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Marcos Baghdatis - Australian Open Victory Thread

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Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:08 pm

Bananiot wrote:Wow, DT you astonish me, I thought football was your specialty. I suppose you are just another bananiot that became interested in a sport for all the wrong reasons. You want to use the sporting achievements of a Cypriot (that learned his trade in France) to pump your national pride illusions.


Australia is famous for its sport. Everyone participates. It is a national pastime as Aussies are generally sports mad. Tennis is no exception and Australia has had more than its fair share of sporting heroes, tennis included.

Marcos Baghdatis has done absolute wonders for Cyprus. Most Aussies would not even know who our President is, but Marcos has a cult following which is amazing and debunks your theory that people only follow sport to bolster their nationalistic pride.

I say illusions because sporting achievements bear very little significance on the political or other importance of any country. Look at GDR (remember this country?). It climbed to the top of the sporting world, today it does not even exist. Look at Brazil. It might be the best known footballing nation but do you know how many kids are executed in the streets of Rio de Janeiro every week. Or, how many people live in total poverty?


Marcos has actually achieved more than our current President. In fact, I would say that Marcos has achieved more for Cyprus than ALL Cypriot Presidents combined. He has put Cyprus on the map. By making the Australian Open Final, he has put Cyprus into every single living room in Australia!

Anyway, I only made the original comment in order to bring you lot down to earth in case of a major disaster that leaves Bagdatis out of the Open at an early stage. I do not want you to suffer like last year because of a bloody game which you stupidly elevate to something that is not.

And, DT, your parallel stinks!


Even if he loses his first match, he is still a winner in the hearts and minds of many Aussies and Cypriots!

Now keep politics out of this thread thanks. This is the Sports section, so beat it!

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Postby Paphitis » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:15 pm

Marcos Bagdatis wins the Australian Open Warm Up event, the Sydney ATP Medibank International!

As of Monday, it's down to serious business at the Australian Open Grand Slam!

Baghdatis on top in Sydney
Sydney, 17 January 2010
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Miracle man Marcos Baghdatis looms as the most dangerous floater at Melbourne Park after continuing his sizzling run to snare the Sydney Medibank International title on Saturday night.

After recovering from the brink against Lleyton Hewitt and Mardy Fish just to reach the final, Baghdatis completed a perfect Australian Open build-up with a spirited 6-4 7-6 (7-2) win over sweet-hitting Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Baghdatis overcame a 75-minute rain delay and a 5-2 second-set deficit to capture his fourth career title, a confidence-boosting triumph likely to lift his ranking from 42nd to 35th on Monday.

The Cypriot showman's popular victory was the 16th from his past 17 matches after ending a mostly rebuilding 2009 season in style with back-to-back tournament successes in Tashkent and Stockholm.

Although he'll be unseeded as he continues his comeback from wrist and back injuries, Baghdatis is a player to be avoided at the opening grand slam of the year.

He was also unseeded in 2006 when he won the hearts of of fans across the world with his giant-killing run to the final, taking out Andy Roddick and David Nalbandian, before succumbing to Roger Federer after taking the first set.

Boasting an enviable record at Melbourne Park, the 24-year-old's only other Open defeats have come against Hewitt, Gael Monfils and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the fourth round last year.

A former world junior champion, Baghdatis also won the Australian Open boys' crown in 2003 and is at home feeding off the support of relatives and his legion of fans in Melbourne.

His confidence sky high again, Baghdatis will launch his Open campaign on Tuesday against Italian Paolo Lorenzi, before a likely third-round clash with Hewitt and possible last-16 showdown with Federer.

Gasquet also lurks as an unseeded dangerman in Melbourne after putting his nightmare 2009 behind him to open the new year with strong showings in Brisbane and Sydney.

He takes on Czech Jan Hajek on Tuesday, with his first serious test expected to come from Spanish 16th seed Tommy Robredo in the third round.

Baghdatis, who donated $US5,000 of his $67,250 prizemoney to the Haiti earthquake victims, said he was excited about returning to Melbourne Park.

"Playing first round Lorenzi, I don't know too much the guy. Never played him before," he said.

"But if I stay focused, keep my feet on the ground, then I'll find a way to win.

"And if I stay focused and find the way to win the first two, three matches, then I could be very dangerous and confident."

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/News.asp ... stralia%29

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More to come from Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne..... :D
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Postby DT. » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:30 pm

Bananiot wrote:Wow, DT you astonish me, I thought football was your specialty. I suppose you are just another bananiot that became interested in a sport for all the wrong reasons. You want to use the sporting achievements of a Cypriot (that learned his trade in France) to pump your national pride illusions.

