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Entries in Marcos Baghdatis (12)


#ATPNewport Semifinal Saturday Wrap Up

It’s how you use it

Saturday’s semifinals at the Tennis Hall of Fame Championships were both straight-set affairs. Gilles Muller soundly defeated Donald Young in the first match of the day, 6-3, 6-4. Following his loss, the American said he had “no rhythm” and could not get into any of Muller’s service games. In fact, he only won five points on Muller’s serve, only one of which came when returning first serve.

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Marcos Baghdatis and Karolina Sprem Become Parents

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," explained Baghdatis. "The phone was ringing and it was her sister. She told me, 'You are going to be a father today.' I was a little confused as Karolina wasn’t due to go in until Thursday, but she told me, 'She is in now.' So I told her I will arrange my tickets to get to Croatia.

"[Then] as I was walking up the stairs to say goodbye to the tournament staff and leave, I got a call and Karolina’s sister told me, 'You are a father.'"

After missing his connecting flight and spending a night in Germany, Baghdatis finally got to meet baby Zahara.

Sprem picked the name Zahara, which is derived from the Greek word for 'sugar.'

On The Go Tennis wishes both parents the best, although we're sure they'll both be - to borrow a phrase from my home country - 'sweet as.'


Aussie Open Recap Day 6

Rusty's on a rollThe old man's still got it:  Former number 1 Lleyton Hewitt, who has been plagued by injuries over the past few years, defeated the young up-and-comer and number 23 seed Milos Raonic in 4 sets, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.  According to ATP manager Greg Sharko, Rusty's wins over Roddick and Raonic are his first back to back top 25 wins since 2005.  I'm not even a fan of Lleyton but his reaction to winning almost (almost) made me cry.

Hitting a milestone:  Not a tennis milestone, (he already did that) but Nicolas Mahut turned 30 today.  His present?  A bagel and some breadsticks in a straight set loss to Novak Djokovic, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1.  BUT, he did get a cake in his presser, although he doesn't look too happy about it.

Best cocktail: 

Tweeted by @BrettHaber

Upsets: Vera Zvonareva [7], Marion Bartoli [9], and Gael Monfils [14].

Getting into character:  - Zheng Jie, "After my video, every player watch me don’t say hello, say Yo, Yo".  She also apparently "brushed her shoulders off" in her presser!

Last American standing:  Serena Williams.  Vania King lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to Ana Ivanovic.

The 'Business End':  And with this post we journey into the Round of 16.  A lot of crazy good match-ups coming your way.  Get your popcorn ready folks.

Photo:  Reuters


Marcos Baghdatis Dishes Dirt on the ATP Tour

Have you ever wondered who were the neatest, messiest, and least punctual players on the ATP Tour?  Well scratch your head no further because Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming got the dirt from Marcos Baghdatis in a hilarious interview during the Sydney Player Party.  To find out who gets those titles, in addition to who has the quirkiest warm up habits, just press play! Enjoy!


Tweet of the Week: Janko Tipsarevic

Janko Tipsaravic after defeating Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-5 to win the Malaysian Open, capturing his first ATP World Tour title.


Legg Mason Tennis Classic Pro-Am: Starring Wayne Bryan

The Legg Mason Pro-Am was an absolute blast.  Held on Monday, August 1st, the event featured a chance for amateurs to hit with singles stars Marcos Baghdatis and Jurgen Melzer, followed by a round-robin style doubles tournament with the IndoPak Express (Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna), Amer Delic, Eric Butorac, Jean-Julien Roger, Andy Ram, Jonathan Elrich, and many other doubles stars.

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Legg Mason Day 2 Highlight Reel

Video by @linzsports