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Despite Australian Open loss, Baghdatis has a smashing timeupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 01:51:00

The breaking of plates may be a popular tradition practiced in his homeland, but Cypriot tennis player Marcos Baghdatis has just taken the pastime to a whole new level.

Federer pulls out in Qatar with back injury as top seed Nadal beaten by Monfilsupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 12:47:00

Roger Federer pulled out of his defense of the Qatar Open Friday with a back injury before his arch-rival Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the $1 million tournament by Gael Monfils.

Djokovic extended by Baghdatis to reach Basel semifinals updated: Fri Nov 04 2011 18:00:00

Novak Djokovic shrugged off the loss of the opening set to beat Marcos Baghdatis 2-6 6-2 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Basel.

Federer wins opener in home tournamentupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 17:42:00

Home favorite Roger Federer is through to the second round of the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel after a straight sets victory over Italian Potito Starace on Monday.

Murray battles past Baghdatis in Tokyoupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 13:59:00

World number four Andy Murray continued his recent good form on Wednesday with a battling 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 6-4 first-round win over Marcos Baghdatis at the Japan Open.

SI.com: Andrew Lawrence: Blake fights to stay competitive, push off retirementupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 13:12:00

NEW YORK -- It looked exactly as a James Blake match at the U.S. Open should: stadium packed to the rafters, cameras trained on his every move, big-time opponent on the other side of the net. And yet most everything about his 4-6, 3-6, 4-6 defeat to Spaniard David Ferrer on Friday seemed small.

Djokovic survives Wimbledon scare as top four reach last 16updated: Sat Jun 25 2011 16:51:00

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic survived his first big test of Wimbledon 2011 as he overcame crowd favorite Marcos Baghdatis to reach the last 16 of the grass-court grand slam in London on Saturday.

Djokovic and Federer cruise through to third roundupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 17:48:00

Novak Djokovic continued his impressive run of form this year by cruising into the third round at Wimbledon after beating South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets.

Nadal and Djokovic maintain winning runs in Madridupdated: Thu May 05 2011 05:27:00

Top seed Rafael Nadal and second seed Novak Djokovic remain on course for a mouth-watering Madrid Masters final showdown after both players extended their impressive winning runs on Wednesday.

Illness forces Sharapova to pull out of Paris eventupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 15:21:00

World number 13 Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from the Paris Open suffering from illness.

Murray crashes out in Rotterdam; Clijsters wins Paris openerupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 16:46:00

Australian Open finalist Andy Murray suffered his second successive defeat as he was bundled out of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

Roddick through to quarterfinals in Brisbaneupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 11:59:00

Defending champion Andy Roddick advanced to the quarterfinals of the season-opening Brisbane International in Australia with a 6-4 6-1 triumph over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov on Wednesday.

Federer to face Fish in Cincinnati finalupdated: Sat Aug 21 2010 22:53:00

Defending champion Roger Federer will seek to claim his fourth Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday when he faces Mardy Fish.

Federer's rivals fall in Cincinnatiupdated: Sat Aug 21 2010 21:36:00

Roger Federer is on course to claim a fourth Cincinnati Masters title after world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 3 Novak Djokovic followed fourth seed Andy Murray in crashing out of the U.S. hardcourt tournament on Friday.

Nalbandian steps up comeback with Washington titleupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 07:42:00

Argentina's David Nalbandian continued his comeback after injury by beating Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the final of the Washington Classic.

Nalbandian cruises into Washington finalupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 10:11:00

Argentine David Nalbandian continued his resurgence in form this week by cruising into the final of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington on Saturday.

SI.com: Bruce Jenkins: For classy Ljubicic, Indian Wells triumph was deservedupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 15:05:00

It was shortly after the conclusion of the 2005 Davis Cup, won by Croatia on the strength of Ivan Ljubicic's 11-1 record, when someone asked Roger Federer about the tall, bald fellow at the center of things. "He's very secure, you know," Federer said. "He doesn't really look like he's going to panic."

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Ljubicic catches lightning in a bottle at Indian Wellsupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 11:25:00

1. We quite often wonder whether Player X can win a big title. More often than not, the answer is "yes." And here's why: in tennis, it's fairly easy to catch lightning in a bottle. Get hot for two weeks, catch a few breaks with the draw, serve well on crucial points and ... presto. The latest exemplar of this is Ivan (Northern Iowa) Ljubicic. Rumored to be headed into retirement last fall, the Croatian veteran played the tournament of his life week at the BNP Paribas event in Indian Wells. First, Roger Federer fell unexpectedly to Marcos Baghdatis. Then Ljubicic "caught a gear" with his tennis and took out Novak Djokovic, a resurgent Rafael Nadal and then Andy Roddick to take the title. Ljubicic, 31, might not have been the marquee choice of the tournament or the sponsors. But his title ought to fire the rest of the field with some optimism. If he can do it, why not me?

Champion Djokovic survives scare as Cilic exits in Dubaiupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 08:35:00

Defending champion Novak Djokovic battled to a three-set victory over Croatian Ivan Ljubicic to reach the semifinals of the Dubai Open where he will play Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.

Federer makes shock exit in Californiaupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 08:21:00

World number one Roger Federer has crashed out of the Masters 1000 tournament at Indian Wells despite holding three match points against his Cypriot opponent Marcos Baghdatis.

Tennis: Nadal survives scare as Djokovic goes outupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 08:12:00

World number three Rafael Nadal of Spain survived a three-set battle to reach the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 tournament at Indian Wells as second seed Novak Djokovic crashed out on Wednesday night.

Djokovic and Youzhny reach Dubai finalupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 14:35:00

Novak Djokovic and Mikhail Youzhny are through to the final of the Dubai Tennis Championship after both players came through tough semifinal matches on Friday.

Djokovic and Murray through in Dubaiupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 19:10:00

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray both came through first round matches at the Dubai Open with straight sets victories on Monday.

Top seed Federer eases into third roundupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 07:42:00

Top seed Roger Federer sent out an ominous warning to his rivals with the most comfortable of Australian Open second-round victories over Victor Hanescu on Thursday.

Tennis: Djokovic battles to stay; Hewitt, Davydenko inupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 02:42:00

World No. 3 Novak Djokovic fended off an initial challenge from Marco Chiudinelli in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday, then took control and cruised to a 3-6 6-1 6-1 6-3 win.

Tennis stars raise funds for Haiti victimsupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 14:42:00

Sports superstar Roger Federer has organized a charity event to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, as the tennis world rallies to contribute to the cause.

Davydenko lurks in Federer's half of drawupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:40:00

World No. 1 Roger Federer faces a potential quarterfinal clash with Nikolay Davydenko after his recent nemesis was drawn in the same quarter of the field for the Australian Open, which starts on Monday.

Serena survives scare to reach Sydney finalupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 04:15:00

World number one Serena Williams came from a set and 5-2 down to beat Avarane Rezai of France to reach the final of the WTA tournament in Sydney on Thursday.

Serena and Safina win Sydney openersupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 11:15:00

Serena Williams and Dinara Safina, the world's top-ranked women's tennis players, made winning starts to their 2010 season at the Sydney Invitational tournament on Tuesday.

Clijsters wins again in Brisbaneupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 10:45:00

Kim Clijsters continued her winning start to 2010 with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Australia's Alicia Molik at the WTA tournament in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Hewitt fights back to go through in Miamiupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 09:57:00

Australia's former world number one Lleyton Hewitt fought back from a set down to reach the second round of the Miami Masters with victory over Israel's Dudi Sela.

Federer scare in pursuit of Slam win recordupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 11:27:00

Roger Federer remains on course for a record 14th Grand Slam title after a fierce fightback saw him recover from a two-set deficit to defeat Tomas Berdych 4-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-2 and reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Verdasco breezes to Brisbane victoryupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 11:51:00

Third-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco pulled rank on Australian rookie Bernard Tomic on Monday when he swept to a 6-4 6-2 first round victory at the Brisbane International.

Nadal next after Murray battles to last 8updated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:47:00

Britain's Andy Murray staged a stunning comeback to clinch a Wimbledon quarterfinal against Rafael Nadal after an epic five-set Centre Court battle that ended three minutes short of four hours and in near-darkness.

Djokovic title dreams shattered by Safinupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 15:02:00

Third seed Novak Djokovic crashed out of Wimbledon in the second round on Wednesday, after losing in straight sets to Marat Safin.

Federer wins as Paris rain holds up Nadal updated: Mon May 26 2008 17:24:00

Roger Federer launched his latest bid to complete a set of grand slam titles with a 6-4 6-4 6-3 victory over Sam Querrey of the United States in the French Open first round.

Swede Soderling advances in Rotterdamupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 17:41:00

Robin Soderling of Sweden upset eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 3-6 6-4 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the ABN Amro tournament.

Murray through to Marseille semisupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 16:45:00

British fourth seed Andy Murray moved into semifinals of the ATP tournament in Marseille following a narrow 7-5 7-6 win over Nicolas Mahut of France on Friday.

Federer, Djokovic into last eightupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 09:55:00

It was business as usual for Roger Federer as he put his third round scare at the Australian Open behind him to ease past 13th seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals.

Nadal strolls to Australian last 8updated: Sun Jan 20 2008 08:08:00

Rafael Nadal took a short cut into the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday when Paul-Henri Mathieu retired at 6-4 3-0 with a left calf muscle injury after just 50 minutes in Melbourne.

