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Is Baghdatis getting too much hype?

ezekiel
06-01-2006, 12:46 PM
I know he is colorful and I like him as a person and even as a player when he played at AO but can ESPN please tone down his coverage as well as hype because he hasn't done much since

Action Jackson
06-01-2006, 12:49 PM
Wow this is a new topic.

Someone plays well in 1 match they are the biggest potential stars in tennis, then they lose their next match and they are among the most overrated pieces of crap ever to play the game.

Vamos, Allez, Forza, Auf gehts, Pame, Kom igen, Ajmo and come on MTF, we love it.

Scotso
06-01-2006, 12:49 PM
Yeah, I'm sick of ESPN talking about him nonstop.

Andre♥
06-01-2006, 12:49 PM
Baghdatis = Santoro + good serve

Julio1974
06-01-2006, 12:51 PM
Absolutey. So far, all he did was to beat the third, fourth and fifth player in the world in a Micky Mouse tournament. But he lost easily the final against an unknown player.

Jim Jones
06-01-2006, 01:02 PM
Verkerk who is overhyped by many at least has won 2 titles along with his French Open Finalist position. Marcos has not won even one title. Ok he is still young but until then Marcos is not even as good as Verkerk.

betterthanhenman
06-01-2006, 01:06 PM
So in your opinion, Baghdatis is overhyped and Murray underrated. (comment directed towards thread starter).

:haha:

Andre♥
06-01-2006, 01:07 PM
Verkerk who is overhyped by many at least has won 2 titles along with his French Open Finalist position. Marcos has not won even one title. Ok he is still young but until then Marcos is not even as good as Verkerk.

Ok, Baghdatis is not that good but comparing him to Verkerk is too much...

Andre♥
06-01-2006, 01:08 PM
So in your opinion, Baghdatis is overhyped and Murray underrated.

Murray is only underrated if someone rates him as the worst tennis player ever...

betterthanhenman
06-01-2006, 01:11 PM
Murray is only underrated if someone rates him as the worst tennis player ever...

:yeah:

OddJob
06-01-2006, 01:14 PM
ESPN had way too much coverage on Baggy but I did enjoy watching Julien beat him. :devil:

hitchhiker
06-01-2006, 01:20 PM
everyone one in tennis is a overrated clown

Chocobo
06-01-2006, 01:23 PM
He said to french TV that he's in doubt about his game since a few months. But I think it's a bit normal, after all what happened to him since his AO final, the media hype, the TV shows (in france at least, he's done nearly all of them), national expectations etc., to struggle.

You'll have to give him time, and he'll confirm he is a great player

MrGasa
06-01-2006, 01:57 PM
Baghdatis is a very good player, but he didn't look very good today, he is overweighted and he looked a bit lazy with his footwork, deffinetely not in the best physical shape. It looks like he's not 100% commited and that is too bad.

kindablue
06-01-2006, 01:57 PM
He said to french TV that he's in doubt about his game since a few months. But I think it's a bit normal, after all what happened to him since his AO final, the media hype, the TV shows (in france at least, he's done nearly all of them), national expectations etc., to struggle.

You'll have to give him time, and he'll confirm he is a great player

:yeah:

Only one addition.He was unlucky today!!!

Xristos
06-01-2006, 02:03 PM
Give him a break....He is class.

admiralpye
06-01-2006, 02:14 PM
My guess is they are hyping him up because of his on-court personality, his die-hard, shirtless cheering squad, and because he is the only tennis player from Cyprus who has made this much headway into tennis rankings.

I guess he is overrated in a sense that he hasn't won a singles title. (At least Murray has ONE singles title to boast about, and defeating players like Hewitt, besides).

Angle Queen
06-01-2006, 02:27 PM
I've not minded coverage. It's better than watching Fed roll some qualifier...or being forcefed American "hopes" (or lack thereof)...or worse...WTA. :rolleyes:

admiralpye
06-01-2006, 02:30 PM
I've not minded coverage. It's better than watching Fed roll some qualifier...or being forcefed American "hopes" (or lack thereof)...or worse...WTA. :rolleyes:

lol about being forcefed American "hopes" -- so true.

and as much as I hate to admit it, WTA is not really exciting nowadays (but it got more interesting with Hingis' return).

Purple Rainbow
06-01-2006, 02:31 PM
I don't think Baghdatis is getting that much hype, does he?
Anyway, he is a slam finalist and played some great matches en route to the final.

kindablue
06-01-2006, 02:31 PM
(At least Murray has ONE singles title to boast about, and defeating players like Hewitt, besides).

