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US Open Series

Ivanatis
07-21-2010, 03:32 PM
yes even after a devastating grass court season, the show must go on

right now Marcos is still relaxing, but from next Monday onwards, he'll play every week until New York:

July 26-August 1, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
August 2-8, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
August 9-15, Toronto, Canada
August 16-22, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
August 23-29, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
August 30-September 12, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Ivanatis
07-21-2010, 03:33 PM
LA entry list:

1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 3
2 Querrey, Sam USA 21
3 Stepanek, Radek CZE 25
4 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 27
5 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 29
6 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 30
7 Zeballos, Horacio ARG 42
8 Becker, Benjamin GER 48
9 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 51
10 Mayer, Leonardo ARG 52
11 Giraldo, Santiago COL 57
12 Sela, Dudi ISR 60
13 Falla, Alejandro COL 65
14 Vliegen, Kristof BEL @68
15 Ginepri, Robby USA 69
16 Fish, Mardy USA 70
17 Schuettler, Rainer GER 72
18 Lacko, Lukas SVK 73
19 Malisse, Xavier BEL 75
20 (SE)
21 (SE)
22 (Q)
23 (Q)
24 (Q)
25 (Q)
26 (WC) Blake, James USA
27 (WC)
28 (WC) tbd (Shootout champion)

Baghdatis#1
07-21-2010, 06:36 PM
Pame Marcos! :bounce:

Ivanatis
07-24-2010, 04:41 PM
[6] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) - Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Qualifier - Qualifier
Kristof Vliegen (BEL) - [WC] Ryan Sweeting (USA)
[3] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) bye

complete mug section, he'll so have to go for the semis here

Ozone
07-26-2010, 06:12 PM
Marcos in the States:rocker2::cool: Let's get it

Baghdatis#1
07-28-2010, 01:00 AM
Marcos will play Sweeting ;)

Ivanatis
07-28-2010, 06:19 AM
Tipsy with a very easy victory in round 1 :scared:
but yeah, lets look at Sweeting first

Ivanatis
07-29-2010, 05:29 AM
Marco sucked, but won.

Ivanatis
07-31-2010, 12:26 AM
expected loss, 3-6 5-7 against Tipsy

I guess with the current shape of Marcos we have to be happy with this QF (doesn't get much easier than bye and Sweeting anyway)

Ivanatis
07-31-2010, 10:03 AM
Washington

[3WC] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bye
Karol Beck (SVK) - Michael Berrer (GER)
Qualifier - [WC] James Blake (USA)
[14] Michael Llodra (FRA) bye

[9] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bye
Illya Marchenko (UKR) - Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Michal Przysiezny (POL) - Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
[8] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) bye

Ivanatis
08-04-2010, 06:56 AM
Baggy - Zeballos today

and he's playing doubles with Stan, defeated Lindstedt/Tecau 4-6 6-4 10-8

Baghdatis#1
08-04-2010, 06:16 PM
Doubles :yeah:
Good Luck vs. Zeballos! :bounce:

Ivanatis
08-04-2010, 08:54 PM
Gulbis retired in his match, so Marco might have a cakewalk to the QF. Please don't screw it:scared:

Ozone
08-05-2010, 02:57 AM
Nice opening win vs Zeba nice win! Let's get it going. Vs. Marchenko gotta good chance come on Marcos:bounce:

Ivanatis
08-05-2010, 07:44 AM
yes:D

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 12:54 AM
dead tired and not even a stream:rolleyes:, Marcos'd better get through quickly

match will start in the next minutes

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 12:57 AM
7-6 7-6 vs. Zeballos :yeah:
He HAS to beat Marchenko now ;)

Stupid rain :rolleyes:
And now it stopped and TTC is still showing the 2007 final :rolleyes:
And they kicked Marcos out to Court 2 :o

And they showed Baghdatis talking to some other players and he kept on sticking his tongue out :spit:

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 12:58 AM
Deck :wavey:
Marcos to serve first :bounce:

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:00 AM
hi, say Tom btw:)

Marcos is so lucky with the draw here
if he beats Marchenko, the worst what could happen in the QF would be a struggling Verdasco

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 01:04 AM
Okay then, hello Tom! :wavey:
I'm Andrew btw :p

Marcos holds for 1-0* ;)

And Marcos got REALLY lucky here :D
And Verdasco barely beat Berrer and now he's down a break to Sweeting so things are looking REALLY good for Marcos if he can beat Marchenko here :D

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 01:06 AM
Marchenko holds for 1-1 :(
Also, did you guys see the stats from the Marcos-Zeballos match? 17 aces for Marcos :banana:

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:07 AM
17 aces? nice, thats quite a statement
time for a break now!

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 01:08 AM
2-1* :bounce:

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:10 AM
Verdasco broke back:(
I want Sweeting to win, easier match for Marco and I surely prefer Ryan over the Spaniard

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:10 AM
0-30:rocker2:

Ozone
08-06-2010, 01:12 AM
But what was Marcos' 1st serve % in the Zeba match??

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:14 AM
missed all 3 BPs, here we go again:crying2:

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:21 AM
Marchenko holds for 2-2. Baggy missed 5 BPs in this game, although Marchenko isnt getting a damn first serve in. Unbelievable:help:

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 01:34 AM
Marcos :o
He leads 4-3*, but how can he waste 5 BP's? :tape:

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:42 AM
yess finally

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 01:45 AM
Marcos takes the first set 6-3! :clap2:

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:50 AM
without a single ace so far, but still good serving, only one close service game and no breakpoints yet for the Ukrainian

lets start this 2nd set right with a break

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 01:53 AM
*0-1 :(
I have to go soon :tears:

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 01:56 AM
nooo Andy he needs your support;)

1-1:)

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 01:59 AM
I have a lot of work to do :(
I need to pack for a weekend trip, try and fix my computer (I'm on my sisters now as mine has a virus), and I want to go on TF tonight also :p

Good luck, Marcos! :bounce:

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 02:03 AM
busy busy I see, where's the weekend trip going? virus? stop downloading porn man j/k:p
at least I dont have to work early tomorrow/today
if Baggy doesn't bring it home in two, I'll go nuts nonetheless

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 02:20 AM
missing breakpoints left and right again, counter stands at 1/9

Ozone
08-06-2010, 02:49 AM
Let's hold this mini-break!! *3-2 cmon

Ozone
08-06-2010, 02:50 AM
Back to 3-all after a missed 1st serve. 62% today though, not bad for Marcos

Ozone
08-06-2010, 02:51 AM
Wow Marchenko takes both return points. 3-4*:(

Ozone
08-06-2010, 02:52 AM
3-5* after having a look at a 2nd serve. He was up 3-1. wow Marcos

Ozone
08-06-2010, 02:53 AM
3-1 to *3-6. 2 2nd serves looked at right there:rolleyes:

Ozone
08-06-2010, 02:54 AM
5-6* making him serve it out

Ozone
08-06-2010, 02:55 AM
2nd set Marchenko. Terrible breaker for Marcos. 63 67(5).

Ozone
08-06-2010, 03:12 AM
Marcos with 3 break points to get back on serve at 2-2 in he 3rd...

Ozone
08-06-2010, 03:13 AM
And he gets it. 63 67(5) *22 for Marcos

Ozone
08-06-2010, 03:21 AM
Marcos saves bp and holds. 3-2* in the 3rd

Ozone
08-06-2010, 03:29 AM
4-3

Ozone
08-06-2010, 03:34 AM
Marcos 2/2 on bp's in 3rd set. *5-3 now, serving for a QF spot

Ivanatis
08-06-2010, 07:46 AM
somehow he scraped through
good to see
GL vs. Verdasco

Jelena_78
08-06-2010, 10:04 AM
Well done, hard fought win! :clap2:

Good luck! :)

Ozone
08-06-2010, 07:09 PM
2-1 vs Verdasco let's go Marcos

Ozone
08-06-2010, 07:52 PM
First set Marcos 7-6(3)!!! Nando double faulted twice in it. Finish it Marcos:bounce:

Jelena_78
08-06-2010, 08:34 PM
7-6, 6-4 :woohoo:

Well done Marko!!! :D

Good luck in SF!

