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ancic, karlovic and ljubicic out of the olympics

s.m.
07-31-2008, 03:29 PM
http://sportskenovosti.hr/index.php?cmd=show_clanak&clanak_id=2935

because of poor health
they donīt know yet whatīs the problem
they suspect itīs mononucleosis again, but the test results are not yet known

so croatian doubles team will be ljubicic/cilic
that is if ljubicic can play ( back problems )

edit
itīs not mono, but still they donīt know what it is :rolleyes:
more tests for him

2nd bad news
ljubicic has a ruptured leg muscle ( normal recovery time 3-4 weeks )
he will know for sure in 3 or 4 days if heīs going to olypmics, but in his own words he needs a miracle

Sunset of Age
07-31-2008, 03:30 PM
Sad news... :sad:

Jelena
07-31-2008, 03:34 PM
:sad: :mad: Shitty mono!

finishingmove
07-31-2008, 03:36 PM
too bad ;\

Blue Heart24
07-31-2008, 03:36 PM
Sucks for him.
Really bad luck,I hope it isnt mono again.

JolánGagó
07-31-2008, 03:36 PM
Unlucky guy, wish him prompt recovery.

~Maya~
07-31-2008, 03:39 PM
Poor Mario. You work hard all your life and this kind of bad luck keeps hindering your career. It's a shame

Sebby
07-31-2008, 03:41 PM
they suspect itīs mononucleosis again, but the test results are not yet known

too much kissing :o

MurrayFan1
07-31-2008, 03:49 PM
That sucks! There's always Karlovic though! Is he ranked above Cilic?

oranges
07-31-2008, 03:51 PM
Bad news. I'm glad Ljubo will be playing, though. Until recently it was also questionable due to back problem. Get well soon Mario :hug:

s.m.
07-31-2008, 03:52 PM
There's always Karlovic though!

sarcastic mode on - yay -sarcastic mode off



Is he ranked above Cilic?

yes he is

cmurray
07-31-2008, 03:55 PM
Poor mario. That just stinks like mad. So much illness for that man. :aww:

HoistDaColors
07-31-2008, 03:55 PM
how old is he? 80? why isn't his antibodies working to protect him from mono again, especially given how recent the illness was. Maybe he has some immune disease or else a young man like him shouldn't get a second bout of mono.

ChocGeek
07-31-2008, 04:03 PM
:bigcry:

Sunset of Age
07-31-2008, 04:05 PM
how old is he? 80? why isn't his antibodies working to protect him from mono again, especially given how recent the illness was. Maybe he has some immune disease or else a young man like him shouldn't get a second bout of mono.

Alas, not true. Rather the contrary: mono usually affects YOUNG people a lot harder than it does 'older' folks, and people between 15 - 30 are the most vulnerable to it.

This really sucks, if it's indeed the mono again.

tennizen
07-31-2008, 04:06 PM
That stupid mono:mad: I hope its not prolonged this time .

KitinovRules
07-31-2008, 04:08 PM
It is not mono, other croatian newspaper confirmed that it is not mono.
I don't know what it is , I hope he recovers quickly.

Sunset of Age
07-31-2008, 04:10 PM
It is not mono, other croatian newspaper confirmed that it is not mono.
I don't know what it is , I hope he recovers quickly.

Pfew. Hopefully that is indeed true.
Whatever it is, wish him a speedy recovery. :hug:

ChocGeek
07-31-2008, 04:13 PM
It is not mono, other croatian newspaper confirmed that it is not mono.
I don't know what it is , I hope he recovers quickly.

GREAT! I wish him the best to his recovery!

Blue Heart24
07-31-2008, 04:14 PM
It is not mono, other croatian newspaper confirmed that it is not mono.
I don't know what it is , I hope he recovers quickly.

Care enough to share a link?

s.m.
07-31-2008, 04:15 PM
i have edited the 1st post with updates
ljubo is probably also not going to beijing

HoistDaColors
07-31-2008, 04:16 PM
Alas, not true. Rather the contrary: mono usually affects YOUNG people a lot harder than it does 'older' folks, and people between 15 - 30 are the most vulnerable to it.

This really sucks, if it's indeed the mono again.

I know. I was questioning why isn't his immune system working like a 24 year old? old people usually have their immune system compromised. Young people might also have weakened immunity with diseases like lupus or AIDS.

