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Marcos in Zagreb-Croatia

kindablue
01-27-2007, 02:11 PM
He was supposed to go there last year but cancelled it after going to the final of the A.O. This year he got a W.C. to play there.
This is what the draw looks like:

Ivan LJUBIČIĆ (1) - Roko KARANUŠIĆ
Feliciano LOPEZ - Stefan KOUBEK
Thomas JOHANSSON - Janko TIPSAREVIĆ
Daniele BRACCCIALI - Julien BENNETEAU (6)

Mihajl JUŽNI (4) - Nicolas MAHUT
kvalifikant - Potito STARACE
Fabrice SANTORO - kvalifikant
Marc GICQUEL - Fernando VERDASCO (5)

Kristof VLIEGEN (7) - Michael LLODRA
Jiri VANEK - Ivo KARLOVIĆ
Andreas SEPPI - kvalifikant
Gilles SIMON - Robin SODERLING (3)

Arnaud CLEMENT (8) - Marin ČILIĆ
Lukas DLOUHY - Bjorn PHAU
Frank DANCEVIC - kvalifikant
Florent SERRA - Marcos BAGHDATIS (2)

Let's hope he does well!

Dimitra
01-28-2007, 12:42 PM
The draw is good!Ela Marco!Win some points and get back to top20!!!;) :bounce:

linus
01-28-2007, 01:27 PM
I didnt expect Marcos to begin new clay season right now :p

in my own wish, Marcos can take a little bit more rest :lol:

anyway, good luck in Zagreb :cool:

Dimitra
01-29-2007, 12:13 AM
the draw for tomorrow:
Center Court 11 am

Waske vs. Carlsen
Simon vs. Soderling

4:10

Serra vs. Baghdatis
Karlovic/Zovko vs. Cermak/Levinsky
Gicquel vs. Verdasco

Court 1

11 am

Luzzi or Chramosta vs. Peya
Salzenstein vs. Dustov/Cakl
Canas vs. Zemjla/Troicki
Cibulec/Matach vs. Johansson/Lindstedt
Dluohy vs. Phau
Behrend/Kas vs. Aspelin/Knowle

sdimitri
01-29-2007, 05:46 AM
Ela pame Marco for a new start.
Hope you can do well and play tennis like you know how!

Dimitra
01-29-2007, 03:40 PM
Baghdatis def Serra 6-2 7-6(5)

Marcos saved 2 sps in the second but managed to win!:)

Pame Marco!!:bounce:

sdimitri
01-30-2007, 05:22 AM
Bravo Marco!!
From PZB Zagreb web page:

Baghdatis, tournament's second seed, defeated Frenchman Florent Serra by 6:2, 7:6 (5) after saving three set points at 4:5 in the second set. He also escaped from 1-4 in the tie-breaker and finally managed to find the way to the second round.

He had a hard time in the second set but the good news is that he managed to win it.

Pame

kindablue
01-30-2007, 11:20 PM
Wednesday's OOP:

Center Court

11:30am
Thomas Johansson/Robert Lindstedt
vs
Simon Aspelin/Julian Knowle

followed by:

Stefan Koubek
vs Feli Lopez

Not Before 4:10pm

Ivan Ljubicic
vs Roko Karanusic

followed by

Arnaud Clement
vs Marin Cilic

Marco Baghdatis
vs Frank Dancevic

Dancevic shouldn't be a problem for Marcos (at least i hope so)

sdimitri
01-31-2007, 05:25 AM
Wednesday's OOP:



Dancevic shouldn't be a problem for Marcos (at least i hope so)


Yes if Marcos plays good it should not be a problem, but in tennis anything
is possible so lets wish Marcos a good game!

Pame Marcos:)

Dimitra
01-31-2007, 03:53 PM
hhmm yeah but Frank plays very well lately,and Marcos..well..is Marcos!!:p
If he stays concetrated,won't be much of a problem though!

