Friday, January 27, 2006

Australian Open Men's Final Could Be Classic...

I am predicting an incredible match on Sunday.

Roger Federer, the reigning king of all things tennis, takes on 20 yr old newcomer, Marcos Baghdatis from Cyprus. Baghdatis has a great game and is a showman along the lines of Jimmy Connors. He works the crowd, gets pumped up, and has an infectious enthusiasm and love of the game. The Cypriot (thanks Patrick McEnroe) also has a crazed group of fans that have been following his matches and cheering him on. No doubt they played a major role in helping Baghdatis overcome a 2 sets to love deficit from the human ballmachine, David Nalbandian, in the semifinals.

The match is live on ESPN 2 on Sunday at 3:30am (EST). It will be rebroadcast later in the day on Sunday at 12:00 noon (EST).

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