Saturday cover: Marcos Baghdatis fights back to make Dubai final appearance

The National’s Sport cover for the Saturday, February 27 issue, features Marcos Baghdatis, who fought back from a set down to punch his ticket into the Duabi Duty Free Tennis Championships final.

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The National's Sport cover for the Saturday, February 27 issue, features Marcos Baghdatis, who fought back from a set down to punch his ticket into the final of the Duabi Duty Free Tennis Championships where he will meet world No 4 Stan Wawrinka.

Read more: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final – Time, TV, what to watch for

A set and a break at 3-4 down against Feliciano Lopez in their semi-final, Baghdatis clawed his way back into the match, won the second set tie break before storming to a 3-6, 7-6, 6-1 victory.

In a tense and entertaining encounter, this was more a battle of wits than a tennis match, and as Lopez unravelled, Baghdatis held firm.

Read Jon Turner's match report: 'It's all about fighting': Marcos Baghdatis as tenacious as ever in battling to Dubai final

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