Originally Posted by Nacho
interesting match featuring 2 of the best players in 2005 (ranked 5th and 6th in the race)
place your bets!
2005 DOHA QF Ivan Ljubicic def Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-7 6-3
Ljubicic leads 1-0
This seems tough to predict. Ljubo beats Spadea in a tight three setter, Nadal schools Verdasco 2 and 2. Normally, you'd think Ljubicic would overpower Nadal on hard, but I'm not sure what to think after those two scores.
Nadal is a fighter just like Spadea, but most people might think Spadea is better on hard. I'm not so sure anymore though, Nadal is having some pretty good results this year as well. I wish ESPN would show this, but I already know there's no chance. Unfortunately.