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Marcos in Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2007

sdimitri
12-22-2006, 07:44 AM
Marcos is starting 2007 season at Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2007.
The entry list:


1 Nikolay DAVYDENKO
2 Ivan LJUBICIC
3 Tommy HAAS
4 Marcos BAGHDATIS
5 Andy MURRAY
6 Mikhail YOUZHNY
7 Robin SODERLING
8 Sebastien Grosjean
9 Stanilas WAWRINKA
10 Kristof VLIEGEN
11 Nicolas AL MAGRO
12 Olivier ROCHUS
13 Fillippo VOLANDRI
14 Jurgen MELZER
15 Gael MONFILS
16 Hyung -Taik LEE
17 Jonas BJORKMAN
18 Ruben Ramirez HIDALGO
19 Max MIRNYI
20 Philipp KOHLSCREIBER
21 Alberto MARTIN
22 Christophe ROCHUS
23 Daniele BRACCIALI
24 Guillermo LOPEZ
25 Thomas JOHANSSON

Wish for a good start and a good year for Marcos in 2007:D :D :D

sdimitri
12-22-2006, 07:46 AM
Forgot to mention tha Qatar ExxonMobil open 2007 will be starting from 1st - 6th January 2007

christos
12-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Have a good start Marcos!!

Hrastar
12-28-2006, 01:07 AM
Can't wait for a main draw!

:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Choupi
12-30-2006, 05:17 PM
Main draw available here:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2007/451/MDS.pdf

1st opponent of Marcos this season: Kohlschreiber.

And good surprise, Marcos will play doubles associated to Wawrinka. :)
Main doubles draw here:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2007/451/MDD.pdf

Choupi
12-31-2006, 12:43 PM
Monday OOP:

CENTER
Matches Start At: 3:00 PM
3:00 PM

Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP)
followed by
Andy MURRAY (GBR) vs Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA)
followed by
Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs Gael MONFILS (FRA)
followed by
Younes EL AYNAOUI (MAR)/Sultan KHALFAN (QAT) vs Martin DAMM (CZE)/Leander PAES (IND)

kindablue
01-01-2007, 02:49 AM
Good luck Marcos and happy new year everybody!

16681
01-01-2007, 07:33 AM
Pame Marcos :D And thanks for the information Choupi :)

Choupi
01-01-2007, 12:56 PM
6/4 7/5 for Marcos. I'd say it was a good match, considering it's a return to competition. Marcos has absolutely to improve his serve, because he almost had no 1st serve, and even when he was successfull, it wasn't efficient enough.

The 1st set has been full of breakpoints opportunities for Kohlschreiber (6) that he's been unable to convert. Marcos has had only 1, which was the set point that he converted.

In the 2nd set, Kohlschreiber, frustrated after that 1st set, played really good tennis, and Marcos lost a bit of concentration. Hence the break for the German. Marcos kept on fighting and finally broke back when Kohlschreiber was serving for the set, bringing it back to 5/5. That 11th game has lasted and lasted....with break opportunities for both, but finally, Marcos, who was encouraging himself a lot, won his serve game. I guess that's where Kohlschreiber lost grip on the match.

A win is a win. Good job Marcos. :)

christos
01-01-2007, 01:35 PM
Happy New Year!!!!!
I watched the match, I agree with you Choupi, the win counts though

Choupi
01-01-2007, 01:42 PM
Guillaume Peyre took a lot of notes. I suppose Marcos will hear about all this, concerning his serve. His 2nd serve was upsetting K. more than his 1st!!

Choupi
01-01-2007, 02:49 PM
Next opponent, Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo.

Action Jackson
01-01-2007, 02:50 PM
Good opponent for him in the 2nd round and there are some pics of his 1st round match in the Pic thread.

2moretogo
01-01-2007, 06:41 PM
Good job Marcos!

16681
01-01-2007, 08:04 PM
Way to go Marco :D And thanks for the Match report Choupi :)

sdimitri
01-02-2007, 06:47 AM
Bravo Marco for a good start.
A win is a win so lets hope this will give Marcos the strength to go higher for
2007.
Pame Marcos!!!

Choupi
01-02-2007, 07:16 AM
Only doubles for Marcos today.