Blue Heart24
07-31-2008, 04:18 PM
OMG this is fucking terrible :sad::sad:

oranges
07-31-2008, 04:20 PM
i have edited the 1st post with updates
ljubo is probably also not going to beijing

They reported he's fine and is traveling to Beijing on 4 August
http://www.jutarnji.hr/sport/tenis/clanak/art-2008,7,30,,128408.jl

Is there some other news telling different?

Blue Heart24
07-31-2008, 04:22 PM
Ljubicic's leg muscle is half broken.:sad:

Blue Heart24
07-31-2008, 04:23 PM
They reported he's fine and is traveling to Beijing on 4 August
http://www.jutarnji.hr/sport/tenis/clanak/art-2008,7,30,,128408.jl

Is there some other news telling different?

Look at the Sportske novosti link.Its over.

s.m.
07-31-2008, 04:25 PM
They reported he's fine and is traveling to Beijing on 4 August
http://www.jutarnji.hr/sport/tenis/clanak/art-2008,7,30,,128408.jl

Is there some other news telling different?


yes there is
1st page 1st post

this link is old news:sad:

oranges
07-31-2008, 04:25 PM
Look at the Sportske novosti link.Its over.

:sad: It's the leg muscle this time.

valexie03
07-31-2008, 04:31 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Triste/j_sad.gif

Sunset of Age
07-31-2008, 05:20 PM
I know. I was questioning why isn't his immune system working like a 24 year old?

Quick answer, there is much more to this than what I write here ;):
In fact, it IS. As I said, 'older' people barely ever get mono - the disease I mean. EBV is a very common virus, and nearly everbody gets exposed to it in his/her youth - but as it goes with all diseases, some get infected and fall ill, and others don't (due to for instance genetic disposition: some people ALWAYS get a cold by every influenza virus that comes along, and some never... :shrug:), but the exposure has made them more-or-less immune. That's why usually only younger people fall ill because of it - no immunity yet, and BAD LUCK.

old people usually have their immune system compromised. Young people might also have weakened immunity with diseases like lupus or AIDS.

Works differently for this matter. As I said, expose to a very common virus is also the key that generates immunity to that virus, due to the production of antibodies etc. Alas, some of us are less lucky - they fall ill.

As I already said, this is a clumsy and way too short an explanation.

selyoink
07-31-2008, 05:23 PM
Ancic just has no luck at all in recent years.

HoistDaColors
07-31-2008, 05:32 PM
Papagena, I am not disagreeing with you that old people rarely get mono. My original post was more of a rhetorical question like why is mario constantly getting sick like an old man? Why isn't his immune system working like a normal 24 year old?

ChinoRios4Ever
07-31-2008, 05:51 PM
one of the unluckiest players ever this Ancic :sad:

martine2
07-31-2008, 06:38 PM
:sad: I wish them both a quick recovery

Merton
07-31-2008, 06:54 PM
Terrible news, the Olympics means a lot for these guys. :( Hopefully a speedy and complete recovery.

~*BGT*~
07-31-2008, 07:41 PM
OUCH!! :eek:

fanancic
07-31-2008, 09:12 PM
Poor Mario... This guy is so unlucky it's terrible!! I hope that he will get soon...

s.m.
08-05-2008, 06:25 PM
ljubičić is going to beijing but dosen´t believe that he will play

Henry Chinaski
08-05-2008, 06:30 PM
poor prick must have a gypsy curse on him or something. no end of bad luck.

Sunset of Age
08-05-2008, 06:38 PM
Papagena, I am not disagreeing with you that old people rarely get mono. My original post was more of a rhetorical question like why is mario constantly getting sick like an old man? Why isn't his immune system working like a normal 24 year old?

Could be anything... there's a lot of variety in susceptibility to virusses and diseases among people of all ages, due to genetic disposition most of all I think. For some reason Mario seems be a rather unlucky one for this matter. :sad:

Karolina_Sprem
08-05-2008, 07:28 PM
Ok...Cilic is there in singles... He's goal is medal... That's what he said...


Go, Go, Go Marin....

oranges
08-05-2008, 08:01 PM
Ljubo said the medical team going to Beijing will try to enable him to at least play doubles with Marin. Fingers crossed.

Labamba
08-06-2008, 06:31 AM
Mono forces Ancic to withdraw from US Open :sad:

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=3520871

oranges
08-06-2008, 06:36 AM
Mono forces Ancic to withdraw from US Open :sad:

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=3520871

It's not mono. AP is not doing it's job. Croatian papers reported on 2 August, when the test results came, it's not mono, but some other virus. They'll conduct tests again in 10 days and expect them to be clear and he should start light training then. No USO, however :sad:

KitinovRules
08-06-2008, 07:18 AM
It is not mono, some other virus.
It is obviously not dangerous as mono.

Deathless Mortal
08-06-2008, 07:30 AM
I don't get it. Why doesn't he wait?
I mean withdrawing from a grand slam 20 days before it starts :confused:
It's not mono so he should get well faster than when he had mono.

opeth84
08-06-2008, 07:32 AM
Damm this poor guy can't catch a break. :(

Hopefully next year he stay healthy for the entire season. He's worked so hard to get his ranking back up there.

oranges
08-06-2008, 07:39 AM
I posted this in Mario's forum earlier today when I saw an interview in one of the Croatian papers

http://www.sportskenovosti.hr/index....clanak_id=3090

He's skipping the USO too . It's not mono, but some kind of viral disease due to lowered immunity.

Here are parts of the interview translated for interested non-Croatian speakers.

"It is difficult to talk about this, but far worse things happen to people. I have never been the one to whine and drop my head. I always try to come out stronger, though these words might sound like an empty phrase. Those who know me know that's the way I am, it's enough to see me in matches. Unfortunately, in these past two years I've trained my mind to always beleive that I'll be even better when I return. This is no exception. This is the third year in a row I'll be missing the USO, but I'm not worried or desperate. In these four months, I proved my class, climbing form 136 to 24 ranking. I'm not knocked out by these blows, just temporarily stopped."

"I cannot prepare well for the USO, even though there is still 20 days left. (...) When the doctors told me it is not recommended for my health (to play in the Olympics), there is no reason to rush for the USO. The Olympics are once in four years and there is not better feeling for an athlete than to represent his country. (...) When that was gone, heath became the most important."

"The aim is to be ready for the Davis Cup in Zadar. We must send the Brazilians home and return to the World Group. That's where we belong."

"After 10 days, they'll do tests again and I hope to start training lightly, as I've already done a couple of times before. I'll probably go for some high altitude training. Everything must be 100 percent OK. I cannot start again only for something else to go wrong."

Regarding the rise in ranking in a few months:
"I was amazed too. Great rise in such a short time. Marseille, Zagreb and Indian Wells. When I realized I can stand the exertion under the most difficult conditions, I gained enormous confidence. I played the best in Miami and Dubrovnik (DC). I beat Murray twice, the guy just won Cincy. It wasn't easy on clay, I wasn't satisfied with my performance, noticed something missing, but i had no luck with the draw. I lost to Nadal, Almagro, Davydenko, Federer. My only failure was probably Ginepri in Portschach."

"The decision about the US Open is a tough one. You train for Grand Slams and this year for the Olympics and you end up not playing them. I can only promise that I'll fight as always and there will be an end to my problems. That's all"

krystlel
08-06-2008, 08:22 AM
^ Thanks for the translation and clarification of what's going on. Those are some really positive words from Ancic - I like his attitude about all of this.

I had just looked at Yahoo Sports and read about it (the inaccurate reporting) then came in straight here to see if there was anything more about it.

scoobs
08-06-2008, 08:36 AM
Best wishes to Ancic in his recovery - he has a terrific attitude in the face of continuing setbacks and disappointments...

HNCS
08-06-2008, 09:01 AM
mario..:sad:

Get well soon!!

Blue Heart24
08-06-2008, 01:29 PM
Apprently,it is mono again:

http://www.tennis.com/news/news.aspx?id=141460

For Croatians:

http://www.salatara.com/news.asp?id=2283


:awww:

oranges
08-06-2008, 01:40 PM
Apprently,it is mono again:
http://www.tennis.com/news/news.aspx?id=141460
For Croatians:
http://www.salatara.com/news.asp?id=2283
:awww:

All the media getting their news from AP report that and salatara is merely relaying that. The latest interview with him I linked to still sticks to the news reported when the test results came, that it's not mono.

Blue Heart24
08-06-2008, 08:09 PM
All the media getting their news from AP report that and salatara is merely relaying that. The latest interview with him I linked to still sticks to the news reported when the test results came, that it's not mono.

That interview was days ago.:rolleyes:
And the mono news are from yesterday.

Sunset of Age
08-06-2008, 08:36 PM
That interview was days ago.:rolleyes:
And the mono news are from yesterday.

