Baghdatis advances in Malaysia

Former Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was a mild upset winner Monday at the $850,000 Malaysian Open.

The world No. 60 wild card Baghdatis, of Cyprus, took out sixth-seeded American Alex Bogomolov Jr. 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 on the indoor hardcourts at Putra Stadium.

Seventh-seeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov, meanwhile, avoided an upset by outlasting Chilean Pail Capdeville 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.

One other Day-1 result saw Belgian David Goffin defeat Aussie and fellow wild card Matthew Ebden 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

This week's top seeds are Spaniard Nicolas Almagro and Serbians Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic.

Russian Mikhail Youzhny, who is not defending his title this week, bested Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev in last year's finale here.

The 2011 Kuala Lumpur champion will collect $155,000.