Witnessing greatness in Baghdatis

Despite being down two sets to No. 4 David Nalbandian in the semis of the Aussie Open, Marcos Baghdatis battled back to win. As Luke Jensen writes, his comeback was no fluke.

Updated: January 26, 2006, 11:44 PM ET
By Luke Jensen | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The biggest thing I'm impressed with, especially in a young player like Marcos Baghdatis, is his mental toughness.

Baghdatis came back from down two sets to love and then came back in the fifth set when he was down a break.

Then, when he was ready to serve for the match, the rain came.

After the rain, he got a bad line call from the umpire.

All that happened and Baghdatis didn't flinch.

Those are signs that tell me he's a player ready to take ...

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