Whatever virus it is (if it's not 'official' mono, then it most probably is something very related, considering the symptoms Mario is suffering from) - it is such a pity that a talented young player gets plagued by injuries and diseases so often like him.

Mario is without any doubt the unluckiest player on the tour. :sad:
Here's hoping for a full recovery. :hug:

Toko
08-06-2008, 08:38 PM
Great news. Never like him.

Blue Heart24
08-06-2008, 08:43 PM
Great news. Never like him.

:tape:

~Maya~
08-06-2008, 08:48 PM
Oh Mario,
Best wishes. please recover fast. Better luck in the future

finishingmove
08-06-2008, 08:53 PM
he got sick when he saw how slow wimbledon is.

seriously though, i hope he gets better asap and returns to the tour.

Jelena
08-06-2008, 09:20 PM
Great news. Never like him.
Now I know why you have been banned :tape: :rolleyes:

s.m.
08-07-2008, 01:58 PM
as you can see in the title, there is a new player in there
karlovic is officially out of the olympics because of ˝high temperature˝

adee-gee
08-07-2008, 02:01 PM
He won't play because of "high temperatures"? :spit:

Ridiculous. Someone should tell him he's a sportsman.

s.m.
08-07-2008, 02:02 PM
He won't play because of "high temperatures"? :spit:

Ridiculous. Someone should tell him he's a sportsman.

no, he has a temperature :p
a fever if you will

s.m.
08-07-2008, 02:07 PM
http://sportal.vecernji.hr/vld/sportal/ostalo/olimpijske/3141080/index.do

ok
so the best ranked croatian player cancelled his participation on games day before they start
he consulted with the doctors and decided not to go in beijing because he has a high temperature
he´s in miami
only player that will play for sure is čilić, ljubičić is still doubtful

s.m.
08-07-2008, 02:08 PM
:spit:
Someone should tell him he's a sportsman.

itīs little too late for that
only solution for him is lobotomy

Blue Heart24
08-07-2008, 02:50 PM
He won't play because of "high temperatures"? :spit:

Ridiculous. Someone should tell him he's a sportsman.

WTF do you know about his current condition?:rolleyes:
Mug.

Blue Heart24
08-07-2008, 02:50 PM
Ivo :sad::sad:

Deboogle!.
08-07-2008, 02:51 PM
Um, wow..... he's missing the olympics b/c of a fever? :tape:

s.m.
08-07-2008, 02:57 PM
Um, wow..... he's missing the olympics b/c of a fever? :tape:


that is official

guy is a joke
davis cup, blackmails, faking injuries, now he´s staying in us, while ljubo goes with ruptured muscle to the other end of the wolrd
you karlovic are pure shit
i will be waiting to boo you next time you show you sorry ass in zagreb

http://www.bagophily.com/images/barfsmiley.gif

adee-gee
08-07-2008, 02:59 PM
WTF do you know about his current condition?:rolleyes:
Mug.
I misread it :rolleyes:

He's still ridiculous. To miss the biggest event in the world because of a fever? :silly: There is no defence, he's about as patriotic as Greg Rusedski was to Canada.

Blue Heart24
08-07-2008, 03:02 PM
I misread it :rolleyes:

He's still ridiculous. To miss the biggest event in the world because of a fever? :silly: There is no defence, he's about as patriotic as Greg Rusedski was to Canada.

Do you know what kind of ilness he has? How long he has this? Anything?

Olympics was one of his main goals this season.He believed in a medal in Beijing.I am sure he didnt cancel it because of something banal.:wavey:

RafaTheBest
08-07-2008, 03:16 PM
And Fed's draw just got even easier. :rolleyes:

s.m.
08-07-2008, 03:20 PM
he's about as patriotic as Greg Rusedski was to Canada.


he dosenīt know the meaning of the word

dylan24
08-07-2008, 03:24 PM
no ivo.
thank god

Damn
08-07-2008, 03:41 PM
he dosenīt know the meaning of the word

I start the sentence and you finish it.

Goran is gonna stick the Barcelona's 1992 Croatian National Flag into Ivo's big _ _ _

:rolls:

oranges
08-07-2008, 04:07 PM
Well, all I can say is I won't miss him. If I were able to choose, I'd always pick Ljubo to be fit to play anyway. There are no news about that yet I guess.

s.m.
08-07-2008, 04:18 PM
ljubičić will wait until the last minute to decide
he dosen´t give up

s.m.
08-07-2008, 04:20 PM
I start the sentence and you finish it.

Goran is gonna stick the Barcelona's 1992 Croatian National Flag into Ivo's big _ _ _

:rolls:

thatīt too easy :p

ASP0315
08-07-2008, 04:23 PM
that is official

guy is a joke
davis cup, blackmails, faking injuries, now he´s staying in us, while ljubo goes with ruptured muscle to the other end of the wolrd
you karlovic are pure shiti will be waiting to boo you next time you show you sorry ass in zagreb

http://www.bagophily.com/images/barfsmiley.gif

oh shut up
Mario Ancic refused to play in Zagreb because he wasn't granted appearence money last year but however you defend his antics and bash karlovic whenever you like. typical
Karlovic had a good draw.

As for Davis cup is concerned,
the croatian tennis association treated him like a piece of shit for ages and he barely help from them as they always gave good treatment for ljubicic and ancic and pushed karlovic aside.
He did exactly what he needed to do that is pull out of davis cup.

ASP0315
08-07-2008, 04:30 PM
sad that karlovic pulled out
but given his history of health problems. it was a good decision imo.

s.m.
08-07-2008, 04:33 PM
oh shut up
Mario Ancic refused to play in Zagreb because he wasn't granted appearence money last year but however you defend his antics and bash karlovic whenever you like. typical
Karlovic had a good draw.

As for Davis cup is concerned,
the croatian tennis association treated him like a piece of shit for ages and he barely help from them as they always gave good treatment for ljubicic and ancic and pushed karlovic aside.
He did exactly what he needed to do that is pull out of davis cup.

you should open your mouth only when you know what the hell are you talking about
that is the first and last excange that i will have with you regarding ivo ˝piece of shit˝ karlović
good riddance

Blue Heart24
08-07-2008, 04:34 PM
oh shut up
Mario Ancic refused to play in Zagreb because he wasn't granted appearence money last year but however you defend his antics and bash karlovic whenever you like. typical
Karlovic had a good draw.

As for Davis cup is concerned,
the croatian tennis association treated him like a piece of shit for ages and he barely help from them as they always gave good treatment for ljubicic and ancic and pushed karlovic aside.
He did exactly what he needed to do that is pull out of davis cup.

Agree until the last sentence.:p

schorsch
08-07-2008, 04:46 PM
no ivo.
thank god

idiot -__- the guy is sick and you are being all happy, because of faterer.

oranges
08-07-2008, 05:12 PM
oh shut up
Mario Ancic refused to play in Zagreb because he wasn't granted appearence money last year but however you defend his antics and bash karlovic whenever you like. typical
Karlovic had a good draw.

As for Davis cup is concerned,
the croatian tennis association treated him like a piece of shit for ages and he barely help from them as they always gave good treatment for ljubicic and ancic and pushed karlovic aside.
He did exactly what he needed to do that is pull out of davis cup.

Not appearing in a tournament and refusing to play Davis Cup are not comparable in any sense. I wish Karlovic refused to play Umag over money, rather than DC. The money as a reason for not appearing in DC in itself was ridiculous, the amounts all four receive altogether are ridiculous for anyone with any meaningful tennis career under belt already. I chose to interpret as not a very clever way to avoid discussing the real issue, which I assume are bad relations with others on the team, be it players or the organization itself. For me as a tennis fan, the refusal to appear in the match with England is inexcusable, surely you can put those differences aside for three days for the sake of Croatian fans eager to have the team in the World Group. If not, why should I care about him and his career. And the thing about the tennis organization providing much for anyone, it's a joke. No one would get anywhere relying primarily on their support.

Deathless Mortal
08-07-2008, 05:44 PM
Guys, this what you are talking about is not necessary right now. He did have problem with the association but that is past now. He started playing for the DC team and one of the reasons was because he wanted to play in Beijing, so for sure this has to be serious and the doctors said he shouldn't go there, not him. I'm sure he feels bad for this and I wish him fast recovery.
Fuck our luck this year :sad:

*Viva Chile*
08-07-2008, 05:53 PM
Frauderer must be very happy now :p

betowiec
08-07-2008, 06:28 PM
who gets ivo's spot?

i guess, it hasn't been determined yet

ASP0315
08-07-2008, 07:51 PM
i only found one source which says Karlovic withdrew.
any other sources would be appreciated until then i don't believe this fever story.