Court 1 from 3:15 PM

M. Mirnyi - S. Wawrinka
followed by
O. Rochus - S. Grosjean
followed by
M. Baghdatis/S. Wawrinka - A. Murray/J. Murray
followed by
M. Youzhny/N. Zimonjic - R. Ramirez Hidalgo/F. Volandri

H_E_L_L_A_S
01-02-2007, 10:02 AM
should win his next match, if he improves his serve he could win this torney

kiprea
01-02-2007, 05:35 PM
Bravo Marco. .

Good luck for your next game. .

What time will Marcos play tomorrow??:confused:

Choupi
01-02-2007, 05:59 PM
Marcos & Stani lost 6/4 1/6 5/10 (super tiebreak).

The OOP for tomorrow isn't available yet.

Choupi
01-02-2007, 09:36 PM
Tomorrow's OOP:

Center Court 3.30 PM

Andy Murray vs. C.Rochus

followed by
Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo vs. Marcos Baghdatis

followed by
Younes El Aynaoui vs. Ivan Ljubicic

followed by
Nikolay Davydenko vs. Jonas Bjorkman

Choupi
01-03-2007, 07:43 AM
Well, I didn't know where to put it exactly, so I'm gonna write it here. I've created my website about Marcos. It's all recent, and please be indulgent, as it is the very 1st time I run a website. It's still under construction, but I'd be glad to welcome those of you who are interested there. Here's the link:

http://mbaghdatispage.proboards104.com/

sdimitri
01-03-2007, 08:21 AM
Thanks Choupi for this forum about Marcos!

Action Jackson
01-03-2007, 08:32 AM
Good prospects here for Marcos as Ramirez-Hidalgo hits a lot of balls back and that will give Marcos a good workout in getting into some more timing.

He usually plays well when he has had some matches in him and I will look forward to seeing him live very soon.

Good luck with the site Choupi.

Choupi
01-03-2007, 08:41 AM
Thanks guys. You're welcome. :)

Choupi
01-03-2007, 03:06 PM
Marcos won easily 6/2 6/0. But I'm still worried about his serve......

16681
01-03-2007, 04:12 PM
Marcos :rocker: And good luck with your new site Choupi :D

16681
01-03-2007, 04:32 PM
I just found out Marcos is playing Soderling. I think Marcos should defeat him, but Soderling has already knocked out two of my favs :scared: I'm beginning not to like the guy :aplot: And I don't even know him :lol:

Flibbertigibbet
01-03-2007, 07:02 PM
Soderling will be very tough, hopefully Marcos can serve and return well!

LostGlory
01-03-2007, 07:44 PM
Well the head to Head is not too good as Soderling won their only previous meeting but I have faith in Marcos this time....

Pame Marcos.....go two better this time and win the title...

Choupi
01-03-2007, 08:37 PM
Thursday OOP:

CENTER COURT
3.30 PM

Mikhail Youzhny vs. Ivan Ljubicic

followed by

Robin Soderling vs. Marcos Baghdatis

followed by

Andy Murray vs. Max Mirnyi

followed by

Nikolay Davydenko vs. Olivier Rochus

I have faith in the return. It worked pretty well today. But the serve, though better than in his previous match, still needs improvement. Allez Marcos!! You can do it!! :bounce:

Hrastar
01-03-2007, 09:27 PM
I'm sooo curious about Marcos' game tomorrow. I hope this easy win over RRH didn't make him "asleep" and he will perform even better against tough opponent. Best wishes and let's pray for our "sunny boy":)

sdimitri
01-04-2007, 04:54 AM
Bravo Marco for another win!
Now lets hope that today he will improve his first serve and do well
against Soderling.
I am sure Marcos can win, but he need to be very carefull and have good
first serve.
Pame Marcos!!!

Choupi
01-04-2007, 07:28 AM
From eurosport.com:

Baghdatis toyed with Ramirez Hidalgo in a one-sided match with the Spaniard.

"It feels great to be in the quarter-finals of the first tournament of the new season," Baghdatis said.

"I'm moving very well and my serving is good. I'm really looking forward to the Australian Open later this month," added last year's Melbourne runner-up.

Choupi
01-04-2007, 04:03 PM
Marcos lost 3/6 2/6.

Hrastar
01-04-2007, 04:08 PM
Couldn't do anything on Robin's serve...:o

Let's move on

16681
01-04-2007, 05:38 PM
Marcos was the 3rd favorite player of mine that Soderling has taken out of this Tournament :ras: I'm beginning to take this personally :aplot: :lol:
Maybe I should become a fan of Soderling :rolls: