Marcos Baghdatis and his wife Karolina Sprem, former WTA player welcomed their baby girl, Zahara Baghdatis.
She was delivered by caesarean section shortly after at 3:30pm, weighing 2,960 grams (6.5lbs) and measuring 55 centimetres (21.7in) in length.
After losing his semifinal match in Stockholme, Baghdatis received the news that he was a daddy.
"As I got to the lockers I picked up my phone to call Karolina, as she was going in the morning for a check up at the doctor," explained Baghdatis. "The phone was ringing and it was her sister. She told me, 'You are going to be a father today.' I was a little confused as Karolina wasn’t due to go in until Thursday, but she told me, 'She is in now.' So I told her I will arrange my tickets to get to Croatia.
Raonic upset Murray in Japan Open semifinal, faces Nishikori next
Milos Raonic beat Andy Murray 6-3 6-7 7-6 to reach the final of the Japan Open 2012 tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Raonic will play Kei Nishikori, who defeated Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 6-2.
“It’s an incredible feeling because I’m in a final in my home country,” Nishikori told RakutenOpen.com. “I didn’t think I would be in the final, so I’m very happy. I haven’t won a tournament in four years so hopefully I can win tomorrow.”
The Canadian broke Murray in the opening game and broke again to claim the set 6-3.
In the second set, the Scott saved two break points to hold serve for 1-1.
There were no breaks of serve in the second set and went to a tiebreak, which Murray won 7-5.
Tommy Haas upset Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the BMW Open 2012 tennis tournament in Munich.
Tsonga, who had a bye into the second round, never won a title on clay and was outplayed by his veteran opponent2.
The Frenchman didn´t enjoyed a nice day on the court as he was not even able to get a break point against Haas.
The German won 83 per cent of points behind his first serve and converted three of his four break point chances.
"It's great. I can't remember the last time I beat a Top 10 player," admitted Haas. "These are the things you work for. I really didn't expect to play this well. I took my chances when I had them and it feels great to have such a nice victory once again."
Tomas Berdych beat Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-2 in the first round at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
Berdych hit 10 aces and dropped 12 points on serve during the 76 minutes encounter.
"It's always tough, especially the transition," said the Czech, following on from his team's Davis Cup victory over Italy at the weekend. "Our court in Davis Cup was much faster and the bounce was much lower, but I coped with it pretty well and was able to find my rhythm quite quickly and able to play my game."
Ivan Dodig beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors second round Thursday.
Dodig prevented Garcia-Lopez from drawing level at 5-all in the decisive set, saving a break point.
Dodig next meets Marcos Baghdatis, who defeated Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 6-2.
"I can say in the first round I started very well; Rosol played very well in the middle of the first set," said Baghdatis. "So I cannot say if I played better or not, but today I kept the momentum and I kept the way I started against Rosol and that made the win a bit easier.
Video: Marcos Baghdatis breaks 4 tennis racquets in a row Australian Open 2012
In his 2nd hand match with Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open 2012, Marcos Baghdatis was down 2 sets, on the way to losing the match in the 3rd. He became angry and broke 4 tennis racquets to vent his frustration, which seemed to help the situation, as he went on to win the 3rd set, forcing it into 4 sets.... but eventually he lost....
Marcos Baghdatis upset Juan Martin del Potro 7-6, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the 2012 Apia International Sydney.
Del Potro served for the first set at 5-4, and held two set points at 6-4 in the ensuing tie-break but failed to convert allowing his opponent to comeback and win the set.
Baghdatis broke del Potro in the seventh game of the second set to claim victory in one hour and 40 minutes.
"I played some great tennis today," said Baghdatis. "[I'm] happy the way I'm playing. It's a great victory for me. I know I can beat anybody. I've beaten the best before. I think if I continue working on this aggressive play and the way I played today, I'm going to win more matches and [beat] bigger opponents."
Juan Martin del Potro beat Lukasz Kubot 64 62 to reach the quarter-finals of the Sydney International.
Del Potro will next face Marcos Baghdatis, who defeated Matthew Ebden 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3).
"It was really tough conditions today," del Potro said. "I was just really focused on my serve in the first set, and then tried to take a little opportunity, because it was really difficult to play long rallies, to feel the ball like I wanted."
Del Potro only trails world number 10 Nicolas Almagro by 65 rankings points and said it was his goal in 2012 to beat top-ten players after winning the ATP Comeback Player of the Year award, jumping from 257 to 11th.
Videos: Brisbane Interviews with Baghdatis, Nishikori, Stepanek and Mayer
Watch and enjoy the following interview from the 2012 Brisbande International tennis event.... Marcos Baghdatis talks about his game plan for the new season and the support he receives in Australia ahead of his campaign at the Brisbane International....