Baghdatis faces Wawrinka for Dubai Championships final

Baghdatis faces Wawrinka for Dubai Championships final

Cypriot tennis player Marcos Baghdatis faces on Saturday Swiss tennis player and world no. 4 Stan Wawrinka in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, after rallying past sixth seed Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 on Friday.

He is guaranteed to return to the Top 40 of the Emirates ATP rankings for the first time in nearly three years, a press release on his website says.

Baghdatis is set to clash against Wawrinka after firing eight aces and converting on five of nine break chances to prevail after two hours and two minutes.

He appears in an ATP World Tour final for the second straight year, following a run to the championship match in Atlanta last July.

He is set to meet Wawrinka for the sixth time, seeking his first victory. They last faced off on the grass of Queen`s Club in London in 2014.