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Baghdatis easily defeats Haas 6-2 6-3

Action Jackson
10-27-2005, 04:43 PM
:worship: :worship: keep smiling Marcos.

Congrats on making the quarter finals in Basel.

LostGlory
10-27-2005, 04:46 PM
Well done Marcos...Iknew you were going to win this one...but Thank you for doing it in 2 easy sets....

gooner88
10-27-2005, 04:46 PM
The seeds are falling one by one in Basel today.
Well done Marcos. :yeah:

skel1983
10-27-2005, 04:47 PM
:worship: :worship: keep smiling Marcos.

Congrats on making the quarter finals in Basel.


Poor old Tommy I think he is turning into a bit of a journey man who will spring the odd upset, a bit of a Santoro.

Action Jackson
10-27-2005, 04:48 PM
This one is for Baghdatis. He made yeeros out of Haas.

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NicoFan
10-27-2005, 04:50 PM
Poor old Tommy I think he is turning into a bit of a journey man who will spring the odd upset, a bit of a Santoro.

Has anyone seen Tommy play lately?

I watched him a bit when he was ranked #3 in the world, and his game stylistically was one of the most beautiful games to watch - his backhand had to be one of the best in the game. And the way he moves on court is beautiful.

Its a shame that injuries seem to have taken a toll on such talented player.

Deboogle!.
10-27-2005, 04:51 PM
yay Marcos :) Should help his ranking too :D

enqvistfan
10-27-2005, 04:52 PM
Tommy :(
See you in Paris :banana:

Scotso
10-27-2005, 04:52 PM
:o

skel1983
10-27-2005, 04:52 PM
Has anyone seen Tommy play lately?

I watched him a bit when he was ranked #3 in the world, and his game stylistically was one of the most beautiful games to watch - his backhand had to be one of the best in the game. And the way he moves on court is beautiful.

Its a shame that injuries seem to have taken a toll on such talented player.


I agree, a great pro who was comfortable on all surfaces, i think injuries are catching up and he will still spring a few big scalps in the next couple of years, the problem is consistancy.

Action Jackson
10-27-2005, 04:52 PM
Has anyone seen Tommy play lately?

I watched him a bit when he was ranked #3 in the world, and his game stylistically was one of the most beautiful games to watch - his backhand had to be one of the best in the game. And the way he moves on court is beautiful.

Its a shame that injuries seem to have taken a toll on such talented player.

I have seen him play this year. As for stylish game, for some people, but I am not some people.

He was good, but never a potential great. His big year last year, has probably had an effect on him this year.

PaulieM
10-27-2005, 04:56 PM
This one is for Baghdatis. He made yeeros out of Haas.

http://www.overclock.net/images/smilies/buttkick.gif
i don't think i've ever seen you post with so many emoticons in one day;)

yay for marcos, keep it up!! :yippee:

khyber
10-27-2005, 04:58 PM
Wow, what a great treat to see this score! :D

Action Jackson
10-27-2005, 04:59 PM
i don't think i've ever seen you post with so many emoticons in one day;)

yay for marcos, keep it up!! :yippee:

Quality over quantity.

A quality win here by Marcos.

delsa
10-27-2005, 05:02 PM
i don't think i've ever seen you post with so many emoticons in one day ;)

In one week! It's not the first time he surprises us with some emoticons in his posts recently...:eek: What's going on GWH?


Well done Marcos! :worship:

PaulieM
10-27-2005, 05:03 PM
Quality over quantity.

A quality win here by Marcos.
:lol: come to think of it i'm not sure i've ever seen you use an emoticon :p i like that one though, it's a good place to start. it seems good wins by both acasuso and baghdatis have brought out the softer side in you ;)

NicoFan
10-27-2005, 05:07 PM
Thanks Skel and GWH.

Don't think he had the potential to ever be a #1 back in his prime, but for awhile, he had the ability to be #5 and was for awhile. But his mental game seemed to break down, and that was one of the reasons that he could be inconsistent. He used to also get really tight trying to close out matches - but that's a problem for many players.

Again, just loved his backhand...it was awesome.

revolution
10-27-2005, 05:08 PM
He did play well, he did the double handed backhand a la Nalbandian with great effect, he bossed the rallies and showed why he was junior world no 1.

Maybe we will see him go on to fulfil his talent from here, I hope so!

Action Jackson
10-27-2005, 05:10 PM
I am just waiting for Baghdatis to finally have a year injury free, then it should be interesting to see what he can do.

LaTenista
10-27-2005, 05:10 PM
Didn't Tommy break with Red Ayme for good a few months back? I think it's the mental side that has been more of a problem for Tommy this year.

