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Djokovic opens Australian Open with win

Djokovic opens Australian Open with win

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic kicked off his 2013 Australian Open with a victory Monday and three other high seeds also won in straight sets.
Dimitrov to face Murray for Brisbane title

Dimitrov to face Murray for Brisbane title

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- World No. 3 Andy Murray will go against first-time finalist Grigor Dimitrov in the title match of the Brisbane International after both won Saturday.
Baghdatis, Dimitrov claim Brisbane upsets

Baghdatis, Dimitrov claim Brisbane upsets

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Marcos Baghdatis and Grigor Dimitrov posted upsets Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

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Brands joins top seeds in Doha semis … Murray advances, Raonic loses in Brisbane … Li, Peng square off in Shenzhen semifinals … Azarenka, Williams to meet in semifinals … Sports news from United Press International.
Murray advances, Raonic loses in Brisbane

Murray advances, Raonic loses in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Andy Murray needed three sets to advance and second-seed Milos Raonic lost Thursday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Baghdatis posts upset win in Brisbane

Baghdatis posts upset win in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Marcos Baghdatis posted the lone upset Wednesday in second-round play at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Australia.
Mayer sails to first-round win in Brisbane

Mayer sails to first-round win in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Florian Mayer claimed a brisk straight-set win Monday in opening-round play of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Baghdatis, Gasquet make Sydney final

Baghdatis, Gasquet make Sydney final

SYDNEY, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Marcos Baghdatis won a third-set tiebreaker Friday and earned a spot in the finals versus Richard Gasquet at the Medibank International tournament in Australia.
Baghdatis claims another upset victory

Baghdatis claims another upset victory

SYDNEY, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Marcos Baghdatis Thursday posted his second consecutive upset and earned a semifinals slot at the Medibank International tournament in Sydney.

Baghdatis advances to Stockholm Open final

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Marcos Baghdatis won his Stockholm Open semifinal in a walkover Saturday when top-seeded Robin Soderling was unable to play because of a right elbow injury.

Ferrer, Baghdatis advance in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- David Ferrer and Marcos Baghdatis recorded straight-sets victories Wednesday in the second round of the rain-delayed South African Tennis Open.

Murray, Baghdatis win at Marseilles

MARSEILLES, France, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Andy Murray and Marcos Baghdatis led Friday's quarterfinal winners at the men's Open 13 indoor tennis tournament in Marseilles, France.

Britain's Murray winner at Open 13 tennis

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Andy Murray of Britain was among the first-round winners Tuesday at the $1.13 million Open 13 tennis event.

Baghdatis splits with his tennis coach

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Cypriot tennis pro Marcos Baghdatis has split with his latest coach, Yiannos Hadjigeorgiou.
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Marcos Baghdatis
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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