|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
- - BAGHDATIS 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Baghdatis is throwing away what was a strong lead, down 30-40 on serve. But he pulls back to deuce and sends a winner down the back left for a match point. A simply brilliant rally to finish a quality - and at 4 hours and 15 minutes, epic - match. Baghdatis was well and truly challenged by Ramos tonight in a scrappy affair that could have gone either way, but the world number 35 will progress to the second round.
- - RAMOS 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 5-3 - Ramos, serving to stay in the match, goes down 15-30 after sending a ball long. But Baghdatis couldn't get back the 24-year-old's next winner, no matter how far he slid across that baseline. We're back at deuce, and an unforced net error from Ramos hands Baghdatis a match point but the Spaniard holds his nerve and sends a beauty down to the back left. A Baghdatis shot finds the net too, leaving Baghdatis to serve for the match.
- - RAMOS 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 6-3 - SET! Ramos sends a spinner down to Baghdatis’s left, and follows his return with another to the right. Baghdatis claws back to 30-30. Both players are reading each other’s game well, and judging the direction of their movement accordingly. Baghdatis tries a (sort of) slice to return the Spaniard’s serve but it’s weak and goes wide to give Ramos the deuce advantage, which he converts a game and set win.
- - RAMOS 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 5-3 - BREAK!And Ramos goes on to break Baghdatis to love! Serving for the set here.
- - RAMOS 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 4-3 - Vamos Ramos! (see what I did there?) Ramos holds serve to love. If he can break Baghdatis's serve here he can serve to win the fourth set and still have a shot at making it to the second round.
- - BAGHDATIS 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-3 - Ramos and Baghdatis are still slogging it out on Margaret Court Arena, in a long, hard-fought duel. Neither are dropping their swords yet, as they scrap for every single point.
- - BAGHDATIS - 6-7, 4-1 - Ramos's persistence is paying dividends on Margaret Court Arena, where the Spaniard may not have the singing Cyprus fan army behind him but did win the first set on tie-break. When he gets that deep corner-pocket shot right there's no stopping him, but unforced errors that go long and into the net are sprinkled throughout, and Baghdatis is hitting them back with almost a metronomical consistency. He seals the game with a wide ace.
- - BAGHDATIS 4-4 - Meanwhile, it’s crunch time for Marcos Baghdatis and Albert Ramos on Margaret Court Arena. The 28th-seeded Baghdatis will want to see off his slightly younger 24-year-old opponent early, but the left-handed Spaniard is in business with his backhand tonight, putting away some terrific and seeimingly fearless shots. Baghdatis is matching his every move though and the match has been neck-and-neck thus far.
|Date of Birth||17/01/1988|
|Date of Birth||17/06/1985|