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AO Day Four: The Bagman’s Gambit

Posted by gauloises1 on January 21, 2010

Once again, time has made me its bitch. But I did want to give special mention to a particularly entertaining match; Marcos Baghdatis against David Ferrer. Baggy eventually prevailed, 46 36 76(4) 63 61, but not without a full measure of drama including fifth set cramping, despite Baggy’s claim that he’s the fittest he’s ever been.

I was lucky enough to catch a replay of most of this on the TVs in my office, and while the tennis might not have been of the highest quality, it was scintillating entertainment. Great stuff.

Sad Ferru makes me sad.

On the other hand, happy Baggy makes me happy.

What is it with the guys publicly celebrating their genitalia?

We do know you’ve got them, boys.

This is more like it.

Better.

A few of the other guys went the distance today, with Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and Albert Montanes both progressing in five, while it took Pico till 63 in the fifth to subdue Michael Llodra.

Janko Tipsarevic came close to an upset, but fell to Tommy Haas 63 in the fifth.

Better luck next time. Or, you know, never.

4 Responses to “AO Day Four: The Bagman’s Gambit”

  1. kefuoe said

    I’ve got no beef with Baghdatis, but those Cypriot fans were working my last nerve. If nothing else, I was hoping for a Ferrer win to ensure not having to hear them anymore. Of course they were probably working my nerves because I wanted a Ferrer win anyway.

    • monique said

      You are right….very annoying. It is not Davis Cup after all.And flags should not be allowed. Too much noise, they never stop. Annoying too for people around them. They go too far. Baghdatis annoys me too. He encourages them and he celebrates after like he won the tournament. it is only 2nd round.

      • gauloises1 said

        I don’t know. I see your point, but I kind of enjoy the Davis Cup-like atmosphere the AO has at times. And it was a huge win for Baggy in the end, I can understand him getting very emotional and perhaps a bit excessive in the celebrating.

        But different strokes for different folks.

  2. linz said

    Nobody does happy like Baggy. And really, nobody does “pitiful sad puppy” like Ferru. Quite a heart-wrenching combo.

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