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Applez
01-27-2006, 01:43 PM
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Marcos Baghdatis

Birthdate: 17-Jun-85

Birthplace: Lima Sol, Cyprus

Residence: Lima Sol, Cyprus

Height: 6'0'' (182 cm)

Weight: 177 lbs (80 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned Pro: 2003

Career High INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking - Singles: 52 (1/9/2006)

Career High ATP Entry Ranking - Doubles: 330 (1/9/2006)

Singles Record: 2 - 2

Singles Titles: 0

Doubles Record: 2 - 1

Doubles Titles: 0

Prize Money: $42,230

Singles Record: 15 - 16

Singles Titles: 0

Double Titles: 0

Prize Money: $392,011

2006 HIGHLIGHTS

Singles Quarterfinalist: Doha Doubles Semifinalist: Doha(w/Zib)
Defeated the number 2 player in the world Andy Roddick to advance to the Quarterfinal: Australian Open 2006

pound cat
01-27-2006, 01:47 PM
I am, but I'll include this cautionary note which I posted in another thread where it may be lost, It could be a good thing for MB not to win this title. Winning USO at age 20 screwed up safin for years he says as the expectations on him were so huge and he couldn't deal with it. Could MB?? His ATP career is without a title, and who knows how it would affect him, easy going as he may seem. Maybe not in a good way.

Docalex007
01-27-2006, 01:48 PM
No, not I said the cat.

sharapovalover
01-27-2006, 02:05 PM
I'm saying GO FOR THE CYPRUSINIAN

simi
01-27-2006, 02:11 PM
Interesting that in three years he has collected almost $400K in prize money. That's not a bad income. (This is not including his AO prize money.)

Volly master
01-27-2006, 02:13 PM
i am, and all the way, i want federer to lose in a final of a GS

skip1969
01-27-2006, 02:15 PM
aussie open champ would be quite a leap for the guy, considering he was under 500 in 2005.

hello, everyone . . . i have arrived.

pound cat
01-27-2006, 02:46 PM
HELLO everybody: (rips of his headband and smiles)

xxx MB

He has made this AO a whole lot of fun when it was looking like boredom personified.

Muse
01-27-2006, 02:59 PM
I am rooting for him. You know Federer's gonna make it to the finals of a lot more grand slams, but you dont know if Baghdatis is gonna do it again.

tangerine
01-27-2006, 09:57 PM
A lot of people have jumped on the Baghdatis Bandwagon. His exhuberance and smile is so infectious. And he always looks like he's having a ball out there playing tennis. He's the polar opposite of Roger (and the other guys he's played), who are always so serious and rarely play/goof around. Ah, to be young and new to the tour again! He's the ingenue and this is his coming out party.

I wish him well in the finals. Let's have a good, classic match. :cool: If he actually wins well, that would be quite the shocker wouldn't it? It would certainly give the AO some needed spark and excitement after that disappointing women's final.

Matthew
01-27-2006, 10:05 PM
Definetely rooting for him. Who ISN'T rooting for this guy??

Californication
01-27-2006, 10:08 PM
EVERYBODY is rooting for Bombs over Baghdatis.

I've been a Baghdatis fan since I saw him in action at the US Open 2003 junior tournament, so I'm definitely pulling for the guy.

rilokiley
01-27-2006, 10:12 PM
Who ISN'T rooting for this guy??
I'm not.
I would be rooting for Baghdatis if he were playing anybody else. But not this one, sorry, Marcos.

GrahamIsSuper
01-27-2006, 10:14 PM
Federer. Straight sets. My prediction: 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), (6-3)

We shall see if I am psychic.

croatian sensation
01-28-2006, 04:08 AM
Definetely rooting for him. Who ISN'T rooting for this guy??

I'm not.

Ace
01-28-2006, 04:23 AM
Me.
I always root for the underdog.
Well, the Americans first....then the underdog.

Buuurnz
01-28-2006, 05:04 AM
I don't really care who win! I like Federer a lot but I also like Baghdatis...!
Just hoping for a great match!

Free_Martha
01-28-2006, 12:21 PM
Good luck to Marcos the Magician tonight. He will need it against a lucky Federer, who always benefits from such soft draws. Not once was he tested all week whereas Baghdatis had to chop down one seed after another.

Just basing it on his inspiring performances, shining personality and enthusiastic fan support I would say that Baghdatis deserves to win this title. He brings joy back to playing the game of tennis.

A shame but I have a feeling that tonight's match will be another one sided borefest with Federer as victor. yawn.

AJK1
01-28-2006, 02:53 PM
His girlfriend..........lol

pound cat
01-28-2006, 02:57 PM
I'll be equally happy to see him holding a silver plate with a huge smile on his face. He may not be ready mentally to win a Slam in this early stage of his career. (He said laughingly to his coach, If i win then I can retire)

Mr.Federer
01-28-2006, 02:59 PM
I'm rooting for Roger...I like baghdatis...but his fans....urggghh....Go Roger!

Grimjack
01-28-2006, 02:59 PM
He will need it against a lucky Federer, who always benefits from such soft draws. Not once was he tested all week...

Every draw is a soft draw when you're the best player the world has ever seen.

A shame but I have a feeling that tonight's match will be another one sided borefest with Federer as victor. yawn.

See above.

Mr.Federer
01-28-2006, 03:06 PM
Good luck to Marcos the Magician tonight. He will need it against a lucky Federer, who always benefits from such soft draws. Not once was he tested all week


You obviously didn't watch a match from Federer during this aussie open. Not tested? He was brought to 5 sets against Haas, he almost went 2-1 down against Davydenko where he was down 6 set points! Davydenko really brought it to Federer and it was without a doubt a great test for Federer....pfff soft draw, I hope you get a soft draw when you are the first seed of the tournament and Baghdatis didn't deserve a soft draw going into the aussie open.Nobody knew about him!

skip1969
01-28-2006, 03:12 PM
Every draw is a soft draw when you're the best player the world has ever seen.

amen.

hmmm . . . i wonder if all those guys drawn into federer's half thought their draw was "soft."

xanctus
01-28-2006, 03:16 PM
I am...ela re marcos...opaaaaaaa

Rickson
01-28-2006, 03:20 PM
I'm rooting for Baghdatis...to lose!

skip1969
01-28-2006, 03:22 PM
i'm rooting for a decent match. especially if my butt stays up all night to watch, forsaking all social contact on a saturday night.