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~Clay Court Season: Marcos in Monte Carlo, Rome, Munich, Madrid, Nice, and Paris~

Baghdatis#1
04-02-2010, 06:59 AM
Clay court season thread :bounce:

*Ljubica*
04-02-2010, 02:30 PM
:D

I'll be in Rome and Roland Garros - and probably Munich too :D So I'll report in whenever I can. Currently considering a weekend in Monte Carlo too, but not sure if that will happen yet.

Baghdatis#1
04-02-2010, 05:26 PM
That would be great, Rosie! :D

*Ljubica*
04-02-2010, 06:41 PM
That would be great, Rosie! :D

:D One of the great things about living in London is that all these European clay events are very close :) And even though I obviously can't go all the time because of work, I can usually manage several long weekends, plus I always go to the first week of RG :D

Ivanatis
04-03-2010, 02:17 AM
:D

I'll be in Rome and Roland Garros - and probably Munich too :D So I'll report in whenever I can.

:worship:
I don't expect too much from him to be honest. I guess we'll have to hope for him to be seeded as often as possible to avoid tough opponents in the early rounds.

Ivanatis
04-08-2010, 02:12 PM
He's gonna be seeded in MC, sth. like 26-28.:yeah:

Baghdatis#1
04-09-2010, 10:33 PM
I thought there were only 16 seeds in Monte Carlo :scratch:

*Ljubica*
04-10-2010, 01:28 PM
Marcos is 16th seed. Here is His section of the draw:-

[4] Marin Cilic (CRO) bye
Igor Andreev (RUS) - [WC] Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Olivier Rochus (BEL) - Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Albert Montanes (ESP) - [16] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

Sadly I won't be going to MC - can't get the time off work next week and it's too expensive just for a weekend. So I'll be watching on TV - and see my next live tennis in Rome.

Good luck Marcos :D

Ivanatis
04-10-2010, 02:27 PM
oh right
but glad he got the lucky 16th
Montanes is heavy stuff though:(

*Ljubica*
04-10-2010, 03:21 PM
oh right
but glad he got the lucky 16th
Montanes is heavy stuff though:(

True :yawn: In fact a load of these so-called "clay court specialists" are heavy stuff........... a bit like wading through treacle to watch them play. So maybe I'm better off at work next week anyway, and go to Rome where the clay is marginally faster.

Baghdatis#1
04-13-2010, 02:16 AM
Not a great draw... :(
They play tomorrow :bounce:

Jelena_78
04-13-2010, 04:42 PM
:awww: Marcos lost 4-6, 2-6 :hug:

Baghdatis72
04-13-2010, 05:10 PM
0/8 break points :help:

*Ljubica*
04-13-2010, 09:10 PM
I saw the match on TV. It really wasn't so good at all in my opinion :o

Montanes was solid, but he really didn't have to do too much except keep the ball in play :shrug: Marcos didn't seem to move well at all on the clay - he was always a little slow to the ball, and he seemed to lose patience very quickly in the long rallies and tried to end things too quickly. Hopefully he now has almost 2 weeks to get used to the surface and will put on a better performance in Rome.

Baghdatis#1
04-15-2010, 01:57 AM
:sad:
But expected :shrug:

Baghdatis#1
04-15-2010, 02:10 AM
http://tennis24.gr/images/stories/tennis24/Players/baghdatis/2010/baghdatis-montanes-stats10.jpg

Ivanatis
04-24-2010, 02:54 PM
Rome

[1] Roger Federer (SUI) bye
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) - Ernests Gulbis (LAT)

Gulbis was solid this week, so I guess we can be happy with a 2nd round.

Baghdatis#1
04-24-2010, 10:14 PM
Oh no :help:

Stelle
04-25-2010, 06:21 AM
How is Marcos on clay? I don't follow him much. Thanks

Baghdatis72
04-25-2010, 01:43 PM
How is Marcos on clay? I don't follow him much. Thanks

He's not really good on clay. His strokes are a bit flat and therefore clay doesn't suit him really well compared to hard courts and grass.

*Ljubica*
04-26-2010, 09:43 AM
Hi guys :wavey:

Just quickly checking in from Rome. I was at Marcos' practice yesterday - with Novak. He was playing well and moving surprisingly well on the clay. His serve seemed to be working well too. I will be supporting him in his match today.

