Cypriot tennis player Marcos Baghdatis was defeated on Thursday by Italian Matteo Berrettini in a match for the second round of Wimbledon.
This was Baghdatis` last game in his career. The 34-year-old tennis player said recently that he is planning to retire and that Wimbledon would be his last tournament. This was his 14th appearance at Wimbledon.
“This decision was not an easy one. It has proven tough for me, especially physically, to come back to where I feel like I belong.
Even though my mind wants to do it, the limits of my body have prevented me to maintain and play at a consistent high level as I expect from myself. Especially the last two years have been very difficult for me with recurring injuries and pain”, he announced on his website on June 24.
Yesterday’s match lasted one hour and 43 minutes and the final score was 3-0. ( 6-1, 7-4, 6-3).
Marcos won international fame in 2006 as he managed to be the runner-up at the Australian Open and a semifinalist at the Wimbledon Championships. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 8 in August 2006. Marcos owns a 21-13 record at the prestigious grass-court Grand Slam.