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Australian Open 2008

Getta
01-03-2008, 04:47 PM
Entry List (players 1-20)

1. Roger Federer
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Novak Djokovic
4. Nikolay Davydenko
5. David Ferrer
6. Andy Roddick
7. Fernando Gonzalez
8. Richard Gasquet
9. David Nalbandian
10. Tommy Robredo
11. Andy Murray
12. Tommy Haas
13. James Blake
14. Tomas Berdych
OUT Guillermo Canas
16. Marcos Baghdatis
17. Carlos Moya
18. Ivan Ljubicic
19. Mikhail Youzhny
20. Juan Ignacio Chela

Getta
01-03-2008, 04:48 PM
Main draw: Friday, January 11, 2008, 10:30 AM (TBC)

Getta
01-03-2008, 04:51 PM
Marcos' 16th seeding at AO is not confirmed yet, mathematically speaking at least.

If both Moya and Youzhny reached the final in Chennai and Moya won the tournament there, Marcos would be the 17th seeded player at AO.

It's the price he has to pay for his inconsistency.

Baghdatis72
01-04-2008, 02:39 PM
At least he doesn't have many points to defend and he can play without stress ;)

Getta
01-05-2008, 04:42 PM
Carlos Moya lost to Rafa Nadal in Chennai SF. It was a tough, close match.

Marcos is too lucky. He remains 16th in the ATP rankings.

He will be the 16th seeded player at OA.


I was really impressed by Carlos Moya. :D He was too good, fighting for 4 hours.

Baghdatis72
01-05-2008, 06:29 PM
Nadal usually finds a way to win such matches.

Hrastar
01-06-2008, 10:19 PM
So Marcos' outfit for AO 2008 is already confirmed (the blue one which Xristos posted in pictures thread)?


:wavey:

Getta
01-06-2008, 11:06 PM
So Marcos' outfit for AO 2008 is already confirmed (the blue one which Xristos posted in pictures thread)?


:wavey:


Hey, Hrastar. :wavey:

Yes. Hope it brings luck to him. :)

Though in his current form (the one he showed us in Chennai at least), he hasn't many chances to survive above the 3rd round. :shrug:

Hope Marcos leaves the tendency behind and is resolute enough to behave like a well-oiled machine at OA.



Unbelievable. I put both words "Marcos" and "machine" in the same sentence. :lol:

Baghdatis72
01-07-2008, 12:45 AM
Marcos had too much to drink and eat in Cyprus but now he'll be ready for action ;)

Getta
01-07-2008, 03:04 AM
Marcos had too much to drink and eat in Cyprus but now he'll be ready for action ;)

The jokes one says are indicative of his/her character.

Getta
01-07-2008, 03:13 AM
'Baghdatis72',

Could give me one good reason why while you understand perfectly the behaviour of 'H_E_L_L_A_S' and 'baghdatis' (another gem on Marcos' forum) you never revealed anything about them?
In other words you protect them.
I assume you share the same level with them.


I remind you:

http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=113990&page=2

Baghdatis72
01-07-2008, 05:47 AM
The jokes one says are indicative of his/her character.

A joke is a joke for the right reasons. Some jokes are not really jokes but some interpret them as a joke.

'Baghdatis72',

Could give me one good reason why while you understand perfectly the behaviour of 'H_E_L_L_A_S' and 'baghdatis' (another gem on Marcos' forum) you never revealed anything about them?
In other words you protect them.
I assume you share the same level with them.


I remind you:

http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=113990&page=2

I don't protect anyone and don't really bother with the 'level' of anyone as long as they are not annoying and intrusive. On the contrary the poster whose behaviour is strange lately is you and treating other posters as retards and commenting on supposed 'levels' is tiring and repetitive.

As for the "reminder" I have read the whole thread and it seems that post #16 is what started everything there. People can express their opinions freely regardless if those opinions are opposing our opinions. Just because someone made a comment about Marco's schedule doesn't mean that they have to be his manager and if someone is cursing then that's up to the mods to take care.

H_E_L_L_A_S
01-07-2008, 09:10 AM
Getta, seriosuly get a life dont u have anything better to do then act like a MOD

Getta
01-07-2008, 12:35 PM
Good luck, Marcos. :D

KaZa
01-11-2008, 12:40 AM
terrible draw for Marcos in the aussie open. Johansson first up.. former winner... Safin possible 2nd round.. former winner... Hewitt 3rd round.. former runner up.

Tough start.

Baghdatis72
01-11-2008, 12:53 AM
Sometimes he plays better against tough oponents :D

sdimitri
01-11-2008, 05:18 AM
Yes maybe its better that way.
Marcos plays better when he knows its tough.

Baghdatis72
01-11-2008, 07:51 PM
Marcos :woohoo:

Good luck to him against Roddick in the final tomorrow.

Xristos
01-12-2008, 12:48 PM
So Marcos' outfit for AO 2008 is already confirmed (the blue one which Xristos posted in pictures thread)?


:wavey:

Indeed it is.

Jelena_78
01-15-2008, 03:28 AM
Baghdatis - Johansson 7:6(0) 6:2 3:6 6:3 :D

Well done Bagi!!!

