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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Should Ljubicic retire ?

Yes, or no ?
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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

I seriously doubt anyone here has that answer. His retirement was called for when he dropped out of top 50 and was losing in qualies, yet he came back and put in some impressive performance and wins since. Can't you just trust the guy to know for himself when he still has something to offer and when it's time to call it a day?
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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

Only when the score is 0-6, 0-5 (0-40).

But the real #2 will never retire.
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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

He had a strong Masters season in 2009.. no need for retirement yet

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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

I don't mean to be harsh but I absolutely hate this type of questions.

Maybe he enjoys playing tennis more than he enjoys winning like he used to? Maybe the feeling of being in a competitive scene motivates him to keep going?

If anything, he doesn't owe use anything. He can keep playing for as long as he wants, regardless of the results he obtains, imo. It's his life.

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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

No. No need to retire being ranked No.24 in the world.
Ljubo started the year with R3 at AO, 3rd time in his career and 1st time since 2006.
He had a couple of bad matches, but it should not make him consider retirement.
If he continues playing like this until the end of the summer, then he should think ending career. But right now - no way

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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

I dont know how old he is but jesus he looks like he is 45 out there.

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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

Considering he was ranked 76 11 months ago and is now ranked 24 why should he retire.

Yes. He has had a few bad results, but has his best ranking for 2 years:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/newr...te=1&p=9613201

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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?


He lost two matches in a row, so what. He still had a solid Australian Open, and I believe he can still make some good results.


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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

where's the thread-mocking-option?
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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

Yes. He can bitch about something else.

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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

Shouldn't have changed his racquet.

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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

No, he's still top-30 player.

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Re: Should Ljubicic retire ?

He's still making a good living playng tennis. Why would he retire? He's made $83,000 this year and it's only Feb. 9!!! 5 weeks...how many other people made that money in any job?

He's ranked 24.

Should he retire? What a silly question.
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