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Re: Australian Open 2009

Back in the set!

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6-5*



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40-15*

2 SPs!



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Re: Australian Open 2009

3-6 7-5

Pame Marcos!!!



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4-1*



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3-6 7-5 6-3

One more Marcos, one more!



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Re: Australian Open 2009

3-6 7-5 6-3 6-3!!!



Haven't seen that smile for so long!!!

Good luck vs Fish!



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Have to say that this match was INSANE! an unbelievable comeback by marco, and as always, was showing love to us fans.

Huge atmosphere was created by us Hellenic fans
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I'm so happy for him.
Couldn't watch it, but good to see that his fighting spirit brought him back into this match.

now beat Fishy and get that match versus Djoker
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Big win!! He just looked timid in the 1st and hes always struggled with his 1st serve %age. Great comeback! He looks great when he finally goes for more shots.

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Re: Australian Open 2009

Marcos
He is such a fighter

Marcos Baghdatis Forever!

Through the good and the bad, always my #1, no matter what the rankings say


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Re: Australian Open 2009

From the Australian Open official site:

Baghdatis bounces back to unseat Swede

Wednesday 21 January 2009
By Bronwen Largier


Marcos Baghdatis has taken out 16th seed Robin Soderling in a gripping four-set second-round match of Australian Open 2009.

With the overwhelming support of the bulk of the crowd, Baghdatis took almost three hours to overcome the Swede 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-3.

With the conspicuous absence of the usual Swedish fans in the stands, Soderling earned two breaks of serve early to lead the match 4-0. Baghdatis broke back in the fifth game, but it wasn’t enough to save the set.

It was the fifth game of the second set, with Baghdatis trailing 4-0 again, that the match turned around. Baghdatis held serve without dropping a point, and went on to break Soderling three times in his next four service games to close out the set 7-5.

With an improvement in his serve and a drop in his number of unforced errors coinciding with a rise in the errors of his opponent, Baghdatis broke Soderling again in the opening game of the third. Soderling managed to get in a break in the next game, but the Cypriot got another break in the fourth to lead the set 3-1.

Although Soderling’s powerful forehand won him a few crucial points and he was able to push Baghdatis around the court, the Swede could not get back on top of the match.

Baghdatis chased down balls relentlessly and served a number of aces in the final few sets – he served three in the fifth game of the third set alone.

Breaking the Swede twice in the final set, Baghdatis got a standing ovation from the crowd when a backhand passing shot won him the match.

After the match he said the support of fans in Melbourne “makes me feel good on court, so it makes me want to fight and have a reason to fight”.

“It feels like I have a Grand Slam at home,” he said.

Baghdatis, who is currently ranked 97 in the world after an injury-riddled last season saw him play just 12 tournaments, said he was gradually learning to trust his body again.

“I’m feeling very good, but like I said before, in the beginning of the tournament you know, every time I wake up I have a bit of pain somewhere, I’m scared … so I need some confidence in my body. Slowly, slowly, it’s coming.”

Baghdatis will play American Mardy Fish in the third round on Friday.

Quick facts

Baghdatis served 13 aces to Soderling’s seven

Soderling had a whopping 69 unforced errors, while Baghdatis had 47

Baghdatis won five of six points where he came to the net (83 per cent), while Soderling was successful on 63 per cent of his net approaches (19-for-30)

Both players had a fastest first serve of 208km/h
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Re: Australian Open 2009

Marcos' first objective is accomplished. He defended his points from last year.

Keep going, Marcos!
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Re: Australian Open 2009

FRIDAY OOP

Hisense Arena

11:00 Start

Men's Singles - 3rd Round
Juan Martin Del Potro(ARG) vs. Gilles Muller(LUX)

Women's Singles - 3rd Round
Daniela Hantuchova(SVK) vs. Alize Cornet(FRA)

Men's Singles - 3rd Round
Andy Roddick(USA) vs. Fabrice Santoro(FRA)


19:30 Start

Women's Singles - 3rd Round
Alisa Kleybanova(RUS) vs. Ana Ivanovic(SRB)

Men's Singles - 3rd Round
Marcos Baghdatis(CYP) vs. Mardy Fish(USA)



Good luck, Marcos

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Re: Australian Open 2009

Baggy 3-0 im thinking, hes gunna be way too good for Fish
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