April 5, 2016

Baghdatis vs Kyrgios

Marcos Baghdatis

If possible, I like to see Marcos Baghdatis play in person.  "Baggy" hasn't experienced a big breakthrough on the ATP circuit, but I've always appreciated his easy going demeanor and infectious smile -- although his smile was tucked away during this match. 

Nick Kyrgios

It could be because he was being pushed around the court by this young up and comer, Nick Kyrgios, from Australia.  This photo, I think, captures Kyrgios' demeanor on the court.  While I wouldn't call him a modern day tennis "bad boy", the word "flamboyant" is used frequently by tennis announcers to describe him and his non-traditional style. I would also add the words "edgy" and "intense".

Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios sailed to a straight sets victory.  Not sure what was said at the net when Baggy gave Kyrgios a congratulatory pat on the chest, but Kyrgios -- who's 10 years younger than Baggy -- seemed to appreciate it.  Kyriogos is currently ranked #20 and, ultimately, lost in the quarterfinals at the Miami Open.  The entire SDP staff will be on sabbatical for a bit.  We'll be back soon.  In the meantime, have a nice week!


Nancy J said...

Are you going to see all the matches, and give us a huge catch up at the end? Nick? flamboyant, cheeky, young, maybe one to watch in years to come. ( just my opinions)

William Kendall said...

The man bun, if that's the proper term... is begging to be cut off!