Mediterranean man Baghdatis seduced by lamb
Thu, 22 Jan 2009 03:19:34 GMT
Melbourne - The Australian Open diet of choice for Marcos Baghdatis certainly breaks a few training rules with the Cypriot currently unable to resist lashings of Greek food. Team Baghdatis has visited a Greek deli on Melbourne's elite shopping-and-eating Chapel Street at least three times, according to the gossip press.
Local media reported the 2006 finalist and his coach have treated themselves to dishes including spit-roasted lamb and the melted cheese delight of saganaki - hardly the food of champions.
The healthy option seems to be the seafood platter in the city with the biggest Greek population outside Athens.
Mediterranean man Baghdatis is not the only major player with a taste for Aussie lamb. Serena Williams apparently managed to secure a takeaway souvlaki as well early in the week.
But it seems that Mexican food is the flavour of choice for some with the Fiesta restaurant just around the corner of trendy Toorak Road - made famous by regular visits from Andre Agassi - the preferred sustenance provider for Andy Murray, Roger Federer and girlfriend Mirka, plus Lleyton Hewitt.
Melbourne has the 2nd largest Greek population outside Athens
I thought it was NY and Melbourne was 3rd
whatever...does it matter?????
and thanks for the article