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Two Croats in the top 10 - one amazing feat!

Most of you already know this, but I thought it deserves a thread.

As it stands right now, Mario Ancic will be 9th in the entry-ranking next monday, that unless he beats Fed tomorrow - which will take him up to 7th.
Mario has been a great promise ever since he beat Fed at wimbledon (last one to do so) 4 years ago, and has been to Wimbly semis 2 years ago, but generally his achievements left a lot to be desired.

Ivan Ljubicic had never made it past the 3rd round of a Slam before his QF showing at this year's AO.
He's now made 2 Slam QF's in a row, so much for the serve-only player who's not capable of doing anything on clay (sure, easy draw, but apparently RRH was good enough to beat everyboy and their mother's darling, David Ferrer).

How many people are there in Croatia...? 3.5M, is that true...?

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Congrtas croatia!!
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These days nothing can surprise me.. Next thing you'll know will be that Stepanek is Top 10 too..
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Yes, it's great, Mario deserves to be in top 10, but he has a room to improve so much and that's why I think that one day he'll be top 5 player!
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Yep. The Clown Era is now upon us.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Way to go! Their Davis Cup victory sure was a sign of things to come!
Is there any young Croatian player other than Cilic that has potential?

17 (yes, yes, yes!) Slams! And counting....
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But he take out Gonzalez! =(

It doenst matter....Congrats to Mario, and i hoope that feña can enter once again into the top10.
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Congrats Mario and Ivan!!!

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Way to go! Their Davis Cup victory sure was a sign of things to come!
Is there any young Croatian player other than Cilic that has potential?
Belic is number 4 seed at junior RG, 16th seed Veic and Mektic, they have potential but it's too early now!
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It is an amazing achievement for both of them.Karlovic could become a top ten next year as he improved his Ground Strokes very well. Most important thing is they proved that they can play well on all surfaces.

Some Croatian fans who often criticize their players should be ashamed of themselves.
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Most of you already know this, but I thought it deserves a thread.

As it stands right now, Mario Ancic will be 9th in the entry-ranking next monday, that unless he beats Fed tomorrow - which will take him up to 7th.
Mario has been a great promise ever since he beat Fed at wimbledon (last one to do so) 4 years ago, and has been to Wimbly semis 2 years ago, but generally his achievements left a lot to be desired.

Ivan Ljubicic had never made it past the 3rd round of a Slam before his QF showing at this year's AO.
He's now made 2 Slam QF's in a row, so much for the serve-only player who's not capable of doing anything on clay (sure, easy draw, but apparently RRH was good enough to beat everyboy and their mother's darling, David Ferrer).

How many people are there in Croatia...? 3.5M, is that true...?


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They are to the mens what Belgium is to Womens.
Except that, unlike Belgians, they are useless and don't win anything on the Tour..
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there's 4.5 million people in croatia and we take our sports about as seriously as any other nation

my favorite was the worst number 3 player in the world
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Way to go! Their Davis Cup victory sure was a sign of things to come!
Is there any young Croatian player other than Cilic that has potential?
belic is our other big prospect. there's also veic and mektic. maybe jelenic. we've already had a couple of good juniors who didn't make the transition to the pros well (i.e. lovro zovko showed a lot of talent in the juniors but now he sucks). there's also tomislav peric who is decent and i'm hoping that either sasa tuksar or roko karanusic can one day get into at least the top100.

belic is gonna get a md wc to the croatian open because he is from umag.

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Re: Two Croats in the top 10 - one amazing feat!

Ivan now needs QF at Wimbledon, USO and AMS Canada to have QF or Better in all 9 AMS and 4 GS

AO- QF 2006
FO- OF or SF-2006
AMS Miami- F 2006
AMS IW- QF 2006
AMS Paris- Final 2005
AMS Madrid- Final 2005
AMS MC-QF 2006
AMS Rome- QF- 2003
AMS Hamburg- SF 2004
AMS Cincinnati- QF 2001

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