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For Baghdatis, having fun on court is key for success

FedererGrandSlam
07-05-2007, 05:43 PM
Sorry if this has been discussed before. But Marcos' great run at this year's Wimbledon is not a surprise for those who saw him play in the first week.
He was just having a great time on the court. Even when he was losing his doubles match he made jokes with opponents, umpire and crowd and just enjoyed playing the game.
Since he first appeared on the Tour I have always thought that he must try to maintain this attitude as his career progresses, even if that includes doing silly things in huge matches sometimes. You can see that he usually plays much worse when he puts himself under pressure.
I don't know whether he just likes Wimbledon that much. But it's working again and I hope he can keep this up. :)

ReturnWinner
07-05-2007, 05:51 PM
he is right, by having fun he can plays freely and relaxed, and of course that is great for his tennis,

many players makes such a drama of a match, so many times the chokings happen by that, the mistakes with grueling ues and double faults when players got nerveous ,stressed and things like that

GlennMirnyi
07-05-2007, 05:54 PM
That's probably why his big-stage performance is :bs:

neenah
07-05-2007, 06:02 PM
Star Sports is replaying his match with Davydenko now and his fans are going crazy and he loves it.

scarecrows
07-05-2007, 06:05 PM
That's probably why his big-stage performance is :bs:

1 GS final and 1 SF is no :bs:

GlennMirnyi
07-05-2007, 06:12 PM
1 GS final and 1 SF is no :bs:

Both flukes. Losing to a semi-paralised Agassi was :bs: enough.

alfonsojose
07-05-2007, 06:16 PM
Both flukes. Losing to a semi-paralised Agassi was :bs: enough.

:lol:

Forehander
07-05-2007, 06:29 PM
Marcos Bagdaddy's change of paste in the game can be fascinating when he's on. His both grandslam semi finals was no fluke. He's a great tennis player with extroadinary personality. Hope he continues to win on :)

marina988
07-05-2007, 06:59 PM
I love watching him play! Because he always seems to be so relaxed! And happy!!!!!!! :)
I can't wait to see his match with Nole!!! It will be lots of fun!!!!

Allstar
07-05-2007, 07:12 PM
I was at the Bandy-Baggy match. He was loving the Cypriot support and having a good laugh at it

raeesa301
07-05-2007, 07:27 PM
Youzhny and Tursunov always seem to enjoy themselves as well...

Metis
07-05-2007, 07:56 PM
:D

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/db0d958f-06b6-4b3d-b51b-df9cf0d0d21f.jpg

ugotlobbed
07-05-2007, 08:06 PM
yea hes the real spartan (from greece, nadal from spain)

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 05:58 AM
Both flukes. Losing to a semi-paralised Agassi was :bs: enough.

First sentence isn't true, but the second part, well that can't be argued with.

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 06:00 AM
Well he doesn't look miserable on court and he has moved back to Cyprus, all benefical for Marcos.

The_Nadal_effect
07-06-2007, 06:11 AM
The thread starter claims that 'having fun is the key to success, for Baggy' What he probably means is being relaxed and playing is his key to success. In Marcos' case, perhaps having fun is the best way to relax. But perhaps the method of relaxing differs from player to player as well.

I like Marcos! I find him very charismatic. Remember how cheerfully he let Agassi pass into the third round of the US open last year (and even hugged him in the end)? He could have easily taken away the match. I hope he learns how to control such emotions and grow head-strong as well (like Nadal?). I would like to see him win more often.

Merton
07-06-2007, 06:18 AM
First sentence isn't true, but the second part, well that can't be argued with.

It took him too sets to realize how to play, of course after that his summer preparation eating well and enjoying the sun proved decisive in the 5th.

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 06:49 AM
It took him too sets to realize how to play, of course after that his summer preparation eating well and enjoying the sun proved decisive in the 5th.

Yes, all that moussaka, gyros and feta cheese washed down with retsina and ouzo over a summer had an impact for sure.

kindablue
07-06-2007, 08:19 AM
Yes, all that moussaka, gyros and feta cheese washed down with retsina and ouzo over a summer had an impact for sure.

Nobody drinks retsina anymore, Marcos is a beer guy :p

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 08:36 AM
Nobody drinks retsina anymore, Marcos is a beer guy :p

Yes, I know that I have seen the evidence.:p

kindablue
07-06-2007, 08:44 AM
Yes, I know that I have seen the evidence.:p

There are rumors that he is trying to get rid of the evidence :p

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 08:46 AM
There are rumors that he is trying to get rid of the evidence :p

I think with papa Yiannos these rumours could be true.

kindablue
07-06-2007, 08:52 AM
I think with papa Yiannos these rumours could be true.

What about the rumours that Navratilova offered to coach him for free? ;)

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 08:59 AM
What about the rumours that Navratilova offered to coach him for free? ;)

As a ploy to try and shag some of Marco's female groupies. Well we know he is the big man in Cyprus, so he'd have to have some female fans.

kindablue
07-06-2007, 09:11 AM
As a ploy to try and shag some of Marco's female groupies. Well we know he is the big man in Cyprus, so he'd have to have some female fans.

Actually the new wave of Cypriot females doesn't look bad at all, she would find something to suit her taste if she ever got here!
Still i think she 'd be better off on a Greek island like Lesbos or Mykonos ;)

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 09:15 AM
Actually the new wave of Cypriot females doesn't look bad at all, she would find something to suit her taste if she ever got here!
Still i think she 'd be better off on a Greek island like Lesbos or Mykonos ;)

Well if Djokovic can have Woodforde to help with his volleys, then Marcos could use Nav for these purposes.

Yes, I agree with the Lesbos/Mykonos comment :)

baghdatis
07-06-2007, 09:16 AM
Actually the new wave of Cypriot females doesn't look bad at all, she would find something to suit her taste if she ever got here!
Still i think she 'd be better off on a Greek island like Lesbos or Mykonos ;)


:haha: :haha: :lol: :lol:

baghdatis
07-06-2007, 09:18 AM
Well if Djokovic can have Woodforde to help with his volleys, then Marcos could use Nav for these purposes.

Yes, I agree with the Lesbos/Mykonos comment :)

Yep his volleys need a lot of improvement!

Rumour
07-06-2007, 09:51 AM
Baghdatis seems to have a joyfully exuberant personaity on and off the court that is definitely refreshing to see. For all those people who think that assholery and controversy are the best or even only ways to spice up the tennis scene, the Cypriot is a prime example that a pleasant personality does not necessarily equate to a boring one.

kindablue
07-06-2007, 10:03 AM
Baghdatis seems to have a joyfully exuberant personaity on and off the court that is definitely refreshing to see. For all those people who think that assholery and controversy are the best or even only ways to spice up the tennis scene, the Cypriot is a prime example that a pleasant personality does not necessarily equate to a boring one.

:yeah:

Kalliopeia
07-06-2007, 11:05 AM
Baghdatis seems to have a joyfully exuberant personaity on and off the court that is definitely refreshing to see. For all those people who think that assholery and controversy are the best or even only ways to spice up the tennis scene, the Cypriot is a prime example that a pleasant personality does not necessarily equate to a boring one.

I agree completely. Marcos is a joy to watch.

Kolya
07-06-2007, 11:13 AM
Having fun can only get you so far...

User ID 29337
07-06-2007, 02:48 PM
I hadn't really watched him all that much before Wimbledon but I'm really impressed. Hes got a great game and his personality makes him fun to watch. Saw a couple of off court interviews, hes just an easy going fun guy.