Baghdatis sets up Murray clash

Marcos Baghdatis will face Andy Murray in the third round of Wimbledon after Grigor Dimitrov retired midway through their match.

Baghdatis claimed the opening set in what was shaping up to be a gruelling contest before the match was halted by Dimitrov after a long delay where he received treatment.

The 21-year-old Bulgarian, who has been nicknamed 'Baby Fed', was only able to play one more game before he retired with the score at 7-5 4-1.

Dimitrov, who was beaten in the semi-finals at Queen's by David Nalbandian, held a pack of ice to the back of his neck and appeared to take medication during the delay, with his eventual retirement ending the prospect of a much-anticipated clash against Murray.

The match had gone on serve until late in the first set when Baghdatis claimed first blood and took a game off the Bulgarian to make it 6-5.

With a chance to serve for a one-set lead, the Cypriot took the chance, going on to lead the second set 2-1.

There was the extended delay as Dimitrov was treated, with bags of ice used in a bid to cool down the player who was suffering in the sweltering heat of Court 12.

Baghdatis watched on before the Bulgarian returned to court to finish the fourth game of the second set.

However, he soon decided to throw in the towel, approaching the net to concede after the very next game.

Baghdatis, who reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2006, is now poised to face Murray on Saturday.