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-wokkel-
05-06-2004, 09:35 PM
:) :worship: :wavey: MARCOS :wavey: :worship: :)

Tricky_Forehand
05-07-2004, 12:03 AM
:wavey:

I'm very happy to see this thread. Let's just hope that he doesn't disappear on us again :)

Tricky_Forehand
05-10-2004, 07:09 AM
Marcos is playing his 3rd tournament in 3 weeks this week in Kosice, Slovak Republic. I'm really happy to see him having some sort of normal schedule on the pro tour to get his ranking up. I'm hoping that he can break the top 200 again very soon.

He's playing doubles again with Teimuraz this week.

GO MARCOS!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

-wokkel-
05-11-2004, 01:19 PM
Come on Marcos!!

-wokkel-
05-19-2004, 04:08 PM
Marcos in the finale Qualliround!! Come on Baghy!

KaZa
05-21-2004, 04:19 PM
good to see him get some game time!

Tricky_Forehand
05-21-2004, 06:01 PM
Marcos lost in straights today :sad: :sad: :sad:

I can't remember the score off-hand but it wasn't a good one. He was SO close but he'll have more chances :)

Tricky_Forehand
08-01-2004, 08:13 AM
Marcos made the 2nd round of the Belo Horizonte Challenger this week and the SFs of the Doubles (pairing with Dudi Sela) taking out the #1 seeds in the first round.

Singles--1st round

def. Julio Silva 6-2 6-2

Round of 16:

lost to (4)Giovanni Lapentti 4-6 4-6

Iza
08-10-2004, 06:07 PM
:wavey: I'm a big Marcos fan and I'm glad I've found this thread! I think Eurosport had a great idea for making the show "The Rookie: Marcos Baghdatis" !

-wokkel-
08-30-2004, 07:30 PM
Marcos def. Mutis in 4 sets!! Well done Baghi!!

-wokkel-
09-02-2004, 10:57 AM
Well done Marcos against Roger!! You did a great job!

Iza
09-04-2004, 09:33 AM
yeah he was great! i was so happy & proud of him! and I'm glad we was proud of himself 2! here are some pix! :inlove:

star
09-06-2004, 02:40 PM
This kid really captured my heart. :)

I can't wait to see more of him!

Iza
10-08-2004, 10:11 AM
i can't wait too! I'm extremely sad cos Eurosport aren't making the 'Rookie: Marcos Baghdatis' anymore :bigcry: !!! I'll miss him!!!!!
These weeks Marcos played in Texas and he lost in the Austin challenger in the second round cos he retired. Is he badly injured? :confused:

Iza
10-28-2004, 08:09 PM
Marcos won his first ever title: the Bolton Challenger! :woohoo: :yippee: Congrats Marcos darlin' :bounce: :banana: !

-wokkel-
11-09-2004, 05:13 PM
Good Luck Marcos in Bratislava!

Iza
11-10-2004, 05:09 AM
Yeah, go Marcos :woohoo: He's no. 205 in the Entry system and 170 in the ATP race.

-wokkel-
11-14-2004, 02:13 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Marcos def. Hrbaty 7-6 7-6!!

Well done Baggy!

Iza
11-15-2004, 10:34 AM
he won in Bratislava http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/jump_jump.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/10.gif !!!!!

Iza
11-15-2004, 10:37 AM
..and he is 152 in the entry system! he moved 52 positions :clap2:

-wokkel-
11-15-2004, 08:07 PM
:woohoo:

joeb_uk
11-21-2004, 11:07 PM
Lets hope he can get that ranking down to around 100 at least :D

Iza
11-22-2004, 05:36 AM
yeah! :woohoo: Go Markie :clap2:

Iza
01-02-2005, 10:29 PM
where are all Marcos fans :tears: ?
BTW, he is in the last qualifying round at the TATA Open in Chennai after he beat Ashley Fisher of Australia and Ashutosh Singh of India in the first 2 rounds. He is the top seed in the quallies and plays Vinod Sridhar of India for a spot on the main draw. GO MARCOS :woohoo: !!!

khyber
01-03-2005, 12:29 AM
where are all Marcos fans :tears: ?
BTW, he is in the last qualifying round at the TATA Open in Chennai after he beat Ashley Fisher of Australia and Ashutosh Singh of India in the first 2 rounds. He is the top seed in the quallies and plays Vinod Sridhar of India for a spot on the main draw. GO MARCOS :woohoo: !!!
Iza it looks like I am following you around today :p I am thrilled with Marcos' playing so far, someone who is at the tournament says he looks strong. I'm really expecting big things from him this year.

Iza
01-03-2005, 05:06 PM
Yeah, I'm expecting big things too! Now he beat Sridhar 6-3 6-4 and is playing on the main draw! Excellent start of the year! :bounce:

khyber
01-03-2005, 05:29 PM
Yeah, I'm expecting big things too! Now he beat Sridhar 6-3 6-4 and is playing on the main draw! Excellent start of the year! :bounce:
Do you know where he slots into the main draw? I can't figure out the tour web site. I have a feeling he is going to have to play Paradorn. :sad:

Iza
01-03-2005, 08:03 PM
phew, he avoided Moya and Srichaphan and plays a fellow quallie Nicolas Devilder of France! Go Marcos :woohoo: !!!!!!!!

Tricky_Forehand
01-03-2005, 09:20 PM
:bounce: Marcos!!! :woohoo:

KaZa
01-04-2005, 05:59 AM
hey whens he playing next? is he qualifying for the Australian Open or anything in australia?

Iza
01-04-2005, 10:14 PM
I suppose he's gonna play some more quallies...but Marcos why the hell did u lose to that Frenchman Devilder :smash: :fiery: poor u :hysteric: :bigcry:

Tricky_Forehand
01-04-2005, 11:04 PM
That looks like a hell of a match that he played today. He did lose but at least it looks like he fought :)

KaZa
01-05-2005, 01:19 AM
where did he play? where do you guys find out his schedule?

khyber
01-05-2005, 03:22 PM
Sounds like a hard fought match. Get him next time.

Iza
01-05-2005, 05:57 PM
exactly! it's still good that he fought well and only his lack of experience made him lose. (tho Devilder is also a youngster but he's 21 and he's more experienced than Marcos)

Iza
01-05-2005, 05:59 PM
where did he play? where do you guys find out his schedule?

he played in Chennai and I found out his results on the ATP official site and on this site :) . I still don't know where he plays next week. Maybe he's gonna qualify for Sydney or Auckland or chose to play a challenger. I think a challenger would be the best option so he can have the chance to play more matches ahead of the Aussie Open and do a big breakthrough there :rocker:

Iza
01-05-2005, 06:08 PM
actually there are no challengers nest week. so either he chooses qualifying for auckland or sydney and see what he can do then and after it go and qualify for the AO (that means on firday he has to be in Melbourne) or skip tournaments next week and only play quallies for AO

KaZa
01-06-2005, 10:01 AM
id love to see him play in sydney. but hasnt the schedule been decided already?

