Monday, January 30, 2006


In the end, Roger Federer kept intact his record in Grandslam finals and went on to win the Australian Open. Marcos Baghdatis kept the Swiss on the backfoot for the first two sets and then in the third and the fourth sets, it was all one way. Perhaps, this win was the most difficult for Federer considering the opponents he had to face, especially during the second fortnight. Maybe, there is now a belief that Federer could be beaten.

Nothing can be taken away from Baghdatis even after the defeat in the finals. He is one who is going to achieve greater things in the future.

Mahesh Bhupathi combined well with Martina Hingis to win the mixed doubles event. This is the sixth one for Bhupathi and with a different partner.

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