Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Yours!05, Jan 28, 2006.
I need this match/speech on DVD.
Great final. First two sets were very dramatic.
Federer had me choked up during his speech. Good to see what it means to him....you can really feel it...it's no show.
Splitsville, here we come!
He's fun Baghdatis. I mean it's hard not to root for him...
Definetely an incredible tennis moment, Roger accepting that trophy from Rod Laver. I'm speechless - no matter how many times you see this guy win, it never gets tired and you never cease to be happy for him.
Actually, I'd like to personally thank Camille for being there these past two weeks. She certainly lifted my spirits
May be both. Perhaps just relief from having reached his goal.
It definitely looked like it. And the fact that he was joining a very elite club with this 3rd straight GS victory (Laver / Sampras and now Federer).
With that paycheck, I don't think so. :mrgreen:
And I thought a very grounded 20-year old, for once. Thanked everybody who helped him and sacrificed for him. If we have more young players like Roger and Bags, the sport is in excellent hands and is in for a great future.
Yes she certainly made up for the absence of Coria's wife.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that! :mrgreen:
Did you guys see that fan pop up while the commentators were talking on ESPN? Funny stuff! Took me by surprise.
Also emotional because the parents of his coach Peter Carter, who was killed, were in the audience.
I just heard an interesting statistic. Federer is 51/51 on hardcourt!
Also, i just heard the president of the Cyprus Athletic Federation announce that Baghdatis will be given around $215,000 by the government for his great achievement and that his exhempt from the army is a done deal. Good news.
Just did a wonderful interview, relaxed, very happy, generous in his pleasure for Marcos. Perfect. No misunderstandings from not being a native English speaker.
Bah Federer is a baby for crying like that, boring personality. When people who accept awards usually say 'I dont know what to say' a second later they know a million things to say and start firing like a machine gun.. this guy REALLY didnt know what to say! And I agree with Marcos not thanking the girl.. also it looks to me like maybe they got in a fight, they were very different today. That would also explain why he didnt mention her at all.
And actually he not only cried at his first Wimbledon title, he cried at the next Wimbledon as well. I remember him saying 'I told myself i wouldnt cry again this year but I couldnt help it'. Psss be a man, crying the first time is fine but its like no.7 now!
im not trying to get in a fight or anything but wouldn't you cry if you'd just won a GRAND SLAM
Many thanks, Yours!05, for your reporting and comments.
It's been a great tournament.
Look forward to some "colour" commentary from you at USO.
I always chuckle when they thank the crowd for coming and say something like "it wouldn't be the same without you", as Roger did.......when have these guys ever played at a Grand Slam and no crowd showed up? LOL
I can't edit my last post here, but the amount the government will give him is closer to $320,000, which is unheard of for a government grant to a Cypriot athlete! They justified it as "a little something to help cover for all the costs of his training and travelling", or words to that effect.
Either way, lunch is on Marcos.
Have you heard his National Service obligation has been cancelled?
EDIT: Yes, sorry. Some delay here.
It'll be my pleasure. I'll be glad to return the favor.
Q. You forgot to say a few words about Roger up there. Would you like to do it now?
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: Yeah, yeah. I forgot a lot of people, you know. I was not so ‑‑ I don't know. I didn't know what to say. I was a bit lost. I just want to say, Roger, I mean, I want to congratulate him because he played a great tournament. He's a great athlete, great sportsman. He just gives a lot to the game. He's so charismatic. He's just playing unbelievable. It's good to have him around. It's a pleasure to play against him and it's a pleasure to be in the changing room with him.
Q. Were you surprised by the emotion he showed out there?
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: Really, the first time ‑‑ not the first time, but the first time he won Wimbledon, I was in front of my TV and I saw him cry, and I start crying so... I was in the tournament, I was in the future I remember in France. He was in the final. He won the final and he start crying.
Today when I saw him cry, I mean, I felt happy for him. He's a great man, I think. He is a great person. He shows a lot. He gives a lot to people, I think. It's just so emotional up there, you cannot control yourself. So I think I know what he's going through.
The kid is really generous and classy in defeat. What a difference a day makes.
Federer is the man, best player in the tournament, congrats to him
federer is always the world No.1.........
I don't get how the interviewer kept publicly offering Baghdatis Australian Citizenship. It is not even remotely funny. I mean, if anything, why not offering it to Fed? Maybe the ozzies are sick of their own son Hewitt already.
Q. You said that you were going to be going home to Cyprus in the next couple of days. The Victorian government said the other day they'd love you to take out Australian citizenship. Would you ever really consider doing something like that?
