ATP BNP Paribas Masters, Paris, 2nd round: Baghdatis v Dimitrov (20:00)

Dimitrov leads their previous matches 6-1. Their last meeting was at the Australian Open in January 2015. He won in 5 sets. Baghdatis’ win was at Wimbledon in 2012.

Neither player has a great record indoors this year. Dimitrov has a consistent if not spectacular record in this tournament. He reached the third round last year beating Cilic in straight sets and losing to Ferrer in 3.

Dimitrov looking to improve on his 3rd round from last year.
Dimitrov looking to improve on his 3rd round from last year.

Baghdatis reached the semi finals in 2007 but had not won a match at this tournament since then until his 1st round win yesterday. He beat Wild card Mathieu in straight sets. He served well and was broken just once.

I expect a close match today. A little value on Baghdatis at the start but Dimitrov should take it.

Expect the sets to be tight.  Wait for Dimitrov to be broken or face bp before backing. He starts around 1.40.

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