Bye for now from Rome :wavey:

Baghdatis72
04-26-2010, 11:55 AM
He hasn't won a single match on clay on tour since May 2007 in RG btw :tape: :help:

Ivanatis
04-26-2010, 03:09 PM
well.. at least I didn't expect that much from him, so it's okay
I wouldn't mind him playing only RG until the grass season, all I want is him to be healthy during those 4 weeks

PinkFeatherBoa
04-26-2010, 03:23 PM
well.. at least I didn't expect that much from him, so it's okay
I wouldn't mind him playing only RG until the grass season, all I want is him to be healthy during those 4 weeks

So true, I was so sad when he had to miss Wimbledon last year. At least this means he has a lot of points gaining he can do on grass this year.

I hope he at least can win a couple of matches at RG though. This clay losing streak does need to end.

*Ljubica*
04-26-2010, 04:30 PM
Well people, he honestly was moving well in practice yesterday - but today :spit: Truly awful :o I'm just back at the Hotel after the match, and it really was a bad one. He moved like a giraffe on ice as someone once famously said. I am sorry to have misled you that he may (just may) have won a match :o Still - never mind - guess I can go and cheer for him in Munich now - he's got to win a match sometime. :shrug:

Oh and Deck - thanks for the Rep - can't Rep you back as I have to "spread the love" first, so consider this your Good Rep for the day :kiss:.

Bye for now from Rome - where I feel a stiff drink might be needed after that match.

Baghdatis#1
04-27-2010, 01:46 AM
Expected :shrug:
He might be able to get a clay win in Munich since it's a 250 event :D. Then again I thought the same in Belgrade last year and we all know what happened :tape:

Baghdatis#1
04-27-2010, 02:08 AM
http://tennis24.gr/images/stories/tennis24/Players/baghdatis/2010/baghdatis-gulbis-stats10.jpg

Ivanatis
04-27-2010, 01:25 PM
whats with the breakpoint-conversion, 0/9 in the last two matches, but his opponents 7/10:(

Baghdatis#1
05-01-2010, 05:52 AM
He thinks he can win a title on clay this year and he ain't winning Madrid or Paris so either Munich or Nice :)

Baghdatis72
05-01-2010, 11:24 AM
He thinks he can win a title on clay this year and he ain't winning Madrid or Paris so either Munich or Nice :)

He has to win a match on clay first before he gets even close to winning anything on clay. Hasn't won a single match on tour on clay since 2007 RG

:help::tape::help::tape::help:

Baghdatis#1
05-03-2010, 01:17 AM
Munich MD:
(1) CILIC, Marin CRO vs BERRER, Michael GER
(WC) KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs GREUL, Simon GER
ZVEREV, Mischa GER vs ANDERSON, Kevin RSA
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL vs (6) ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP

(4) KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs BRANDS, Daniel GER
VENTURA, Santiago ESP vs DOLGOPOLOV JR., Oleksandr UKR
QUALIFIER vs CHIUDINELLI, Marco SUI
QUALIFIER vs (5) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP

(7) BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
KOELLERER, Daniel AUT vs ANCIC, Mario CRO
LACKO, Lukas SVK vs QUALIFIER
(WC) KRAWIETZ, Kevin GER vs (3) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

(8/WC) BECKER, Benjamin GER vs ROBERT, Stephane FRA
HAJEK, Jan CZE vs QUALIFIER
ISTOMIN, Denis UZB vs BECK, Andreas GER
CHARDY, Jeremy FRA vs (2) YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS

I think he can win a match or two :bounce:

Baghdatis72
05-03-2010, 02:36 AM
Vamos Marcos!!!

Ivanatis
05-03-2010, 10:00 PM
he'll play local boy Gojowczyk in Munich
don't trust Baggy vs. anybody on clay these days:scared:

Baghdatis72
05-04-2010, 10:00 AM
Well Gojowczyk is ranked in the 300s and is 20 years old. If Baggy can't beat him on clay then I don't expect him to win on clay for a long time.

*Ljubica*
05-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Well I was at the match , and all i can say at this point is it was cold and raining, and one of the most uncomfortable times I have ever spent on a tennis court for sheer cold weather.

Marcos wasn´t too happy - it was drizzling from the very start - during practice too.

First set he looked disinterested and bad-tempered :o and I thought he could indeed lose to Peter. Luckily for Marcos, the German kid was scared - was a very big occasion for him - for every decent shot he made a double fault or some basic schoolboy error, so in the end Marcos won by experience alone. Wasn´t the greatest match I´ve ever witnessed - in fact most entertainment came from the 101 ways Fergus Murphy found to pronounce Gojowczyk, - and every one of them was wrong :tape: But I guess at least he got the win.

Back at Hotel now drinking hot chocolate - won´t be watching anymore today - i have no wish to catch my death of cold.
Bye for now from freezing Munich :kiss:

Baghdatis72
05-05-2010, 01:05 AM
Thanks for the update Ljubica :)

Yeah I watched the match too and it was horrible in the beginning. Marcos was outplayed at times :eek:

Baghdatis#1
05-06-2010, 04:58 AM
At least he won :shrug:
GL tomorrow! :)

Baghdatis#1
05-07-2010, 02:19 AM
6-3 6-4 over Chiudinelli :worship:
QF vs. (4) Kohlschreiber :unsure:

Ivanatis
05-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Wasn´t the greatest match I´ve ever witnessed - in fact most entertainment came from the 101 ways Fergus Murphy found to pronounce Gojowczyk, - and every one of them was wrong :tape:

:lol:

Baggy is close to taking the 1st set against Kohlschreiber:rocker2:

Ivanatis
05-07-2010, 03:12 PM
He has it.:) And I hope Rosie is witnessing and supporting Marco.:D

*Ljubica*
05-07-2010, 03:15 PM
He has it.:) And I hope Rosie is witnessing and supporting Marco.:D

:hug: Thanks - but - no - Rosie got home to London this morning :awww: Would love to have stayed longer, but have some family stuff to do this weekend and back to work on Monday, so I'm home watching the UK election stuff on TV and following Marcos on livescore.

Ivanatis
05-07-2010, 07:25 PM
clearly a surprising win and SF here, very sweet:D

PinkFeatherBoa
05-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Good to see Marcos getting some wins on clay finally :yeah: and thanks for the live update, Rosie.

Baghdatis72
05-07-2010, 11:29 PM
Unexpected win and in straight sets :D

Go Marcos :woohoo:

Baghdatis#1
05-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Marcos :aparty:
I don't expect him to beat Cilic though...

*Ljubica*
05-08-2010, 08:25 PM
He got very close to the win, and I think he should be proud of his Munich achievements. Reaching a semi-final and losing to a player like Cilic is nothing to be ashamed of. He put up a fight and never gave up, and had points to break back when Cilic was serving for the match. I hope he can take this form into Madrid where good points are on offer, - also hope he gets there safely as the volcanic ash cloud has currently closed all Spanish airports.

Baghdatis#1
05-08-2010, 08:26 PM
6-3 2-6 3-6 :sad:
Marcos :hug:
He converted on 1 of 9 break points, while Cilic converted on 3 of 4 :o

Baghdatis#1
05-08-2010, 08:30 PM
http://tennis24.gr/images/stories/tennis24/Players/cilic/2010/cilic-baghdatis-stats10.jpg

Baghdatis#1
05-08-2010, 08:35 PM
Madrid Draw:
Federer - Bye
Moya - Becker
L. Mayer - Benneteau
Granollers - Wawrinka

Youzhny - Lacko
Gulbis - Montanes
Kubot - F. Lopez
Roddick v Bye

Murray - Bye
Cuevas - Q1
Hanescu - Andreev
Q2 - Querrey

Ferrer - Chardy
Baghdatis - Chiudinelli
Mathieu - Schwank
Bye - Cilic



Verdasco - Bye
Korolev - Karlovic
Q3 - Melzer
Nalbandian - Berdych

Bellucci - Riba
Monaco - Greul
Almagro - Troicki
Bye - Soderling

Tsonga - Bye
Garcia-Lopez - Q4
Fognini - Petzschner
Robert - Monfils

Isner - Q5
Kohlschreiber - Q6
Q7 - Seppi
Bye - Nadal


He should get past Chiudinelli again. But Ferrer :scared:

Baghdatis72
05-08-2010, 09:33 PM
Another match that was lost due to lost BPs and bad 1st serve percentage.

*Ljubica*
05-10-2010, 08:10 PM
Marcos will play tomorrow, but sadly not on a televised court :sad: Here is the OOP.

