New Balls, Please

"Climbing the Comeback Mountain with the Tower of Tandil."

  • Recent Posts

  • Unhealthily Obsessed With

    agnieszka radwanska alize cornet amelie mauresmo ana ivanovic andy murray andy roddick aravane rezai ATP ATP week ahead australian open beijing belgrade british tennis bstaad caroline wozniacki cincinnati daniela hantuchova david ferrer david nalbandian davis cup dinara safina doha dubai elena dementieva ernests gulbis estoril fed cup feliciano lopez fernando gonzalez fernando verdasco flavia pennetta francesca schiavone french open gael monfils gilles simon image is everything indian wells jelena jankovic jo-wilfried tsonga john isner juan carlos ferrero juan martin del potro juan monaco julien benneteau justine henin kim clijsters kuala lumpur li na lleyton hewitt los angeles madrid marat safin marcos baghdatis maria kirilenko maria sharapova marin cilic marion bartoli melanie oudin miami mikhail youzhny montreal munich nikolay davydenko novak djokovic paris masters philipp kohlschreiber queens radek stepanek rafael nadal richard gasquet robin soderling roger federer rome sabine lisicki samantha stosur sam querrey serena williams shahar peer shanghai sorana cirstea stuttgart svetlana kuznetsova sydney the withdrawal method thomaz bellucci titlists tokyo tomas berdych tommy robredo us open venus williams vera zvonareva victoria azarenka video wimbledon WTA wta week ahead WTFs yanina wickmayer
  • Categories

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.


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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: