifinal berth, defeating fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (3).