Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis to Retire after Wimbledon

Wimbledon will be the last tournament in the career of Marcos Baghdatis, a 34-year-old from Cyprus who was the runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open in 2006 and lost to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at the All England Club later that year.

He decided to retire because his body has been breaking down over the past couple of seasons — and because his wife is expecting their third child in November.

“For me, there is life after tennis,” said Baghdatis, whose voiced choked on his words while he spoke to reporters Sunday. “And I enjoyed this long journey so much.”

On Tuesday, he faces Brayden Schnur, a Canadian who lost in qualifying but got into the field when someone else withdrew.

And Baghdatis expects there to be tears.

“I’m here to play and try to win, also. I mean, win as many matches as I can and go out and to give everything on the court and to fight, like my life was,” Baghdatis said. “I’ve been working hard the last six weeks for this event. Only for this event. I think it’s going to be very emotional.”


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