Marcos Baghdatis: I will miss competing and giving it all to get win


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Marcos Baghdatis: I will miss competing and giving it all to get win

The freshly retired Marcos Baghdatis says he will miss leaving it all on the court and giving his best effort to end on the winning side. The 34-year-old's career came to an end at The All England Club as he beat Canadian Brayden Schnur in the Wimbledon first round before losing to rising Italian star Matteo Berrettini in his following match.

The Cypriot, ranked at No. 135 in the world, asked for a Wimbledon wildcard as he wanted to say goodbye to tennis at The Championships and the tournament organizers fulfilled the wish of one of its 2006 semifinalists. The Cypriot won four titles in singles during his career and achieved a career-high ranking of No.

8 in the world in 2006. "I want to thank (for) all the overwhelming messages of support and love (I) received from fans and fellow players. I knew it was not going to be easy, leaving behind all the energy on court, competing, striving for a win, a game, a set, a match!

(I) will miss it all. (I will be) forever grateful for this journey! Thank you," Baghdatis said on Twitter.