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The Real Ivan Ljubicic...thanks BG



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I was lucky enough to have several chats with Ivan over the week whilst I was in Beijing - new found respect for the big man, softly spoken and had a lot of time for the people who watched him. I can’t think of too many nicer guys I have met on tour. Shame the same can't be said about his compatriot based on my experience this week, but that is another story.

I missed his match against Lee as I was on my way back home, but I'm not surprised he lost as he was telling me how he considers the next 2 months probably the most important in his career as he has to defend a whole heap of points and that is his main focus. He only entered Beijing because of his early exit at the USO. He made it pretty clear to me he had no intention of trying to win the tournament this week, he tanked yesterday

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Re: The Real Ivan Ljubicic...thanks BG

Hmm.... I'm not at all surprised to hear of his good qualities as a person, but with depressing inevitability I can predict that the last sentence in the second paragraph is not going to go down well on here. To say nothing of the last sentence in the first paragraph.... I assume BG is referring to Super Mario rather than the true "big man" of Croatian tennis, right?

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Hmm.... I'm not at all surprised to hear of his good qualities as a person, but with depressing inevitability I can predict that the last sentence in the second paragraph is not going to go down well on here. To say nothing of the last sentence in the first paragraph.... I assume BG is referring to Super Mario rather than the true "big man" of Croatian tennis, right?
He was doing the same thing Roger did in Cincy...instead of hitting with a partner, he wanted couple live matches. and he will be staying in that part of the world for Bangok Indoors
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He was doing the same thing Roger did in Cincy...instead of hitting with a partner, he wanted couple live matches. and he will be staying in that part of the world for Bangok Indoors


Deliberately losing matches is not something a moral person does. It`s dishonest and cheats the fans out of the money they spent for a ticket to see the match. I think you are latching on to this "tanked" business to try and save face after the very embarassing lose of the world #3 against a challenger player. I am not buying it. Lubichoke has had a lot of embarassments on the court recently and has shown a lack of heart. His career is in trouble.
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Deliberately losing matches is not something a moral person does. It`s dishonest and cheats the fans out of the money they spent for a ticket to see the match. I think you are latching on to this "tanked" business to try and save face after the very embarassing lose of the world #3 against a challenger player. I am not buying it. Lubichoke has had a lot of embarassments on the court recently and has shown a lack of heart. His career is in trouble.
Ivan never said he tanked....BG said that
and the career is still soaring..he did much better this year during the hardcourts than last year. and still dominated Indoor. i would like to see you come back and post after Tennis Masters Cup.

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Ivan never said he tanked....BG said that
No it is you that are making excuses trying to minimize the lose by saying he did what Roger did at Cincy, eg. didn`t give his best effort. Hogwash. Lubichoke has had a lot of embarassments lately. Stand up and take the lose for what it was, another joke performance from Ivan.
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No it is you that are making excuses trying to minimize the lose by saying he did what Roger did at Cincy, eg. didn`t give his best effort. Hogwash. Lubichoke has had a lot of embarassments lately. Stand up and take the lose for what it was, another joke performance from Ivan.
if that help you sleep at night...just face it...dont hate the player hate the game...
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Thank you Ivan. It's good to see something nice from Ljubicic, as people are just too offensive with the guy.
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Thank you Ivan. It's good to see something nice from Ljubicic, as people are just too offensive with the guy.
People cant stand how good he is....you dont hate on someone that sucks..

and thats the TRUTH

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People cant stand how good he is....you dont hate on someone that sucks..

and thats the TRUTH

Don't try to discuss with people these days... they're just too much into the Arseclown Championship.
And yes, Ljubo IS GOOD.
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if that help you sleep at night...just face it...dont hate the player hate the game...
Unfortunately you cannot separate the two, it`s the player that brings the game and Ivan has been a disgrace. And to imply after the embarrassing loses that he was not trying to win is laughable. Is like the kid who gets his ass beat that say he wasn`t trying, "oh I didn`t want to hurt him." Yea right...LOL
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People cant stand how good he is....you dont hate on someone that sucks..

and thats the TRUTH

You have it wrong. No one "hates" him I do not believe. He is a nice guy that helps handicapped children. But many like me are disgusted with his tennis recently. He needs to step up and be a man on the court.
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lol I feel I've just been ambushed - but everything I was quoted on is true.
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His compatriot... is that Mario?

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I agree...being a good person has nothing to do with being a pussy on court.

Lujbutulebu is on his way out of the TOP 25...
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