Tuesday OoP

STADIUM 3

Starting At: 11:00am
Andrea PETKOVIC (GER) vs. Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)

Not Before 14:00
Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) vs. Marco CHIUDINELLI (SUI)

followed by
Marion BARTOLI (FRA) vs. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP)

Not Before 17:00
Alona BONDARENKO (UKR) vs. Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN)

followed by
Alexandra DULGHERU (ROU) vs. Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS)
Link to Post - Back to Top Logged

Baghdatis#1
05-11-2010, 02:23 AM
Actually that is televised :D
I saw Anderson-Melzer today on that court ;)
GL Marcos! :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
05-11-2010, 02:29 AM
I hope he will be ready :unsure:
He might be tired. Check out his twitter thread. This tournament might be over before it started :scared:

Baghdatis72
05-11-2010, 02:52 AM
Well hopefully he can get there soon and relax/train before the match. If he wins he plays against Ferrer so it'll be over sooner or later :o

*Ljubica*
05-11-2010, 04:38 PM
He won :D In the end it was shown on our TV, but sadly I was at work so only got home in time to see the last two games. :sad:

As you say, Ferrer at home on clay will be a very, very difficult hurdle, but at least it was a win today, so congrats Marcos :bigclap:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 02:28 AM
Marcos :clap2:
I was at school but TTC always replays the days matches and I was watching about an hour ago and they showed the last three games of Marcos' match ;)
Tomorrow I should get to see it as I get out of school early and they play late :D

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 02:52 AM
http://tennis24.gr/images/stories/tennis24/Players/baghdatis/2010/baghdatis-chiu-stats10.jpg

*Ljubica*
05-12-2010, 08:40 AM
Marcos :clap2:
I was at school but TTC always replays the days matches and I was watching about an hour ago and they showed the last three games of Marcos' match ;)
Tomorrow I should get to see it as I get out of school early and they play late :D

Yes - it's an evening match, so I'll be home from work and able to see it too :D

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 12:48 PM
He obviously had a clay revelation lately :D

Good luck to Marcos today against Ferrer :woohoo:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:14 PM
Marcos serving first ;)
He was down 0-30 but then made it 40-30 and now it's deuce :p

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:15 PM
AD-Ferrer :(
That shot was so out! :mad:. Biased linesperson :rolleyes:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:15 PM
Deuce #2 :D

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:16 PM
AD-Ferrer :(

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:17 PM
Deuce #3 :yeah:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:17 PM
AD-Marcos :woohoo:
Great point! :drool:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:18 PM
1-0* :banana:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:19 PM
15-0 :(
Stop slicing! :o

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:20 PM
30-0 :sad:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:20 PM
40-0 :help:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:21 PM
40-15 :)

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:22 PM
40-30 :woohoo:
Great point from Marcos :yeah:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:22 PM
*1-1 :tears:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:23 PM
15-0 :cool:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:24 PM
15-15 :(

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:25 PM
15-30 :sad:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:25 PM
30-30 ;)

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:26 PM
OMG how can you call that a fault? :o

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:27 PM
30-40 :tape:
Stupid linespeople :rolleyes:
I can't stand biased Spanish ones :o. And I'm saying this as I'm doing an assignment for Spanish class :lol:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:28 PM
Deuce :rocker:
Take that, bitches! :devil:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:28 PM
AD-Baghdatis :bigclap:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:31 PM
2-1* :aparty:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:34 PM
BP! :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:34 PM
*3-1 :worship:
Good stuff from Marcos :yeah:

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 07:36 PM
Ela Marco!!! :D

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:36 PM
30-15 :cool:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:37 PM
40-15 :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:38 PM
40-30 :(

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:39 PM
4-1* :woohoo:
Marcos has silenced the crowd :hearts:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:40 PM
Linesjudges :rolleyes:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:41 PM
0-30 :aparty:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:43 PM
Break Point! :D

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:49 PM
*5-1 :bowdown:

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Wow 2 weeks ago he couldn't beat anyone on clay and now he is playing amazing tennis :eek: :p

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:51 PM
30-0 :yeah:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:51 PM
2 Set Points! :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:52 PM
First set 6-1 for Marcos :D

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:57 PM
*0-1 :sad:

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 07:59 PM
It's still all to play for. He has to remain focused.

