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Marcos Baghdatis - Australian Open Victory Thread

Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:08 pm

Marcos Baghdatis Round One Clash



Marcos Baghdatis CYP Vs Paolo Lorenzi ITA (ranked 86)



Date of clash will be fixed on Sun 17 JAN 10. He will either play his first round fixture on the 18 JAN 10 or 19 JAN 10.

Good luck to Marcos, and I shall provide a very brief run down of the general atmosphere and his progress from Rod Laver or Hisense Arena.

One thing is for sure, is that this plucky Cypriot has drawn the attention of the Australian Media and Tennis fans, and there is no doubt that he now enjoys the support of many Anglo Aussies, who are so eager to support an underdog from Cyprus! I shall be there with my tiny Cypriot Flag (if allowed), and trying to avoid any smelly pretend "Greek" Hrisi Avgi dirt bags and shit heads.... :roll:

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Postby SKI-preo » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:25 pm

I might go see him smash the frog at Homebush Tomorrow's Final.

I saw him get smashed at the Sydney Medibank International 2007 by the former No.1 Spanish guy-- What's his face.
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Postby kafenes » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:25 pm

Wear a bucket on your head so we'll know which one's you. :)

Good luck Marcos!!!
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Postby DT. » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:33 pm

His first time round in the Austrlian open I made a bundle betting on him. This is another opportunity :D

Lets hope he doesn't win the final at this pikey tournament he's playing now so that he remains an outsider.
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Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:34 pm

kafenes wrote:Wear a bucket on your head so we'll know which one's you. :)

Good luck Marcos!!!


I will see what I can do.... :lol:

I doubt whether I will be able to take anything into the stadium. But they might actually think I'm dressed as Australian outlaw Ned Kelly... :lol:

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Postby Bananiot » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:37 pm

It is just a game played by millionaires and supporting someone purely on the coincidence that he heralds from the same place as us, it is perfectly okay, as long as you appreciate and understand it.
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Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:48 pm

Bananiot wrote:It is just a game played by millionaires and supporting someone purely on the coincidence that he heralds from the same place as us, it is perfectly okay, as long as you appreciate and understand it.


That might be your insular British mentality speaking, because in Australia, it is very much a sport which has reached the masses of all "classes". I don't know where you've been, but Australia is famous for its "fair go for all" attitude and our society does not categorize individuals within classes. Here, you will find tycoons wearing sandals and driving bombs, and just generally being very friendly and hospitable, and where a man is not judged by the labels he wears, the car he drives or the house he lives in.

Marcos Baghdatis, has done Cyprus a great service, and you should be very proud of him. He has lifted the countries profile, and even done his bit to educate Aussies about the island's occupation from Turkey, because just by being center court with his usual flamboyant demeanor, he draws the attention of the Aussie Media and Aussies are drawn to him and just generally consider him an honorary Aussie and a much beloved underdog darling of the Aussie Open...
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Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:46 pm

Bananiot wrote:It is just a game played by millionaires and supporting someone purely on the coincidence that he heralds from the same place as us, it is perfectly okay, as long as you appreciate and understand it.


And to prove how silly your nasty little snipe is, I wish to introduce you to a female Australian Aboriginal Tennis Star during the 70s and 80s, who was a former number one, won no less than 14 Grand Slam Titles, which included seven titles in singles, four of which were Australian Open Titles, 2 Wimbledon Titles and 1 French Open Title.

Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley, AO, MBE (born 31 July 1951 in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia) is a former World No. 1 Australian female tennis player. She was one of the world's leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, when she won 14 Grand Slam titles: seven in singles (four Australian Open, two Wimbledon and one French Open), six in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evonne_Goolagong

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Postby DT. » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:52 pm

Bananiot wrote:It is just a game played by millionaires and supporting someone purely on the coincidence that he heralds from the same place as us, it is perfectly okay, as long as you appreciate and understand it.


Bananiot wrote:Jerry, I have been saying the same things all along. I have always pointed out the wrongdoings of bigots in both communities.

Insan, I was the first poster in this forum who wrote about political equality of the two communities and collected the scorn of the nationalists in my community. Your comment is not fair, I think. Arithmetically, the TC's are minority but politically we are equal. I have said this many times.

I ma not sure of what you mean by your last paragraph. However, I have in the past and repeat today that AKEL was wrong to support enosis, especially after 1960. It was a terrible mistake that led to many TC members of AKEL and PEO break bonds with this party. Kavazoglu tried hard to speak to the leadership of AKEL, but to no avail. In fact, AKEL did not protect Kavazoglu from TMT and his murder may have removed an embarassing voice for AKEL.

For this reason, Kavazoglu is not credited to AKEL. He is a hero for all Cyprus!


Why would kavazoglou be a hero for Cyprus then. Isn't he just an individual that had his life taken from him for his principles?

Or is he a hero for Cyprus because he fought for the good of Cyprus? Either way it defeats this randomness origins of individuals you try to promote. You can't be proud of a Cypriot because of what he did for Cyprus and then turn round and claim that supporting a sporting hero is ludicrous because he just "hails" from the same place you do.
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Postby Bananiot » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:54 pm

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!
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