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.
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".
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!