Baghdatis donated some of his prize money to the Haiti earthquake appeal and this is what he had to say “The situation in Haiti is really, really sad,” said Baghdatis. “I have seen the pictures on the news and it is just horrific. I want to send my condolences to everyone affected by the earthquake.”
Baghdatis who was ranked 42 in the world will receive 250 ATP points for the title and is feeling good for the Australian open which is his next Tournament. He had this to say after the game: “It’s confidence building,” admitted Baghdatis, who reached the 2006 Australian Open final. “I felt pretty good on court. I have some things to work on still. I have tomorrow and Monday to work on my serve, [my] first serve percentage. [That’s] the only thing that worries me a bit.”
“I felt great. It’s my brother’s birthday, and I wanted to win for him also. It’s been two years tough for him. So I’m very happy that I won today and can dedicate this win to him.”
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