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French Tennis Open in Paris
Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis hits a ball against Simone Boletti of Italy during their first round match of the French Tennis Open in Paris May 26, 2008.Boletti upset seventeen-seeded Baghdatis won 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)
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Marcos Baghdatis (Greek: Μάρκος Παγδατής, IPA: ) (born 17 June 1985 in Limassol) is a 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. On 18 January 2010, he was ranked 31.

Marcos Baghdatis is the son of a Greek Cypriot mother and a Lebanese father, Christos, who migrated to Cyprus.

Baghdatis began playing tennis at age five with his father and brothers. He enjoys playing and watching football, and is a supporter of Apollon Limassol in Cyprus. He trained at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris on an Olympic Solidarity Youth Development Programme Scholarship since the age of 13 and learned to speak French. He attended the Grammar School in Limassol.

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