ASP0315
08-07-2008, 08:02 PM
Not appearing in a tournament and refusing to play Davis Cup are not comparable in any sense. I wish Karlovic refused to play Umag over money, rather than DC. The money as a reason for not appearing in DC in itself was ridiculous, the amounts all four receive altogether are ridiculous for anyone with any meaningful tennis career under belt already. I chose to interpret as not a very clever way to avoid discussing the real issue, which I assume are bad relations with others on the team, be it players or the organization itself. For me as a tennis fan, the refusal to appear in the match with England is inexcusable, surely you can put those differences aside for three days for the sake of Croatian fans eager to have the team in the World Group. If not, why should I care about him and his career. And the thing about the tennis organization providing much for anyone, it's a joke. No one would get anywhere relying primarily on their support.

you made some valid points.
But from what i heard ljubicic and ancic are recieving most of the money and where as Karlovic recieved less than half of what anicic and ljubicic recieved.
But Davis cup is a team sport and everybody should get equal amount of money imo.
players usually get almost the same amount of money in a team for the football, basketball, volleyball etc.
That tennis organization is a big joke. (i know tennis is not popular there as it is dominated by football but still they should have done better than that.)

Ancic and ljubicic are better than karlovic i agree. But the keyword here is just "
marginally "better. both these players won MM events and failed in slams most of the time.(had a rare QF and SF appearence. and a couple of TMS finals.)

I still miss the dream team of 2005 which got them the title .(ancic,ljubicic, karlovic , ivanisevic.)
as a fan i do understand your frustration but blame the tennis organization instead of players.

Jelena
08-07-2008, 08:15 PM
players usually get almost the same amount of money in a team for the football, basketball, volleyball etc.

:haha: What do you dream of at night??? All football players in a team get the same amount of money??? :rolls: IF every football player at AC Milan or Inter Milan would get (only as example) the money that Kaká or Ibrahimovic get, then the clubs would be bancrupt within days. The clubs actually only survive because of the private sponsorship of their presidents. :)

oranges
08-07-2008, 08:36 PM
^^ The system of payment was in place for years, Ljubicic and Ancic were receiving the same as he when they were third and forth player, plus the money any of them receive is really more symbolic than anything else anyway. If you want to earn money, you go to a tournament and if you pass the first round you'll receive probably more than all four together, even though there are only challengers at the time of DC matches. In any case, my gripe is that he refused to come a play match decisive for staying in the World Group when it was obvious Ljubo wouldn't be able to play and Mario was out too, leaving 18-year old Cilic as the highest hope against Murray and Henman. Sacrifice three days for God sake and then continue not playing if you can't get along with whoever or you don't want to play out of some principle.

Bilbo
08-07-2008, 08:39 PM
now croatia has to deal with tools like karanusic at the olympic games :tape:

s.m.
08-07-2008, 09:08 PM
now croatia has to deal with tools like karanusic at the olympic games :tape:

fortunately no

ASP0315
08-07-2008, 09:17 PM
:haha: What do you dream of at night??? All football players in a team get the same amount of money??? :rolls: IF every football player at AC Milan or Inter Milan would get (only as example) the money that Kaká or Ibrahimovic get, then the clubs would be bancrupt within days. The clubs actually only survive because of the private sponsorship of their presidents. :)

club football is different from team football.
if you are talking about private clubs like A.C Milan, Real Madrid etc etc they are private clubs and UEFA is private organization like NBA NFL etc.
I'm talking about representing a country. like for example world cup, euro championships etc, the salary usually will be the same. :wavey:

Karolina_Sprem
08-08-2008, 07:28 AM
One of the reason why I DON'T LIKE Karlovic apart from his "game" and there is no game, is his irresponsibility. I mean...C'mon...to cancel Olympics through txt message... Very nice Karlovic:rolleyes::rolleyes: WHAT A JERK...:devil:

Fed Express
08-08-2008, 02:04 PM
Karlovic has withdrawn from the Olympics.

He has a fever, and the doctor has adviced him not to play.


Source: (dutch)

http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/peking2008/1642189/__Tennisser_Karlovic_valt_uit__.html

gusman890
08-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Poor Ivo :sad:

Federer sleeps easy now.

scarecrows
08-08-2008, 02:19 PM
old news but, does anyone know who'll take his place?

groundstroke
08-08-2008, 02:27 PM
Federer sleeps ever more easily..

