So much for a 'fitter and healthier' Marcos coming back in 2011. All that hype!
TELLING IT LIKE IT IS: "“Every tennis lover would like, someday, to play like Federer ...But every man wants to BE Rafael Nadal. Which is different.” --PHILIPPE BOUIN, writer; also, a rare, unbiased Frenchman
WISHLIST Robby GINEPRI Blaž KAVČIČ Michael LLODRA Feliciano LOPEZ Tomas BERDYCH Martin KLIZAN Julien BENNETEAU Novak DJOKOVIC Dmitry TURSUNOV Janko TIPSAREVIC Stanislas WAWRINKA Norbert GOMBOS Mikhail YOUZHNY Thomaz BELLUCCI Eduardo SCHWANK Benoit PAIRE Gilles MULLER Juan Martin del POTRO John ISNER Santiago GIRALDO Philipp PETZSCHNER Gilles SIMON Mardy FISH Grigor DIMITROV Florian MAYER
HATE LIST Rafael NADAL Andy MURRAY Lleyton HEWITT Marcos BAGHDATIS Bernard TOMIC Fernando VERDASCO Dominic THIEM Nikolay DAVYDENKO Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV Fabio FOGNINI Borna CORIC Gael MONFILS Tommy HAAS Richard GASQUET Carlos BERLOCQ Ernests GULBIS Albert MONTANES Paolo LORENZI Vasek POSPISIL
Bag looked comfortable, took the break, went mentally walkabout and gave it straight back. Then at *5-6 choked, and completely tanked the second set, doublefaulting constantly and making no effort to play seriously.
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: IW 2nd Rd: Devvarman def Baghdatis 7-5 6-0
A completely disaster after being up in the first set. Somdev just basically kept the pressure on by being consistent and hitting deep, and Marcos donated error after error after starting decently, terrible footwork through most of the match. Serving was poor too. Seemed like he never got comfortable with the conditions. He beat Roger here last year so this is very disappointing.
Great for Somdev though! I love how he's sort of the underdog story. Hope he keeps up the good form.