Keep going!:clap2:

refero*fervens
01-15-2008, 03:45 AM
:wavey: Heya Baghdatis fans, just incase you didn't know yet, Marcos is blogging from the AO:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/baghdatis.asp

Hrastar
01-15-2008, 08:40 AM
Hamstring injury :confused:

Baghdatis72
01-15-2008, 12:56 PM
:wavey: Heya Baghdatis fans, just incase you didn't know yet, Marcos is blogging from the AO:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/baghdatis.asp

Yeah I know and he sounds really serious this time :D :yeah:

Hamstring injury :confused:

Nothing serious from what he said :)

Rafas_grl
01-16-2008, 11:44 AM
Cant wait for tomorrow's match!!!

i ll be running like crazy from my exam to watch him:p

GOOD LUCK!!!

Baghdatis72
01-16-2008, 01:22 PM
I'm still trying to find somewhere to watch it :tape:

Rafas_grl
01-16-2008, 05:15 PM
I'm still trying to find somewhere to watch it :tape:

I think RIK will broadcast it:D

Baghdatis72
01-16-2008, 05:23 PM
I think RIK will broadcast it:D

Yeah but I'm not in Cyprus :p

Rafas_grl
01-16-2008, 05:29 PM
Yeah but I'm not in Cyprus :p

ahhh
me neither :p
then you can try the website
it doesnt cost much for a daily pass

Baghdatis72
01-16-2008, 05:39 PM
ahhh
me neither :p
then you can try the website
it doesnt cost much for a daily pass

The AO website states that you can't watch live coverage in the UK, or Europe, or the US or Australia or almost anywhere apparently :retard: :help:

protomis
01-17-2008, 06:42 AM
eurosport

Rafas_grl
01-17-2008, 10:44 AM
The AO website states that you can't watch live coverage in the UK, or Europe, or the US or Australia or almost anywhere apparently :retard: :help:

Im in the UK and im watching it from the site..


He got the 1st 2 sets!!

ALLEZ!!

Baghdatis72
01-17-2008, 11:03 AM
Thanks :D

Baghdatis72
01-17-2008, 11:07 AM
Im in the UK and im watching it from the site..


He got the 1st 2 sets!!

ALLEZ!!

Vamos!!! :banana:

Jelena_78
01-17-2008, 12:31 PM
Congrats Marco!!!:D

:woohoo:

Good luck vs Hewitt!!:clap2:

Hrastar
01-17-2008, 01:25 PM
C'moooooon MARCOS :worship: step by step, you can do it

GREAT WIN :music: :rocker: :bigclap:

Baghdatis72
01-17-2008, 01:25 PM
Congrats Marco!!!:D

:woohoo:

Good luck vs Hewitt!!:clap2:

That'll be another tough match :)

Rafas_grl
01-17-2008, 05:52 PM
Poor Marat....
but great job from Marcos!!!

Hewitt who??:p

Baghdatis72
01-17-2008, 08:02 PM
Poor Marat....
but great job from Marcos!!!

Hewitt who??:p

Cheeky :lol: :p

16681
01-17-2008, 08:33 PM
Marcos :woohoo: What a win :yippee:

Baghdatis72
01-18-2008, 02:36 AM
:yeah:

Rafas_grl
01-18-2008, 11:37 AM
Plays tomorrow last match!!:worship: now i ll see him for sure!

Rod Laver Arena

11:00 AM Start 1 Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[6]
v. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[27]


followed by
2 Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Marin Cilic (CRO)
v. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[7]


3 Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI)[1]
v. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)




Rod Laver Arena

7:30 PM Start 1 Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Venus Williams (USA)[8]
v. Sania Mirza (IND)[31]


followed by
2 Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[19]
v. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)[15]

Baghdatis72
01-18-2008, 11:58 AM
I predict Baggy in 4 sets with 1 tie break in the 2nd set :D

Rafas_grl
01-19-2008, 10:52 AM
Its almost 11pm local time and Marcos's previous match is still in the 1st set!!

Roger's fault:angel:

Baghdatis72
01-19-2008, 11:06 AM
Its almost 11pm local time and Marcos's previous match is still in the 1st set!!

Roger's fault:angel:

He just made it to the next round this time.

Marcos starts in around 2 hours from now.

Rafas_grl
01-19-2008, 03:49 PM
This guy has gave me so many heart attack by now....

6-4 5-7 5-7 and surprisingly had a great comeback and got it 7-6

Going for the fifth at 4am!!:worship:

Baghdatis72
01-19-2008, 03:52 PM
Baggy can do it now!!! :D

What a comeback in the 4th :worship:

Cat123
01-19-2008, 05:35 PM
:hearts: :worship: Amazing stuff. He was crying at the end, bless him, and who can blame him, I was exhausted just watching. :hug:

Don't worry though, Djokovic will slaughter Hewitt in the next round :devil:

Rafas_grl
01-19-2008, 06:00 PM
such a pity.... he could have won!! im a bit pissed off actually:(
thriller match...
i cried with him at the end....

Baghdatis72
01-20-2008, 12:32 AM
such a pity.... he could have won!! im a bit pissed off actually:(
thriller match...
i cried with him at the end....

:hug:

He didn't manage to stay focused in the 2nd and 3rd set and after that he was too tired to turn thing around.

Hrastar
01-20-2008, 12:46 AM
I just wish that won't beat him down :sad:

Things would actually go pretty well if only I didn't see Marcos crying at the end. That spoiled the rest of my day...

16681
01-20-2008, 03:59 AM
Baggy :sad: But if Marco's wants to he can take two very helpful ideas from this Match. 1) The need to focus and 2) the physical conditioning that is needed to play winning Pro Tennis is very high indeed!