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Baghdatis Faces Federer at the 2006 Aussie Open 28 January 2006

Posted by Sasha in Tennis, The Rambler.

What will the outcome be, I wonder?

They said that Marcos Baghdatis’ rise in the Aussie Open is considered the most romantic tennis story so far in the history of the tournament. It’s been interesting to hear all the things he had said during every interview made after each victory. He’s so warm and candid about his journey. He certainly won the heart of a lot of Aussie fans because of how he draws the crowd in and share his game with him.

A quick 411 on Baghdatis. He isn’t a known or seeded player. He’s a greek from Cyprus. It’s funny how the media always notes that he has a beautiful French girlfriend, who also happens to be a model and the daughter of this coach. I guess they’re quite envious. Hahaha.

It was also said that Federer is sure to win the match tomorrow since it’s quite common for a seeded player to thrash a newcomer during the finals. Will it run true? We’ll see if Bagjdatis’ skills as a tennis player will shine through. I reckon every tennis afficionado will certainly look forward to tomorrow’s match. I’ll be watching it for sure.

Mauresmo beat Henin-Hardenne in the women’s final today. The latter was forced to retire due to a stomach flu, I think. That’s the former’s second win due to her opponent retiring from the match, the first one was against Clijsters during the semis. It doesn’t really say much about her abilities as a tennis player. However, a win’s a win. It’s her first grand slam title.



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