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: Really, tell you the truth, that's not what's in my mind for the moment. I mean, my dream is to win Davis Cup for my country. I think my country is Cyprus, and I want to do it with them.
Q. There's only one player on tour in Cyprus, that's you.
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: No, there are two.
Q. If you play Davis Cup for Australia, you can play Roger again in two weeks.
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: True. But you think I can get a passport in two weeks?
Q. Anything is possible.
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: It's true.
we aint sick of hewitt. in melbourne here we have a massive greek/cypriot community. myself, im half greek (whole Dads side are immigrants) thats y he had so much support here in melbourne
haha off topic here but hewitt was named no.10 most hated sports person in the US of A in GQ magazine. funny how they validate this with quotes from Coria and Chela. Coria says he's the most disliked player on tour and he deserved to be spat at. Funny John Barret stated that Coria is hated among players cus he's a di*%. GQ casually left out that those two are drug cheats (cheating *******s)
Kobe Bryant was also named. OMG, he just scored 81 points, his teams fans really must hate him now.
GO ROGER!!!! I dont care wat u insensitive ppl think, its good that he shows his emotions and cries. Like you wouldnt after winning a grand slam.
Kid, it was because Laver was there and presented the trophy. Lighten up. Enjoy his tennis - he has all the shots, not just a big serve and forehand like so many present and past top players.
I noticed that the Fed has improved his slice forehand. The others (Roddick) tend to slice it hard but it is harder to control and ends up floating. The Feds one looks like a quick punt.
It's part of his defensive arsenal - he gets the ball back one way or another - until he regains equilibrium. It seems like in every match there are a handful of points where he appears to be out of the point; but he manages to hang around and ends up winning quite a few - or at least making his opponent work a lot harder to win them.
Thanks for posting this. Very classy of Marcos -- he put it beautifully. This kid is the real deal, tennis-wise and as a person. I hope he stays around for a long time.
To 109 and the members who have criticised Roger's crying, I wish for you at least one experience in your life that gives you such joy and sense of accomplishment and gratitude that you will be moved to tears -- and will not even try to stop yourself from crying.
My big Salut to Roger...amazing game, amazing person and amazing career.
I was with Marcos in final, but I knew that Roger will win it. But after watching the game it just simply great tennis by great roger Federer. Also, bravo to Marcos for keep fighting til the end...that's the spirit to follow.
I greatly enjoyed the match.
Baghdatis played very well, especially for the first two sets. As for Federer, he clearly displayed why he has won seven Grand Slam championships.
All and all I am tired, but glad I stayed up to see the Finals live.
you know i believe that they have said that roger shows such little emotion on the courts compared to other playes like hewitt or kiefer. i think i have heard them say that he is in human. well seeing him cry eariler this morning was just moving. i think i would have been in the same situation if i won a grandslam too.
It was a great match from both, sad that Baggy was running out of steam in the end. But the speeches from both were just...awesome. It's great to see how much they care for tennis...Baghdatis is the most mature and composed 20 year old I've ever seen. He seems like genuine nice and funny guy - definitely a great win for tennis - as was the whole final and AO this year!!! :mrgreen:
And Roger, I just imagined how I would feel, up there with Rod Laver, Tony Roche, the parents of my former choach and close friend...being overwhelmed would be an understatement. The way you handle the hype and pressure is truly remarkable...and you showed in your speech today what a relieve this win must have been!
Hats off, to a great champion and human being!
You're a total jerk. No offense. Be a man Tennis_Fan 109!!!
P.S: Sorry to the administrators for being a little bit harsh on this...
Man, what a crybaby! Honestly, keep it together!
Great game and sportsmanship otherwise, of course!
WHO THE HELL CRITIZES A PERSON FOR SHOWING EMOTION?
C'mon, his idol was there giving him his trophy!
laver is pistol pete's idol.
To top off an absolutely amzing final, with fed proving once again he is alomst unstoppable, he starts to cry!
I didnt expect that at all it was one of the emotional things i have ever seen.
Him and Bagy are just too guys u cant help but like!!
Bagy showed so much class in his post match interviews, as did fed.
I think Federer said it right: It's all coming out now.
I think 2 full weeks of battling with mental strain, the pressure to win and the physical strain of the whole tournament gives his tearducts reasons to let itself go.
Federer is not only a graceful player but he is also very poised on every game. His complaints were small at best (PA system too loud... and at one time, he waited for the crowd to get seated before allowing his opponent, Kiefer, to serve because those people are directly in his line of vision).
Roger is one fine player and by God, he can bawl like a baby if he wants to.
Throughout the match, I kept asking myself... Is Baghdatis choking after the 2nd game of the 2nd set? Or did Fed just up his game?
I would have to say, a little bit of both.
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