Baghdatis slams organizers
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
2010 Commonwealth Games ~ Tiger Woods ~ Katherine Hull ~ Sachin Tendulkar ~ Lord Test Match Cricket betting ~ Australian Cricket Tour to India ~ Guangdong Asian Games
Home / Sports News / 2009 / January 2009 / January 24, 2009
Baghdatis slams organizers for pain in the arse midnight matches
RSS / Print / Comments

Novak Djokovic

Nadal serves up a timely US Open treat for uncle Toni

Djokovic predicts Nadal to be world's best ever tennis star

Nadal wins US Open to seal career Grand Slam

More on Novak Djokovic

Australian Open

Kia Unveils Seven Advanced Automotive Technologies at 2010 CES

McNamee urges Tennis Australia to intervene in racial spat between Hewitt, Tomic

Murray quizzed by teenage partner over his beauty treatment

More on Australian Open

Marcos Baghdatis

Federer to face Fish in Cincinnati Masters final

IMG Signs Cypriot Tennis Star Marcos Baghdatis

Hewitt earns right to meet Nadal in French Open

More on Marcos Baghdatis

Sports News

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi
The Enforcement Directorate has issued a Look Out Circular against sacked Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi at all entry points and airports in the country in connection with its probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds in the T20 cricket tournament. ANI

'Ponting can't be sacked as captain unless dropped from team'
Australia cant drop Ricky Ponting as the skipper unless he is dropped from the team, a noted cricket columnist has said. ANI

Pak Chef de mission, weightlifter still fighting over 'CWG flag-carrying controversy'
The Pakistan flag-carrying controversy refuses to die down, as the chef de mission of the Pakistan contingent in the Commonwealth Games, Muhammad Ali Shah, and top weightlifter Shuja Malik have been indulging in a blame-game over the infamous issue after returning home. ANI

Baghdatis slams organizers for pain in the arse midnight matches

Australian Open 2006 runner up Marcos Baghdatis has said its a pain in the arse that the event organisers keep making him play midnight matches.

Sydney, Jan 24 : Australian Open 2006 runner up Marcos Baghdatis has said it's a "pain in the arse" that the event organisers keep making him play midnight matches.

Incredibly, a year after featuring in the infamous dawn showdown with Lleyton Hewitt, Baghdatis was again ordered onto court after 11.30 p.m. for another third-round encounter on against American Mardy Fish.

Baghdatis lost to Hewitt in an epic five-setter that finished at 4.34 a.m. in the morning.

This time, the Cypriot with Australian connections beat American Mardy Fish 6-2 6-4 6-4, but again he was the last player to leave the locker rooms after their match ended at 1.14 a.m. in the morning.

And, ironically, the result for Baghdatis was the same as for Hewitt 12 months ago - a daunting fourth-round meeting with Novak Djokovic.

"I can not say it's not a problem. It's a bit of a pain in the arse for me because the last two years I'm here I'm finishing matches after midnight and after one o'clock, we can say," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Baghdatis, as saying.

"So it's a bit of the pain in the arse, but I have nothing to do about it. It's just the way it is. I've got to accept it and find a way to get through it and that's where the challenge starts."

Baghdatis did not want to make a big deal out of his misfortune, but said it would be impossible to catch up sleep before taking on reigning champion Djokovic on Sunday.

Baghdatis arrived in Melbourne ranked a lowly 97th in the world after injuries limited the one-time No.8 to just 12 tournaments last season.

But he is growing in confidence and doesn't view Djokovic as unbeatable.


Link to this page

Suggested pages for your additional reading on Facebook

© 2000-2018 All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us