Entertaining night-session final between two shot-makers in their first meeting. The 25-year-old Cypriot came back from *2:5 & 5:6 (0/30) in the 2nd set with very good serving. In the tie-break he trailed *0:2 when managed to win seven consecutive points. “I’ve just won a tournament, my confidence is up, I’m feeling pretty fit, I’ve played two three-set matches, playing good, moving good, feeling fit,” Baghdatis said. “So everything is positive going into the Open. Obviously my confidence is good, but I need to win some tournaments and some matches in the Australian Open to build up again.” The last title in Baghdatis career, arguably the best period in his career when he won 17 out of 18 matches between Challenger in Tashkent ’09 and Aussie Open ’10 where he retired in the third round after an epic win over David Ferrer. He played six more finals before he retired nine years later.
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