Marcos Baghdatis life and biography

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Marcos Baghdatis biography

Date of birth : 1985-06-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Limassol, Cyprus
Nationality : Greek-Cypriot
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-06-01
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour,

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Marcos Baghdatis is a Greek Cypriot professional tennis player.

He was the runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open and a semifinalist at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships and reached a career-high ATP ranking of 8 in August 2006.


The only Cypriot ever to play in a Grand Slam tournament, shot-maker Marcos Baghdatis reached the 2006 Australian Open final (losing to Roger Federer). Baghdatis won titles in Beijing in 2006 and Zagreb in 2007, and reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2006. He achieved a career-high ranking of No. 8 in 2006.

Singles Titles

2010: Sydney
2009: Stockholm
2007: Zagreb
2006: Beijing


Baghdatis started the 2011 season by competing in the Brisbane International, losing in the quarterfinal to defending champion and second-seeded American Andy Roddick 2–6, 3–6. Baghdatis next tournament was the Medibank International Sydney, Baghdatis was the defending champion and second seed in this event, however he withdrew from the tournament, citing a groin injury. Baghdatis made it to the 3rd round in the Australian open before retiring mid-way through the 4th set against Jürgen Melzer.


Began playing tennis at age five .
Played with his father and two older brothers, Marinos and Petros, who played Davis Cup
Father Christos owns a clothing store in Cyprus
Mother’s name is Andry
Has a younger sister Zena, who was adopted when she was one month old
No. 1 junior in 2003 with Australian Open juniors title and runner-up at US Open juniors in 2002-03
Won nine junior titles
Prefers hard courts
Considers himself a baseliner, with his serve and his forehand his biggest weapons
Biggest idol as a kid was Patrick Rafter, but also looked up to Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras
Enjoys playing and watching soccer
Favorite soccer team is Apollo in Cyprus
“Man of the Year” in Cyprus in 2005
Has trained at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris on an Olympic Solidarity Youth Development Programme Scholarship since age 13
Has a 43-12 career Davis Cup record (30-3 in singles) in 31 ties
Coached by former ATP pro Peter Lundgren (since June 2008).

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