Coming off his upset of top-ranked Novak Djokovic in Madrid, Grigor Dimitrov opened his Italian Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Cypriot veteran Marcos Baghdatis on Sunday.
At 21, Dimitrov is the youngest player in the Foro Italico draw. The Bulgarian is ranked No. 28.
Dimitrov will next face ninth-seeded Richard Gasquet, who beat Sam Querrey of the United States 6-2, 7-6...
Blaz Kavic of Slovenia rallied past sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 Thursday at the Zagreb Indoors to reach the quarterfinals for the third time in his career.
Baghdatis, the 2007 champion from Cyprus, served for the match at 5-4, but lost serve and Kavcic won a tiebreaker.
Baghdatis pulled out of the doubles because of a foot injury.
Fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer...
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February 07, 2013
Marcos Baghdatis lost just in time.
He was still in the locker room after losing to Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga at the Stockholm Open when he recieved the phone call that would change his life. His wife, WTA player Karolina Sprem, was about to give birth.
"As I got to the lockers I picked up my phone to call Karolina, as she was going in the morning for a check up at the doctor,"...
ESPN tennis analyst Pam Shriver had a very difficult time interviewing a Scottish woman named “Helen,” in the stands at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in England.
It happened during the third round match between Scottish tennis star Andy Murray and Marcos Baghdatis.
Eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus outlasted Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the first round of the BMW Open on Tuesday for his first clay-court win of the season.
Baghdatis broke serve four times and saved six of the eight break points he faced to advance to the second round of the tournament where he has been a semifinalist twice.
Also advancing were Sergiy Stakhovsky...
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April 30, 2012
In a second round men's singles tennis match in the 2012 Australian Open, Marcos Baghdatis fell behind two sets to Stanislas Wawrinka. Unhappy with the way he was playing, Baghdatis took his frustration out on some of his tennis rackets. Four of them, to be exact.
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For tennis player Marcos Baghdatis, he was not particularly pleased with his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round of the Australian Open.
As evidenced in the below clip, Baghdatis took it out on four of his own tennis rackets by breaking them in a row:
I played tennis for a year in high school and still play quite a bit during the summer. And watching this video just makes me realize how much more I'd love playing tennis if I got to carry around a bottomless bag of top-of-the-line tennis rackets like the pros do. Like I've never had a racket that costs over $70 or so, and I get very competitive and pissed off on the court...
At least he took it out on himself, right? The reaction you see above from Marcos Baghdatis came after he fell behind two sets to Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday night. In case you had trouble keeping track, that was four racquets he destroyed. From my limited knowledge of tennis, I understand that the racquets these professionals use can...