I say illusions because sporting achievements bear very little significance on the political or other importance of any country. Look at GDR (remember this country?). It climbed to the top of the sporting world, today it does not even exist. Look at Brazil. It might be the best known footballing nation but do you know how many kids are executed in the streets of Rio de Janeiro every week. Or, how many people live in total poverty?

Anyway, I only made the original comment in order to bring you lot down to earth in case of a major disaster that leaves Bagdatis out of the Open at an early stage. I do not want you to suffer like last year because of a bloody game which you stupidly elevate to something that is not.

And, DT, your parallel stinks!


What passionless logic!

Tell me, do you brace the other person before having sex on the possbility of it being a flop so that the other person doesn't get dissapointed or have you laid off it altogether because it is a futile exercise since you will no longer bear any offspring?

I've got no great attachments to Baghdatis but I do wonder about people like you sometimes.

P.s I know my parallel stunk, I was in a hurry.
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Postby ARMENIAN CYPRIOT » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:10 pm

Great job by are lad today in winning the tournament!!!!! If he remains in such form this year Cyprus will have a huge advantage during are Davis cup matches.
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Postby Paphitis » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:36 pm

Marcos Bagdatis def Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets 6-2 6-4 6.4

Absolute brilliant sporting day, full of action and excitement.

Was at the Australian Open all day and got to see Samantha Stosur defeat Han, Serena Williams defeat Radavavanska, Roger Federer defeat Igor Andreev at Rod Laver Arena(well I saw most of this game as I had to depart for Margaret Arena Court to watch Bagdatis).

The atmosphere was fantastic, but Margaret Arena was in a league of its own due to Bagdatis and the Cypriot Australian fans.

The Australian fans were great, the Cypiot fans were also fantastic and both were chanting and singing for Bagdatis throughout the game. There were also some other foreign fans there as well!!! Got the shits with one of them as he was carrying this foreign blue and white flag and was chanting some real weird crap! Good thing is, they were then chased out by security whilst I just pissed myself laughing..... :lol:

Got some great action shots which I will post at another time as I am unable to do so from my IPhone.

Marcos Bagdatis now progresses through to the second round and will play D Ferrer who is seeded 17. Match schedule for day 4, which is the day Marcos will play his second round game against Ferrer will be released tomorrow.

Marcos looks like he is in top shape, and is looking just as sharp as Roger Federer. He appears like he is a very dangerous floater in the Open who is capable of going all the way and even defeat Federer with a bit of luck.

Wish Marcos all the best of luck. Wish everyone on CF all the best as well. I will post my next Australian Open update on day 4(Thursday).

Posted from IPhone - apologies for any typos or grammatical errors.
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Postby Paphitis » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:19 pm

Marcos Bagdatis Vs David Ferrer (ranked 17).

Time 1100 AESuT
Hisense Arena

Wish Marcos all the best, and may his 'fans' also display some common sense and not disgrace themselves..... :roll:

If they do not smarten up, then I plan to offer Tennis Australia a translation of their racially vilifying chants so that the authorities evict these idiots because I can't accept this disgraceful behaviour.

Upwards and onwards. May Tennis take centre stage and not any Hrisi Avgi rubbish by some idiotic and immature freaks.... :roll:

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Postby denizaksulu » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:31 pm

Paphitis wrote:Marcos Bagdatis def Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets 6-2 6-4 6.4

Absolute brilliant sporting day, full of action and excitement.

Was at the Australian Open all day and got to see Samantha Stosur defeat Han, Serena Williams defeat Radavavanska, Roger Federer defeat Igor Andreev at Rod Laver Arena(well I saw most of this game as I had to depart for Margaret Arena Court to watch Bagdatis).

The atmosphere was fantastic, but Margaret Arena was in a league of its own due to Bagdatis and the Cypriot Australian fans.

The Australian fans were great, the Cypiot fans were also fantastic and both were chanting and singing for Bagdatis throughout the game. There were also some other foreign fans there as well!!! Got the shits with one of them as he was carrying this foreign blue and white flag and was chanting some real weird crap! Good thing is, they were then chased out by security whilst I just pissed myself laughing..... :lol:

Got some great action shots which I will post at another time as I am unable to do so from my IPhone.

Marcos Bagdatis now progresses through to the second round and will play D Ferrer who is seeded 17. Match schedule for day 4, which is the day Marcos will play his second round game against Ferrer will be released tomorrow.

Marcos looks like he is in top shape, and is looking just as sharp as Roger Federer. He appears like he is a very dangerous floater in the Open who is capable of going all the way and even defeat Federer with a bit of luck.

Wish Marcos all the best of luck. Wish everyone on CF all the best as well. I will post my next Australian Open update on day 4(Thursday).

