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Baghdatis def Nieminen 3-6 6-3 6-2 to make Marseille final

Not the greatest performance from Baghdatis, but it was good enough to get the job done in this match.

He started slowly and Nieminen played well tactically and Baghdatis was making errors. Then he tightened up his game and was able to make inroads and exposed the 2nd serve of the Nieminen and turned the match around from there.

The Baghdatis dropshot was a big winner for him in this match and good week for Jarkko coming back from ankle problems.

Now Marcos take out the Toad or Simon in the final.

As bilbo would say "Expected win".

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Not the greatest performance from Baghdatis, but it was good enough to get the job done in this match.

He started slowly and Nieminen played well tactically and Baghdatis was making errors. Then he tightened up his game and was able to make inroads and exposed the 2nd serve of the Nieminen and turned the match around from there.

The Baghdatis dropshot was a big winner for him in this match and good week for Jarkko coming back from ankle problems.

Now Marcos take out the Toad or Simon in the final.

As bilbo would say "Expected win".
Jarkko were aggressive(for once) in first set, then he started to play passive again and lost... nothing new, sadly. With aggressive&attacking playing he would have done it.
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Well done baggy especially because you are injuried

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Jarkko were aggressive(for once) in first set, then he started to play passive again and lost... nothing new, sadly. With aggressive&attacking playing he would have done it.
Nah. Jarkko played his usual cat-and-mouse tactics well in the 1st set, but didn't have an answer when Marcos found his shots in the 2nd. By attacking Jarkko would have lost it in straight sets.
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Nah. Jarkko played his usual cat-and-mouse tactics well in the 1st set, but didn't have an answer when Marcos found his shots in the 2nd. By attacking Jarkko would have lost it in straight sets.
Did we look other game? Since Jarkko was far more aggressive&attacking more in first than after that. His shots was far more deep than usually and even more power as well. Attacking doesn't mean going on to net, but not using those "middle of the ground" slow shots.
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Well done baggy especially because you are injuried
For an "injured" player he seems to be playing well.
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Nah. Jarkko played his usual cat-and-mouse tactics well in the 1st set, but didn't have an answer when Marcos found his shots in the 2nd. By attacking Jarkko would have lost it in straight sets.
No doubts about this one, the better player won and as for whether Jarkko was passive or not, well to an extent, but he has been watching Oscar Hernandez and tried to sneak in some serve/volley.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Did we look other game? Since Jarkko was far more aggressive&attacking more in first than after that. His shots was far more deep than usually and even more power as well. Attacking doesn't mean going on to net, but not using those "middle of the ground" slow shots.
I just don't think that by playing aggressive&attacking Jarkko would have won. It just would've given Marcos a target which he was missing in the beginning.
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Awww shame Jarkko Well done for getting this far though i guess

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I just don't think that by playing aggressive&attacking Jarkko would have won. It just would've given Marcos a target which he was missing in the beginning.
Jarkko moved Marcos in the start and he did hit all his shots deep and wide. After first set he had all his shots in the middle of the ground just giving Marcos chance to play his game and he took it. It's always same. Jarkko surely can't shoot trough like ie. Federer, but he shouldn't make it so easy to attack for top players, or he will never win big players if they are playing any decent level.

Anyway it's still better sign and good result to make it to semis.
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Jarkko moved Marcos in the start and he did hit all his shots deep and wide. After first set he had all his shots in the middle of the ground just giving Marcos chance to play his game and he took it. It's always same. Jarkko surely can't shoot trough like ie. Federer, but he shouldn't make it so easy to attack for top players, or he will never win big players if they are playing any decent level.
Not so sure about your match analysis, but with that I agree completely.
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Bastards not showing tourney in America...how would Baggy match up v. Gonzo now? Any thoughts?
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Gonzo v Marcos now??? woow great matchup

i remember Basel 05 final, was a great match, gonzo won in 4 sets, only because of his experience...

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This tournament needed Baghdatis in the final after all the pull outs, retirements and seeds losing early.
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