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Old 01-22-2009, 02:33 PM   #46
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:59 PM   #47
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C'mon Marcos!!!!!!
I'll wake up early 2 watch it
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He's in R4!!!

6-2 6-4 6-4
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Fish fried as Baghdatis advances

Saturday 24 January 2009
By Tom Kelly



Marcos Baghdatis is through to a fourth-round meeting with Novak Djokovic after accounting for American Mardy Fish in straight sets in the early hours of Saturday.

The 6-2 6-4 6-4 scoreline didn’t reflect a tight match, however; No. 23 seed Fish took it up to Baghdatis and could perhaps rue only a disappointing error count.

The first point of the match mirrored what was to transpire.

Fish looked to have Baghdatis covered at the net when, with a flick of the wrist at full tilt, the Cypriot sent a brilliant passing shot flying past.

From thereon in, Baghdatis entertained the rowdy Hisense Arena crowd with play reminiscent of his dream run to the 2006 final.

The first game proved to be a marathon, with Baghdatis converting his third break point after 14 minutes.

Fish pressed the Baghdatis serve at 4-2 down, but his failure to impact on the scoreboard proved costly.

Baghdatis closed out the set at his first opportunity as the American pushed a forehand wide.

Sensing the Cypriot’s confidence rising, the crowd roared their approval during the change of ends.

Fish’s serve was again put under pressure from the outset of the second.

Baghdatis converted on his fourth break point opportunity, edging out to a 4-1 advantage.

He held serve, closing out the set 6-4 in 47 minutes to take a decisive lead in the match.

Despite a straightforward scoreline, the third set still posed challenges for the former Australian Open finalist.

His first chance to break didn’t come until the seventh game when Fish netted a backhand.

Baghdatis raced through the rest of the set, one final Fish error sealing the match at 1.15am local time.

Quick facts

Fish served 10 aces to Baghdatis’ five, and both players landed their first serve at 54 per cent

Fish made 45 unforced errors, while Baghdatis racked up 29

The American approached the net 38 times, winning 18 of those points; Baghdatis was 7-for-9 on net approaches (78 per cent)

Fish had the fastest first serve of the match at 219km/h
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Marcos
I saw only 10=15 mins of it in the 2nd set. His groundstrokes are really good.
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Well done Marcos.
Looking forward to his match against Djokovic, hope it will be a good match. Pame!
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SUNDAY OOP

Rod Laver Arena

11:00 Start

Women's Singles - 4th Round
Jelena Jankovic(SRB) vs. Marion Bartoli(FRA)

Women's Singles - 4th Round
Dinara Safina(RUS) vs. Alize Cornet(FRA)

Men's Singles - 4th Round
Tomas Berdych(CZE) vs. Roger Federer(SUI)


19:30 Start

Women's Singles - 4th Round
Jelena Dokic(AUS) vs. Alisa Kleybanova(RUS)

Men's Singles - 4th Round
Marcos Baghdatis(CYP) vs. Novak Djokovic(SRB)



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Old 01-24-2009, 05:00 AM   #54
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It's good for me for the first time
I had to get up in the middle of the night 3 times til this one

Looking forward to their match
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I had to get up in the middle of the night 3 times til this one

Looking forward to their match
For me too Echoing Jelena that I hope it will be a good and enjoyable match The crowd is bound to be noisy, but I hope peaceful
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For me too Echoing Jelena that I hope it will be a good and enjoyable match The crowd is bound to be noisy, but I hope peaceful
Trust me, a match where both Hellenic fans and Serbian fans will be at will not be a quiet one. At least Greeks and Serbs are very good friends. If it was Djokovic against...Karlovic or Ancic, it could get ugly.
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Trust me, a match where both Hellenic fans and Serbian fans will be at will not be a quiet one. At least Greeks and Serbs are very good friends. If it was Djokovic against...Karlovic or Ancic, it could get ugly.
Indeed you're right And after Novak/Delic and Tipsarevic/Cilic, I truly want to enjoy a tennis match that's got a fun crowd but no ugliness
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Indeed you're right And after Novak/Delic and Tipsarevic/Cilic, I truly want to enjoy a tennis match that's got a fun crowd but no ugliness
Trust me, if Baghdatis played Ilhan trhis year we would've had the same situation. I mean, especially after the Turks petitioned to ban Baghdatis from the AO. With all due respect, what power do they have when it comes to AO rules?
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