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 07:59 PM
15-40 :scared:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:00 PM
0-2* :sobbing:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:06 PM
*0-3 :bigcry:

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 08:07 PM
Ferrer raised his level and Baggy lowered it. He needs to change that fast.

*Ljubica*
05-12-2010, 08:07 PM
Excellent 1st set from Marcos, but Ferrer won't go down without a fight in front of his home crowd. If it goes to a final set (which seems likely), I doubt Marcos will take it. Ferrer will just grind him down.

Great to see the volleys and variety in 1st set though - playing very intelligently. And guess it's not so surprsing he begins to feel better on clay now as his entire team are from Argentina :shrug: They must have taught him something :D

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:10 PM
40-30 ;)

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:10 PM
1-3* :D:shrug:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:15 PM
*1-4 :o

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:25 PM
2-4* :clap2:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:26 PM
3 BP's! :woohoo:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:26 PM
30-40 :scared:
No more dropshots! :o

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:27 PM
*3-4 :bigclap:

Ivanatis
05-12-2010, 08:32 PM
cmon Marco, no 3rd set

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:38 PM
3-5* :sad:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:43 PM
Second set 3-6 :(

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 08:44 PM
New beginning 3rd set. Cmon!

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:47 PM
1-0* :yeah:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:49 PM
0-40 :banana:

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 08:51 PM
All 3 BPs lost :o

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 08:54 PM
*1-1 :sad:
Fuck the linesmen! :fiery:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:01 PM
2-1* :woohoo:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:04 PM
*2-2 :bigcry:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:11 PM
3-2* :banana:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:13 PM
*4-2 :cool:

Ivanatis
05-12-2010, 09:17 PM
:woohoo:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:18 PM
From 40-0 to AD-Ferrer :o

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:19 PM
4-3* :help:
He is being cheated so much! :o

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:25 PM
*4-4 :sobbing:
I will cry if he loses :tape:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:27 PM
15-40 :mad:
Fuck! :mad:
Madrid can go die :o

*Ljubica*
05-12-2010, 09:28 PM
*4-4 :sobbing:
I will cry if he loses :tape:

:hug: :awww: Don't cry. He's trying his hardest playing against the dreadful Spanish crowd AND Ferrer. He did far better than I ever anticipated, - losing to Ferrer on clay in Spain would be no disgrace :shrug:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:29 PM
AD-Marcos :)

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:30 PM
:hug: :awww: Don't cry. He's trying his hardest playing against the dreadful Spanish crowd AND Ferrer. He did far better than I ever anticipated, - losing to Ferrer on clay in Spain would be no disgrace :shrug:

Yeah but he deserves this win!!!
I won't cry, I was just being sarcastic, but I'm just so furious and stressed :mad:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:32 PM
5-4* :bigclap:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:34 PM
0-15 :banana:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:37 PM
Match Point! :D

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:38 PM
Saved :mad:
But credit to Ferrer on that point :shrug:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:38 PM
AD-Ferrer :tears:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:39 PM
Deuce :angel:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:40 PM
AD-Ferrer :fiery:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:40 PM
*5-5 :sobbing:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:43 PM
5-6* :o
Fuck this shit! :rolleyes:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:45 PM
15-0 :sobbing:

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 09:45 PM
4/17 break points :help:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:45 PM
30-0 :bigcry:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:46 PM
40-0 :tape:
All I know I hate Spanish people at the moment and for the next few days I will be furious, good thing I don't have Spanish class for a few days now :p

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:47 PM
One saved :D:D:D

Baghdatis72
05-12-2010, 09:48 PM
GSM Ferrer.

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2010, 09:48 PM
GSM Ferrer 1-6 6-3 7-5 :sobbing:
Ferrer needs to stop celebrating like he won a slam because he won because of the biased linejudges and the evil crowd that got to Marcos :rolleyes:

Ivanatis
05-12-2010, 09:51 PM
:o

*Ljubica*
05-12-2010, 09:52 PM
GSM Ferrer 1-6 6-3 7-5 :sobbing:
Ferrer needs to stop celebrating like he won a slam because he won because of the biased linejudges and the evil crowd that got to Marcos :rolleyes:

:hug: He also had a HUGE amount of luck :rolleyes: But guess these things happen. I'm sure Marcos will feel pretty down for a day or so - but he has good people around him, and he'll regroup pretty soon.

It's late here now - I'm off to :zzz: So don't be too sad.