Ivanatis
08-07-2010, 09:48 AM
niiiice
clearly made the most of his draw here
don't expect him to beat Malisse, but hopefully he can prove me wrong, it's probably still more winnable than against Berdych or Isner

his section in Canada:
(6)Davydenko BYE
Q - Stepanek
Baghdatis - Chardy
(9)Verdasco - Schwank
(13)Melzer - (WC)Polansky
Hanescu - (WC)Raonic
Q - Benneteau
(2)Djokovic BYE

another Verdasco match seems likely

Certinfy
08-07-2010, 07:04 PM
Amazing win :yeah: Congrats to all his fans :)

Best of luck tomorrow.

Ozone
08-07-2010, 07:06 PM
:worship: Very great tennis today. So smart. Much better than the Nando match yesterday:worship: Finals of ATP 500:rocker2: Very big. Hope he continues this in the masters:eek:

Ozone
08-08-2010, 12:45 AM
Marcos Bag-dah-tees. Huge match tomorrow vs Nalbandian with a ton of points and money on the line:fiery: Get it Marcos.

Ivanatis
08-08-2010, 09:19 AM
swell

good to see he stepped things up

Nalbandian not being that brillant vs. Simon and Cilic gives me some hope, we'll see

Baghdatis#1
08-08-2010, 04:01 PM
busy busy I see, where's the weekend trip going? virus? stop downloading porn man j/k:p
at least I dont have to work early tomorrow/today
if Baggy doesn't bring it home in two, I'll go nuts nonetheless

To a special place about an hour away from New York City :)

niiiice
clearly made the most of his draw here
don't expect him to beat Malisse, but hopefully he can prove me wrong, it's probably still more winnable than against Berdych or Isner

his section in Canada:
(6)Davydenko BYE
Q - Stepanek
Baghdatis - Chardy
(9)Verdasco - Schwank
(13)Melzer - (WC)Polansky
Hanescu - (WC)Raonic
Q - Benneteau
(2)Djokovic BYE

another Verdasco match seems likely

I personally LOVE this draw :)
Chardy in R1, out-of-form Verdasco in R2 who Marcos just beat, out-of-form Davydenko or Stepanek in R3, and maybe in the quarters he can finally beat Nole? :angel:
Anyways, let's focus on the final in Washington D.C. now ;)

Good Luck today, Marcos! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Baghdatis#1
08-08-2010, 04:29 PM
How did Marcos and Stan do in doubles? What round did they exit in?

Ivanatis
08-08-2010, 07:18 PM
they lost to Knowle/Ram, 2nd round I think

bad start against Bandy:(

Ivanatis
08-08-2010, 07:42 PM
another break for Nalby, 1st set is gone

Ivanatis
08-08-2010, 08:07 PM
early break for Baggy 2-0, but Bandy got the immediate rebreak:o

Ivanatis
08-08-2010, 08:49 PM
Baggy 5-4 in 2nd set, looking way better now

Ozone
08-08-2010, 09:21 PM
Well, good tourney:)

Ozone
08-10-2010, 07:37 PM
5-7, 6-2, *4-4 vs Chardy in first round of Rogers Masters. 30-0. Knew this would be a struggle. Finish it Marcos!

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:42 PM
*5-5!
Pame Marcos! :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:45 PM
6-5* :banana:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:48 PM
Tie-Break! :scared:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:50 PM
*0-3 :sad:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:50 PM
*1-3 :)

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:51 PM
2-3* :clap2:
This chair umpire sucks :o

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:52 PM
2-4* :scared:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:53 PM
*2-5 :sad:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:53 PM
*3-5 :banana:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:54 PM
4-5* :aparty:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:54 PM
4-6* :sobbing:

Jelena_78
08-10-2010, 07:57 PM
4-7 :sad:

Marcos :hug:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:57 PM
GSM Chardy 7-5 2-6 7-6 :help::help::help::help::help:
The chair umpire was fucking terrible :rolleyes:
Someone should seriously kill him :o
He even gave Marcos a code violation :spit:
Anyways, Marcos should've won as he blew a 5-2 lead in the first set :shrug:
What a wasted draw :bigcry:
Chardy in R1, out-of-form Verdasco in R2, out-of-form Davydenko in R3, ... :sobbing:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 07:59 PM
Marcos showed no respect for the chair umpire :devil:
I don't blame him though, that guy was such a dick, he's probably a member here posting in Chardy's forum or something :haha:

Baghdatis#1
08-10-2010, 08:18 PM
It's really stressful being a fan of Marcos :shrug:
I was at the beach on Sunday, and then I went back to the hotel room to watch the match. I got there when it was 3-2 Nalbandian in the first set. As you guys know, Marcos lost the set 6-2. Then Marcos was up a break in the second set, and then there was that really long game that he lost, and then he was down in the second set and I couldn't take it anymore so I went back to the beach. Why can't Marcos ever convert on GP's and BP's? :rolleyes:

emotion
08-10-2010, 08:21 PM
huge robbery

Jelena_78
08-17-2010, 11:18 AM
Cincy

Marcos beat Cilic 6-4, 7-5 :)

R2 vs Bellucci

Good luck!

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:33 PM
Marcos :yeah:
Now he is playing Bellucci. He won the first set 6-2, lost the second 4-6 and now it's 5-5 in the third set!

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:35 PM
6-6! Tie-Break! :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:35 PM
*1-0 :woohoo:
Just hold serve now! :armed:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:36 PM
*2-0 :aparty:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:36 PM
3-0* :banana:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:37 PM
4-0* :woohoo:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:38 PM
*4-1 :(

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:39 PM
*5-1 :cool:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:39 PM
6-1* :clap2:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:40 PM
6-2* :sad:
Great atmosphere :cool:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:41 PM
*6-3 :scared:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:41 PM
*6-4 :o

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 08:42 PM
GSM Baghdatis 6-2 4-6 7-6 :woohoo:

Ozone
08-17-2010, 08:47 PM
Huge for the ranking and everything. BRILLIANT TIEBREAK!!!!! Didnt miss a 1st serve I believe:worship: Great win!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce::drive:

Baghdatis#1
08-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Berdych next...

baghdatis
08-17-2010, 11:49 PM
Greact results from marko lately, ive been quite impressed with him
hopefully afew more wins this week to improve his ranking

Jelena_78
08-18-2010, 09:52 AM
:D Well done!

:rocker2:

Ozone
08-19-2010, 08:42 PM
And Marcos serving for the first set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just broke Berdy at 5-5. *6-5 Marcos. :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 08:57 PM
First set 7-5! :yeah:
I've seen most of the match so far :)
Berdych is so annoying :rolleyes:
I hate him :o. He laughed at Marcos when Marcos was arguing a call with the chair umpire, he was rolling his eyes and put his hands up in the air when Marcos was taking a little too long to serve, and he tried to throw off Marcos when it was 40-30 and he said 40-40 to piss off Marcos. He's so annoying :o

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 08:58 PM
Marcos is playing well though. As usual, he is having some trouble closing out games/sets, but he's winning so I won't complain :)

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:01 PM
*0-1 :(
I was hoping that Berdych's knee would be bothering him :devil:
And now Tomas is complaining because he wants a different towel :o

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:08 PM
1-1* :yeah:

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:09 PM
BP! :cool:

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:12 PM
*2-1 :woohoo:
And Nadal is down 5-7 6-6 to Benneteau :eek:

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:20 PM
3-1* :banana:
Just keep holding serve! :rocker2:

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:26 PM
*3-2 :(

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:27 PM
4-2* :banana:

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:31 PM
*4-3 :tears:

Ozone
08-19-2010, 09:32 PM
:woohoo: Keep going Marcos

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:34 PM
5-3* :clap2:

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:37 PM
2 Match Points!!! :)

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:39 PM
Both wasted :o

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:43 PM
*5-4 :sad:
Hold! :)

Baghdatis#1
08-19-2010, 09:47 PM
7-5 6-4! :worship:

Ivanatis
08-20-2010, 05:05 AM
:yeah:

Jelena_78
08-20-2010, 05:54 AM
Bravo!!! :clap2:

Good luck in QF!:)

Pame!!!

Ivanatis
08-20-2010, 08:51 PM
good luck against Rafa :)

New Haven

[1] M Baghdatis (CYP) d Bye
I Andreev (RUS) vs. A Clement (FRA)
S Robert (FRA) vs. [WC] D Young (USA)
[14] J Chela (ARG) d Bye

[9] S Stakhovsky (UKR) d Bye
P Luczak (AUS) vs. L Mayer (ARG)
[WC] T Dent (USA) vs. E Schwank (ARG)
[6] T Robredo (ESP) d Bye

please withdraw and come fresh to NY:o

Ivanatis
08-21-2010, 02:12 AM
:rocker2:

Ozone
08-21-2010, 02:20 AM
Finally some great serving!!!!!!!!!!!! 18 aces, 62%, only 28 unforced to rafa's 41. Great watch to watch. If he keeps this up, we are looking at USO quarters at worst

Ozone
08-21-2010, 02:25 AM
Marcos has now passed Isner, Monfils, and Almagro with this big win

Ozone
08-21-2010, 03:16 AM
Marcos has just defeated the world #1 64 46 64 in a Masters Series QF. Cant believe their isnt more activity here. Vs. (3) Federer tomorrow. Fed will want his revenge

stranger777
08-21-2010, 04:04 AM
Wow, Baghdatis has stunned everyone to beat the number 1 player in the world!
Nadal was in good shape, and even said himself that he feels as fit as he's ever been for this tournament. So there is no excuse on his side of the camp to say he was not at his best form!!

Simply great playing by Marcos, what a fantastic match. 18 aces, and although 62% 1st serve is nothing to be fond of, it was good because Marcos averaged below 50% for the previous few games I think and he needed to pick up his first serve abit if he was to have any chance to beat Rafa.

He has now beaten the best players in the world, Federer, Nadal, Berdych, Davydenko, Roddick, Murray... If he just kept some consistency he would also be one of the best in the world, but honestly this is a huge breakthrough!

Now he comes up against Roger Federer. Of course he is beatable but I think again Marcos will have to be at his very best. Roger is the previous champion here and there is no way that he will want to lose to Marcos twice in a row and lose the chance to play in the final.
Even if Marcos loses though, he has ALREADY done better than most expected and I would still be happy for his progress, even if he loses. He will again go into the match as underdog but with confidence, and really he has not much to lose.

Well done Marcos, this is great preperation for the US open! He should get a descent draw, hopefully, and fingers crossed that he can go far.

Jelena_78
08-21-2010, 02:11 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

:banana:

Good luck!:)

Ozone
08-21-2010, 10:51 PM
9 minutes to game time

Jelena_78
08-21-2010, 11:59 PM
4-6 1-1*

Rushing too much. Nervous I guess...

C'mon!

Jelena_78
08-22-2010, 12:21 AM
4-6, 3-6

Great run Marko! :yeah:

Good luck in N.Haven and New York!!!

Ozone
08-22-2010, 01:15 AM
Great week:worship: The first MS final will come shortly

stranger777
08-22-2010, 04:17 AM
He was nowhere near as competative against Federer than he was against Nadal, in particular his first serve % was only 28% in the 2nd set.

If Marcos can work on this and be more consistent with his serves then he can make a huge impact at the US Open. But we will wait and see.

Of course we should all be proud, he had a very difficult draw at Cincinnati and to have made it to the Semi finals is impressive, great work Marcos!

baghdatis
08-22-2010, 04:41 AM
bad luck to marcos, he didnt play too bad, it was just his 1st serve percentage that let him down.
with the draw he had, i did not expect him to make it anywhere near the semis.. well done! :yeah:

good luck for the rest of the season, and hopefully we see a rank close to where he was at in 2006, in the not too distant future

Ivanatis
08-22-2010, 12:17 PM
didnt watch the match, but from the stat sheet it looks to me as if the main problem wasnt his 1st-serve-%, but that he made so few points when he actuylly got his 1st serve in

Ozone
08-22-2010, 06:59 PM
Well, I have mixed feelings about Marcos playing the Pilot Pen Open this coming week in New Haven. It looks like he will be playing, no?

Ivanatis
08-24-2010, 02:01 PM
cant believe he really went to New Haven
hopefully Andreev will take him out

Ozone
08-24-2010, 08:44 PM
Andreev is definitely a tough first match. Can he win the USO series?

Baghdatis#1
08-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Ozone, if he wins in New Haven then he wins the US Open series :D
But I kinda want him to pull out, but then again I want him to win this title :unsure:

Baghdatis#1
08-24-2010, 09:48 PM
2-0* over Andreev :yeah:

baghdatis
08-24-2010, 10:12 PM
won first set 6-2 :)

baghdatis
08-24-2010, 10:17 PM
and has broken early in the second.. serving at *1-0

baghdatis
08-24-2010, 11:45 PM
and closes it out after afew rain delays 6-2 6-4

Ozone
08-25-2010, 12:08 AM
:yeah: Nice win. He can win the USO series with the title this week

Jelena_78
08-25-2010, 07:51 AM
:dance:

solowyn
08-25-2010, 08:46 PM
Lets hope Safina wins this second set..... Marcos v Chela up soon.

Jelena_78
08-26-2010, 08:14 AM
Marcos beat Chela 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 :)

He will play vs Stakhovsky or Robredo in QF

Good luck!

Ivanatis
08-26-2010, 09:00 PM
vs. Stakhovsky later today

US Open

Marcos Baghdatis vs. Arnaud Clement
Eduardo Schwank vs. Robby Ginepri
Pablo Cuevas vs. Qualifier
Jan Hajek vs. Mardy Fish

Juan Monaco vs. Qualifier
Kristof Vliegen vs. James Blake
Philipp Petzschner vs. Qualifier
Viktor Troicki vs. Novak Djokovic

tough draw I would say

Ivanatis
08-27-2010, 02:08 AM
lost, very close, 3rd set tiebreak, shouldnt have come here:(

Jelena_78
08-27-2010, 11:25 AM
That was close.

Good luck at USO!:)

Mardy will be tough...Hopefully Marcos can reach at least R4. And then whoever wins will have my support till the end :D

Pame!!! :rocker2:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 03:55 PM
He broke Clement in the first game of the match, but then Clement broke Marcos back immediately, and now Clement took the first set 6-3 and is serving down 15-40 :mad:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 03:58 PM
He saved 2 BP's and held for 1-0* :cool:
I hear people chanting "Markos! Markos! Markos!", but there are no Greek and Cypriot flags since flags are banned from the US Open :rolleyes:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:03 PM
*1-1 :(

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:04 PM
Held at love for 2-1* :yeah:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:10 PM
*2-2 :sad:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:12 PM
Held to love again for 3-2* :woohoo:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:18 PM
Broke to love for *4-2 :D:D:D

