Andreas, stop posting articles in Greek that no-one can read them but Greek native speakers.
You have to translate them.
Here we go.
Marcos Baghdatis all smiles about Brisbane comeback
By Paul Malone
December 05, 2008 11:00pm
MARCOS Baghdatis is coming to Brisbane to get "the machine" humming once again and on the road back to the elite of world tennis.
The smile is the first thing most Australian tennis fans associate with Baghdatis, who is in Paris trying to reassemble the pieces of a career derailed by a back injury.
The 2006 Australian Open runner-up has tried to keep the wide, toothy grin on his face in the past few months as a disc problem sent his ranking tumbling to No. 98 - 82 places worse than when he played one of Melbourne Park's most famous matches last summer.
Baghdatis, 23, was told this week he would receive a wildcard to the Brisbane International, which runs from January 4-11 to open the Queensland Tennis Centre.
He said he tried not even to think of his last visit to Australia, in which a YouTube video of the Cypriot chanting a slogan with friends at a backyard party in Melbourne led to a Turkish community leader's call for him to be deported.
"It's been a tough year with three injuries and it was a positive thing to have them all in the same year - I'm looking forward to a new year," Baghdatis said from his training base in Paris.
"It's just the way I am, to smile, and how I learnt to play tennis. It's my personality - how I am in my life.
"I don't know if it's difficult or not, what I have to do now.
"It's the first time it has happened to me.
"Maybe I'll come back (to the top 20).
"I'm dying to play a match.
"The most important thing is to play some matches and get the machine working again - get a feel for the game because I played not so many matches."
The Brisbane wildcard was recognition of his status as a drawcard at Australian tournaments, no matter that he could attempt to play only four events since June, retiring from matches in three of those four.
Deprived of the seeding protection he has had at tournaments for the past two years, Baghdatis could be drawn at Tennyson in a first or second-round match against either of the event's top-10 drawcards, Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
"I think I'm ready for anybody," he said.
"Sometimes all you need is to win one or two good matches and it can change the year.
"It's good to not think about forcing things.
"The thing is: I'm trying to come back, pushing myself to be positive."
Baghdatis said he was encouraged by how he felt in an off-season of change.
He has hired new fitness advisers and a new coach, Olivier Soules, and moved to another tennis academy in Paris.
"For the moment, I'm really positive," he said.
"I'm practising normally now, as I was before the problem.
"Brisbane will be my first tournament (since late October). I picked Brisbane because I wanted to go to Australia early this time."
Baghdatis said he been told good things about the Gold Coast and its women's tournament, which was merged by Tennis Australia with its Adelaide men's event to form the Brisbane International.
"I heard it's a nice centre in Brisbane," he said.
The last time Baghdatis played a match in Australia, he left in tears after a five-set Australian Open loss to Lleyton Hewitt, which was extraordinary in that it finished at 4.34am.
"It was a very painful memory - about everything that happened in Australia last year, mostly what happened off court," Baghdatis said.
"I don't want to talk about it.
"For me, it's like I didn't play in Australia last year."
Early in the Australian Open, media were alerted to the existence of a YouTube video in which he was seen chanting slogans at a party on a previous visit with Greek soccer supporters from Melbourne he knew.
"You grow up when things like that happen," Baghdatis said.
"Like I always say, I love Australia and the people there.
"That doesn't change and I'm happy to come back."
Tennis players thrive on just doing what they do every day.
Baghdatis, criticised strongly by some Australian media pundits, must have been the first player to issue a prepared statement at a Grand Slam, citing a United Nations position on a past conflict.
On the other burning issue from his last trip to Australia, Baghdatis believes Australian Open organisers need to act to prevent the number of post-1am finishes the event has had.
"After 9.30pm you have to think really hard about it (letting a match go on court)," he said.
"I can't tell you a time, but for sure, not at 11.30 at night."
Venus Williams refused to budge from court at the Australian Open's "Supersized Saturday", in which a day session ran late.
Williams threatened consequences for the tournament if they moved her match to another court to make way for Hewitt and Baghdatis.
The men started reluctantly at 11.49pm.
It's the clout which Baghdatis wouldn't mind having at his disposal at big tournaments again.
They scheduled him prominently after his dream run at the 2006 Australian Open in which he beat three top-10 players - Andy Roddick, Ivan Ljubicic and David Nalbandian - before shaking Roger Federer early in a four-set final.
That success helps to stoke a cheery belief in the crowd-pleasing Cypriot, no matter his ranking of No. 98, which surfaced when he was asked which player would be ranked No. 1 at the end of 2009.
"Me," he said without a laugh.
"If things go well for me, I can do it.