Iza
01-06-2005, 06:10 PM
nope, not yet. are you going to sydney?

KaZa
01-07-2005, 12:57 AM
yeah most likely. ive been the past two seasons.

Iza
01-07-2005, 12:58 AM
woohoo then it would be great if he went there so u might take a few new pix of him and share them w/us. aren't u going to the AO too?

aceit
01-07-2005, 01:07 AM
Hi everyone. :) I'm a fan of Marcos just like all of you, but except until five minutes ago I didn't know that this thread was here. So I just wanted to introduce myself.

I have a ton of work to do right now but I'll be back here often. :wavey:

Oh, and thank you Iza for telling me about this.

Iza
01-07-2005, 01:16 AM
u're welcome aceit! :kiss: :hug:
I'm just trying to get as many ppl here as possible cos I know there are more Marcos fans than the 4 or 5 of us.

Iza
01-07-2005, 08:21 PM
Marcos isn't playing quallies for Sydney nor Auckland. Sorry KaZa :sad: . Aren't u going to the AO?
Good luck Marcos in the quallies for the AO :bigclap: !

aceit
01-07-2005, 09:37 PM
Marcos isn't playing quallies for Sydney nor Auckland. Sorry KaZa :sad: . Aren't u going to the AO?
Good luck Marcos in the quallies for the AO :bigclap: !

Yay. Good luck Marcos! :) :worship: :bigclap:
When do the quallies start?

Tricky_Forehand
01-07-2005, 09:52 PM
Quallies for the AO start on Wednesday

Iza
01-07-2005, 10:07 PM
wednesday??? so early?

star
01-07-2005, 10:39 PM
:wavey:

So far, I like what I have seen of Marcos. It would be nice if he did well so I could get to see more of him. Unfortunately, he's going to have a hard time getting wild cards so he will just have to build his ranking all on his own.

Iza
01-07-2005, 10:50 PM
i hope he's gonna do a good job at the AO so that I can see him play again...and Eurosport aren't showing The Rookie: Marcos Baghdatis anymore :hysteric:

aceit
01-07-2005, 11:45 PM
Quallies for the AO start on Wednesday

Thanks.

KaZa
01-08-2005, 02:25 PM
i live in sydney so i cant go Melbourne for AO :(

i hope he does well though. we have good coverage of AO obviously down here :)

whos he up against?

Iza
01-09-2005, 12:37 AM
we dunno yet

KaZa
01-10-2005, 01:38 AM
ah i just saw on the website. 12th the list is up

Iza
01-10-2005, 04:10 PM
in 2 days :bounce:
hope Marcos does it

aceit
01-11-2005, 11:33 PM
Ahh I can't wait! GO MARCOS!!!!

KaZa
01-12-2005, 08:01 AM
Teimuraz Gabashvili thats his opponent. Never heard of him. Anyone know?

aceit
01-12-2005, 10:44 AM
I've never heard of him. I checked atptennis.com and he's the same age as Marcos (19). They've actually played before in 2003 and Marcos won that 6,7-6,4-6,2.

You can do it, Marcos! Good luck down under! :bounce: :clap2:

khyber
01-12-2005, 02:48 PM
Boy, Atp site has almost nothing on the person. The name sounds Georgian?

Iza
01-12-2005, 04:37 PM
he's Russian but probably has Georgian parents. Marcos is 27th seed in quallies!!! GO MARCOS YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!

Iza
01-12-2005, 06:49 PM
OMFG he plays on court 16!!!!

khyber
01-12-2005, 08:44 PM
OMFG he plays on court 16!!!!
Perhaps I'm ignorant, but what's the big deal about court 16?

KaZa
01-12-2005, 10:46 PM
lol

well the first game is almost up on court 16.. hes up next i assume.

KaZa
01-12-2005, 10:49 PM
hes on court 14 though......... and hes ages away.. still about 4 games before he gets on..

aceit
01-13-2005, 12:30 AM
I can't wait til he plays! GOOOO MARCOS!

Iza
01-13-2005, 12:59 AM
Perhaps I'm ignorant, but what's the big deal about court 16?

no you're not ignorant...it's my mistake cos I dunno why I expected him to play on court 6 or 7 or smthg like that. I'm the dumb one :smash: and yeah he does play on court 14 but I looked at Novak Djokovic's match which is on court 16.

KaZa
01-13-2005, 10:39 AM
Marcos won!

next round of qualifiers. Go son!

khyber
01-13-2005, 03:14 PM
Marcos won!

next round of qualifiers. Go son!
IT looks like next up is Marcus Sarstrand from Sweden.

Iza
01-13-2005, 09:53 PM
He won 6-4 6-3 serving 3 aces and 1 double fault. 15 winners including service and 16 unforced errors. :yeah:
GO MARCOS Beat Marcus Sarstrand!!!!

aceit
01-14-2005, 01:31 AM
Does anyone know how many matches he must win to get into the main draw?

KaZa
01-14-2005, 02:43 AM
3 rounds i think it is.

and the official draw came out as well. Qualifiers have decent first rounds. Except for Agassi except it looks like hes pulling out. so if Marcos makes it through.. good chance for 2nd round.

Come on Baghy!

Iza
01-14-2005, 04:04 AM
he's leading Sarstrand 5-2* in the 1st set! VAMOS! (I know he's not Spanish but it's my fave way of saying come on ;) )

Iza
01-14-2005, 04:07 AM
he broke the Swede again and he won the 1st set 6-2 in 36 minutes! VAMOS!!!

Iza
01-14-2005, 04:29 AM
Marcos is serving 4 the match in the 2nd set. he leads 6-2 5-1

Iza
01-14-2005, 04:32 AM
HE WON!!!!!! 6-2 6-1!!!!!!!!! Next up is Leonardo Azzaro of Italy! Just 1 more matche Marcos, 1 more!

KaZa
01-14-2005, 04:35 AM
Azzaro? any good?

khyber
01-14-2005, 02:37 PM
This is so exciting. I hope you makes it in and gets paired against someone who is big enough that they will televise the match.