Baghdatis#1
05-13-2010, 05:05 PM
http://tennis24.gr/images/stories/tennis24/Players/baghdatis/2010/ferrer-marcos-stats10.jpg

Baghdatis72
05-14-2010, 12:05 AM
That 1st serve in 46% and the 4/17 break points were too low and he still had a match point to win it.

*Ljubica*
05-15-2010, 04:32 PM
Here is the Nice draw. I'm totally not sure that I think Marcos should be playing here :shrug: I think he should have stayed home for a day or so longer, relaxed, and then gone straight to Paris to prepare for RG............. but then - what do I know :shrug:

Good luck to him anyway.

(1) Soderling v bye
Qualifier v Rochus O
Gasquet v Lacko
Dolgopolov v Montanes

(3) Monfils v bye
Fognini v Chiudinelli
Starace v Qualifier
(WC) Mina v Berrer

Baghdatis v (WC) Ancic
(WC) Clement v Greul
Mayer L v Qualifier
(4) Bellucci v bye

Kubot v Seppi
Nieminen v Stakhovsky
Serra v Qualifier
(2) Verdasco v bye

Baghdatis72
05-15-2010, 07:52 PM
Well he could use a confidence boost after the Ferrer loss.

P.S: His home team Apollonas F.C won the cup in Cyprus after 9 years so he must be celebrating today ;)

*Ljubica*
05-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Well he could use a confidence boost after the Ferrer loss.

P.S: His home team Apollonas F.C won the cup in Cyprus after 9 years so he must be celebrating today ;)

But hopefully not too much if he has to play early next week :lol:

Baghdatis#1
05-16-2010, 12:25 AM
Not really a good draw, but I don't mind because I don't want him to go too far here and then be tired for RG :shrug:

Baghdatis72
05-16-2010, 03:09 AM
What's most important now is a good draw in RG.

*Ljubica*
05-16-2010, 12:50 PM
What's most important now is a good draw in RG.

Not really a good draw, but I don't mind because I don't want him to go too far here and then be tired for RG :shrug:

Agree with both.

Baghdatis#1
05-18-2010, 11:00 PM
64 75 over Recouderc :cool:
I guess he was a LL :shrug:

Ivanatis
05-19-2010, 06:02 PM
easy win over Greul
much better clay season than I expected

*Ljubica*
05-19-2010, 06:16 PM
easy win over Greul
much better clay season than I expected

:D Everyone laughed at me when I reported ages ago that he was moving well on clay, after I saw his practice session with Novak in Rome! Just took a while for the hard work and training to start to show results. (Not that I would ever say "I told you so" or anything :p )

Baghdatis72
05-19-2010, 11:25 PM
Yeah he definitely surpirised us with some really good matches on clay this year and hopefully he can do well in RG to finish off the clay season with a bang before grass comes around.

Baghdatis#1
05-19-2010, 11:41 PM
Marcos :banana:
Now QF vs. L.Mayer :bounce:

Ivanatis
05-20-2010, 10:34 PM
every time Rosie comes and says Baggy isn't that bad on clay this year, he screws it:help:
we should ban her for RG:p

Baghdatis72
05-20-2010, 11:45 PM
every time Rosie comes and says Baggy isn't that bad on clay this year, he screws it:help:
we should ban her for RG:p

:haha: I agree :help: :tape:

On the positive side he saved 21 break points today :eek:

Baghdatis#1
05-21-2010, 01:49 AM
7:5 3:6 4:6 :sad:

Baghdatis#1
05-22-2010, 01:44 AM
RG R1 vs. (Q) Jesse Witten USA :bounce:

Ivanatis
05-22-2010, 07:29 AM
ugh the chubby American, Baghdatis better get through quickly, draw offers some great chances

Ivanatis
05-24-2010, 03:28 PM
:yeah:

Baghdatis72
05-24-2010, 11:23 PM
Next opponent is Granollers. Shouldn't be a touch matchup.

*Ljubica*
05-25-2010, 08:36 PM
Marcos played well yesterday, though truth is that Witten was not a very challenging opponent :o Best thing was he got the match done in straights because it really was a hot as hell out on Court 7. I don't think I've ever been so uncomfortable/close to fainting at a tennis match in my life as I was yesterday - was kind of glad when it was over and I could go in search of shade and ice-cream.

