Marcos Baghdatis is a Cypriot former professional tennis player.
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Marcos Baghdatis is a Cypriot former professional tennis player.
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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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Marcos Baghdatis was born in Paramytha, Cyprus, to a Lebanese father, Christos, and a Greek Cypriot mother, Androula.
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Marcos Baghdatis has two brothers—Petros and Marinos—and a sister, Zena, who was adopted by his family at just six months old.
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Marcos Baghdatis began playing tennis at the age of five with his father and brothers.
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Marcos Baghdatis received the 2005 Cyprus Male Athlete of the Year award.
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On 14 July 2012, Marcos Baghdatis married the Croatian former tennis player Karolina Sprem.
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Marcos Baghdatis played his first junior match in September 1998 at the age of 14 at a Grade-5 tournament in Cyprus.
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Marcos Baghdatis made the final at the 2002 Junior US Open but lost to Richard Gasquet.
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Marcos Baghdatis reached No 1 in the ITF Junior Circuit world singles rankings in January 2003.
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Marcos Baghdatis then won the 2003 Junior Australian Open as the top seed defeating Florin Mergea in the final.
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Marcos Baghdatis then repeated his final feat from 2002 at the 2003 Junior US Open but lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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At the US Open, Marcos Baghdatis played for the first time in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.
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Marcos Baghdatis was one of only two players who won a set from eventual champion, Roger Federer.
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Marcos Baghdatis then finished the year with two Challenger tournament titles, in which he defeated many higher-ranked opponents.
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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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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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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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Marcos Baghdatis then defeated the seventh seed Ivan Ljubicic in the quarterfinals in five sets.
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Marcos Baghdatis answering an interviewer's question if he would be watching his next opponent in the 2006 Australian Open.
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At the French Open, Marcos Baghdatis lost in the second round in five sets to Julien Benneteau.
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At Wimbledon, Marcos Baghdatis defeated Andy Murray in the fourth round in straight sets.
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Marcos Baghdatis then lost to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals in three sets.
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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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At the French Open, Marcos Baghdatis defeated Sebastien Grosjean in the first round and Kristian Pless to advance to the third round.
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At the first grass-court tournament of the season in Halle, Marcos Baghdatis reached his sixth career singles final by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semifinals.
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Marcos Baghdatis then lost to second seed Rafael Nadal, in three sets.
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Marcos Baghdatis suffered injuries for the remainder of the season and did not participate in the US Open.
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The third set went into another tie-breaker, but Marcos Baghdatis earned three set points, lost two of them on his own serve, and then took the tie-breaker on Djokovic's serve.
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Marcos Baghdatis was defeated by Jeremy Chardy in the quarterfinals in two tiebreaks.
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Marcos Baghdatis returned to the ATP Tour with a three-set loss to Wayne Odesnik in Indianapolis.
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Marcos Baghdatis failed to qualify for the Cincinnati Masters, losing to Robert Kendrick in the opening qualifying round.
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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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Marcos Baghdatis started off the year at the Brisbane International, one of the first ATP 250 tournaments of the season.
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Marcos Baghdatis then entered the next Australian Open series tournament, the Medibank International tournament in Sydney.
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Marcos Baghdatis then stunned the fourth seed Lleyton Hewitt, rallying from a set and a break down in the second set to win in a three-sets quarterfinal.
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Marcos Baghdatis faced Lleyton Hewitt in the third round, a rematch of the same tournament and round exactly two years before.
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Marcos Baghdatis then appeared at the Dubai Championships, but came into the tournament with stomach cramps.
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Marcos Baghdatis played at the Indian Wells Masters, as the 27th seed.
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Marcos Baghdatis next played in the BMW Open, where he was seeded fifth.
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At the French Open, Marcos Baghdatis was beaten by Britain's Andy Murray in the third round in four sets.
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Marcos Baghdatis suffered a surprisingly poor run in the 2010 grass-court season.