KaZa
01-14-2005, 10:27 PM
better if its someone small so he beats them and makes the 2nd or 3rd round. then he can get the big enough challenge in a higher round :)

khyber
01-14-2005, 11:58 PM
better if its someone small so he beats them and makes the 2nd or 3rd round. then he can get the big enough challenge in a higher round :)
Okay, you win. :angel:

aceit
01-15-2005, 12:59 AM
Woo! It started! :) GO MARCOS!

KaZa
01-15-2005, 01:02 AM
it said WINNER to Azzaro after the rain delay.... now its gone. was that an error or has Marcos got injured???

other games are underway except for his :(

KaZa
01-15-2005, 01:05 AM
never mind 2-1 now. guess it was an error. gave me a scare though!

aceit
01-15-2005, 01:34 AM
He's down a break but he won the first set 6-2. In the first set, he was down 0-40 and came back to win it. :)

Edit: Back on serve at 4-3. :D

aceit
01-15-2005, 02:08 AM
Marcos wins! Marcos wins! :bounce: :bigclap: :bowdown: 6-2, 6-4. CONGRATS MARCOS. :)

Tricky_Forehand
01-15-2005, 02:18 AM
MARCOS QUALIFIED!!!

:aparty: :woohoo: :bounce: :yeah: :dance: :aparty: :woohoo: :bounce:

I'm just a bit excited for him...lol.

khyber
01-15-2005, 02:36 AM
MARCOS QUALIFIED!!!

:aparty: :woohoo: :bounce: :yeah: :dance: :aparty: :woohoo: :bounce:

I'm just a bit excited for him...lol.
Yeah !!!!!!! I am so thrilled. I think it was the MTF cheering section that put him over the top! :dance:

KaZa
01-15-2005, 02:44 AM
woooo! go marcos!!

when do we find out his 1st round opponent?

Chloe le Bopper
01-15-2005, 03:02 AM
How have I not posted in this thread yet? Marcos :woohoo:

KaZa
01-15-2005, 07:31 AM
he plays Luzzi in round 1 of the Australian Open.

not a bad chance to get into Round 2!

Tricky_Forehand
01-15-2005, 08:03 AM
He's playing another qualifier :D

Hi Rebecca!! :wavey: Nice to see you here.

KaZa
01-15-2005, 04:21 PM
is this guy a qualifier too? he must take him down like the rest of them :)

I might put money on him winning the tournament.......lol just kidding.. id get more than putting money on greece winning the euro!

Iza
01-15-2005, 04:24 PM
GO MARCOS!!! :bounce: It's great! Luzzi should be an easy one! And the 2nd round opponent could be Ljubicic or Horna!!! Go Marcos FAR in this tournament!!!! :woohoo: :bounce: :banana:

Iza
01-15-2005, 04:27 PM
I created a cheering thread in the AO thread just 4 Marcos :)

Chloe le Bopper
01-16-2005, 05:14 AM
He's playing another qualifier :D

Hi Rebecca!! :wavey: Nice to see you here.
Hey! I'm a biiiigggg fan. Ever since I saw him play in the USO qualies this past year. I watched his last two matches and was hooked. He was awesome, and so happy go lucky :)

khyber
01-16-2005, 03:02 PM
Here is a photo from the Aussie Open site:

KaZa
01-16-2005, 03:09 PM
Hey! I'm a biiiigggg fan. Ever since I saw him play in the USO qualies this past year. I watched his last two matches and was hooked. He was awesome, and so happy go lucky :)

yeah he showed his talents and as a youngster will only get better. Hes making us cypriots very proud of him. Just over half a million population.. so to have a pro tennis player is 1 thing.. but for him to have talent is another :)

Tricky_Forehand
01-16-2005, 06:56 PM
The Aussie Open site is using one of the pics from his US OPEN match :)

khyber
01-16-2005, 10:55 PM
The Aussie Open site is using one of the pics from his US OPEN match :)
Thought it looked suspiciously familiar. :p

aceit
01-17-2005, 02:54 AM
Marcos won 6-1,3-6,6-1,3-6,6-3 :)

KaZa
01-18-2005, 08:13 AM
Stepping Up
by Ashley Browne
Tuesday, 18 January, 2005


Take a look at the honour roll for the Australian Open junior boy's championship and you can divide the names into three distinct groups.

There are those that leap straight off the page such as Stefan Edberg (1983), Andy Roddick (2000), Jason Stoltenberg (1987), Thomas Enqvist (1991) and Nicolas Kiefer (1995), who used the Australian junior title as a stepping stone to long and distinguished careers in the professional game.

Then there are names such as James Bailey (1993), Bjorn Rhenqvist (1996), Daniel Elsner (1997) and Kristian Pless (1999) who, it would be fair to conclude, have failed to reach the heights of some other Australian junior champions.

Finally, there are those whose future the tennis jury is still considering. These are players such as Janco Tipsarevic (2001), Marcos Baghdatis (2003) and Gael Monfils (2004) who are still finding their feet in professional ranks with varying degrees of success.

Six former Australian junior champions made it into the main draw of the men's singles at Australian Open 2005 and four were winners. Tipsarevic, Baghdatis, Monfils and Roddick all advanced to the second-round, while Enqvist and Kiefer were defeated.

In 1999, the year Enqvist lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the final at Melbourne Park, he was ranked No.4 in the world. The enigmatic Kiefer, whose career-best ranking was also No.4 - in January 2000 - has twice made the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park and once at Wimbledon.

Both have enjoyed stellar careers and are still in the thick of things, but it is the Frenchman Monfils who may turn out to be the dux of the Australian Open junior class.

Compared by many to former French star Yannick Noah, he finished last year as the top-ranked junior and made the quarter-finals of the first ATP tournament he entered at Metz. Later in the year he beat Enqvist in the first-round of the Masters Series tournament in Paris, after coming through the qualifying event.

A flock of French media monitors his every movement in Melbourne and notable tennis figures such as Brad Gilbert have Monfils tabbed for bigger things.

But for the more typical growing pains of a highly-ranked junior as he enters the world of professional tennis, you can't go past Baghdatis, whose junior win here two years ago sent Cyprus into a minor frenzy.

He enjoyed a stellar 2003, winning the title at Melbourne Park and then saluting in four of five Futures finals he contested. He built an 11-4 record on the Challenger circuit and enjoyed a ranking rise of 375 places to finish at No.179.

His start to 2004 was more humble, with a groin injury keeping him sidelined for the first six months of the year. But he made rapid improvement once he returned the court, running up an 18-10 record in Challenger play, including a defeat of the talented Dominik Hrbaty, and being one of only two players to take a set off the rampaging Roger Federer at the US Open. No less a player than Andre Agassi was the other.

Baghdatis has fond memories of his victorious week in Melbourne two years ago but they are also distant memories given the trials and tribulations of the professional circuit.

