Marcos Baghdatis joins women's World No 6 Elina Svitolina as consultant coach

  • Baghdatis finished runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open

  • The Cypriot retired after losing in the second round at Wimbledon this year

  • The 34-year-old confirmed the collaboration on Twitter

Marcos Baghdatis, who ended his playing career earlier this year, is returning to tennis as a coaching consultant for Elina Svitolina, the women’s World No 6 has said.

“Starting now, Marcos will be part of my team in the role of consultant coach, alongside my current coach Andy Bettles,” Ukraine’s Svitolina said on Instagram.

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“I’m very excited to announce this news and I’m confident his strong experience will add value to my game. With such a great coaching team, I have set high objectives for 2020.” Baghdatis, who finished runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open, brought the curtain down on his career after losing in the second round at Wimbledon. The 34-year-old Cypriot confirmed the collaboration on Twitter.

“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,” he said.

“I want to thank Elina for putting her trust in me. Let’s do this!”

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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2019 15:09:00 IST