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Blake in 2 11 15.28%
Blake in 3 25 34.72%
Ljubicic in 2 21 29.17%
Ljubicic in 3 15 20.83%
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Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

As both guys are chasing spots for Shanghai, winning Bangkok will be a huge boost for either of them.

Ivan is looking for his third title of the year (after Chennai and Zagreb), while James is looking for his fourth (after Indianapolis, Las Vegas, and Sydney)

For the record, Ivan leads the H2H 4-0

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Dusseldorf, Germany Clay RR Ljubicic 5-7 6-3 7-6(4)

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Re: Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

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Let's go James!

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Re: Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

Ivan in 2.
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Ivan to win and move to number 3 in ATP race.

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Re: Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

I'd say Ivan...but I wouldn't give him more than 60% chance. It should be another good final tomorrow.
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Re: Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

I would imagine a 3 setter and im hoping James can pull it off! The key will be if he can get his return of serve to fire.

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Re: Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

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Re: Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

Depends on which James turns up.
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Re: Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

I think will win this one, if not in straights, than in 3. I had some questions about his fight after letting a lot of 7-5, 7-6 slip out of his hands this summer, but that dead rubber win over Safin gave him some confidence I guess, because in the past 2 matches, he's won the third sets with 7-5 and 7-6 scorelines.

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Ljubo in 3.
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Re: Blake vs Ljubicic: Who will win?

Ljubicic is serving out of his mind this week. Poppin' out killer bombs outta no where. James' return needs to be ON. Also, the h2h slightly favors Ivan, though they've never played on indoor hard before. It'll be another quality final that's for sure.

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James, do it for us black people! Finish the Big White Croat Long live the blacks
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