Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by rilokiley, Jan 24, 2006.
he sure is and he was injured for 6 month last year
Ah Alex, you're here ...
pfft at his gf.. who cares.
Crap, Ivan's got to hold his serve now. ...
It doesn't matter anymore if he loses against Nalby or even Ljubicic, this AO is already his breakthrough
he has to break the next one..
30-0 pls break ivan seriously
come on ivannnn!!!!
Sveto Ime Ivan! Ajmo Naprijed!
no chance now.. ffs
Crappy BH ... Ivan's gone, he's tired ...
Oh no ... 2 match points ....
Damn .................. it's over.
2 MP's for Baghdatis now take this match!
AND GAME SET MATCH MARCOS BAGHDATIS SO ****ING GREAT!!!! :mrgreen:
Ivan fought so hard in the 3rd and 4th sets ... then he just lost it. Frankly speaking, he's a nice guy, great game, but not aggressive enough ......
Although I was rooting for Ljubicic, Marco proved that his win against roddick wasnt luck for sure and the same against Ljubicic!
Hear hear. At least it was a gripping and entertaining match going to a five setter ... value for money match!
I honestly had Ljubicic picked to suprise the field and take this tournament. Well done to Marcos - he made Ljubicic look suprisingly one dimensional at times.
It's down to six men. Who will win this years AO?
of those 6 men, Fed and Nalby will most likely play in the Final, but I wouldn't mind if Baghdatis can make another upset, though Nalbandian is alot tougher mentaly than Ljubicic.
Anyway great matches to come - (except Davydenko, I don't think he can cause Federer trouble - grinding out against him don't work, if you aren't a lefty with unreal topspin )
I can't believe this! I hope they show it on ESPN this afternoon!
I think it will be Federer .....
Nalbandian is on his way to win his 1st grand slam
Baghdatis is the real deal, i give him a shot against Nalbandian.Hopefully he emerges, he is only 20, thought he looks 30, the kid has a big forehand.
I'm not usually the one to say, I told you so, but I told you guys.
He's got a shot against Nalbandian for sure, he can put the ball away. As long as he keeps his UE's down and serves well, he's got a good chance to pull this off. It should be a dogfight, I would be shocked if a straight setter happened.
Of the six men left, I give these percentiles for winning it all:
Nalbandian: 0% (count on a humiliating payback match if Fed meets him in the final)
I was watching the 5th in the first bar I ran into that had tv and the waiters and male guests were talking about how no mather how he starts (with a 2:0 like in Madrid or 0:2 like here he'll somehow manage to lose it. I can't understand how can he return from 0:2 and then totally lose it in the 5th.
His game in the 5th was dissapointing. He actually defeated himself. He picked that habit from Ancic.
Although I find Baghdatis annoying, he played really good, can't deny that. But still, Ivan heleped him a lot with his poor game in the 5th.
Anyway...can't wait Zagreb Indoors next week. No five set matches plus Ivan at home...couldn't be a better chance for some revenge. And I'll be cheering like those crazy Greeks
btw. it was the 1st time I saw Ljubicic curse after losing a point..it was in the 5th when Baghdatis broke him..he said (if my lip-reading is correct) some pretty nasty curses.
hey guys was this a decent match? its being reaired right now and i am thinking about watching it even though i know the result. the coverage just picked up at the end of the 3rd set.
Baghdatis has prover he can handle big hitters, but what about more versatile players such as Nalbandian? How do you think he'll do?
I missed most of the match earlier today (only saw the beginning and the final set) so i'm watching it again now.
Yesterday i predicted a win for Bags in 5 sets but i honestly didn't think it would come like this: 2-0, 2-2, 3-2! I'm a teacher and i took the children to the TV room and we watched the final set together, cheering for Marcos!
Bring on Nalby and Fed!
What's it like in Cyprus right now, Marios? tell us.
You what? you missed most of the match? I don't have a drop of Cyprusian(?)/Croatian blood in me, yet I stayed up all night cheering for Marcos. Shame, shame on you
It's everyone's first point of discussion when they meet with friends. I went to teach today and all the kids were uber-excited and we watched the 5th set together and cheered. Then i went for some coffee and everyone at the cafe were talking about it.
I doubt this will do wonders for Cyprus tennis, but at least it gives the kids (and us grown ups) something to be excited about.
I don't know what the future holds for him, but right now he's the man. Marcos for President! :mrgreen:
With a population of 780,133, that's entirely possible, no?
Oh and his hot gf as a first lady!
Seriously though, i never thought about it till now, but has anyone from such a small country ever won a major tournament? I'm not saying Marcos will do it, but i'm just wondering about this bit of trivia.
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