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Of course, the best actual player Roger Federer has won. Tennis spor needs world stars and athlets with charisma. What does it mean for tennis world when Baghdatis would have won? Whole Cyprus has about ten courts (without the private ones). In Melbourne they´ve played 42,000 balls...

Let´s see if Baghdatis can conserve his success for the next weeks

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It would have been a remarkable story. An unheralded player knocks out three of the world's top ten on the way to the final then beats the world number one in the final? What a story that would have been.
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Agreed, but what does this mean for world tennis? We don´t have charismatic players like Agassi, Borg etc. It might be a mayfly which is actually a sensation but fall down very fast. We need people that bring the young people to tennis and not to other games like golf. Tennis is a sport with a lot of power and ideal for the youth.
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It would have been a remarkable story. An unheralded player knocks out three of the world's top ten on the way to the final then beats the world number one in the final? What a story that would have been.

Like Boris Becker in the 1980´s in Wimbledon.

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Yes, it's a pity the fairytale didn't play out to the end _ it's stories like those that are the sweetest of sport. Despite what you say, Zenica, it is fairytales like that that bring people to sport. Everyone loves an underdog, and everyone would love to emulate them.
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Agreed, but what does this mean for world tennis? We don´t have charismatic players like Agassi, Borg etc. It might be a mayfly which is actually a sensation but fall down very fast. We need people that bring the young people to tennis and not to other games like golf. Tennis is a sport with a lot of power and ideal for the youth.

You are joking, right. Men's tennis is stronger in depth than ever before. I hardly think people like Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt are dull. And while we're talking about charisma, Pete Sampras would probably not put that high on his list of personal qualities either.

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Federer and Safin are my favourite players on the men's side so i am happy to see Federer win again. Hopefully he can come out of the Roland Garros on top this year and do somethine Sampras never did.
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i could easily see Hingis winning Roland Garros if her game continues to improve. That surface is far better for her than the hard court

The one Grand Slam she hasn't one if I remember rightly. Is her game really suited to clay?

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i could easily see Hingis winning Roland Garros if her game continues to improve. That surface is far better for her than the hard court

The one Grand Slam she hasn't one if I remember rightly. Is her game really suited to clay?

clay is more forgiving, and not as hard on the knees as hard court or grass - it makes it a good surface for her this year

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