Baghdatis def. Stepanek 6-4 6-3 3-6 0-6 7-5!! [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Baghdatis def. Stepanek 6-4 6-3 3-6 0-6 7-5!!

shotgun
01-18-2006, 02:16 AM
Baggy! :rocker2:

shotgun
01-18-2006, 02:25 AM
it's over now.

MisterQ
01-18-2006, 02:27 AM
wow! :clap2:

El Legenda
01-18-2006, 02:27 AM
choke fest on that court, its like both didnt want to win.

cartmancop
01-18-2006, 02:27 AM
Hooray!!! I picked this one.. Good win Marcos:)

Deboogle!.
01-18-2006, 02:27 AM
MARCOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but wtf happened in the 4th set?!!?

Jennay
01-18-2006, 02:27 AM
Marcos :bounce:

bad gambler
01-18-2006, 02:28 AM
the best young talent in the game IMO

hoping 2006 will be his breakthrough year, THIS MAN IS CLASS :D :D :D :D

L James
01-18-2006, 02:28 AM
Baghdatis :yeah:

shotgun
01-18-2006, 02:28 AM
Stepanek got booed while leaving the court. :lol:

LaTenista
01-18-2006, 02:30 AM
:woohoo: Already looking forward to Marcos vs Andy in 4th round.

Deboogle!.
01-18-2006, 02:31 AM
Stepanek got booed while leaving the court. :lol::haha: Why!

GonzoFan
01-18-2006, 02:32 AM
I only had on tv the last game of the match ... :sad:

CONGRATS BAGHDATIS !!!! :woohoo:
Marco's crowd was crazy!

jole
01-18-2006, 02:32 AM
Can anyone give an account of Stepanek's specific antics during this match? :D

aceit
01-18-2006, 02:32 AM
:D YAYYY!

Certainly didn't help me get far with my homework, but I'm glad he won.

shotgun
01-18-2006, 02:32 AM
:haha: Why!

Well they just showed the last few games here. In the last game he was quite bitchy about a call, but I can imagine that it wasn't just that.

SwissMister1
01-18-2006, 02:33 AM
awesome, i'm glad marcos found the mental strength to finish this one off, well done!

Merton
01-18-2006, 02:37 AM
Stepanek got booed while leaving the court. :lol:

You mean Stepanek is not running for sportsman of the year award? :lol: A great win for Marcos, i just hope he stays healthy this year.

Christina
01-18-2006, 02:46 AM
Marcos!

Liked at the beginning of the match with the Cypriot/Greek fans singing the Greek anthem and Marcos sitting in his chair singing it too :yeah:

TenHound
01-18-2006, 02:48 AM
From stats looks like goofy match. Baggy started serving 61%, then it went in the toilet. 2 sets in 40's% 1st serve. Did they both play badly?

MariaV
01-18-2006, 02:50 AM
Marco's crowd was crazy!
What do the others think of the Cypriot crowd?
I think it's hilarious like a football match. :lol: But the ES commentators were not amused.

Corey Feldman
01-18-2006, 02:54 AM
good win for Baggy
but those crypriot fans need to cool it
booing/clapping 1st serve misses is not on, even if it's stepanek

Corey Feldman
01-18-2006, 02:59 AM
Can anyone give an account of Stepanek's specific antics during this match? :Dnothing out of the ordinary for Radek, fans just being ass's coz their guy won..
altho i wanted baggy to win beforehand, part of me would have liked to see radek take that 5th set and send them home in mental agony..
we'll, i can wait a bit longer :D

Consigliere
01-18-2006, 04:26 AM
melbourne is the biggest greek populated city out of greece so this guy gets huge support. or were they cypriots? is there a difference? (not meaning to be offensive)?

Merton
01-18-2006, 04:35 AM
melbourne is the biggest greek populated city out of greece so this guy gets huge support. or were they cypriots? is there a difference? (not meaning to be offensive)?

Marcos is a Greek-speaking Cypriot, so my guess would be that the entire Greek community of Melbourne would be supporting him.

TenHound
01-18-2006, 04:42 AM
That's Wonderful for him. It's probably the only place in the world where he'll get that support @Tier 1 events. Were fans worse than Hewitt's?

vincayou
01-18-2006, 08:45 AM
His fans were incredible. I could only watch the first 3 sets and left when Radek was coming back strongly. I was fearing the worse waking up this morning. Good win for Marcos! :yeah:

tennisvideos
01-18-2006, 08:54 AM
Were fans worse than Hewitt's?