"It's tough, really tough," he said on Monday. "Open tennis is more consistent, more solid and it takes a lot more practice."

"In junior tennis you can win by talent alone but when you go to professional tennis it takes lots of hard work. There's a big difference."

Baghdatis takes a level-headed approach to his tennis. He chooses not to compare his ranking and results with those of the other stand-out juniors of his time. His short-term goal is to play better on Wednesday than he did on Monday and to defeat Ivan Ljubicic in the second-round. Longer-term goals are a ranking in the top 100 and a tournament win.

"Slowly, slowly I'm improving and I think I'm getting better," he says. "It's a slog playing challengers, futures and satellite events, but it's a nice life playing tennis and I feel great about it."


Nice Article. Wise comments from the man.

Go Marcos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iza
01-18-2005, 11:03 AM
GO MARCOS! :bounce:

aceit
01-18-2005, 10:12 PM
Go Marcos! :yeah:

KaZa
01-19-2005, 03:22 AM
he won!!!!!!!

great result. 4 sets.

GO MARCOS!!!!!!

khyber
01-19-2005, 03:23 AM
Okay, I got carried away on the Aus Open thread and during the end of the match wrote the follwing:

"Go Marcos!!! Fight boy fight.
I just ordered my Davis cup tickets for US vs Croatia. If Marcos wins I will make it up to you all by cheering for the Croatian players and risk pissing off the fans around me. " :devil:

So look for me on TV :wavey:

Tricky_Forehand
01-19-2005, 03:38 AM
Do you live here in the L.A. area? I was considering buying tickets but unless Robby Ginepri gets chosen for the team the entire squad is :yawn: for me.

My ultimate dream would be to see Alex on the team but hell would probably have to freeze over for McEnroe first :rolleyes:. I don't think I want Alex playing under him anyway :).

khyber
01-19-2005, 05:06 AM
Do you live here in the L.A. area? I was considering buying tickets but unless Robby Ginepri gets chosen for the team the entire squad is :yawn: for me.
South Orange County. The squad doesn't really do it for me either, but its the whole Davis Cup experience that appeals to me. Even though I hate the chest bump thing, I would like to see the twins because they really do know how to play doubles and I think it would be very entertaining.

Iza
01-19-2005, 07:21 AM
wow, what a gr8 result!!! Congrats Marcos! :worship:
good luck vs. Tommy Robredohttp://www.michael-fitz.de/smile/froehlich/dotz.gif

aceit
01-19-2005, 08:26 PM
Wow, I'm so pround of Marcos!!! :worship: I followed the whole match on livescoring and thank goodness he won because if not it would be 2 losses for my favorite players (Fish being the other :sad: :mad: ).

-wokkel-
01-19-2005, 09:26 PM
Marcos! :D
Good luck against Tommy!

Iza
01-21-2005, 04:59 AM
just a few hours b4 he gets on court :bounce:

Tricky_Forehand
01-21-2005, 05:12 AM
:lol: That's what i was just thinking, Iza!! :yeah:

Iza
01-21-2005, 09:56 AM
OMFG he won in str8 sets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :banana:
7-6(2) 6-4 6-1 !!!!!!!!!!!!! Fed is next :devil:
REVENGE!!!!! :rocker2: :yippee:

Tricky_Forehand
01-21-2005, 10:06 AM
He has played and won 6 matches!!! I know that he CAN beat Federer. i don't care who Federer is or what he has accomplished. Marcos has improved since last they met and if Federer doesn't stay tight....Marcos will walk all over him. Even then the Prince of TBs (too young to be a king ;) )will still have a chance to win :D

Iza
01-21-2005, 01:37 PM
my dad said that Fed will win the AO and I told him Marcos will stop him. And he said no cos he's a no-name! :fiery: Well, he'll see on Sunday how this no-name beats the "invincible" :rocker2: http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/waffen/rocketwhore.gif

Iza
01-21-2005, 01:50 PM
some pix from 2days match :inlove: :bigclap: he's so cute when he's so happy!!!
I know they're from gettyimages but I hope I won't get banned just 4 using some pix of Marcos :rolleyes:

khyber
01-21-2005, 02:44 PM
I woke up and the first thing I did was come downstairs turn on the computer and check how Marcos did. OMG !!!!!! I don't know if I will see any of it on my tapes from last night, but I read about the crazy flare lighting fans. Did they get removed from the stadium? It seems a bit dangerous. Anyway, I'm so happy that an "unknown" that I started following last year is doing so well.

Iza
01-21-2005, 02:57 PM
yeah, I'm glad too! THX to Eurosport 4 "THe Rookie: Marcos B" show! :worship: THat's where I saw Marcos 4 the 1st time! And now he's my fave!!!!

Tricky_Forehand
01-21-2005, 09:27 PM
my dad said that Fed will win the AO and I told him Marcos will stop him. And he said no cos he's a no-name! :fiery: Well, he'll see on Sunday how this no-name beats the "invincible" :rocker2: http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/waffen/rocketwhore.gif

Exactly!!!! :yeah: :bounce:

Tricky_Forehand
01-21-2005, 09:32 PM
They better not ban you, Iza :mad:

That boy's smile is priceless :D.

Here are some pics from Yahoo:

khyber
01-23-2005, 02:33 AM
Oh, well. But still a joy to watch. PMac was very complementary of Marcos' game and attitude.

Tricky_Forehand
01-23-2005, 02:52 AM
this is what I posted in the other cheering thread. I don't think I could word it as well again :).

Marcos did lose but no sad face from me. This boy came through the quallies to get to the round of 16 in just his 2nd Slam and 1st AO. I am extremely proud of this kid. I only hope he makes the journey to So Cal someday so maybe I can see him in a Challenger :).

:woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :bigclap: :bigclap:

superpinkone37
01-23-2005, 02:56 AM
I love how he was smiling so much, you could tell he was definitely having a great time out there. This is the first time I have seen him play but after today I think he'll soon become one of my new favorites :) And some of those shots he hit in that third set! :eek: I hope to see a lot of Marcos in the future :D

Iza
01-24-2005, 09:42 AM
:)

that is exactly y he's my fave! :D

Iza
01-24-2005, 09:48 AM
this is what I posted in the other cheering thread. I don't think I could word it as well again :).

Marcos did lose but no sad face from me. This boy came through the quallies to get to the round of 16 in just his 2nd Slam and 1st AO. I am extremely proud of this kid. I only hope he makes the journey to So Cal someday so maybe I can see him in a Challenger :).

:woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :bigclap: :bigclap:
same here!
at least he's not gonna play any quallies at all the tournies :bigclap:

Iza
01-24-2005, 09:49 AM
I hope he comes to Bucharest in September :woohoo: I really wanna see him live! 2 c if that amazing smile is more beautiful in real life http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/herz001.gif

aceit
01-26-2005, 07:37 PM
That would be cool, Iza! :yeah:

So does anyone know what tourney he's playing in next?

khyber
01-26-2005, 08:42 PM
I'm thinking of going to Indian Wells in March, so I really hope he is playing there. I would love to get a chance to see him play in person.

PamposCypriot
01-29-2005, 08:56 PM
Hello from me...

I wish a good career to my compatriot marcos(which he will have :) )

Anyone interested in making a marcos and not only forum?

lazy p
01-29-2005, 09:43 PM
hey what up y'all?.
cool to find this thread..
known marcos as a kid-used to play myself juniors in cyprus.
saw him in Bratislava a couple of months back-after not seeing him in years- where he made it through the quallies to beat Hrbaty in the final!!:bigclap: for his age he has a really strong mental game, and the positive attitude and the charisma he brings to the court is remarkable. Just to see in to what a great player he's developed is amazing..and with his talent the room 4 improvement is enormous! (he has made us-the small tennis community of cyprus so proud)

Well done Marcos in AO:bigclap:.his ranking should be up2 90-100 so no more quallies which is great.

Iza
01-31-2005, 05:04 AM
that is the best thing! it's great to see so many Cypriots here :)

lazy p
01-31-2005, 10:37 AM
damn..heard that marcos has problems w tennis elbow and will be out for a couple of weeks:awww:.can anybody confirm this?
no not again he sat out the 1st half of last year due to injury,not again, not now that he's on a roll!!!:sad:

Iza
01-31-2005, 12:42 PM
:eek: NOOOOO!
:bigcry: It can't be true!

KaZa
01-31-2005, 01:55 PM
only a few weeks. let him get his rest :)

Tricky_Forehand
01-31-2005, 11:40 PM
:yeah: Kaza

Marcos played A LOT more Tennis than what he is used to...mentally/physically. He doesn't have any points to defend so rankings-wise he should be fine.

BTW, he's now 96!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Iza
02-01-2005, 05:08 AM
in the entry system? :woohoo:

KaZa
02-01-2005, 06:27 AM
says 94 actually?

What tournament is he in next?

Action Jackson
02-01-2005, 06:37 AM
damn..heard that marcos has problems w tennis elbow and will be out for a couple of weeks:awww:.can anybody confirm this?
no not again he sat out the 1st half of last year due to injury,not again, not now that he's on a roll!!!:sad:

I was the one who said that and yes it's true, he is having a little break to get over the elbow problem and it's not that serious, so he'll do some more training back in Paris and probably be out for 3 weeks, he has nothing to defend for the first half of the year.

Tricky_Forehand
02-01-2005, 07:03 AM
says 94 actually?

What tournament is he in next?

Knew I was off :o

lazy p
02-01-2005, 04:57 PM
thanx G.
relief to hear it is nothing serious and he will only be out for a couple of weeks. It was just that i was thinking of last year and how he missed the first half due to injury, and then the extra months he needed to get back to winning ways..had me concerned 4a while.
But cool let him rest,train hard, and hopefully he comes back even stronger and makes that extra step..win a title!

Ela Markoulle gera:worship:

PamposCypriot
02-02-2005, 03:52 PM
Marko gera gama ta mounia :)

KaZa
02-02-2005, 10:21 PM
Marko gera gama ta mounia :)

:eek:

lol there are kids here

PamposCypriot
02-03-2005, 04:04 PM
Kids that dont speak greek :) So when are we going to see again Marcatsos live? :)

lazy p
02-03-2005, 10:41 PM
well unfortunetly i have bad news.:sad:
the problem w his right hand is more serious than 1st thought.he wen't through a medical by french specialists and they suggested that surgery was best for him 2get over his injury.he will be operated in the next couple of days and will b out prox. 6weeks.
cross fingers and hope all goes well..his estimated comeback is sometime in April, tuning up 4 the french open.

such a f... shame just at the beginning of a bright career and already so many injuries!

KaZa
02-04-2005, 01:23 AM
shit :(

Action Jackson
02-04-2005, 01:48 AM
lazy, where did you read that? I would like to see the source please.

He still has 2 months free to gain more points and he'll get direct entry into RG.

Tricky_Forehand
02-04-2005, 09:29 AM
He was scheduled to play Cherbourg but as GWH said he has no points to defend. Cherbourg was his first tourney last year and he lost 1st round. I would really hate this for Marcos if this is true. He breaks the top 100 (though not by much) and now may have to sit out a while :mad:. This is almost like Rafa Nadal the last two years except Rafa was firmly in the top 50 both times he got injured (that kept him out of RG).

I wonder if he made it just a bit worse by playing through it at Melbourne. Doesn't really matter...if i was playing that well, I would've played through the pain too.

I think he will come back fine :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-04-2005, 09:38 AM
As I said at the time he couldn't get an injection in Australia when he played here as that would have meant he missed the tournament, but they managed it well, after playing that much it makes sense it could have got worse.

Tricky_Forehand
02-04-2005, 09:49 AM
I missed you saying that he couldn't get an injection. The kid obviously plays through pain well :)

Action Jackson
02-04-2005, 09:51 AM
I missed you saying that he couldn't get an injection. The kid obviously plays through pain well :)

You'd have to read my early reports elsewhere. :)

Tricky_Forehand
02-04-2005, 09:55 AM
I read most of them GWH. Last one was his match vs. Robredo. i'm extrememly tired right now so if you made that comment prior to Robredo I probably read it but don't remember it

Action Jackson
02-04-2005, 09:59 AM
Yes, it was only a comment in passing and didn't have 20 sentences to say that. This being said I'll try and find out some more if I can.

lazy p
02-04-2005, 11:13 AM
was in cyprus newspaper,so a reliable source
..and yeah it also said he was playing through his pain, which likely caused the problem to have worsened.he felt it especially during the federer match and thats why his servis game was so off!

aceit
02-05-2005, 10:04 PM
I hope he gets better soon!

Iza
02-06-2005, 12:42 PM
Get well soon Markie :hug: :hug: !

Iza
02-06-2005, 12:45 PM
Marko gera gama ta mounia :)

is this something naughty http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/teufel/d10.gif ? cos I dunno Greek :(

khyber
02-11-2005, 02:36 PM
Any update on Marcos' injury status? thanks

KaZa
02-13-2005, 02:43 PM
probably still injured for a few more weeks id say.

tennisdear
02-20-2005, 12:12 AM
http://www.livejournal.com/community/baghdatis


...

