Paris - Cyprus's Marcos Baghdatis snatched
Bjorn Borg's long-standing record for the longest winning streak in Davis Cup
singles on Thursday when he notched up his 34th victory in a row.
Baghdatis, 30, reached the landmark by
beating Andorra's Jean-Baptiste Poux-Gautier in a Europe Zone Group III event
being held in Estonia.
The Cypriot went past Borg's mark of 33
straight singles victories, which was set from 1973-1980, in his 41st tie in
the competition having made his debut in 2000.
"He's done it! @marcosbaghdatis d.
Poux-Gautier to win his 34th consecutive #DavisCup rubber, breaking Borg's
record," tweeted the Davis Cup organisers.
Borg at least has the consolation of
knowing that he led Sweden to the 1975 Davis Cup title, an achievement unlikely
to be celebrated by Baghdatis.