Marcos Baghdatis

Marcos Baghdatis (Greek Μάρκος Παγδατής - Márkos Pagdatís; born June 17, 1985 in Limassol) is a Cypriot tennis player.

  • 4.2.1 Tournament Win
  • 4.2.2 finals


Baghdatis moved to Paris at age 13 and trained there at a tennis academy. In 2003, he was the best junior players in the world - among other things, he won the junior competition at the Australian Open - and moved as early as 2002 to the final of the U.S. Open.

He reached in 2005 at the Swiss Indoors in Basel, his first final of an ATP tournament and managed to be the first representative of his country made ​​it into the top 100 in the world rankings.

His biggest success was his finals at the 2006 Australian Open, during which he prevailed against, among others seeded player Andy Roddick ( No. 2), Ivan Ljubicic (7) and David Nalbandian (4). In the final, he had to be the world number one Roger Federer 7:5, 5:7, 0:6, 2:6 beaten. Nevertheless, Baghdatis counted for the first time in his career to the top 30 players in the world.

Its probably most spectacular match he competed at the 2006 U.S. Open, when he met in the second round to Andre Agassi. In a very competitive match Agassi won in five sets at the end.

Another spectacular match delivered to Baghdatis in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2007 Novak Djokovic with. The match lasted a full five hours Baghdatis finally defeated with 6:7, 6:7, 7:6, 6:4 and 5:7.

The 2010 season began for him with a tournament victory in Sydney. In the final, he defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 7-6.

At the 2012 Australian Open Baghdatis caused a scandal. During the second-round match against Stanislas Wawrinka ( 6:7, 4:6, 7:5, 1:6 ), he smashed out of anger over a lost service game in a short time four tennis rackets.

At the Olympic Games in London in 2012, he directed the opening ceremony of the Cypriot delegation as flag bearer at.


Baghdatis is in his home country of Cyprus, a folk hero, he solved in 2006 with his entry into the final of the Australian Open tremendous euphoria and a tennis boom. According to a survey before the tournament was Baghdatis after the former President Tassos Papadopoulos, the second most famous person in Cyprus. Another unique feature is the fans who support him during his games loudly, as is usual rather at football matches. Owing to its great popularity, the Cypriot government decided to adopt Baghdatis compulsory military service.


Marcos Baghdatis is the son of a Greek Orthodox father, who comes from Lebanon. His mother is a Greek Cypriot. His father Christos moved to Cyprus after he had met Androulla. The parents own a clothing store in Paramytha, a small village near Limassol. Marcos has three siblings, sister Zena and two older brothers, Marinos and Petros, who have already played in the Davis Cup for Cyprus. Baghdatis is a devout Christian, he crosses himself before every game. He is with the Croatian tennis player Karolina Šprem, with whom he has a daughter married.



Tournament Win



Tournament Win


Performance at Grand Slam tournaments

AF = knockout round, VF = quarter-finals, semi-finals HF =, F = Final, W = Win, digit = first round