Marcos Baghdatis Bio

  • Began playing tennis at age five
  • Played with his father and two older brothers, Marinos and Petros, who played Davis Cup. Father Christos owns a clothing store in Cyprus
  • Mother's name is Andry
  • Has a younger sister Zena, who was adopted when she was one month old
  • No. 1 junior in 2003 with Australian Open juniors title and runner-up at US Open juniors in 2002-03
  • Won nine junior titles. Prefers hard courts. Considers himself a baseliner, with his serve and his forehand his biggest weapons
  • Biggest idol as a kid was Patrick Rafter, but also looked up to Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras
  • Enjoys playing and watching soccer. Favourite soccer team is Apollo in Cyprus
  • "Man of the Year" in Cyprus in 2005
  • Trained at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris on an Olympic Solidarity Youth Development Programme Scholarship since age 13
  • Physio is Davor Lukic
  • Wife, Karolina Sprem, a WTA Tour player
  • Married 14 July 2012 in Croatia
  • Daughter, Zahara, born 20 October 2012.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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