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Marcos Baghdatis had a chance to win the year's US Open Series if he won this tournament.
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Marcos Baghdatis made it to the third round of the Australian Open, before retiring midway through the fourth set against Jurgen Melzer due to a finger injury.
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Marcos Baghdatis had a very quiet summer on the ATP tour, his most noticeable appearance was at the Wimbledon Championships where he was the 32nd seed and gave eventual winner Novak Djokovic a tough test in the third round, losing in four sets, during a point in the match Djokovic was unable to keep his cool on the Centre Court and at the end of losing a long rally repeatedly hit the grass court with his racket.
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Marcos Baghdatis has a lot of talent, a big serve and has many ways to hurt you on the court.
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Marcos Baghdatis was fined A$770 by the organization of the Australian Open for this behaviour.
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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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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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At the French Open, Marcos Baghdatis lost in the first round to the 24th seed Benoit Paire.
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At Wimbledon, Marcos Baghdatis was defeated in the first round by the 10th seed Marin Cilic.
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Marcos Baghdatis had impressive wins over Lukas Lacko in three sets and 11th-ranked and second seed Kei Nishikori whom he defeated with the loss of three games to reach the quarterfinals.
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Marcos Baghdatis entered the Australian Open, ranked at a low 109 in the ATP rankings.
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Marcos Baghdatis's poor run of form continued as he was defeated by 19-year-old Peda Krstin from Serbia in the opening qualifying round.
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Marcos Baghdatis had another memorable match in the third round against Tsonga, but he could not convert his chances and lost in three sets after more than two hours.
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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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Marcos Baghdatis made the final, before bowing out to American Ryan Harrison in straight sets.
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Marcos Baghdatis returned to the Australian Open, hoping to re-discover his best form.
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Marcos Baghdatis's campaign ended in dramatic fashion in round 3 against Grigor Dimitrov.
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At Roland Garros, Marcos Baghdatis stunned 25th ranked Ivo Karlovic for the second time this season, winning in three sets.
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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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At the US Open, Marcos Baghdatis was forced to pull out of the tournament in the middle of his opening-round match against Steve Darcis.
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Marcos Baghdatis was solid on the ATP World Tour over the coming months.
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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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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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Marcos Baghdatis next participated at the ATP 250 tournament, Open Sud de France.
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Marcos Baghdatis, re-entered the world's top 40 for the first time in three years, and hit form that was present from ten years ago.
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At Roland Garros, Marcos Baghdatis recorded an impressive straight-sets win over Giles Muller, before despite winning the first two sets, bowing out in a thriller to Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in five sets.
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Marcos Baghdatis produced solid, without spectacular results over the coming months.
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Marcos Baghdatis was disappointed at Wimbledon, ousted in straight sets to John Isner.
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Marcos Baghdatis extended his grass-court season in Newport, and made the semifinals before bowing out to eventual champion Ivo Karlovic.
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Marcos Baghdatis was forced to pull out of the Olympic Games in Rio due an elbow injury.
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Marcos Baghdatis lost in the first round in seven out of the 15 ATP tournaments he played during the 2017 year.
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Marcos Baghdatis's continued struggle with form saw his year-end ranking fall outside the top 100 for the first time since 2004.
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Marcos Baghdatis withdrew from his fourth round match against Milos Raonic due to injury.
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Marcos Baghdatis lost to Jared Donaldson in the first round in straight sets.
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Marcos Baghdatis lost to Radu Albot in the quarterfinals in straight sets.
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Marcos Baghdatis announced that he would retire and that the 2019 Wimbledon Championships would be his last tournament.
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Marcos Baghdatis received a wild-card entry into the main draw and defeated Brayden Schnur in the first round in straight sets which would be his last win of his career.
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Marcos Baghdatis was cheered by fans in the stadium as he was leaving the court in tears.
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Marcos Baghdatis is one of the most successful Davis Cup players in the modern era.
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