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:19 PM
Held at 15 for 5-2* :cool:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:24 PM
Broke to love and took the set 6-2! :woohoo:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:29 PM
Held to 30 for 1-0* :clap2:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:34 PM
Broke to 15 for *2-0 :rocker:
Btw, did you guys see the two little girls in New Haven during the Stakhovsky match who were wearing shirts that said "MARKOS PAGDATIS" in Greek? They were so cute. I just thought they deserved a mention here :lol:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:38 PM
It's a shame that tennis isn't very popular in New York, otherwise there would be tons of Greeks there today at Louis Armstrong Stadium since there are over 1,000,000 Greeks living in the New York area :sad:. From the people I know, a lot of the adults love tennis and go to the US Open and play tennis a lot, but not too many kids play organized tennis, just really for fun a few times a year or something :shrug:
They all know Marcos, but they don't go to his matches or anything :sad:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:38 PM
Btw Marcos held (to 15?) for 3-0* :)

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:40 PM
Clement held to love :o
*3-1 :(

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:43 PM
Held to love for 4-1* :bigclap:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:49 PM
Broke to 30 for *5-1 :banana:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:51 PM
Marcos held to love to take the third set 6-1 :worship:
Please win it in 4 now so I can watch Greece kick Turkey's ass in the FIBA World Championships now :)

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 04:56 PM
Clement held to 15 :sad:
*0-1 :(

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:00 PM
Clement broke to 15 :scared:
0-2* :o

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:04 PM
Clement held to 15 for 3-0* :tape:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:14 PM
Held for 1-3* :)

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:18 PM
Clement held and now it's *1-4 :rolleyes:
Marcos even had BP that game :o

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:23 PM
Held to 30 for 2-4* :D
Break now! :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:26 PM
Clemen held to 15 so it's now *2-5 :help:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:30 PM
Held to love for 3-5* :cool:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:35 PM
These commentators are so annoying when they say "SIP-REE-OT" :lol:. It's "SIP-REE-IT" :p

And Baggy breaks to 30 for *4-5! :banana:

Baghdatis#1
08-31-2010, 05:40 PM
He missed an easy putaway and now Clement takes the fourth set 6-4! :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

16681
08-31-2010, 09:39 PM
Marcos :sad: Defeated by Clement :rolleyes:

Ivanatis
08-31-2010, 09:48 PM
dedicated to New Haven, well done Marco:yeah:

Jelena_78
08-31-2010, 10:54 PM
:awww:

Marko :hug:

Baghdatis#1
09-04-2010, 12:33 AM
Marcos :help:
I don't think New Haven is to blame :shrug:. If he lost in R3 or R4 maybe, but his last match in New Haven was 5 days before his first in New York, so plenty of time to rest :shrug:

Ivanatis
09-05-2010, 02:55 AM
I think it is. Maybe not necessarily from the physical point of view, but having the New Haven week completely off and being able to travel there early and have a whole week to get used to everything would have been a massive help, especially with Clement being such a tough opponent as we know now.

Baghdatis#1
09-15-2010, 02:11 AM
Well that's true I guess, but the fact that he lost in R1 despite having Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to rest shows how his fitness is...

Y.S.
07-26-2011, 04:29 AM
Marcos seems to have decided to play every week until New York:

July 25-31, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
August 1-7, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
August 8-14, Toronto, Canada
August 15-21, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
August 22-28, Winston-Salem Open, U.S.A.
August 29-September 11, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Y.S.
07-26-2011, 04:33 AM
He has to defend 680 points from last year:

Washington: 300 pts
Toronto: 10 pts
Cincinnati: 360 pts
US Open: 10 pts

Ivanatis
07-27-2011, 10:50 PM
he just started vs. Lu

:cheerleader:pame Marco:cheerleader:

Y.S.
07-28-2011, 04:41 AM
3-6, 4-6 against Lu. He did not even have any break point chances in the entire match. Very bad performance. i hope that he can find some form soon. Go Baggy!

Baghdatis#1
07-28-2011, 11:38 PM
Awful :help:
He has so much to defend and if he keeps playing crappy, he'll fall out of the top 75 :tape:

Doubles R1: Baghdatis/Russell d. Semenzato/Torres 6-0 7-6 :)

And good that he's playing every week. He needs all the points he can get :o
And he won't feel obliged to play Winston-Salem like New Haven last year. So if he does well and plays a lot, then he can just withdraw from Winston-Salem :)

Ivanatis
08-03-2011, 03:48 PM
Devvarman tonight:)

zombo10
08-04-2011, 08:43 AM
Hey guys! :wavey:

Melzer and Malisse out! Marcos can really reach at least the Final this year again! :)

Beat Devvarman today and come on !!! Very important tournament for his ranking! :o

Ivanatis
08-05-2011, 06:38 AM
6 sets on one day, including a bagel Indian-style, but he's through to the quarters:D and will face Donald Young tonight

pame:rocker2:

zombo10
08-05-2011, 10:20 AM
from Marcos' official site: http://baghdatis.com/articles/view/maximum-effort-to-reach-quarters-1

Maximum Effort To Reach Quarters

Marcos was forced to call on all his fighting qualities and high levels of fitness Thursday to earn his place in the quarter-finals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. After rain had allowed him just one game on Wednesday evening, he returned to record two three-set victories in hot conditions in Washington D.C., to reach the last eight.

"I'm really happy to get through two matches in one day,” said Marcos. “It's nice to know all the hard physical work I've been doing has been worthwhile."

First up was Somdev Devvarman in the second round. Marcos was looking to make amends for the defeat he suffered to Devvarman in Indian Wells this season, and made the perfect start to their third meeting as he quickly clinched the opening set with two breaks of serve. However, India’s Devvarman struck back strongly in the second set and reeled off six straight games to level the match.

Marcos did well to halt Devvarman’s growing momentum and looked to have made the decisive break in the match when he went up 4-3 in the final set. Serving for the match in the 10th game, though, Marcos was challenged again by the No. 65-ranked Devvarman, who broke back to draw level. Undeterred, Marcos immediately regained his advantage and, at the second time of asking, served out the 6-2, 0-6, 7-5 victory in just over two hours.

After a couple of hours rest, Marcos then returned to court to face Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci, who had beaten Tommy Haas in three sets in the second round earlier in the day. World No. 36 Bellucci made the better start to the match, converting one of his two break points to take the opening set.

Strong serving from Marcos gave him the foundation to recover, though. Overall he hit won 83 per cent of points behind his first serve, including 15 aces, and lost only 12 more points on serve in the second and third sets. He broke Bellucci once in the second set, and three times more in the third as he claimed the 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory in one hour and 38 minutes.

Through to his fourth ATP World Tour quarter-final of the season, Marcos will face American Donald Young on Friday. It will be their first meeting after World No. 128 Young defeated countryman Michael Russell 6-3, 6-3.

“I expect a tough match tomorrow,” said Marcos. “Young has nothing to lose and will be the crowd favourite, but I fought really hard today and am going to do the same tomorrow.”

The match is scheduled to take place on Stadium court Friday, beginning not before 5:00pm local time (9pm GMT, midnight Cyprus).

Stay tuned to www.baghdatis.com for all the latest news.

Go, Marcos! :bigclap:

zombo10
08-05-2011, 03:02 PM
Marcos Baghdatis talks with the press after defeating Thomaz Bellucci 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4BcZsM1XMM

Ivanatis
08-06-2011, 05:50 PM
pretty bad loss:mad:

first up in Canada is Isner

Ivanatis
08-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Federer(3) vs. Bye
Del Potro vs. Seppi
Baghdatis vs. Blake
Fognini vs. Troicki(14)

plays tonight

Ivanatis
08-22-2011, 08:08 PM
bye
Sweeting
Tursunov
Isner
Roddick
Melzer
title:D