As Elina Svitolina recently added Marcos Baghdatis into her training crew, the Ukrainian world number 5 looks forward to profiting from the experience of the veteran ATP player and take a shot at the Australian Open title.
“It’s always to nice to have someone who been playing and being through what you are going through so it’s nice that he made a final here so he has great memories and I’m very happy to have him in my team.
I wanted to have him for a long time in my team. Marcos Baghdatis announced his collaboration with Elina Svitolina in December 2019. “I am so glad to announce the next chapter of my life and look forward to coaching a great athlete and super tennis player no.6 ranked WTA player Elina Svitolina, working along side Andre Bettles!
I want to thank Elina for putting her trust in me. Lets do this! Bring it on 2020”. , Baghdatis said on Twitter. Marcos Baghdatis, who got until the final of Australian Open in 2006 where he bowed down to Roger Federer after defeating great names like Roddick, Nalbandian and Ljubicic, ended his career at the 2019 Wimbledon where he got past Brayden Schnur in straight sets before losing to Matteo Berrettini in the round of 64.
Until now, Svitolina had a smooth run at the Australian Open getting past two American players — Katie Boulter and Lauren Davis. “It was very tough. It’s always tough to play against Lauren. She always gives you one extra ball.
You have to move your feet well to adjust to her flat shots. I was moving well today and now we can all go to bed!” Elina said about her last match which ended after midnight (local time). However, Elina Svitolina will probably need Marcos Baghdatis’ precious advice in the next round, as she will meet former French Open and Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza.