Baghdatis though to 3rd round of Australian Open

Marcos Baghdatis is into the third round of the Australian open as he over came world No. 17 seed David Ferrer after yet another epic 5 set thriller at Melbourne Park, as he fought back from a two-set deficit and cramps late in the fifth set to defeat the Spaniard 4-6, 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-1.

This is what he had to say after the match : “I was a bit frustrated in the beginning of the third. What I did is say to myself that I’ll just go on the court today and try to not miss a ball,” said Baghdatis. “Then I saw he was a bit tired, so it helped me fight even more. I saw a window open, so that’s how it went.

“Then my tennis came back. Started playing pretty good. Started playing a bit more aggressive. The serve came back in the fourth and the fifth set. I served pretty good, so I’m delighted I won.”

Baghdatis will next face a rematch with 2005 Australian Open finalist Lleyton Hewitt. The pair met two years ago in Melbourne, a match that Hewitt won in another five set match making it the latest ever finish in tournament history.


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