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Re: Clay 2008: *Poertschach: 7-6 6-4 win over Navarro,Gimeno Traver next*

So glad he pulled this out in the end.

Reaching semis again is great,its his third of the season,but lets be honest here guys.He played terrible and unfortunately I think it will be an easy match for Monaco tomorrow
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Re: Clay 2008: *Poertschach: Ivan is in the semis after saving 6 mp's!*

In RG Ivan got Dancevic, 2nd round Patience or Qualifier, IMO he should get to R3 but then there is Davydenko and most probably loss for Ivan. Would be good if he'd get to R3. Ajmo


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Re: Clay 2008: *Poertschach: Ivan is in the semis after saving 6 mp's!*

^^ fake draw
He plays Prodon in the R1, qualifier in the R2, and Davydenko in R3. So it stays that he'll only be able to get to R3.


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Re: Clay 2008: *Poertschach: Ivan is in the semis after saving 6 mp's!*

huge choke today. Off to Paris where he should have 2 easy rounds before Davydenko or Safin in the 3rd
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Re: Clay 2008: *Poertschach: Ivan is in the semis after saving 6 mp's!*

not losing any sleep over this L, yes it sucks, he should have won but what were the chances of him playing Monaco this close. now get some rest and win a few in Paris.

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Re: Clay 2008: *Poertschach: Ivan is in the semis after saving 6 mp's!*

:retard:

Wont talk about the first set (just for the record he had *2-0) or the second.
In third set.
2-0* and a bp on Monaco serve

5-3* 0-40 on Monaco serve,3 mps - on the second he constructed the point well,got an easy volley in head height (a weak attempt of pasing shot),and hit it right back to Monaco who of course couldnt miss that.

*5-4 30-0 - to 30-40,then saved one bp but got broken.

in TB was 0-3** and 2-5** down,both times came back but couldnt hold anymore.

His level of play today was very good though,easily the best match of the year on clay,and one of the better overall in all surfaces.
But I just cant believe this choke.He will never have this kind of chance again to reach a clay final.Heartbreaking loss and he should be ashamed of choking this way.
Such an experienced player letting this go and had no concentration in key moments-unreal.

With this kind of level he will easily win 2 rounds ar RG but...I hope he never forgets this choke.So he will be more careful when he has mps

What a joke.
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Re: Clay 2008: *Poertschach: Welcome back Ljubicichoker :o *

Ivan will play Umag for sure this year but he is skipping TMS Canada and cincy to be ready for the Olympics
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Re: Clay 2008: *Poertschach: Welcome back Ljubicichoker :o *

its a bad move, 1st and 2nd round to defend at those two

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Re: Clay 2008: *Roland Garros: R1: Ivan def. Prodon 7-5 7-6 7-6 :) , Junqueira next *

Very stupid decision

Dont think he will go far in the Olympics,and he skips TMS events because of that
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Re: Clay 2008: *Roland Garros: R1: Ivan def. Prodon 7-5 7-6 7-6 :) , Junqueira next *

a lot of players will be missing those two, Ivan right now only cares about doing good in GS' and Olympics.

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Re: Clay 2008: *Roland Garros: R1: Ivan def. Prodon 7-5 7-6 7-6 :) , Junqueira next *

I understand him. It's the last Olympics where he can still win a few matches, and he obviously cares a lot about it, so I understand his decision. There will be a lot more TMSs than Olympics.
For Roland Garros, nice win today, but unlike you I think tomorrow (or on Friday since it will most probably rain tomorrow) will be a pretty tough match, 7-5 7-6 7-6 against Prodon and I'm pretty sure Junqueira is a better player than Prodon, so I think he'll take a set or two against Ivan. Hopefully not the match. Good luck Ivan.


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Re: Clay 2008: *Roland Garros: R1: Ivan def. Prodon 7-5 7-6 7-6 :) , Junqueira next *

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I understand him. It's the last Olympics where he can still win a few matches, and he obviously cares a lot about it, so I understand his decision. There will be a lot more TMSs than Olympics.
For Roland Garros, nice win today, but unlike you I think tomorrow (or on Friday since it will most probably rain tomorrow) will be a pretty tough match, 7-5 7-6 7-6 against Prodon and I'm pretty sure Junqueira is a better player than Prodon, so I think he'll take a set or two against Ivan. Hopefully not the match. Good luck Ivan.
Lol,I hope he didnt become so fucking useless on clay as someone can judge looking at your comment.

I think he will win in 3 or 4.
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Re: Clay 2008: *Roland Garros: R1: Ivan def. Prodon 7-5 7-6 7-6 :) , Junqueira next *

^^ The only difference is you said Ivan will win in 3 or 4, I said in 4 or 5, and hopefully no bigger surprise there


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Re: Clay 2008: *Roland Garros: R1: Ivan def. Prodon 7-5 7-6 7-6 :) , Junqueira next *

Play should restart soon, Ivan leading 63 *23. Hopefully even with the rain delay he can continue serving well in which case he should win in straights
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Re: Clay 2008: *Roland Garros: R1: Ivan def. Prodon 7-5 7-6 7-6 :) , Junqueira next *

Mr. Not broken once in the first two rouds Ljubicic

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