Marcos Baghdatis is a Greek - Cypriot professional tennis player who has previously reached the semifinals of the 2006 Wimbledon and the finals of the 2006 Australian Open . Baghdatis currently resides in the city of Limassol, Cyprus and was born in the village of Paramytha in Cyprus. He became a professional tennis player in 2003 after he reached No. 1 in the ITF junior world singles rankings in the same year. The highest rank that Baghdatis has ever reached in his professional career was World No. 8.