Federer-Baghditis - Real Time

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  1. AndyC

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    First time I've got a chance to see Marco since his junior days. Maybe a bit overawed in the first set but in the second.. he's broken Fed twice (though broken twice himself).

    Fed looks a little flat footed like he's not expecting some of the balls that are coming back.. n no wonder.. some of the shots he's hit should have been winners.. except Marco is getting them back.
     
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  2. AndyC

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    And Marco has just taken the second set on a tiebreak!! Hope this doesn't go to 5.. I need to get to bed!
     
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  3. mpalmer

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    thnx

    Keep going! I'll pay for the coffee. . .
     
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  4. AndyC

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    well Fed's raised his level.. n he's certainly anticipating better now. Up 3-1 in the third set.. I don't see this one going to 5.
     
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  5. VamosRafa

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    I don't think so either. But it shows you that when you are the No. 1 player, other players can go out and show no fear. They have nothing to lose.

    I can't believe this guy is doing some of the stuff he is doing, on this stage. Go0d for him. I thought it was going to be a dull match, and it is turning out to be pretty interesting. :mrgreen:
     
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  6. guernica1

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    Marcos' game reminds me a little of Nalbandian but has some flash too.
     
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  7. Matt H.

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    I love stories like these. It was the kid's biggest night of his life, and he went out and gave it his all. I don't think anyone thought he'd take a set off Federer. That was a fun match to watch.
     
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  8. TripleThreatPlayer

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    That was a great match. I thought it would be a blowout like the Scoville Jenkins/Roddick match. This happened to Baker too against Moya, except Fed is #1. Pretty cool , nobody thought the 19 year old from cyprus could get a set off him. Hes got game!
     
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  9. matchpoints

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    That was indeed a great match. Federer is so calm it's scary. I also love the new camera angles. I think i'm going to go hit some tennis balls tomorrow.
     
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  10. larrhall

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    The stocky Cypriot has great forehand, energy, quickness, a nice serve. Like the McEnroe said, also a flair and touch. He thrives in the spotlight. Call him a future Top 20 player, at least.
     
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  11. a529612

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    Agreed. He's not another cookie cutter baseline basher out there.
     
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  12. Nosoupforyou

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    I think Eurosport had a show on this guy, i forget what it was called but I watched it when I was in Spain, how old is this guy?
     
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  13. goober

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    I still can't believe that Fed double faulted on set point.

    But he must have been in lala land and came back down to earth :lol: 8)
     
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  14. irishbanger

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    This guy was fun to watch and caught Roger off guard. If you've watched Roger play enough, and I have every match that he's ever been televised on in the U.S., you could tell that he was pissed at himself. At the beginning of the 4th he was talking to himself, and was upset that the crowd was behind the kid. But he'll get over it, and hopefully will be better for the competition.
     
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  15. a529612

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    Only 19. :D
     
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  16. pound cat

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    Baghdatis is also smart...he seems to have a great coach in Copin, who they briefly in terviewed We'll be seeing a lot more of this guy. Great match for Marco...& for the fans who...
     
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  17. @wright

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    I am really excited about this Baghdatis kid, I was really impressed with his whole game, reminded me a little of Rios, but with something else mixed in, maybe grosjean or arazi??? I think grosjean is a poor man's baghdatis. He was generating effortless pace off the FH side and his BH is nothing to blow your nose at either. His court sense is uncanny, and he's not afraid to get to net. Can't wait to see him play again, it's been awhile since I've seen a young guy with such a nice game.
     
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  18. guernica1

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    Pound Cat good observation with the coach... the guy had a pretty realistic observation of the match and knows how much work its going to take.

    Awright, I think he's a lot of Nalbandian with the way he probes around with his ground strokes before going for the kill shot or drop shot which is like a little of Rios mixed in.
     
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  19. @wright

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    Yes, I think Nalby is an accurate comparison also. He seems alot less Marat Safin-ish than Grosjean. I never was a big fan of Grosjean, but Marco seems like a more capable version of Grosjean to me.
     
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  20. PJVA

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    This was an exciting match but scary for Fed fans too! Marco was a ball of fire, I don't think anyone expected him to get so many balls back. I really liked seeing the way this kid smiled and enjoyed the match. It was refreshing to see a player with an all out smile instead of a scowl and pumped fist!

    Marco is ranked much higher than Scoville! But gosh, I coudn't help but think if Scoville is the best US junior then what is happening to American tennis? The foreign kids seem much more well rounded in their game.

    Did you notice how Marco could use touch as well as power and the way he slid to get to wide shots?
     
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  21. johnkidd

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    I thought he played like Grosjean on juice. He seems to have a lot of flair to his game. They also said he lost in 3 to Kiefer at the Olympics, which after the summer Kiefer has had that's more then respectable. I think in the future you'll see him get some wild cards into event based on how he played against Federer. His game easily could get him in the top 25.
     
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