February 02, 2012

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Lukas Lacko of Slovakia ousted second-seeded Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia 6-0, 6-7 (1), 6-1 to advance to the Zagreb Indoors quarterfinals on Thursday.

Bogomolov, a quarterfinalist last year, rallied after dropping the first set but lost five games in only 14 minutes in the decider.

Third-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia defeated Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3 to reach his third quarterfinal in Zagreb.

Defending champion Ivan Dodig beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, and said, "It seems that I cannot win an easy match in Zagreb.

"This one was tough and the one tomorrow will most likely be even tougher.''

The fourth-seeded Dodig will face No. 6 Marcos Baghdatis, the 2007 champion, who downed Lukasz Kubot of Poland 6-4, 6-2.

"I kept the momentum,'' Baghdatis said.

Another Croat, eighth-seeded Ivo Karlovic won his second-rounder by hitting a dozen aces past Dudi Sela in beating the Israeli 6-3, 6-2.

Karlovic will play Youzhny on Friday.

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