Posted from IPhone - apologies for any typos or grammatical errors.



Rod Laver and Margaret Court? Hucking Fell, do they play with zimmerframes? :lol:

Good God, I remember watching them at Wimbledon. I could not see the racket for his nose. Great players both of them.

Good luck to Bagdatis. A true son of Cyprus. :lol: Does he have a home in Cyprus?
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Postby DT. » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:44 pm

denizaksulu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Marcos Bagdatis def Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets 6-2 6-4 6.4

Absolute brilliant sporting day, full of action and excitement.

Was at the Australian Open all day and got to see Samantha Stosur defeat Han, Serena Williams defeat Radavavanska, Roger Federer defeat Igor Andreev at Rod Laver Arena(well I saw most of this game as I had to depart for Margaret Arena Court to watch Bagdatis).

The atmosphere was fantastic, but Margaret Arena was in a league of its own due to Bagdatis and the Cypriot Australian fans.

The Australian fans were great, the Cypiot fans were also fantastic and both were chanting and singing for Bagdatis throughout the game. There were also some other foreign fans there as well!!! Got the shits with one of them as he was carrying this foreign blue and white flag and was chanting some real weird crap! Good thing is, they were then chased out by security whilst I just pissed myself laughing..... :lol:

Got some great action shots which I will post at another time as I am unable to do so from my IPhone.

Marcos Bagdatis now progresses through to the second round and will play D Ferrer who is seeded 17. Match schedule for day 4, which is the day Marcos will play his second round game against Ferrer will be released tomorrow.

Marcos looks like he is in top shape, and is looking just as sharp as Roger Federer. He appears like he is a very dangerous floater in the Open who is capable of going all the way and even defeat Federer with a bit of luck.

Wish Marcos all the best of luck. Wish everyone on CF all the best as well. I will post my next Australian Open update on day 4(Thursday).

Posted from IPhone - apologies for any typos or grammatical errors.



Rod Laver and Margaret Court? Hucking Fell, do they play with zimmerframes? :lol:

Good God, I remember watching them at Wimbledon. I could not see the racket for his nose. Great players both of them.

Good luck to Bagdatis. A true son of Cyprus. :lol: Does he have a home in Cyprus?


Yep, a flat oppossite Finbars the Irish Pub.
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Postby denizaksulu » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:49 pm

DT. wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Marcos Bagdatis def Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets 6-2 6-4 6.4

Absolute brilliant sporting day, full of action and excitement.

Was at the Australian Open all day and got to see Samantha Stosur defeat Han, Serena Williams defeat Radavavanska, Roger Federer defeat Igor Andreev at Rod Laver Arena(well I saw most of this game as I had to depart for Margaret Arena Court to watch Bagdatis).

The atmosphere was fantastic, but Margaret Arena was in a league of its own due to Bagdatis and the Cypriot Australian fans.

The Australian fans were great, the Cypiot fans were also fantastic and both were chanting and singing for Bagdatis throughout the game. There were also some other foreign fans there as well!!! Got the shits with one of them as he was carrying this foreign blue and white flag and was chanting some real weird crap! Good thing is, they were then chased out by security whilst I just pissed myself laughing..... :lol:

Got some great action shots which I will post at another time as I am unable to do so from my IPhone.

Marcos Bagdatis now progresses through to the second round and will play D Ferrer who is seeded 17. Match schedule for day 4, which is the day Marcos will play his second round game against Ferrer will be released tomorrow.

Marcos looks like he is in top shape, and is looking just as sharp as Roger Federer. He appears like he is a very dangerous floater in the Open who is capable of going all the way and even defeat Federer with a bit of luck.

Wish Marcos all the best of luck. Wish everyone on CF all the best as well. I will post my next Australian Open update on day 4(Thursday).

Posted from IPhone - apologies for any typos or grammatical errors.



Rod Laver and Margaret Court? Hucking Fell, do they play with zimmerframes? :lol:

Good God, I remember watching them at Wimbledon. I could not see the racket for his nose. Great players both of them.

Good luck to Bagdatis. A true son of Cyprus. :lol: Does he have a home in Cyprus?


Yep, a flat oppossite Finbars the Irish Pub.


Oh. Does he drink the black stuff then? :lol:
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Postby Talisker » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:11 am

Paphitis wrote:Was at the Australian Open all day and got to see Samantha Stosur defeat Han, Serena Williams defeat Radavavanska, Roger Federer defeat Igor Andreev at Rod Laver Arena(well I saw most of this game as I had to depart for Margaret Arena Court to watch Bagdatis).

You were watching the greatest player ever to pick up a tennis racquet and left the match early to watch the current world no. 31? :?
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