No. 1 Federer survives Serb scareupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 15:14:00

World No. 1 Roger Federer survived a massive scare at the Australian Open on Saturday, with the top seed twice coming from behind to win a five-set epic 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-1) 5-7 6-1 10-8 against unseeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic.

Imperious Federer starts in styleupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 14:34:00

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer barely broke sweat as he eased into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-0 6-3 6-0 win over Argentina's Diego Hartfield in a night match at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

Roddick secures third straight winupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 07:13:00

Andy Roddick cemented his Australian Open preparations with a third straight Kooyong Classic title on Saturday, defeating Marcos Baghdatis 7-5 6-3 in the final in Melbourne.

Haase upsets second seed Baghdatisupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 11:00:00

Dutchman Robin Haase toppled former Australian Open finalist and world number 16 Marcus Baghdatis 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the Chennai Open.

Nadal and Nalbandian reach finalupdated: Sat Nov 03 2007 15:38:00

Rafael Nadal will face David Nalbandian in the final of the Paris Masters on Sunday.

Federer beaten by Nalbandian againupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 18:30:00

A second successive defeat for world number one Roger Federer at the hands of David Nalbandian capped another eventful day at the Paris Masters which also saw the controversial exit of defending champion Nikolay Davydenko.

Ill Djokovic swept away by Santoroupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 18:08:00

World number three Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Paris Masters after being trounced in his opening match by veteran Frenchman Fabrice Santoro on Wednesday.

Murray is next for Nadal in Madridupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 17:28:00

Rafael Nadal returned to action for the first time in more than six weeks on Wednesday and did not disappointment his fans with a 6-4 6-4 win over Marcos Baghdatis at the Madrid Masters.

Gonzalez wastes no time in Chinaupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 09:59:00

Second-seeded Fernando Gonzalez breezed past Paul Capdeville 6-1 6-2 on Wednesday to move into the quarterfinals of the China Open in Beijing.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Murray set to take over British throneupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 03:13:00

NEW YORK -- He is the British number one, a designation that carries little weight in New York but the weight of the world at Wimbledon.

Holder Federer begins bid in styleupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 03:46:00

Top seed Roger Federer began his bid for a fourth consecutive U.S. Open title with a nonchalant 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory over American qualifier Scoville Jenkins in the first round on Monday.

Federer and Henin named top seedsupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 07:28:00

Four-times champion Roger Federer has been installed as top seed for the men's singles at Wimbledon next week with Justine Henin accorded the honor in the women's event.

Berdych goes one better in Halle updated: Sun Jun 17 2007 10:07:00

Tomas Berdych won the Halle grasscourt tournament on Sunday, beating Marcos Baghdatis 7-5 6-4 at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament on the Cypriot's 22nd birthday.

Berdych reaches Halle final againupdated: Sat Jun 16 2007 07:44:00

Tomas Berdych reached the final of the grasscourt event in Halle for the second successive year after Saturday's semifinal win over Finn Jarkko Nieminen.

The men's quarterfinals take shapeupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 12:55:00

With the women's last eight already decided, day nine was a chance for the men to catch up, and to carve out the list of finalists.

Nadal eases through to the last 16updated: Sat Jun 02 2007 12:36:00

Holder Rafael Nadal reached the last 16 of the French Open with a 6-1 6-3 6-2 demolition of fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes on Saturday.

The seeds continue to flourishupdated: Thu May 31 2007 13:24:00

Day five saw some of the tournament's big names take to the courts, and, for the most part, surpass their respective opponents without much of an upset.

Nalbandian recovers to go throughupdated: Mon Apr 16 2007 07:46:00

David Nalbandian survived an early scare to move into the Monte Carlo Masters second round with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 victory over Italian qualifier Federico Luzzi on Monday.

Nadal beats Baghdatis in thrillerupdated: Tue Feb 27 2007 11:08:00

Rafael Nadal claimed a thrilling 3-6 6-2 6-3 victory over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis to reach the second round of the Dubai Open.

Simon to face Baghdatis in finalupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 13:40:00

Unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon beat Swede Robin Soederling 6-2 7-6 to join Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the final of the Marseille Open.

Unseeded Soederling beats Gasquetupdated: Fri Feb 16 2007 17:40:00

Unseeded Swede Robin Soederling reached the Marseille Open semifinals by outgunning local favorite Richard Gasquet 6-1 7-6 on Friday.

Baghdatis beats home hope Ljubicicupdated: Sun Feb 04 2007 14:39:00

Second-seed Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus triumphed in the ATP event in Zagreb by beating home hope and defending champion Ivan Ljubicic in the final on Sunday.

