The Cypriot Tennis superstar Marcos Baghdatis has defeated the powerful Marat Safin on Russia in a thrilling five set match at the Australian Open 2008. The Baghdatis Vs Safin match had all the drama everyone could have wished for, and Baghdatis showed why he still remains the crowd favorite at the Australian Open.
The Australian Open second round match was played at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Baghdatis - a finalist in 2006 looked extremely strong in the early stages of the match, taking the first two sets comfortably both with a score of 6-4 each. Marat Safin refused to give in to the Cypriot and fought back hard to take the next two. The match was forced into a fifth set of which the Cypriot quite easily.
The final score and result for the Baghdatis Vs Safin match at the Australian Open 2008 was as follows.
Baghdatis: 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.
Melbourne has an extremely large Greek community and they were there in full force to the Cypriot king of the court.
Cyprus has a population of less than 1 million people and is located in the Meditarean sea. Baghdatis has become synamous with his homeland and has helped put Cyprus on the global map, he is perhaps the biggest celebrity in his country due to his success on the court.
Australian Open tickets prices will soar with the latest victory by Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, since he is by far the most entertaining player at the Australian Open 2008.