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Good or Bad for the Game

What Ljubo is doing in Press Room, even if some of the comments were not even bad, like today, when all he said, he wanted to see Roger win, because they are good friends, and that he agreed with umpire that nadal took too much time,

but in past he has made some comment, which i think can only help the game of tennis, Tennis needs someone like Terrell Owens of NFL(american football) someone who is good(top5) and does not give a F and says what he feels, this only brings audience to the game. seems like people today more like bitch fights between players, then the match today, for example look at all the threads, about what Ivan said, which was not even bad, and there is no thread about the match it self.
Ivan only says what most players are afraid to say.

So Go Ivan, keep Talking.

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Don't forget the "Nadal didn't greet Federer today".
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Ljubo is brutally honest, sometimes too honest. I like him he doesnt sugarcoat anything, its refreshing

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Interesting question.

I have said this before and will say it again. There is too much PR bullshit in the media, most of the journos are lazy, most players just give stock standard answers which are almost as boring as the questions.

Ljubo can say what he feels as long as he isn't offensive to midgets etc etc. Like when he said about injuries on the ATP.

"Players have been getting injured for years, they only care when it's a top player". Good that he said that, but like anything there are going to be times when personally I don't agree with what he says and how is that different from the real world?

Most people like a bit of heat, but that should not take away from the match itself. Example the Hewitt v Coria DC match in Sydney. That was some funny stuff, but all the people trying to blame the other player for the antics is hilarious.

Being outspoken is great as long we agree with what you say. But this is MTF where your lowest expectations will be reached.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I don´t care, I don´t take him seriously since some of his earlier comments this year.

It´s good to speak out your mind, but if you´re disrespectful to other guys you should keep those thoughts for yourself imo("I feel I´m the 2nd best player of the world -dude, your highest ranking has been 4th -" "I feel I´m close to Federer´s level -after that couple of finals early in the year- " "everybody wants Federer to win tomorrow -sounds a bit harsh towards Nadal if u ask me and of course that´s not true-" quotes)

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The problem is : Ivan speaks much more of which he plays... 5 titles at 27-28 years old


Just a braggart , he sucks

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I'm indifferent to Ivan's outspokenness. He is no plastic fantastic that's for sure. I've been vexed at some of his comments before, but I guess that's what being real means. You upset some people. Perhaps other players will stop the ridiculous scripted comments like "I like Federer a lot", "He's the favourite, always, no ?" "Best in all history no ? " "World No.1, favourite, no ?" It's wearing thin Uncle Toni.

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I don´t care, I don´t take him seriously since some of his earlier comments this year.

It´s good to speak out your mind, but if you´re disrespectful to other guys you should keep those thoughts for yourself imo("I feel I´m the 2nd best player of the world -dude, your highest ranking has been 4th -" "I feel I´m close to Federer´s level -after that couple of finals early in the year- " "everybody wants Federer to win tomorrow -sounds a bit harsh towards Nadal if u ask me and of course that´s not true-" quotes)
he highest ranking was #3.
He said he was #2 when he was playing like #2, when Rafa was just coming back and David was not doing much.


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The problem is : Ivan speaks much more of which he plays... 5 titles at 27-28 years old


Just a braggart , he sucks
yeah and you're raking in the titles, quit being :retard:

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he highest ranking was #3.
He said he was #2 when he was playing like #2, when Rafa was just coming back and David was not doing much.
He was #3 only for a week. I like his honesty. It's fun.
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He was #3 only for a week.
thank you for backing my claim

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Just a braggart , he sucks
Tennis nobodies who are trashtalking while winning nothing is an attribute of a Clown Era. He and Kiefer having their best respective seasons is a signature of these times..
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Ljubo is brutally honest, sometimes too honest. I like him he doesnt sugarcoat anything, its refreshing
He's not necessarily honest. He might just be opinionated. His opinions might be totally incorrect.
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He is outspoken. He gets off on being this way.
Noone really cares what he says though and I don't think it's good or bad for the game.
He annoys me a little because although he is a good player, I think he believes he is better than he is and his comments about Nalby in the past were a little offensive, especially considering nalby's superior accomplishments.
A mildly entertaining sideshow at best. At worst, the sad mutterings of a SORE LOSER.
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He's not necessarily honest. He might just be opinionated. His opinions might be totally incorrect.
Well atleast he has an opinion, whether I agree with him or not I like that he speaks his mind. He must be doing something right if he is the leader or something like it for the players union I am not sure exactly, I'm sure Jerry/Ducky would know

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