*nudge nudge*

Jennay
02-22-2005, 07:34 PM
Wow! I can't believe I haven't been in this thread before. I must be blind. ;) :o Thanks for telling me about it, Lauren. :hug:

I've been a fan of Marcos since last years' US Open. :bounce: Congratulations on his breakthrough to the top 100 and run at the Australian Open. :yeah: Best wishes for the rest of year, and heal up QUICKLY!! :hug:

Iza
02-23-2005, 05:36 AM
u really musta been blind Jen cos I had a sort of invitation to the thread in my sig a while ago :lol: j/k ;)
But gr8 that ye've come here!
More Marcos fans is all he needs! But he's injured :tears:

Tricky_Forehand
02-23-2005, 07:46 AM
Even without playing he went up to spots in the entry ranking to 92 :) . Have to love how this system works sometimes :p

Jennay
02-23-2005, 10:25 PM
u really musta been blind Jen cos I had a sort of invitation to the thread in my sig a while ago :lol: j/k ;)
:o :o :o :o :o


;)

Iza
02-25-2005, 10:30 AM
:lol:

***Daniela86***
03-05-2005, 07:20 PM
hello guys:hug: :D
i'm new here :D :p and in spite if i follow much WTA TOUR than ATP, i noticed Marcos Baghdatis since he was still a junior player:hug: I like him very very much and i think he is very talented, i think he can reach top 10 in da future and top 50 this season! I can't wait to see him back :hug: :hug: Plz recover soon Marcos :hug: :D :D We want to see another match between you and Roger :)

Iza
03-06-2005, 06:30 PM
welcome here! :wavey:
There's a Djokovic thread here too, I'll be glad 2 c you there! :)

Tricky_Forehand
03-09-2005, 06:59 PM
I just noticed that marcos won't be playing Quallies in Miami. Has anyone heard anything about his physical status? The kid is up to 92. Would hate to see all this work wasted once others accumalte points around him and knock him down :sad:

lazy p
03-09-2005, 10:18 PM
Marcos had an interview w cyprus newspaper a couple of days ago. He was in Cyprus taking it easy 4 a while,visiting the family and all.he said the surgery went well and should be back to training in a week or two. he will then play a couple of challengers most prob in italy late this month-beginning of next month to get more matches and then move to the bigger deal/tournements!!

cmon baghy get back and kick ass

khyber
03-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Marcos had an interview w cyprus newspaper a couple of days ago. He was in Cyprus taking it easy 4 a while,visiting the family and all.he said the surgery went well and should be back to training in a week or two. he will then play a couple of challengers most prob in italy late this month-beginning of next month to get more matches and then move to the bigger deal/tournements!!

cmon baghy get back and kick assDo you know exactly what the surgery was? thanks

lazy p
03-10-2005, 11:07 AM
not exactly,but wasn't anything major.it was the right hand and the injury he was carrying 4m the aussie open.the french specialists tht operated him said the surgery went well and that it would not stand in the way of his career development..

Iza
03-11-2005, 09:21 AM
get well soon Marcos :) !
I hope he's gonna have a great claycourt season! There are plenty of clay tournaments waiting for him! :bounce:

Jennay
03-11-2005, 11:56 PM
That's too bad, I was hoping to see him in Miami. :sad: Get well SOON!! :hug: :hug:

aceit
03-13-2005, 05:03 PM
:sad: Recover soon, Marcos!

Action Jackson
03-13-2005, 05:12 PM
Marcos had a problem with tennis elbow in Australia and was going to take some time off after it anyway and originally was going to play Cherbourg, but he had surgery to rid the problem.

He has no points to defend up until French Open, so he'll be fine, though he will struggle a bit on the clay, but as long as he wins a few matches before RG, he'll be fine.

Aris
03-30-2005, 12:47 PM
It's now been over 2 weeks since last post in thread...does anyone know anything on Marcos' comeback. I don't see him featuring anywhere next week either...

tennis4eva
03-30-2005, 07:23 PM
I haven't found any news.....I hope he's recovering!

Tricky_Forehand
03-30-2005, 08:57 PM
Same here. :)

I'm hoping that he will be in Challenger Draws soon. I would hate to see him enter Roland Garros with no match preparation.

Iza
04-01-2005, 12:58 PM
so he's not playin any challengers next week :sad: ?

KaZa
04-02-2005, 10:21 AM
doesnt look like it...

Iza
04-04-2005, 09:25 AM
:hysteric:

lazy p
04-05-2005, 09:14 AM
marcos is back..on entry list for next weeks olbia challenger & following it up in monza.
wish him a great-injury free- comeback:yeah:

Tricky_Forehand
04-05-2005, 09:42 AM
Thank you for the great news!! :bounce:

Iza
04-08-2005, 10:06 AM
:woohoo:

adelaide
04-08-2005, 09:38 PM
:banana:

Aris
04-11-2005, 05:31 AM
He is not at OLBIA. Obviously he has withdrawn. That's a bummer!

Iza
04-11-2005, 09:12 AM
OMFG :mad:

khyber
04-11-2005, 03:54 PM
Maybe they were too optimistic about when he would be able to return. Too bad.

KaZa
04-12-2005, 10:31 AM
hopefully hes back for the Monza one? maybe he couldnt handle two in one week. Saw this competition as too easy ;)

adelaide
04-19-2005, 01:56 AM
HE IS BACK FOR MONZA :banana: yay Marcos! Seeded number 1 in singles :D
http://stevegtennis.com/results/2005/ch-monza.txt

good luck marcos! :)

tennis4eva
04-19-2005, 03:25 AM
C'mon Marcos! :D Good Luck!

Tricky_Forehand
04-19-2005, 08:09 AM
Go Marcos!! :yeah:

Let me wake up in the morning and see a win :D

Iza
04-19-2005, 10:13 AM
goooo Marcos!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

khyber
04-19-2005, 03:15 PM
Fingers and toes crossed!

adelaide
04-20-2005, 09:11 PM
(q)Andrea Stoppini (ITA) d. (1)Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 3-6 6-1 6-2

:sad:

tennis4eva
04-21-2005, 12:06 AM
:sad: I hope his injury isn't giving him any trouble again.....
It has been so long since he played....perhaps the lack of match play has left him slightly rusty. Lets hope its nothing to worry about.

aceit
04-21-2005, 12:15 AM
Better luck next time.

Atleast he's playing again! :)

Aris
04-21-2005, 08:57 AM
Well, I can't remember the last time he lost a match after having won the first set...injury comeback or not it is very uncharacteristic of him.

