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dropshot winner
10-22-2009, 07:25 AM
He seems to have lost a lot of weight in the last few months and has changed his team.

He won a challenger title last week and is doing well in Stockholm so far.

Can he ever get back in to the top20 and later even top10?
IMO he's far too talented to just hang around in the top100.

vive le beau jeu !
10-22-2009, 08:07 AM
He seems to have lost a lot of weight in the last few months and has changed his team.

He won a challenger title next year and is doing well in Stockholm so far.

Can he ever get back in to the top20 and later even top10?
IMO he's far too talented to just hang around in the top100.

of course there's hope ! :)

after all, skipping the US open qualifications turns out to have been rather a good decision...
(since that: 2 challenger wins in saint-remy-de-provence and tashkent, decent opposition against nadal in tokyo, making a strong impression so far in stockholm...)
the motivation is here, he's slowly coming back... until the top10, i hope. ;)

Shaolin
10-22-2009, 08:38 AM
He seems to have lost a lot of weight in the last few months and has changed his team.

He won a challenger title next year and is doing well in Stockholm so far.

Can he ever get back in to the top20 and later even top10?
IMO he's far too talented to just hang around in the top100.

Good to see Baghdatis doing well again.

Does he have a time machine now though? How did he manage to win a challenger NEXT year? :)

dropshot winner
10-22-2009, 08:48 AM
Good to see Baghdatis doing well again.

Does he have a time machine now though? How did he manage to win a challenger NEXT year? :)

LOL, I just noticed it too.

I have no idea how I mixed up "next year" with "last week", it's pretty much the opposite.

Dilettante
10-22-2009, 09:48 AM
of course there's hope ! :)

after all, skipping the US open qualifications turns out to have been rather a good decision...
(since that: 2 challenger wins in saint-remy-de-provence and tashkent, decent opposition against nadal in tokyo, making a strong impression so far in stockholm...)
the motivation is here, he's slowly coming back... until the top10, i hope. ;)

Now, in the OP original question change the word "Baghadtis" for the word "Nadal" and let's see how you handle it.

Just curious.

vive le beau jeu !
10-22-2009, 02:17 PM
Now, in the OP original question change the word "Baghadtis" for the word "Nadal" and let's see how you handle it.

Just curious.
there is still hope too...


... that he drops out of the top 1000. :)

himynameisNIKE
10-22-2009, 02:42 PM
i might hit with him in a couple months ill ask him ;)

malakas
10-22-2009, 07:28 PM
to end the year inside the top 50 and I will be extremely happy.Top 10 seems miles and miles away.Don't get over excited now.

IvanAndreevich
10-22-2009, 07:39 PM
i might hit with him in a couple months ill ask him ;)

Where abouts?

Guy belongs in the Top 20 easily.

stapler
10-22-2009, 07:52 PM
I think there is definitely a chance for him to come back to the top 30-20. He just needs to pace himself, take the small steps to get back into the game kinda like Blake did in either 05' or 06' (I dunno which year it was, but basically the year he was coming back.)

5th Element
10-23-2009, 04:45 AM
Top 5 material if (massive if) he's fit.

If fit top 20 next year, top 10 year after and then who knows.

Surely, he's capable of recording at least one win against one of the big 3 - yet to do it.

Fedace
10-23-2009, 05:13 AM
He will win Stockholm and win the Aussie open 2010. and become #3 player in the world...

Petra Martinnen
10-23-2009, 07:17 AM
Again too much early stardom, too much $$ and not neough maturity to look out long term. A nice life in Paris, a cut of fans drooling over him and you get this!
Hungry on the elevator up from oblivion to stardom and then relaxation and disrespect for fans and the sport that gave them fame and wealth.

Better to root for or follow those on a journey up like a Wickmayer. Fans know they will get 100% effort.

malakas
10-23-2009, 11:18 AM
disrespect for fans???what are you talking about?:rolleyes:

dropshot winner
10-26-2009, 02:58 AM
With his recent tournament win in Stockholm Baghdathis moved up 25 spots in the rankings and is now at #41.

