54 Facts About Marcos Baghdatis

1. Marcos Baghdatis has the longest winning streak in Davis Cup matches of all-time with 36 consecutive singles victories, surpassing the previously held record of 33 by Bjorn Borg.

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2. Marcos Baghdatis is one of the most successful Davis Cup players in the modern era.

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3. Marcos Baghdatis made his Davis Cup debut for the Cyprus Davis Cup team in 2000 as a 14-year-old.

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4. Marcos Baghdatis stated "It is clear that unless I am 100 per cent fit and healthy to compete, I shall not participate at the Olympics because I would be doing injustice to my country".

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5. Marcos Baghdatis was forced to pull out of the Olympic Games in Rio due an elbow injury.

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6. Marcos Baghdatis extended his grass court season in Newport, and made the semi-finals before bowing out to eventual champion Ivo Karlovic.

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7. Marcos Baghdatis made the QF's in both Halle and Nottingham on grass, with his run in Halle en route to a straight sets victory over world number 8 Tomas Berdych.

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8. Marcos Baghdatis produced solid, without spectacular results over the coming months.

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9. At the Australian Open, where Marcos Baghdatis was unseeded, he drew ninth seed Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in a match between two former finalists.

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10. Marcos Baghdatis ended the year at no 46 in the ATP Rankings and will hope to continue his resurgence in 2016.

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11. Marcos Baghdatis defeated for the second time in 2015 Gilles Muller in the quarter-finals 7 46 63.

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12. Marcos Baghdatis reached the round of 16 at St Petersburg, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo.

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13. Marcos Baghdatis was solid on the ATP World Tour over the coming months.

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14. In Round 2, Marcos Baghdatis, struggling with his calf injury and form, was trailing two sets and a break down against Australian qualifier John Millman.

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15. Marcos Baghdatis stunned world number 7 David Ferrer 62 7, young gun Alexander Zverev and Simone Bolleli to his way to the semi-finals.

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16. Marcos Baghdatis made the final, before bowing out to American Ryan Harrison in straight sets.

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17. Marcos Baghdatis started the clay-court season with a first-round loss at the US Clay Court Championships in Houston to Alejandro Gonzalez.

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18. Marcos Baghdatis entered the Australian Open, ranked at a low 109 in the ATP Rankings.

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19. Marcos Baghdatis was not given a wildcard into the Brisbane International, although he did receive one for the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand.

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20. In July 2012 Marcos Baghdatis was selected by the Cypriot Olympic Committee to carry the Cypriot flag in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games.

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21. Marcos Baghdatis played Andy Murray in the third round of Wimbledon playing under the closed roof until 11.03pm, eventually losing in four sets.

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22. Marcos Baghdatis found some form in the Kuala Lumpur, where he was runner up to a determined Janko Tipsarevic.

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23. Marcos Baghdatis made it to the third round of the 2011 Australian Open, before retiring midway through the fourth set against Jurgen Melzer due to a finger injury.

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24. Marcos Baghdatis started the 2011 season by competing in the Brisbane International, losing in the quarterfinal to defending champion and second-seeded American Andy Roddick in two sets.

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25. Marcos Baghdatis was ousted in the opening round at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, losing to Jeremy Chardy in three sets.

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26. At the French Open, Marcos Baghdatis was beaten by Britain's Andy Murray in the third round in four sets.

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27. Marcos Baghdatis played at the Indian Wells Masters, as the 27th seed.

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28. Marcos Baghdatis made a second-round appearance at the Open 13 tournament in Marseille, losing to eventual champion Michael Llodra.

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29. At the Australian Open, Marcos Baghdatis beat Italian Paolo Lorenzi in the opening round and 17th seed David Ferrer in the five-sets second round.

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30. Marcos Baghdatis started off the year at the Brisbane International, one of the first ATP 250 tournaments of the season.

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31. Marcos Baghdatis won his opening match in the ATP 250 tournament in Kuala Lumpur, against Lu Yen-hsun, but was beaten by Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets in the next round.

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32. Marcos Baghdatis won his second ATP Challenger Tour title of the season, after defeating Xavier Malisse again, in the final of the Trophee des Alpilles in St Remy.

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33. Marcos Baghdatis failed to qualify for the Cincinnati Masters, losing to Robert Kendrick in the opening qualifying round.

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34. Marcos Baghdatis was defeated by Jeremy Chardy in the quarterfinals in two tiebreaks.

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35. Marcos Baghdatis suffered injuries for the remainder of the season and did not participate in the US Open.

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36. Marcos Baghdatis reached the semifinals by defeating Nikolay Davydenko and Tommy Robredo.

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37. Marcos Baghdatis was the eleventh seed at the Australian Open but could not match his success from the previous year, losing a second-round match to Gael Monfils in four sets.

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38. At Wimbledon, Marcos Baghdatis defeated Andy Murray in the fourth round in straight sets.

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39. At the French Open, Marcos Baghdatis lost in the second round in five sets to Julien Benneteau.

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40. Marcos Baghdatis answering an interviewer's question if he would be watching his next opponent in the 2006 Australian Open.

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41. Marcos Baghdatis entered the Australian Open as an unseeded player, under the coaching of Guillaume Peyre, and produced an unexpected four-set victory over second-seed and world No 3 Andy Roddick in the fourth round.

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42. Marcos Baghdatis kept playing Challengers and qualifying for upper-tier ATP events for the rest of 2005 and found good form towards the end of the year.

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43. Marcos Baghdatis held two match points in his first-round match against a resurging Juan Carlos Ferrero, but failed to convert them into a win.

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44. Marcos Baghdatis was one of only two players who won a set from eventual champion Roger Federer.

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45. At the US Open, Marcos Baghdatis played for the first time in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.

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46. On 14 July 2012, Marcos Baghdatis married the Croatian former tennis player Karolina Sprem.

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47. Marcos Baghdatis received the 2005 Cyprus Male Athlete of the Year award.

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48. Marcos Baghdatis trained at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris on an Olympic Solidarity Youth Development Programme Scholarship since the age of 14 and learned to speak French.

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49. Marcos Baghdatis enjoys playing and watching football and is a supporter of Apollon Limassol in Cyprus.

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50. Marcos Baghdatis began playing tennis at the age of five with his father and brothers.

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51. Marcos Baghdatis has two brothers, Petros and Marinos, and a sister, Zena, who was adopted by his family at just 6 months old.

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52. Marcos Baghdatis was born in Paramytha, Cyprus to a Lebanese father, Christos, and a Cypriot mother, Androula.

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53. Marcos Baghdatis was the runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open and a semifinalist at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No 8 in August 2006.

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54. Marcos Baghdatis is a Cypriot professional tennis player.

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