Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Sunday, 4 February 2007, 16:22 GMT
Baghdatis claims title in Zagreb
Ivan Ljubicic and Marcos Baghdatis
Baghdatis (right) now has a 2-0 career record against Ljubicic
Marcos Baghdatis upset home favourite and defending champion Ivan Ljubicic to win the Zagreb Open title on Sunday.

Second seed Baghdatis prevailed 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-4 after a hard-fought two-and-a-half-hour battle.

The Cypriot saved three set points in the opening set and went on to take it on a tie-break.

One break in the second set was enough for top seed Ljubicic to level the match but Baghdatis then pounced at 5-4 in the final set to take the title.

"I played well all week and my confidence is on the rise," said Baghdatis.

"Ljubicic is a tough player to break, but I was concentrated and served well when I needed to.

"It's not easy to beat Ljubicic in front of his home crowd in Croatia."

606 DEBATE: Have you been impressed with Baghdatis of late?

Ljubicic, who won the Qatar Open last month but crashed out in the first round of the Australian Open, was left to regret letting the first set slip away.

"I missed some good chances against him, but he is a very strong player and it is not easy to turn the match around against someone of that quality," said the Croat.

"I should have played better in the first set. Baghdatis surprised me in the opening. He played defensively."



SEE ALSO


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us