Fed Express
08-08-2008, 02:39 PM
Federer sleeps ever more easily..

All tennis fans will now sleep easier.

Viken01
08-08-2008, 02:48 PM
expected from a player who doesn't care about davis cup

s.m.
08-08-2008, 06:32 PM
ivan will definitely play in doubles with čilić
apperance in singles is still very questionable

zine56
08-09-2008, 05:10 AM
hey an Argentine channel just said Ljubo won't play (at least the singles)... any croatian here can confirm this? @_@ and what about the doubles??

krinix
08-09-2008, 05:48 AM
Yes Ljubo pulled out.

0608: Things are going from bad to worse for Croatian tennis player Ivan Ljubicic. The former world number three, who's now slipped to 51 in the world rankings, has pulled out of the Olympics with a mystery injury. He's being replaced by Devon Mullings of the Bahamas. Scot Andy Murray is in action in the first round on Sunday against Taipei's Lu Yen-Hsun.


From Live BBC olympics feed....
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics/live_action/7549722.stm

Horatio Caine
08-09-2008, 08:33 AM
Yes Ljubo pulled out.

0608: Things are going from bad to worse for Croatian tennis player Ivan Ljubicic. The former world number three, who's now slipped to 51 in the world rankings, has pulled out of the Olympics with a mystery injury. He's being replaced by Devon Mullings of the Bahamas. Scot Andy Murray is in action in the first round on Sunday against Taipei's Lu Yen-Hsun.


From Live BBC olympics feed....
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics/live_action/7549722.stm

Ivan. :sad:


He's being replaced by Devon Mullings of the Bahamas.

:spit: Who?

Jelena
08-09-2008, 08:40 AM
:spit: Who?
Have a look here (http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=mullings). :)

Lee
08-09-2008, 08:47 AM
I worry they will run out of doubles players to replace singles player in the draw :lol:

Deathless Mortal
08-09-2008, 10:43 AM
Ljubo :hug: but it was expected.
Hopefully he plays doubles.
Why don't they have normal alts for the tournament? Ljubicic being replaced by that Muglins :tape:

Alonsofz
08-09-2008, 01:18 PM
Vamos Mullings :worship:

Albop
08-09-2008, 02:44 PM
MullinGS destoyed Marcaccio last year :worship:

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 03:37 PM
Why don't they have normal alts for the tournament? Ljubicic being replaced by that Muglins :tape:Probably because of all the weirdnesses in the system and the draw with the country limitations and that they have to be nominated by their country's federation and all this stuff, plus the fact that at a normal tourney you have alts and people who are around due to qualifying but not here, the guys either mae the trip or didn't for the most part. So it's a shame some of these people (not Ljubicic necessarily but in general) didn't pull out earlier if they knew they couldn't play, because then other people from their own country might've gotten to play.

Fedexex
08-09-2008, 04:58 PM
mario:sad::sobbing:

~*BGT*~
08-09-2008, 05:35 PM
I believe Mullings is Mark Knowles' doubles partner, but I could be wrong.

zicofirol
08-09-2008, 05:38 PM
I believe Mullings is Mark Knowles' doubles partner, but I could be wrong.

he is...

Lee
08-09-2008, 08:25 PM
Probably because of all the weirdnesses in the system and the draw with the country limitations and that they have to be nominated by their country's federation and all this stuff, plus the fact that at a normal tourney you have alts and people who are around due to qualifying but not here, the guys either mae the trip or didn't for the most part. So it's a shame some of these people (not Ljubicic necessarily but in general) didn't pull out earlier if they knew they couldn't play, because then other people from their own country might've gotten to play.

I think it's also because the cutoff is longggg before the competition starts. In normal tournament, it's not that late for Ljubicic to withdraw since the OOP for first day is not out yet but this is Olympic :shrug: the cutoff day is like more than a week before.

Lee
08-09-2008, 08:26 PM
I think they need to have alternate list for singles too and allow the countries to nominate alternate players if their NOC willing to pay for the expense to fly in alternate players.

but-it's-ok
08-09-2008, 09:47 PM
I think they need to have alternate list for singles too and allow the countries to nominate alternate players if their NOC willing to pay for the expense to fly in alternate players.

Good point you make there Lee:yeah:

s.m.
08-10-2008, 08:18 AM
ljubičić is out of doubles
the injury is worse, he´s even doubtful for us open

oranges
08-10-2008, 08:21 AM
:sad: I feared such news.