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Marcos Baghdatis - Australian Open Victory Thread

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Postby Paphitis » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:49 am

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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? :?


I am watching Bagdatis right now. I have watched Roger Federer for 3 sets, but Marcos is in a league of his own in terms of playing to the gallery. Marcos has personality and brings a third dimension into play, whereas Federer is superb player but is too serious. Bagdatis is far better to watch and so is Hewitt.

Many people abandoned the Federer game for Marcos. This is why we purchase Ground tickets so that we can pick and choose.

Anyway, Marcos looks to be in a bit of trouble....

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Postby denizaksulu » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:17 am

Paphitis wrote:
Talisker wrote:
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? :?


I am watching Bagdatis right now. I have watched Roger Federer for 3 sets, but Marcos is in a league of his own in terms of playing to the gallery. Marcos has personality and brings a third dimension into play, whereas Federer is superb player but is too serious. Bagdatis is far better to watch and so is Hewitt.

Many people abandoned the Federer game for Marcos. This is why we purchase Ground tickets so that we can pick and choose.

Anyway, Marcos looks to be in a bit of trouble....

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Postby CBBB » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:36 am

He lost the first 2 sets and won the next 3, so the Lebanese boy goes through to the next round.
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Postby Paphitis » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:49 pm

When I posted my last message, Marcos Bagdatis had just lost his second set. He was in dire trouble, as Ferrer appeared to be far superior. Marcos dropped many break points, whereas the Spaniard converted all his opportunities in clinical fashion. Marcos made many more silly errors and kept trying to play many short volleys which lost him many silly points. Marcos looked down and out.

In the third set things began to turnaround but we still did not believe Marcos will win. Marcos won the set in a tie break. Marcos began to dominate his opponent in the fourth set, and absolutely thrashed Ferrer in the fifth. The game was full of drama and even when Marcos was leading 5-1 in the final set, we felt as if the there was to be even more drama.

Marcos def Ferer 4-6 3-6 7-6 6-4 6-1

Then watched Hewitt convincingly defeat D Young in straight sets.

Marcos will now play Leyton Hewitt in round 3 on Saturday at Rod Laver Arena. Match schedule will be set tomorrow.

Marcos will need to be very careful against Leyton as I believe Leyton is far more experienced Grand Slam winner capable of anything. I strongly believe Leyton threw his match against Bagdatis in Sydney so as to be fresh for the Aussie Open, and believe he will be a different opponent altogether in Melbourne.

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Postby Paphitis » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:57 am

Marcos Bagdatis Vs Leyton Hewitt

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I predict Marcos will win in 4 sets.

Will not be at this game as I have left Melbourne for the weekend and gone to my original homeland in country Victoria to see my Mr Ed. 8)

Back in Melbourne for round 4.
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Postby Paphitis » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:00 pm

Sadly Marcos Bagdatis retired in the second set against Hewitt due to a shoulder injury.

Sport has many ups and downs but Marcos has had a successful tour of Australia as he had won the Sydney Medibank ATP tournamant. I did believe that the Brisbane and then the Sydney tournament would have taken it's toll on his body, especially since Marcos plays many 5 set matches.

Well done Marcos. We are very proud of you, and we look forward to see you compete in next year's Australian Open.
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Postby Get Real! » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:48 pm

Paphitis wrote:Sadly Marcos Bagdatis retired in the second set against Hewitt due to a shoulder injury.

Sport has many ups and downs but Marcos has had a successful tour of Australia as he had won the Sydney Medibank ATP tournamant. I did believe that the Brisbane and then the Sydney tournament would have taken it's toll on his body, especially since Marcos plays many 5 set matches.

Well done Marcos. We are very proud of you, and we look forward to see you compete in next year's Australian Open.

The last time I looked he was getting murdered by Hewitt 3-0! Marcos played like a bloody amateur this time! :?
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Postby Paphitis » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:36 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Sadly Marcos Bagdatis retired in the second set against Hewitt due to a shoulder injury.

Sport has many ups and downs but Marcos has had a successful tour of Australia as he had won the Sydney Medibank ATP tournamant. I did believe that the Brisbane and then the Sydney tournament would have taken it's toll on his body, especially since Marcos plays many 5 set matches.

Well done Marcos. We are very proud of you, and we look forward to see you compete in next year's Australian Open.

The last time I looked he was getting murdered by Hewitt 3-0! Marcos played like a bloody amateur this time! :?


Yes, he lost the first set 6-0 and his service was broken in the second set and then he retired injured.

It was obvious something was not right, either mentally or physically. I was not at this game, but the media have reported a shoulder injury.

The game was an anticlimax in the end. There was much media hype pre match.

Let's hope it's not too serious.
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