(28) M Baghdatis vs (4) D Ferrer

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  1. kairosntx

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    I like it! And I like MaSha's "Come on". Look at my first post in this thread. I was commenting on why people took offense to MaShas on court antics and praise other players behavior. I like to see the players personalities unless they are being a *&%$#, Which I don't think MaSha was doing but others apparently did. We all have our own preferences.
     
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  2. Defcon

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    I'm afraid it just got a lot tougher for Bags. Those bookies sure know their tennis :)
     
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  3. kairosntx

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    It's not Australian Day is it?

    Just kidding... a reference to the 30 minute fireworks break that Bags got after going down two sets to Nalbandian.
     
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  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    It's like the NBA, if you're up 20 with 2 minutes or so left, you stop playing your top guys and essentially pull the plug. Because the outcome of the competition has been decided already, no need to rub it in.

    She was up a set, and a break. I understand you want to slam the door on the opponent (because time is infinite for tennis). So yeah, keep playing. But you dont need to be vocal about nearly every single winner and error when you're up a set and a break.
     
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  5. kairosntx

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    same but different. You rest your guys because they have more games to play. MaSha needs to stay fired up, pumped up, keep hitting great shots because she is going to need to continue playing that way in two days and for the rest of the tourney.
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    That's fine, but keep it within yourself, don't need to verbally express it.
     
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  7. kairosntx

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    Or is it more like the NCAA championship game when Alabama kept their foot on Notre Dames throat all the way to the end. celebrating every tackle even though they were obviously going to win the game.
     
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  8. kairosntx

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    Some players keep it within themselves (Roger)
    Some players are vocal about it (MaSha)
    Some players stare down their opponent like a lion stalking an antelope (Serena)
     
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  9. merwy

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    No chance in hell for Baghdatis. The only way to beat Ferrer is to actually be a better player than him, and Baggy just isn't.
     
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  10. kairosntx

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    Some players get their rowdy Cypriot fan base riled up!
    Some players look at their mommy and daddy for approval.
     
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    This is not the shotmaker Bags we knew. He lacks power, is afraid to go dtl or for angles and is playing too many long points against a machine who will ne'er ever tire.
     
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  12. kairosntx

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    I'm still holding out hope for an epic 5 setter. I've got no place to go for two more hours!
     
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  13. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Haha, just wait until 2nd to last game of the 3rd set, that's usually when the shotmaking happens for Baggy.
     
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    In your illustration which tennis player is Manti T'eo?
     
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  15. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Hey now, that's the danger zone.
     
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  16. kairosntx

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    That's too funny... let's see, who on the tour would get Catfished?
     
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  17. kairosntx

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    I just checked, there apparently aren't any ATP or WTA players from American Samoa. In fact, there are only two tennis courts on the island!!!
     
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  18. rk_sports

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    that jumping backhand inside-out by Marcos reminded me of Safin
     
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  19. kairosntx

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    Sorry, that's two tennis facilities.
     
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    Getting catfished is the new bagelled.

    I love watching Ferrer play, but listening to him on the radio is utter drivel.
     
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  21. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Yeah, even Rod Laver Arena looks quick.
     
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    Ferrer is a beast.
     
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  23. Cesc Fabregas

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    I'm so impressed with Ferrer. Brilliant player.
     
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  24. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Laugh it off Baggy, what Ferrer doing is pretty ridiculous...
     
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  25. rk_sports

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    very impressive.. until he meet any of the top 4
     
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    "Love-forty almost sounds like laughable"

    Damn.
     
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  27. rk_sports

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    time to break some sticks...
     
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  28. kairosntx

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    He IS top four!
     
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    I meant the REAL top 4
     
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  30. kairosntx

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    I hope Ferrer takes the Djoker out in the semis.
     
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  31. kairosntx

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    After this tourney Ferrer will be at least #4 in the ATP rankings.
     
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  32. rk_sports

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    Ferrer will give a good workout (as usual) to Novak.. but win? no chance!
     
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  33. tacou

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    wow. granted I only saw the last half of the match but I don't know that I've ever seen Ferrer play that well. The ball striking was crazy good from both sides but Marcos barely made an impression on Ferrer.
     
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  34. Onehandedbackhand

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    Folks, you are forgetting that in recent times, he's taken a set off Novak, and beaten the pants off him in the WTF. Federer guarantee win is absolute...but while Novak can easily dispatch him, Ferrer can beat him.

    That said, I still think Daveed's out, but don't make it like it's automatic. This isn't Federer.
     
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  35. West Coast Ace

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    Just finished watching it off the DVR. Ferrer, solid as usual. And sneaking in to the net more to shorten points - worked well for the most part. Baghdatis felt the pressure, couldn't hang, and opened up the UE faucet.

    He may make the SF (although Nishikori is 2-1 H2H; Ferrer is 4-1 on Tips) - but I don't see him beating Djokovic. The WTF match was more a product of Djokovic being shot at the end of his big year.
     
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  36. Onehandedbackhand

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    Tipsy has to get by Almagro first. That's a five setter if I've ever seen one.
     
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  37. West Coast Ace

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    +1. Could be an epic. Would be ironic if Nico won and then finally shed the demons and beat Ferrer.
     
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  38. Onehandedbackhand

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    Ferrer would have to have a Bartoli ugly game for that to happen. Any consistency at all and Ferrer has him. Nico just makes way too many errors.
     
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    I pity the ticket holders for the night session yesterday, both matches were horribly one sided. I taped the matches but the outcome was so obvious for Shara and Ferrer that I ended up skipping most of the recording. Big disappointment in both cases.
     
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  40. ruerooo

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    He has a better-than-one-might-think chance to beat Novak if it's windy.

    Did you see the first half of their USO semi (before the officials chased us out of the stadium because of the weather)? I've had friends who are fans of Novak (it's their only fault :p ) confirm that he hates playing in the wind.

    So depending on what the weather decides to do, I wouldn't count all your chickens.
     
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    The match at USO was in hurricane force wind. I can't see that happening at AO. Still, Ferrer will give it his all as usual. Personally, I hope Nishi gets through. Nishi/Almagro and Nishi/Djoko would be a hundred times more interesting and less predictable than Ferrer usual grind fests vs opponents with whom the script is already well established.
     
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  42. Onehandedbackhand

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    Nishikori and Ferrer are two different balls of wax.

    Ferrer and Djokovic are two of the same exact player with one difference. Djoker has put away weapons from anywhere in the court. Ferrer has to set you up.

    Ferrer and Federer's script is well established, and Ferrer and Nadal on clay is established. Anyone else, it really isn't. As Veronique said, Djokovic HATES wind, and it doesn't even bother Daveed. That match could be really interesting.
     
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  43. rk_sports

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    good point.. if its a windy day throw all predictions out...
    usta knew this and promptly postponed the match :twisted:
     
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