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Will Marcos Like the Clay in Houston? - 2006 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

16681
04-02-2006, 01:42 AM
Well in the Tournament thread for the U.S. Clay Court Championship it has been stated that Marcos is playing. Pame Marcos in Houston ;)

kindablue
04-03-2006, 09:12 AM
That's a surprise since he's playing DC and Monte Carlo.Still
he's listed on the Houston website!!!

athina7
04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
Yeah, I thought that was kind of strange too. He will play DC in Bulgaria, then fly to the US, then back to Europe again? :confused:

16681
04-06-2006, 05:05 AM
Yeah, I thought that was kind of strange too. He will play DC in Bulgaria, then fly to the US, then back to Europe again? :confused: Marcos must want to play in Houston very much to do all that traveling
:unsure:

Choupi
04-06-2006, 06:43 AM
Well, maybe he'll pull out of Houston after DC. :shrug:

kindablue
04-06-2006, 09:00 AM
He is definitely playing Houston.It's on his website. http://www.baghdatis.com

16681
04-06-2006, 04:52 PM
I hope he doesn't try to play too much and get himself tired :rolleyes: I know he is a young man, but all that tennis plus all that travelling can not be easy on anyone.

Action Jackson
04-07-2006, 11:46 AM
He should tank in Houston, and make sure he is ready for the better clay events. He is meant to have family in the area, so that could be the reason he is playing there.

PamposCypriot
04-07-2006, 03:04 PM
Maybe he wants to have a tournament in clay before in the tough clay tournaments? Clay is not his best surface and he havent play clay for a while

Action Jackson
04-07-2006, 03:07 PM
There are 2 months of clay tournaments, he could have easily played in Valencia. More practical as in travel time from DC to Spain to Monaco.

Then there is either Barcelona/Casachallenger, or after that Estoril/Munich before Rome and Hamburg.

Choupi
04-08-2006, 12:37 PM
Here's the main draw:

Main Draw Singles:
(1) Andy Roddick (USA) vs Paul Capdeville (CHI)
Oliver Marach (AUT) vs Juan Antonio Marin (CRC)
Alexander Waske (GER) vs Jiri Vanek (CZE)
Oscar Hernandez (ESP) vs (5) Tommy Haas (GER0
(4/WC) Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs (WC) Jesse Witten (USA)
Vincent Spadea (USA) vs Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) vs (Q) QUALIFIER
(WC) Mardy Fish (USA) vs (8) Juan Monaco (ARG

(7) Paul Goldsten (USA) vs Janko Tipsarevic (SCG)
(Q) QUALIFIER vs (Q) QUALIFIER
Razvan Sabau (ROM) vs Tomas Behrend (GER)
Albert Montanes (ESP) vs (3) Robby Ginepri (USA)
(6) Luis Horna (PER) vs Marcos Daniel (BRA)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs Ivo Minar (CZE)
Bobby Reynolds (USA) vs Fernando Vicente (ESP)
(Q) QUALIFIER vs (2) James Blake (USA)

Iza
04-08-2006, 08:48 PM
Good luck Marcos :bounce: ! Win some matches in Houston :D get some good practice 4 the clay TMSs and RG :cool:

16681
04-09-2006, 02:19 AM
Well is should definitely have an easy 1st Round. I'm an American and I have never ever heard of the guy Marcos is to play :lol:

LostGlory
04-10-2006, 07:59 AM
His family was with him at the Davis Cup tie in Portugal....I saw his mom in the audience and Petros his Bro....seems weired that he will travel to the states and back to Europe.....anyway Good Luck Marcos.....I hope he is not too upset about loosing the Davis cup tie, he did his best.....

Pame Marcos.....

sdimitri
04-11-2006, 09:16 AM
Lets hope Marcos will do well in Houston.
Go Marcos :clap2: :clap2:

athina7
04-12-2006, 03:44 AM
Marcos plays his first round match tomorrow. Good luck!

Gallery Furniture
Matches Start At: 4:00 PM

Alexander WASKE (GER) vs Tommy HAAS (GER)
followed by
Bob BRYAN (USA)/Mike BRYAN (USA) vs Thomas BLAKE (USA)/Paul GOLDSTEIN (USA)
NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) vs Jesse WITTEN (USA)
followed by
Andy RODDICK (USA) vs Oliver MARACH (AUT)

LostGlory
04-12-2006, 08:29 AM
Is he still playing in Houston.....

Action Jackson
04-12-2006, 08:30 AM
Is he still playing in Houston.....

He shouldn't be, but so far it seems that he is.

PamposCypriot
04-12-2006, 09:48 AM
Why not to play in houston?

Action Jackson
04-12-2006, 09:52 AM
Why not to play in houston?

