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Baghdatis coach quits after a year

NICOSIA (AP) – The coach of Marcos Baghdatis quit yesterday after less than a year on the job. Yiannos Hadjigeorgiou, who will continue to coach the 17th-ranked Baghdatis as Cyprus’s Davis Cup captain, told the 2006 Australian Open finalist that he was stepping down due to personal reasons. «This decision, taken after much thought, is clearly owed to family reasons. The decision I have taken is the most appropriate,» Hadjigeorgiou said on the Cypriot tennis federation’s website. «I impressed upon [Baghdatis] that I would always be by his side, as in the past, for whatever he may need.» Hadjigeorgiou started coaching Baghdatis in May 2007. No replacement has yet been named.