:banana: Keep it up Marcos! Hopefully you can get your ranking high enough to come to Cincy next year.

RogerRocks
10-27-2005, 05:11 PM
ohh, I thought the whole time this match is live on Eurosport right now. Apparantly, it's already completed then :o

NYCtennisfan
10-27-2005, 05:14 PM
Nice win for Marcos. Haas....Nicofan, you are right. But again, that's the ATP tour for you. Some injuries happen to you and the game moves on.

vincayou
10-27-2005, 05:36 PM
That's a really good week for the youngsters so far.

NicoFan
10-27-2005, 05:39 PM
Didn't Tommy break with Red Ayme for good a few months back? I think it's the mental side that has been more of a problem for Tommy this year.

:banana: Keep it up Marcos! Hopefully you can get your ranking high enough to come to Cincy next year.


Tommy did break with Red. But not sure who is coaching him now.

NYCtennisfan - yup it is the nature of the game. But ... if its a player that I like or like their game, its sad to see.

SwissMister1
10-27-2005, 06:19 PM
Yeah Marcos! Nice to see him finally healthy, I was worried when he was hurt against Tursunov at the USO.

Haasfan
10-27-2005, 06:20 PM
its sad, very sad

Tommy has had a poor couple of years. I don't know what will happen with him now - will he find the strength to come back and finally win something?

Who knows...

I think that Tommy will struggle to ever do anything 'great' now. He never really did anything until 2001-2002 - but now its fizzled out again....

Tommy is still a great player, whatever George W OPINIONATED SAYS - im still a fan, we find out in these phases who the real Tommy fans are....

NicoFan
10-27-2005, 06:30 PM
Tommy is still a great player - im still a fan, we find out in these phases who the real Tommy fans are....

:yeah:

Yup, its easy to root for a guy when he's winning.

But its tough when they are losing. That's when you separate the real fans from the bandwagon fans. Personally I say let the bandwagon jumpers go...lol!!!!!!!!!!! Good riddance. You weren't a fan to begin with. :eek:

Hang in there Haasfan. :hug:

jole
10-27-2005, 07:17 PM
its sad, very sad

Tommy has had a poor couple of years. I don't know what will happen with him now - will he find the strength to come back and finally win something?

Who knows...

I think that Tommy will struggle to ever do anything 'great' now. He never really did anything until 2001-2002 - but now its fizzled out again....

Tommy is still a great player, whatever George W OPINIONATED SAYS - im still a fan, we find out in these phases who the real Tommy fans are....

I like Tommy quite a bit, and all GWH means is that his game doesn't do it for him. No shame in that, he and everyone else says that about plenty of people. Only a moron would say Tommy isn't a great player, as his overall career proves he is.

jacobhiggins
10-27-2005, 07:21 PM
This might sound crazy but I think Baghdatis has the potential to be very very good! I've seen him play a couple of times and he's impressed me alot. He has hit some Federer like shots and I think he may be a dark horse for a future top 5 player! I know Gasquet and Monfils and Murray get a lot of the top billing, but I think Badhdatis could be just as good as them or maybe even better?

PahelWaske
10-27-2005, 09:13 PM
Grats to Marcos, he's 2003's orange bowle winner isn't he? He's had a rather tough year last year but made some noise in his 2 matches vs Federer. An interesting player and also a bit of an entertainer on the court, I hope he can manage to advance step by step in the ranking :)


Tommy's had a crap year really, every time he looked dangerous & good after an injury was cured another one occured (damn, anyone seen it in wimbledon when he slipped out on a ball before the match started?!). He's also fired Ayme once again, damn he was close to the top 10 in the end of 2004, this season now is completely bs....I hope he'll find his consistency and confidence again, possibly with Kuehnen as his new coach. :D Or perhaps even Gilbert? Nah let's stay realistic :sad:

CarstenL01
10-27-2005, 11:26 PM
:rolleyes: oh Tommy what are you doing? :sad:

I hope he'll find his consistency and confidence again, possibly with Kuehnen as his new coach. :D Or perhaps even Gilbert? Nah let's stay realistic :sad:

hopefully not Kuehnen :rolleyes:

justClaudia
10-27-2005, 11:36 PM
:yippee: Well done Marcos! :D

name_change
10-28-2005, 12:57 AM
Poor old Tommy I think he is turning into a bit of a journey man who will spring the odd upset, a bit of a Santoro.
injuries have totally ruined his career. it's really sad because he used to have such great potential. i remember people talking about him winning slams and all.