What is that supposed to mean? Most of the fans who happen to be there when Lleyton is playing are just ordinary every day people who happen to have bought tickets for that days play months in advance. They aren't all dedicated Hewitt fanatics if that is what you are inferring.

They probably just get excited as Lleyton is Australia's ONLY contender in a proud sporting nation that has produced countless legends up until the mid 70s and then virtually nothing until Rafter and now Hewitt. So they are just desperate for a local to do well. Nothing wrong in that.

Most of the Aussie fans are very fair, even if our only hope is playing.

lucashg
01-18-2006, 09:50 AM
This match seemed so interesting and intense, I wonder why ESPN was stuck showing the horrid display of tennis of Ginepri instead of this? I'm glad Baghdatis won, although it's true that he was choking (but so was Stepanek), and the crowd (Baghdatis fans) was just wild. :eek:

I hope he gets to the 4th round, at least. Gremelmayr.. while had a good win, I can't say it was because he was so "OMG, that's impressive". Good luck, Marcos!

Action Jackson
01-18-2006, 10:14 AM
Marcos is a Greek-speaking Cypriot, so my guess would be that the entire Greek community of Melbourne would be supporting him.

Good to see that there is some sense in this thread somewhere, though it was hard to find.

If it wasn't for those Cypriot fans, then Marcos would not have won this match and it was an enjoyable match and I will write more about it later, but Marcos was effected by the heat and Radek was hitting them well and hitting more dropshots than usual.

Nathaliia
01-18-2006, 10:29 AM
Marcos :bounce:
i wish i had a tv set in place where i am.
i plus i wish i had time to watch it.

all the best to Marcos :aparty:

joeb_uk
01-18-2006, 10:55 AM
:haha: Why!
Stepanek is a complete cocksucker on court, probably the most annoying player I have ever seen. You have to see him live to believe it :D Everyone knows I dont like rusedski, but during queens i watched stepanek and rusedski and stepanek acted like a complete asshole. Everyone was booing him, and greg was taking the piss out of him after a while :lol:

He delays play slow as hell, he deliberately throws the ball up and then catches it again, he whines about calls all day long, no wonder everyone hates that ugly freak.

Mrs. B
01-18-2006, 10:58 AM
Marcos! :cool:

keep on going, kiddo!!! :bounce:

justClaudia
01-18-2006, 11:04 AM
Marcos! Well done. :banana:

Jogy
01-18-2006, 11:13 AM
Great match, Baghdatis! :yeah:

mandoura
01-18-2006, 11:56 AM
the best young talent in the game IMO

hoping 2006 will be his breakthrough year, THIS MAN IS CLASS :D :D :D :D

:yeah: Absolutely. His heart is gold too. :)

:woohoo: Marcos. Go, go, go.

Neely
01-18-2006, 11:58 AM
Yes, this was a good match I think. I could see the fifth set and it was exciting and not crap. I'm sure these Greek and Cypriotic fans got on the nerves of Stepanek ;)

Angle Queen
01-18-2006, 12:02 PM
Wow! What a nice result for Marcos!

Aphex
01-18-2006, 01:49 PM
:smoke:

Fumus
01-18-2006, 01:58 PM
This is a great win for Baghdatis. Stepanek although a pretty boy, is no slumb and it takes a certain level to beat him. I am excited to see what this kid can do at the AO.

Experimentee
01-18-2006, 02:14 PM
Marcos gets huge support from the Greek fans every match he plays here in Melbourne as he is a Greek Cypriot. They are one of the loudest crowds and even rival the Swedes at times. He really appreciates it and thats why he's been having great results at the AO all the time.

lilfairyprincess
01-18-2006, 02:29 PM
Marcos!

Liked at the beginning of the match with the Cypriot/Greek fans singing the Greek anthem and Marcos sitting in his chair singing it too :yeah:

aww its reasons like this that i love watching marcos' matches!! -im glad he won :D

czech1rep
01-18-2006, 03:07 PM
:sad: Poor Radek!!!

mallorn
01-18-2006, 03:17 PM
Marcos! :hug: Finally one of my favourites wins. :)

Corswandt
01-18-2006, 03:45 PM
Man, those Greek fans are simply awesome. On the few points of the match Eurosport deigned to show, the atmosphere was like that of a football final.

Great win for born entertainer Baghdatis. He's a delight to watch.

christos
01-18-2006, 04:48 PM
Any video from Marcos' match ?