It would be great if he could string together another run in Australia like that of 06.

fluffy Beaver
10-26-2009, 03:04 AM
awesome vid of Bag vs Ferrero at Stockholm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCP6k8I16So

wyutani
10-26-2009, 03:04 AM
he beat rochus. lol. whats the big deal?

fluffy Beaver
10-26-2009, 03:05 AM
he beat rochus. lol. whats the big deal?

and there were many previous people he had to beat to get to Rochus and that's a big deal.

big bang
10-26-2009, 03:36 AM
no hope at all, soon he will be gone..

flying24
10-26-2009, 03:38 AM
I dont think you will ever see a run like the 2006 Australian Open again from him. I could see him returning to the top 20 and maybe making some slam quarters in the future. That is it though. That would still be a nice comeback for him. He will never fulfill the potential he looked to have back in 2006. Too many other young guys have made their move.

sh@de
10-26-2009, 04:25 AM
He's a great pleasure to watch. I hope he comes back to the top 10.

sh@de
10-26-2009, 04:32 AM
awesome vid of Bag vs Ferrero at Stockholm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCP6k8I16So

wow thanks dude. Great watch.

grafselesfan
10-26-2009, 04:42 AM
Hope for what? Another slam final, or heaven forbid a slam title, absolutely none. A return to the top 20? Maybe but it is a stretch.

dropshot winner
10-26-2009, 05:27 AM
Hope for what? Another slam final, or heaven forbid a slam title, absolutely none. A return to the top 20? Maybe but it is a stretch.

Baghdatis is way to good to hang outside the top50. Talentwise he's at a similiar level as Djokovic IMO, but he's not as diciplined and mentally strong, in that way I agree that he won't win a slam.

Another slam final is unlikely, but not impossible.
Top20 isn't a stretch either if he keeps his weight down and doesn't get injured all the time, I think he'll be top10 in a few months.

Rabbit
10-26-2009, 10:00 AM
I think part of his problem was the contract Adidas gave him win he made the finals of the AO. According to his brother, it was a ten-year no cut deal.

jamesblakefan#1
10-27-2009, 07:23 AM
If he stays healthy, he'll be back top 20, no doubt. Top 10, I still think it's too soon to say. I wouldn't bet on it though. Never say never, the guy is still relatively young and was in a GS final and SF not that long ago.

lambielspins
10-27-2009, 07:30 AM
If he stays healthy, he'll be back top 20, no doubt. Top 10, I still think it's too soon to say. I wouldn't bet on it though. Never say never, the guy is still relatively young and was in a GS final and SF not that long ago.

In tennis over 3 years ago is a long time.

lambielspins
10-27-2009, 07:31 AM
I think he'll be top 10 in a few months.

LOL he would need to repeat his 2006 Australian Open final to be top 10 in only a few months.

dropshot winner
10-27-2009, 07:36 AM
LOL he would need to repeat his 2006 Australian Open final to be top 10 in only a few months.

A rank at the lower end of the top 10 after Miami isn't impossible. He'll need to reach the 2nd week of the AO, but I think he can do it.

jamesblakefan#1
10-27-2009, 07:44 AM
In tennis over 3 years ago is a long time.

True, but even earlier this year he still showed some good form in AO vs Djokovic. If he doesn't make at least top 20, it will be b/c of health, not b/c he's not good enough.

jamesblakefan#1
10-27-2009, 07:45 AM
A rank at the lower end of the top 10 after Miami isn't impossible. He'll need to reach the 2nd week of the AO, but I think he can do it.

Actually unless he wins a MS 1000 its hard to see him top 10 so soon. Maybe in a year, but not in a few months.

dropshot winner
10-27-2009, 07:54 AM
Actually unless he wins a MS 1000 its hard to see him top 10 so soon. Maybe in a year, but not in a few months.
I didn't calculate it, but I think if he does well for the rest of the year (does he play Paris?) and reaches QF in the AO and then manages a few QF and SF in the following events he could probably reach #10 before the clay season.