In the course of years 2009/2010 Baghdatis enjoyed the best period in his career, at least as far matches/titles are concerned. He lost a tough encounter to the great Nadal 4-6 6-3 4-6 in Beijing ’09, and it boosted his confidence: won 17 out of his next 18 matches, including three titles (Tashkent – Challenger; Stockholm & Sydney – ATP). Claiming the Swedish title it was generally a piece of cake, however, he got a walkover from the main favorite Soderling in the semis. In the final, the 24-year-old Cypriot  defeated 17 cm shorter Rochus  trailing 2:4* in the 2nd set. “It’s a great feeling and I’m so happy. It’s been a long while since I’ve won a tournament, especially an ATP tournament.” said Baghdatis, “Last year was really hard for me, so it’s great to have this win today. I don’t really know what to say right now, I’m just happy. I wish it continues.”
Baghdatis’ route to his 3rd title:
1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4, 6-2
2 Robert Kendrick 6-2, 6-2
Q Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-4
S Robin Soderling w/o
W Olivier Rochus 6-1, 7-5
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