Good luck to him tomorrow though - hope the weather won't be too disruptive as there are thunder storms in Paris now, and lots of rain forecast for tomorrow as the storms pass though.

Baghdatis#1
05-26-2010, 02:46 AM
I only saw the warmup because I had class :sad:
Cohen-Aloro and Dubois took so long :rolleyes:

Ivanatis
05-26-2010, 09:23 AM
moment of truth today, I hope Baggy can get through in 4

*Ljubica*
05-26-2010, 12:24 PM
I only saw the warmup because I had class :sad:
Cohen-Aloro and Dubois took so long :rolleyes:

Tell me about it :rolleyes: I decided to try and get on court early to get a decent place for Marcos' match, and had to sit through the interminable 3rd set of that :spit: I thought it would never end and it was so damned hot.

Ivanatis
05-26-2010, 06:37 PM
early break for Granollers:mad:

Ivanatis
05-26-2010, 06:53 PM
another break for the Spaniard, but Marco got the first one back, hopefully he has finally found his way into this match

Ivanatis
05-26-2010, 07:19 PM
lost first set 4-6 due to a terrible start
but now he's leading 3-0 in the second

Ivanatis
05-26-2010, 08:35 PM
SEVEN FUCKIN' FIVE well done Baggy, very intense and crucial set with no breaks until 5-5
Granollers' will broken now hopefully

*Ljubica*
05-27-2010, 11:22 AM
More rain at RG :rolleyes: Hope Marcos gets the chance to get on court and finish this match, with as little disruption and stress as possible.

Baghdatis72
05-27-2010, 11:55 AM
Forecast doesn't look really promising.

Ivanatis
05-27-2010, 06:14 PM
he's through:)
next Murray (or Chela)

*Ljubica*
05-27-2010, 09:09 PM
Will be Murray :unsure:

Here is a link to a nice interview with Marcos from today.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2010-05-27/201005271274983654250.html

And here the OOP for tomorrow. Marcos v Andy is 4th match on Suzanne Lenglen Court http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/index.html

Baghdatis#1
05-28-2010, 01:41 AM
Tell me about it :rolleyes: I decided to try and get on court early to get a decent place for Marcos' match, and had to sit through the interminable 3rd set of that :spit: I thought it would never end and it was so damned hot.

They're journeywomen :o
Not even top 100, and they basically play just challengers :lol:
I have no idea what they were doing in the MD. Cohen-Aloro is a wildcard (which is why she got on a big court), and I have no idea how Dubois got in :lol:

Don't worry, soon they'll be out of the top 200 and we won't have to deal with them anymore :D

Baghdatis#1
05-28-2010, 01:42 AM
Marcos :banana:
All I saw so far was the warmup from the Witten match and the 3rd set from the Granollers match :mad:
I doubt I'll see him tomorrow unless they go to 5 sets :tears:

stranger777
05-28-2010, 04:36 PM
Hi guys im new, im a massive Marcos Baghdatis fan from Melbourne Australia (But my background is Greek-Cypriot).

Anyway im watching the game against Murray now live on the net,.... Marcos did great to come back from 2 sets down to win the 3rd in real style although now we are 2-1 Murray leading in the 4th... going to be a long road back from here :(
Cmon Marcos!

Ivanatis
05-28-2010, 05:49 PM
:o pity

*Ljubica*
05-28-2010, 08:55 PM
Hi guys im new, im a massive Marcos Baghdatis fan from Melbourne Australia (But my background is Greek-Cypriot).

Anyway im watching the game against Murray now live on the net,.... Marcos did great to come back from 2 sets down to win the 3rd in real style although now we are 2-1 Murray leading in the 4th... going to be a long road back from here :(
Cmon Marcos!

Hello and welcome :wavey:

Pity Marcos couldn't keep up the 3rd set level to take the match into a deciding set, but - all in all - I think we should be quite content with this clay court season. None of us expected too much - but he has surpassed our wildest expectations with solid performances on clay - so I wish him a good few days off for rest - and then a successful grass court swing.

Baghdatis72
05-29-2010, 03:35 AM
Yeah his serve was really really bad with an average of 40% 1st serve in. He played amazing points but wasn't consistent throughout the match. Murray grinded him out.

Baghdatis#1
06-04-2010, 07:22 PM
Marcos :hug:
Expected :shrug: