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Australian Open 2023, Marcos Baghdatis, racquet smashing, Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, latest match in history, 2006 final, scheduling

Marcos Baghdatis has opened on his rollercoaster Australian Open career which produced some of the most memorable matches in grand slam history.

Baghdatis enthralled crowds in Melbourne for years and it was only Roger Federer who stopped him lifting the trophy in the 2006 final.

The Cyprian star became a cult hero with his emotional performances that were always followed by boisterous Greek contingents in the crowd.

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Baghdatis made the final in 2006, contested the latest match in history against Lleyton Hewitt in 2008, and infamously destroyed four racquets during a blow-up in 2012.

Foxsports.com.au asked Baghdatis which of his magic moments in Melbourne people ask him most about now that he’s retired.

“The final… but the…

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