Ljubicic and Baghdatis reach finalupdated: Sat Feb 03 2007 13:08:00

Croatian top seed Ivan Ljubicic beat Russia's Mikhail Youzhny 2-6 6-3 7-5 on Saturday to set up a final with second-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the Zagreb Open.

Malisse meets Spadea in semifinalsupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 16:57:00

Belgian Xavier Malisse thrashed Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1 6-1 in the first quarterfinal at the Delray Beach International on Friday as rankings trumped round robin aggregates.

SI.com: Midterm Reportupdated: Sun Jan 21 2007 11:00:00

We have a week left and only one defending champion still standing. Like the weather, Serena Williams is unusually hot. The American men have given a terrific accounting of themselves. Herewith, our midterm grades from the year's first major:

Fish topples fourth seed Ljubicicupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 04:13:00

Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic became the first major casualty on the opening day of the Australian Open, falling 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-4 to American Mardy Fish on Monday.

Hingis suffers early Sydney defeatupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 04:26:00

Former world number one Martina Hingis' Australian Open preparations have been dealt an early blow after she was knocked out in the first round of the Sydney International by Jelena Jankovic.

Robredo wraps up victory for Spainupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 08:09:00

Tommy Robredo came from a set down to beat Mario Ancic and give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead in their Hopman Cup match against Croatia at the Burswood Dome in Perth on Monday.

A Day in the Life: Roger Federer updated: Thu Nov 23 2006 23:54:00

It's match point for top-ranked tennis player Roger Federer at the 2006 Australian Open final in Melbourne, Australia.

Ljubicic, Roddick miss Paris eventupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 15:34:00

World number four Ivan Ljubicic and U.S. Open runner-up Andy Roddick have pulled out of next week's Paris Masters tournament.

Baghdatis and Gaudio both bow outupdated: Tue Oct 24 2006 08:18:00

Arnaud Clement thrilled the home fans by knocking out top seed Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the first round of the Lyon indoor tournament.

Seed Gonzalez progresses in Viennaupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 15:35:00

Fernando Gonzalez overcame strong resistance from Gilles Simon of France to reach the second round of the Vienna Open 7-6 6-4.

Baghdatis wins his first ATP titleupdated: Sun Sep 17 2006 13:54:00

Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis won his first ATP title with a 6-4 6-0 victory over Croatian Mario Ancic at the China Open on Sunday.

Defeat ends Agassi's superb careerupdated: Mon Sep 04 2006 07:27:00

Andre Agassi's glittering career came to a tearful conclusion when he lost in four sets to German qualifier Benjamin Becker in the U.S. Open third round.

Chela topples fifth seed Davydenkoupdated: Mon Aug 14 2006 16:01:00

Nikolay Davydenko became the first major victim at the Cincinnati Masters when he tumbled out 6-4 2-6 6-2 to Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round on Monday.

Roddick, Hewitt drop out of top 10updated: Mon Jul 10 2006 09:50:00

Former world number one Andy Roddick has slid out of the world's top 10 for the first time since 2002.

Federer and Nadal reach the finalupdated: Fri Jul 07 2006 11:40:00

Roger Federer blasted his way into a fourth consecutive Wimbledon final with a 6-2 6-0 6-2 thrashing of Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman on Friday.

Hewitt sent crashing by Baghdatisupdated: Wed Jul 05 2006 16:01:00

Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis sent former champion Lleyton Hewitt crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday with a 6-1 5-7 7-6 6-2 quarterfinal win.

Murray interest ended by Baghdatisupdated: Mon Jul 03 2006 14:44:00

British interest in the singles ended at Wimbledon on Monday when Andy Murray went down 6-3 6-4 7-6 to Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis.

Dementieva through to Ordina semisupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 15:45:00

Russian top seed Elena Dementieva beat Serb Ana Ivanovic 7-6 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Ordina Open in Den Bosch.

Benneteau beats Baghdatis in epicupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 09:08:00

French hope Julien Benneteau upset 19th seed Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in a gripping five-set match that lit up a damp and overcast Roland Garros.

Roddick through to face in-form Haasupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 03:29:00

Defending champion and top seed Andy Roddick swept past Austria's Oliver Marach 6-3 6-4 at the U.S. Clay Court Championships in Houston on Wednesday.

Baghdatis earns Nalbandian clashupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 06:54:00

Unseeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis extended his extraordinary run at the Australian Open on Tuesday, upsetting seventh seed Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-4 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-3 to reach the semifinals.

Nalbandian storms into semifinalsupdated: Fri Oct 28 2005 13:04:00

Argentine second seed David Nalbandian stormed past Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan 6-2 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors tournament.

Troubled Puerta suffers shock lossupdated: Thu Oct 06 2005 10:14:00

Top seed Mariano Puerta, the subject of doping allegations, slumped to an embarrassing 6-2 6-7 7-5 defeat to Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis at the Japan Open.

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