Action Jackson
04-21-2005, 09:15 AM
He is lacking matches that is all, as long as he is pain free the results aren't important.

Iza
04-21-2005, 07:50 PM
better luck next week, Marcos!

Aris
04-22-2005, 10:17 AM
He is lacking matches that is all, as long as he is pain free the results aren't important.

Hey, my favourite tennis player and my favourite football team (QPR) both in one message. This is a great thread...

lazy p
04-22-2005, 03:32 PM
Great News
Marcos just made the main draw at Estoril as an alternate due to many withdrawals
Goooo Marcos!!! :woohoo:

tennis4eva
04-22-2005, 03:34 PM
Thats great! Now he has another chance to get a few matches under his belt before RG :)
Good Luck Marcos!

Iza
04-22-2005, 03:34 PM
REALLY? That is SOOOOOOOOOOOO Great :woohoo: ! Are u sure?

lazy p
04-22-2005, 04:10 PM
well my source is stevegtennis were the entry lists are frequently updated and shows Marcos IN (entry lists are updated by members so cannot be 100%, but should be quite reliable).

adelaide
04-24-2005, 12:34 AM
Yes the main draw is out and Marcos is on it!!! :woohoo: but he plays JC Ferrero in the first round. They both need it. damn. :sad:

tennis4eva
04-24-2005, 03:23 AM
Good Luck Marcos! :rocker2:
Its unlucky that he has to face Juanqui in the first round...I hope he can pull out an upset! :bowdown:

Iza
04-24-2005, 08:37 AM
the draw SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why does he have to play Juanqui?! :hysteric: :hysteric: Now who am I supposed to cheer for?! :bigcry:

Domino
04-24-2005, 03:41 PM
The sole advantage Marcos might have is that Janqui may be a bit jaded, but I doubt it will help much. Come on Marcos, give us something to smile about again.

KaZa
04-25-2005, 11:15 AM
GO MARCOS!

hes still a bit rusty due to the injury. He will bounce back

khyber
04-25-2005, 03:12 PM
Why JCF why? Come on Marcos, enjoy yourself and play well.

joeb_uk
04-25-2005, 04:04 PM
Hopefully marcos plays queens again this year, last year he played qualies! any ideas if he will?

khyber
04-26-2005, 04:44 PM
Marcos is making a fight of it with JCF, go, go , go !!!

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 04:45 PM
Is there a live score??? I didn't see one on the Estoril site :mad:

khyber
04-26-2005, 04:51 PM
Is there a live score??? I didn't see one on the Estoril site :mad:
Yes, I don't have the main page up in front of me, but I think the box was near the upper right hand corner of the page, it said live score.

Action Jackson
04-26-2005, 04:57 PM
One set all

1-0 Ferrero

30-15 on Marcos's serve

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 04:57 PM
Found it!! That box doesn't exactly stick out

1 set ALL!!!

30-15, 0-1...Marcos serving.

Go Marcos!!!!

Action Jackson
04-26-2005, 05:02 PM
I knew you'd find it eventually.

The Baghdatis bandwagon will gather steam very soon I think.

Action Jackson
04-26-2005, 05:02 PM
1-1

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 05:08 PM
The Baghdatis bandwagon will gather steam very soon I think.

Ew...please don't say that. Let the fairweather people latch on to others (namely the guys I don't like so I don't have to deal with them :) ). I can dream, can't I?

Action Jackson
04-26-2005, 05:10 PM
Ew...please don't say that. Let the fairweather people latch on to others (namely the guys I don't like so I don't have to deal with them :) ). I can dream, can't I?

Dreams are free and congrats on getting the Tennis Channel. I just hope you can get some average commentators.

2-2

The ones who like him are now are safe from the bandwagon as they were fans before he was in the top 100.

Action Jackson
04-26-2005, 05:15 PM
3-3 at the moment

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 05:24 PM
4-5, on serve. I almost can't look...

khyber
04-26-2005, 05:26 PM
4-5, on serve. I almost can't look...You and me both! I had to leave the house and make a quick trip to the market, it helped calm me down to get away. Then I come back and see the crazy Nalbandian score, oh my god.

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 05:29 PM
The ones who like him are now are safe from the bandwagon as they were fans before he was in the top 100.

I know that I'm happy when I come across others familar with his Junior days. I didn't start seriously following his results till his last Junior US Open. Even though he beat Alex a couple months later in Seoul...I still liked him :) . I was telling people that he was 197 on the Entry Ranking before he even quit playing Juniors and they kept telling me that it meant nothing. But I don't say "I told you so" so I just sat back and smiled.

Action Jackson
04-26-2005, 05:34 PM
I heard about him before and stumbled on him, then I decided to watch his run from the AO qualies, it has its advantages.

6-5 Ferrero and 15 all.

Action Jackson
04-26-2005, 05:37 PM
We have a breaker.

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 05:42 PM
Now he's throwing in DFs?!?!

I can't look...

But I have to look...

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 05:45 PM
:banghead:

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 05:48 PM
3-6 6-2 6-7(6)

Still a great match although disappointing for Marcos in the end. Juanqui's experience is probably what did Marcos in.

khyber
04-26-2005, 05:48 PM
Oh well, he put up a good fight and that was what I was looking for. On to ..... what? Rome? Hamburgh?

Action Jackson
04-26-2005, 05:51 PM
Top performance by Baghdatis considering it was only his 2nd match back from injury and he had his chances.

He'll learn from this and improve.

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 06:05 PM
No Doubt :yeah:

lazy p
04-26-2005, 08:00 PM
Top performance by Baghdatis considering it was only his 2nd match back from injury and he had his chances.

He'll learn from this and improve.

couldn't agree more.
shows again what a great talent he is and if he stays injury free we will c BIG things from him.
what pleased me the most though is that he shows that he is not only great on hard but can compete and achieve on clay too.

can't wait to see my friend Marcos again live in Prague! :bigclap:

adelaide
04-27-2005, 12:27 AM
great effort by our precious marcos. :bigclap:

TenHound
04-27-2005, 02:27 AM
Great - just found this thread!! Wonderful. Thanks for the news on Baggy. I've been looking for him since seeing him last yr. in NYC & that little bit espn showed v. Roger @AO. He'd really improved since AO. I saw this wicked tailing forehand that left even Roger the Greatest flailing in futility. I didn't know if he was getting screwed out of tournaments 'cuz they were IMG - US hard courts - & he wasn't represented/owned by them, or what was going on. Judging by his results in Australia I expected him to pop right up to the #30's in rankings & move up from there this yr. It's been driving me nuts trying to figure out what happened. HE'S MY ABSOLUTE FAVE AMONG THE KIDS. (Hate Raffy, the Thug.)