So now we know that Nalby Ljubo and Roddick are nothing compared to this year's Hewitt :rolleyes:

almouchie
06-01-2006, 02:33 PM
baghy is still adjusting his game
& has yet to have it altogether
his run at AO might have come too quickly
but he is still 20 & there is still much left for him
remember Federer 01 at Wimbledon reaching quarters,
or Nalbandian at wimbledon final losing 2 hewitt

Marcos will improve he just needs time

vincayou
06-01-2006, 03:34 PM
He's good for tennis, he's fun. And it's normal that he gets more coverage. Tennis needs charismatic players like him or Nadal.

Clay was never his best surface anyway. He'll do something good at US open.

admiralpye
06-01-2006, 05:03 PM
So now we know that Nalby Ljubo and Roddick are nothing compared to this year's Hewitt :rolleyes:

:confused: Forgot to mention andy has also defeated Roddick en route to the SAP Open finals. Also, he has beaten Monfils, Berdych, Rusedski.

Getting back to the topic, I have no objections to covering Baghdatis. He does have an interesting history and personality. And it would be interesting to see how far he'll go.

ufokart
06-01-2006, 05:07 PM
Well, i remeber him getting a lot of attention after his remarkable run at the Aussie open, but i haven't really heard anything from or about him in the last month. I don't know if there is really a "big hype" about him :confused:

Then again, he's very charismatic and has a nice background story outside of the tennis world.

He'll eventually win a tournament, i believe that's pretty obvious.

tangerine_dream
06-01-2006, 05:11 PM
First you people complain that ESPN focuses too much on the Americans.

Then when an exciting non-American personality shows up that excites the American audience, you complain about *that*.

Just shut up and watch the matches. Thank you. :)

mishar
06-01-2006, 05:44 PM
First you people complain that ESPN focuses too much on the Americans.

Then when an exciting non-American personality shows up that excites the American audience, you complain about *that*.

Just shut up and watch the matches. Thank you. :)


Good post... ESPN is making an effort to feature non-Americans, trying to introduce us to future stars. Bagdhatis is one of the most likely to succeed -- just by reaching the AO final he's the most accomplished so far. They've also focussed in the last two days on Monfils, Gasquet, Djokovic... had a feature on rising WTAer Shahar Peer.. people will always complain, no matter what.

GermanBoy
06-01-2006, 05:45 PM
Yes, far too much! :rolleyes:

Chris Seahorse
06-01-2006, 06:35 PM
Bagdatis is a great player but his game is definitely not suited to clay. I was surprised he beat Portas. However anyone who concludes he is overated based on his clay court performance here in making a big mistake. I expect to see much better performances from him on the grass, the North American hard courts and during the European Autumn indoor season.

Merton
06-01-2006, 06:51 PM
I just hope Marcos stays healthy and wins a title this year. He lacks experience on clay, i am sure he will not travel to Houston next year.

DDrago2
06-01-2006, 06:53 PM
everyone one in tennis is a overrated clown

We are all overrated clowns :lol: And expecially dissapointed Roddick fans :p

Ofcourse that Baghdatis is overrated - I sad that immediately after AO - he will never repeat that feast!

scoobs
06-01-2006, 07:25 PM
Too early to tell.

He clearly has a lot of talent and ability but at 20 years old he's not yet channelling all that to the best effect.

Give him a couple of years - if he's still as erratic in a couple of seasons then I think we can say he's underachieving.

It's likely to take him time to mentally adjust to the increased expectations on him and his game.

Once he's relaxed about that, he's likely to show us his best again.

Lee
06-01-2006, 07:28 PM
Baghdatis is a very good player, but he didn't look very good today, he is overweighted and he looked a bit lazy with his footwork, deffinetely not in the best physical shape. It looks like he's not 100% commited and that is too bad.

:tape: According to Brad Gilbert, Marcos is like Nalbandian, he can play a 5 sets match, go take a shower and come back for another 5 sets.

MrGasa
06-02-2006, 08:16 AM
:tape: According to Brad Gilbert, Marcos is like Nalbandian, he can play a 5 sets match, go take a shower and come back for another 5 sets.

Marcos didn't bother to move yesterday, he was hiting a lot of balls in bad position, especially on BH side. Footwork is very big issue on clay, look how Nadal and Robredo makes small steps to get into the perfect position to hit the ball.

If you are making around one and a half step in every point played, than it isn't a problem to play 10 sets every day.