I have said my reasons earlier in the thread as to why he shouldn't play.

kindablue
04-12-2006, 12:28 PM
I have said my reasons earlier in the thread as to why he shouldn't play.

You 're right there George, but it's done now so all we can do
is wish him good luck!!!

Action Jackson
04-12-2006, 12:31 PM
You 're right there George, but it's done now so all we can do
is wish him good luck!!!

Yes, of course that's the case and as long as he is healthy that is what counts.

I mean we can all voice our views on something, this one I don't agree with, but he's done it. Just hope he can perform well when he gets back to Europe when he plays the classy players on the surface.

Choupi
04-12-2006, 01:42 PM
I'm also part of those who think Marcos should've stayed in Europe to prepare Monte Carlo coming up. Valencia would have been better in my opinion. BUT he made the decision to go to the States. I think he has a staff surrounding him who can advice him wisely. If they were all ok that he plays in Houston, it's ok for me too. I can only cheer for the guy and wish that he doesn't get injured or something that might cause him trouble for the upcoming TMS. :)

Aris
04-12-2006, 03:15 PM
Marcos is receiving a substantial amount of appearance money in Houston. Explains perhaps why he is also a wild-card....

papas
04-12-2006, 09:34 PM
Guys I thought Baggy was playing today. But I can't find any results. Roddick's match which was supposed to take place after Baggy's has finished. Does anyone know what's going on?

Clara Bow
04-12-2006, 09:58 PM
Guys I thought Baggy was playing today. But I can't find any results. Roddick's match which was supposed to take place after Baggy's has finished. Does anyone know what's going on?

They will be playing 7 pm Central Time - which is my time zone...and it now 4:57 so he will be on in about two hours today. Roddick will then play after Marcos.

Good luck today Baggy! :)

papas
04-13-2006, 02:26 AM
Marcos won (6-4,7-6) and he is playing Spadea tomorrow. Good luck to Baggy ! Shame he is not on the bottom half of the draw (Blake's out) :)

athina7
04-13-2006, 05:01 AM
Well done Marcos:yeah: Good luck tomorrow!

Thursday's OOP:
Gallery Furniture
Matches Start At: 4:00 PM
Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER) vs Mardy FISH (USA)
followed by
Oliver MARACH (AUT)/Gilles MULLER (LUX) vs Tripp PHILLIPS (USA)/Bobby REYNOLDS (USA)
NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) vs Vincent SPADEA (USA)
followed by
Bob BRYAN (USA)/Mike BRYAN (USA) vs Michael KOHLMANN (GER)/Alexander WASKE (GER)

sdimitri
04-13-2006, 05:11 AM
Bravo Marcos for this win. I hope he is not too tired
for the game tomorrow.
Good luck!

Choupi
04-13-2006, 06:56 AM
Good job Marcos. I'd like him to beat Spadea. I wish I could see that.

Choupi
04-13-2006, 09:26 AM
Audio interview of Marcos after his match:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/audio/

PamposCypriot
04-13-2006, 06:04 PM
Can we find the stats from the game? I want to see what was marcos first serve percentage

athina7
04-13-2006, 08:10 PM
Audio interview of Marcos after his match:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/audio/
Thanks Choupi :)

athina7
04-13-2006, 08:15 PM
Can we find the stats from the game? I want to see what was marcos first serve percentage
I doubt it. It's so hard to find any information at all from this tournament. No scoreboard, no stats, it sucks :(

sdimitri
04-14-2006, 04:42 AM
Vincent Spadea def. Marcos Baghdatis(4) 6-2, 3-1 ret. :sad:

He should not press that hard of himself. I think it was wrong going to Houston. Now lets hope this not serious and he will be ok for Monte Carlo.

Marcos said after the game:

"I don't really know what it is yet. Maybe the nerve is squeezed. I just felt pain coming down through my leg. Maybe fatigue has something to do with it. Since Australia I've been playing all the time, working hard. I haven't wanted to stop."

16681
04-14-2006, 06:20 AM
I had been busy yesterday and didn't get on here or the ATP site til today. I was so surprised that Marcos had retired. I hope the problem is not serious. Maybe it is just as he said he has been playing so much. I hope a little rest will do him good ;)

Choupi
04-14-2006, 08:17 AM
I wish it is nothing serious. Marcos, rest and come fit asap.

oLn
04-14-2006, 09:11 AM
marcos need some rest... prob was wrong that he going to houston !
anwz .hope get back in good level soon !

Choupi
04-14-2006, 12:38 PM
Just listened to Marcos's interview on the ATP site. He says he thinks it's due to fatigue. He will wait and see if the pain is still present when he wakes up, the next day. If so, he will stop playing. So no Monte Carlo. He wants to be fit for the middle of the season.

Get well soon.