I just checked his results from previous week. Guy he lost to isn't even a journeyman - Stoppini, ~25, yet no ht. or wt. even listed...ranked below #230, yet Baggy lost to him in 3 sets. So, he's scraping the rust off his game quickly.

I've seen so little of him, that I don't have much of a read. Has anyone heard anything about expectations. Is he as highly thought of as Gasquet? Is he expected to break the Top 10? I'm a little concerned about this injury thing - hope it's not caused by faulty mechanics.

Pls. let us know where he's playing next. It's unclear from the Rome site, if they're even having qualies, or if it's ~51 guys, w/top ones all getting byes in 1st round. No mention on the website - but maybe it's an old/cheap website.

So, anyway, very happy to have found you all. And pls. give us all the info. you can from the Cypriot newspapers. Thanks so very much. Love his smile, love his tennis - moves well, GREAT HANDS, good size, just enough power w/out being a goddamn thug. Has the Soul of a Tennis Player.

tennis4eva
04-27-2005, 06:55 AM
. Love his smile, love his tennis - moves well, GREAT HANDS, good size, just enough power w/out being a goddamn thug. Has the Soul of a Tennis Player.

Well said! :bowdown:

Tricky_Forehand
04-27-2005, 06:57 AM
Judging by his results in Australia I expected him to pop right up to the #30's in rankings & move up from there this yr.

:lol: It's not that easy to move up in the rankings. The fact that he has stuck around the 90s after being out since January is great. Obviously, it helped that he had no points to defend but the fact that he got into the top 100 so quickly is awesome.

Guy he lost to isn't even a journeyman

I just have to say how much I hate that word in bold. I won't speak it and I won't type it because I consider it to be one of the more disrespectful labels. I've even heard that word used to describe top 20 players :rolleyes: .



Pls. let us know where he's playing next. It's unclear from the Rome site, if they're even having qualies, or if it's ~51 guys, w/top ones all getting byes in 1st round. No mention on the website - but maybe it's an old/cheap website.

Yes, Italia Masters has Quallies...32 Draw. And Marcos is in.

Action Jackson
04-27-2005, 10:07 AM
Great - just found this thread!! Wonderful. Thanks for the news on Baggy. I've been looking for him since seeing him last yr. in NYC & that little bit espn showed v. Roger @AO. He'd really improved since AO. I saw this wicked tailing forehand that left even Roger the Greatest flailing in futility. I didn't know if he was getting screwed out of tournaments 'cuz they were IMG - US hard courts - & he wasn't represented/owned by them, or what was going on. Judging by his results in Australia I expected him to pop right up to the #30's in rankings & move up from there this yr. It's been driving me nuts trying to figure out what happened. HE'S MY ABSOLUTE FAVE AMONG THE KIDS. (Hate Raffy, the Thug.)

Just because a player has talent doesn't automatically mean that they move up the rankings. Is there a point in having unrealistic expectations at this moment? Marcos needs to develop, improve his physical conditioning and also remain injury free.

The reason he hasn't played is that he has been injured, these things happen in pro sports. As for journeyman, everone apart from Federer is a journeyman.

What becomes of him as a player well as long as he can play pain free, with a smile on his face and keep on improving then his ranking will look after itself.

Tricky_Forehand
04-27-2005, 06:51 PM
Just because a player has talent doesn't automatically mean that they move up the rankings. Is there a point in having unrealistic expectations at this moment? Marcos needs to develop, improve his physical conditioning and also remain injury free.

What becomes of him as a player well as long as he can play pain free, with a smile on his face and keep on improving then his ranking will look after itself.

I agree completely :yeah:

Iza
04-27-2005, 07:26 PM
Oh, how I luv this thread! :kiss: :hug: to all of ya!

So Marcos is in the quallies for Rome? That is realy truly awesome! I'm so glad to see him improve! :yeah: I feel so bad cos ES aren't makin' the show w/him :mad: ! I wish he'd come to Bucharest Open (my only hope of seein' some live tennis)

TenHound
04-29-2005, 04:59 PM
Does anybody have any info. on why he pulled out of Rome Qualies?

Iza
04-29-2005, 05:02 PM
I can't believe it! i hope he's not gonna miss RG! :sobbing:
Please get well soon Marcos!

TenHound
04-29-2005, 08:39 PM
Christ - looks like he came back too soon, or hurt something else!! Damn. It looks suspiciously like he's pulled out of Paris, though I've never read the early lists before so I had to post a question to decode the symbols. He's listed #91. Then next name on list says after the name @91. I suspect that means that #91 has pulled out & that name is to be put in it's place!!! If so, he's gone........from the claycourt season again this yr...

khyber
04-30-2005, 02:34 AM
I hope you guys are wrong, but..... just in case: crap, crap, crap!

Iza
04-30-2005, 10:58 AM
noooo.......it cannot be http://www.mysmilie.de/smilies/kaos/2/37.gif

Action Jackson
04-30-2005, 11:13 AM
What's going on here? Why the panic?

There isn't anything suggesting that he is going to miss Roland Garros and there are quite a few players who were on the list of qualies at Rome and aren't in the main draw.

He is in RG at the moment, so easy up on the gloom.

lazy p
04-30-2005, 09:30 PM
any update on Marcos's situation?:confused:

TenHound
05-01-2005, 12:45 AM
Go look at the damn Paris list. It looks like he's pulled out & been replaced by someone else. If I'm misreading it, please explain. As I indicated, I'm new to reading these lists. Below him, #91, it lists someone else saying after their name @91. If that doesn't mean replace the above name for the 91st slot w/this name, what does it mean?

Iza
05-01-2005, 09:16 AM
doesn't it mean using the "frozen" rankings just like Guga and Younes did a few times this year?

Iza
05-01-2005, 09:18 AM
while we're anxiously waiting for some news, here are some pix to make us feel more at home, in Marcos' forum ;)
http://www.tennispozoblanco.com/ficheros/imagen/marco.jpg
http://a.blick.ch/img/gen/k/0/HBk0Apbf_Pxgen_r_180xA.jpg
http://lequipe.fr/Xml/Tennis/Dossiers/Media/aus_1_chy.jpg
http://sport.virgilio.it/it/gallery/images/20040903/7baghdatis.jpg

Action Jackson
05-01-2005, 09:22 AM
Popp has a protected ranking and not Baghdatis and he is one below Marcos on the list.

Iza
05-01-2005, 01:23 PM
you're right GWH.
no need to panic.
YET