July 05, 2007

Bring 'em to the Studio!

Seeing Marcos' "Barmy Army" invade the ESPN studio was great fun. But the sports network has moved on to other, more trivial matters.

Over 5 hours of quarter final tennis later our man was beaten by a Serb. We were unable to reach Lillikas for his views on the matter.

Marcos played an exceptional game. His supporters were brilliant and we know that he will one day reign supreme. And as Marcos Baghdatis has done more than any politician to 'enlighten' the world, we're removing Zacharias Koulias from the Presidential Poll to include The Champ.


Blogger apodimos Kypreos said...

Baghdatis' barmy army
Thursday, July 5, 2007
from Metro

After all the whining, moaning and bellyaching over the past week it was a breath of fresh air to go join the Marcos Baghdatis party today.

His big, beardy smile after beating Nikolay Davydenko, perhaps fittingly one of the main misery guts, was a real tonic.

Marcos Baghdatis

And the Baghdatis Barmy Army of Cypriot supporters were something else, with their chants from Court 13 drowning out all the other outside courts.

I'd been watching a little bit of Jamie Murray in mixed doubles action on Court Three – he and Jelena Jankovic saw off seeded pair Mark Knowles and Zi Yan – when I was drawn to the fun-filled atmosphere created by the Marcos' mob.

They sang, they shouted, they waved flags and were were clearly having a whale of a time. I can't help thinking that letting them get behind their man on Centre Court would give the whole tournament a lift.

Since Henman crashed out and the rainclouds moved in, there have been precious few moments to get caught up in in the main arena, apart from the Serena Williams injury saga, so bring on Baghdatis.

He was a semi-finalist last year but has yet to make an appearance on Centre so it's high time he did. You nou never know, he could go all the way to the final. He'll fancy his chances of making the semis where he could face a very tired Rafael Nadal.

Baghdatis v Federer could be a thrilling, and exceptionally hairy, final.

06 July, 2007 10:21  

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