Pame Marco!:)

Dimitra
01-31-2007, 06:15 PM
Baghdatis def Dancevic 7-6(1) 6-3 :bounce:
On to the next round!

sdimitri
02-01-2007, 04:59 AM
Bravo Marcos bravo :) :) :)
He wins in straight sets. That is a good sign!

christos
02-01-2007, 09:37 AM
Great! Now he's in quarters!
Hope he'll go far

Dimitra
02-01-2007, 08:16 PM
Marcos plays tomorrow:

Friday, February 02, 2007

CENTER COURT - 11:30 AM

Michael LLODRA (FRA) vs Alexander PEYA (AUT)
followed by
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Marc GICQUEL (FRA)

Not Before 4:10 PM

Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)
followed by
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP)
followed by
Marin CILIC (CRO)/Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Frantisek CERMAK (CZE)/Jaroslav LEVINSKY (CZE)

COURT 1 - 2:00 PM

Jonathan ERLICH (ISR)/Andy RAM (ISR) vs Michael KOHLMANN (GER)/Alexander WASKE (GER)

Their only match was in Lyon last year,where Arnaud won in 3 sets-and Marcos did 11 DF :rolleyes:

Ela Marco!:bounce: Win some points!;)

H_E_L_L_A_S
02-01-2007, 11:36 PM
should take this match,and then should be hoping for another final appearance only playerthat should trouble him is ljubicic

Dimitra
02-02-2007, 12:21 AM
youzhny is also very tough.;)
and watching tonight's match between Ljubo and Koubek-and if Ljubo keeps playing like this I don't think he will be such serious problem for Marcos.

But don't go so ahead,because Arnaud is tough and he has beaten Marcos before.:(

kindablue
02-02-2007, 08:23 AM
But don't go so ahead,because Arnaud is tough and he has beaten Marcos before.:(

He lost to Clement in Lyon, but he wasn't feeling well at the time.
He made 11 double faults in that match :eek:
I think he has a better chance today :)

Dimitra
02-02-2007, 10:17 AM
lol yeah-I was amazed by that stat too!:p

But-that's the thing with Marcos-you never know which Marcos will show up..:rolleyes:

The Marcos of the slams :worship: -or the Marcos of Lyon? :mad: :o

lol sometimes he makes even Safin seem consistent :confused: :sad: :o

Hope he wins-and wins the title too-that will get him to no.17. :D :bounce:

PAME MARCO!!!

Dimitra
02-02-2007, 08:01 PM
Marcos almost chocked but he made it :rolleyes: :D :p

Bagdatis def Clement 6-2 6(2)-7 7-6(5) :woohoo: :bounce: :worship:

Dimitra
02-02-2007, 09:15 PM
oop for tomorrow:

Saturday, February 03, 2007

CENTER COURT

Matches Start At: 12:00 Noon

Frantisek CERMAK (CZE)/Jaroslav LEVINSKY (CZE) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)/Robert LINDSTEDT (SWE)

Not Before 2:00 PM

Alexander PEYA (AUT) vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP)

Not Before 3:30 PM

Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)

Good luck Marco!:bounce: :yeah:

kindablue
02-03-2007, 01:23 AM
Marcos almost chocked but he made it :rolleyes: :D :p

Bagdatis def Clement 6-2 6(2)-7 7-6(5) :woohoo: :bounce: :worship:

With Marcos it can't be called a choke. I would call it adding a bit of drama
in the match. Marcos rarely wins without the drama.He just wants to give
spectators value for the money they paid to see him :lol: :rolleyes:

christos
02-03-2007, 09:35 AM
With Marcos it can't be called a choke. I would call it adding a bit of drama
in the match. Marcos rarely wins without the drama.He just wants to give
spectators value for the money they paid to see him :lol: :rolleyes:

Τhat's right :lol: :lol:

Choupi
02-03-2007, 01:27 PM
No drama this time. He defeated Peya in 1h12 6-4 6-3. :)

Dimitra
02-03-2007, 05:26 PM
With Marcos it can't be called a choke. I would call it adding a bit of drama
in the match. Marcos rarely wins without the drama.He just wants to give
spectators value for the money they paid to see him :lol: :rolleyes:

hehe yeah And give a heartattack to his fans!;) :p

Dimitra
02-03-2007, 05:26 PM
No drama this time. He defeated Peya in 1h12 6-4 6-3. :)

Pame Marco!!Win your second title!!!!!:bounce: :worship:

Ljubo is tired for playing all these days and if Marcos doesn't chok...ehr want to make it more interesting :p ,it can finish in 2!:D

Choupi
02-03-2007, 05:30 PM
Ljubo spent more time on the court today, as he's had to battle hard against Youzhny. Good for Marcos to have spent only 1h12 on the court today. But......we never know. Ljubo will be looking for revenge and he's pretty good when it comes to indoor events. And he's home. I'm 100% behind Marcos. But I think it's gonna be tight.

Bring that title home Marcos!!

Choupi
02-04-2007, 02:50 PM
2nd ATP title!! :yippee: Final score 7-6 4-6 6-4.

Dimitra
02-04-2007, 02:53 PM
2nd ATP title!! :yippee: Final score 7-6 4-6 6-4.

:yeah: :D :bounce: I am so happy for him!!After big dissapointment he manages to prove himself and to all the doubters!!:cool:

Pity I can't watch the ceremony tho :sad:

Bravo re Marko!!:woohoo: :worship: Back to no.17 baby!!:cool:

Choupi
02-04-2007, 03:00 PM
Yes, I also find it sad they cut before the ceremony. I would have loved to hear his speech and see him lift up that trophy.

Dimitra
02-04-2007, 04:00 PM
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/baghdatis_zagreb7.jpg

Dimitra
02-04-2007, 04:12 PM
from the ATP SITE:

Ljubicic, who had survived three consecutive three-set matches to reach the final, slipped to 7-10 in career finals. He began the season by winning the Doha title (d. Murray).


Baghdatis: "It was great to come back after the disappointment of Australia and win a tournament. I am very, very happy.

"I won the crucial points. I played a great tie-break and a great game at 5-4 in the third. Ivan was a bit tight and didn't serve so good in that game.

"I'll just try to keep the same mentality. Stay happy and keep working hard and everything should go well. I just have to play my game and enjoy it."

Ljubicic: "It was my fourth long match in a row and I was a little tired in the end. I had my chances in the fourth set :confused: and it's always difficult to come from a set down against such a player.

"I am satisfied. I struggled all week long, so to reach the final without playing great tennis is nice. I had a lot of pressure on my shoulders. But I am a little sad because I think I had chances today.

"He kept the pressure on my serve. In the last game he was too good. One fantastic drop shot, then the lob to go match point, then a fantastic passing shot to finish the match. I didn't think I did anything wrong.

About his Davis Cup preparation: "I have 11 hours of tennis so I am pretty satisfied physically with how I feel. Now I just need to rest and try to recover and get ready for the tie."

delsa
02-04-2007, 05:35 PM
:woohoo: Marcos!

2nd title!

Hrastar
02-04-2007, 10:58 PM
I'm soooo happy for Marcos!

I hope this win will keep his head up for a couple of weeks :cool:

16681
02-05-2007, 02:52 AM
Yes Congrats to Marco :) He is winning again :D

sdimitri
02-05-2007, 05:23 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship:
Bravo Marco, Bravo:worship: :worship: :worship:
This will pumb him to play better!!!
Pame!!!:worship: :worship: :worship:

Tennis-Engineer
02-05-2007, 07:07 AM
Congratulations !:) I am happy that Marcos won his second title.;)

christos
02-05-2007, 10:21 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: Marcos !!

Drimal
02-05-2007, 11:25 AM
Well done Marcos!!! :banana: :bigclap: :banana:

linus
02-05-2007, 11:38 AM
:D not know how to say how happy I am for Marcos :yeah:

this is the time he and we as well did expect for too long :banana:

I couldnt watch his matches for the wholes, via some practice and highlights videos, Marcos was indeed hard-working, in good spirit :cool: this title deserves to be his :angel:

take care and look forward to more, Marcos :D

Klaas_nalbandian
02-05-2007, 04:37 PM
Congrats to Marcos

PamposCypriot
02-06-2007, 08:49 AM
His second title. Gongrats Marcos. Lets hope he continues like this.