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Zagreb&Rotterdam!Good luck..Mario

SelvenluvJo
01-31-2009, 03:38 PM
PBZ Zagreb Indoors
Singles Main Draw

Igor Andreev (RUS,1) vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs Ernests Gulbis (LAT):o
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Qualifier vs Mario Ancic (CRO,7)

Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA,4) vs Roko Karanusic (CRO)
Nikola Mektic (CRO,WC) vs Jan Hernych (CZE)
Lovro Zovko (CRO,WC) vs Victor Hanescu (ROU)
Mischa Zverev (GER) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA,6)

Simone Bolelli (ITA,8) vs Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Qualifier vs Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Philipp Petzschner (GER) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO,3)

Jurgen Melzer (AUT,5) vs Evgeny Korolev (RUS)
Guillermo Canas (ARG) vs Antonio Veic (CRO,WC)
Marc Gicquel (FRA) vs Florent Serra (FRA)
Arnaud Clement (FRA) vs Marin Cilic (CRO,2)

Good luck!Mario!

petar_pan
01-31-2009, 03:43 PM
possible very tought 4-final,gulbis

oranges
01-31-2009, 05:52 PM
I'll be there to see Mario live after a long time :D
Could be Tursunov in the first round, then again knowing Ernests' luck with the draw, perhaps not ;)

--Aussie--
01-31-2009, 09:03 PM
Not easy draw, but he could play against some easy player in semis. Mathieu is not in good form, other are Croats and some avarage players...:confused: Ajmo MArijo! :bounce:

Brownie
01-31-2009, 10:13 PM
Good luck Mario:)

I hope you have a fun time oranges:yeah:

oranges
01-31-2009, 10:41 PM
Good luck Mario:)

I hope you have a fun time oranges:yeah:

Thanks, no doubt about it. Apart from my two favorite Croatian guys, there's Gulbis, and quite a few others that I like. I'll try to take some nice pics.

Davodus
02-01-2009, 03:50 AM
good luck mario :)
have fun oranges :wavey:

amdany
02-01-2009, 11:55 AM
good luck to Mario and I hope you'll have a great time Sandra!enjoy!!

tennisfan_77
02-02-2009, 09:24 PM
good luck mario :yeah:

petar_pan
02-02-2009, 11:09 PM
good look.

linus
02-03-2009, 08:28 AM
Ajmo Mario :cool:

--Aussie--
02-03-2009, 02:59 PM
gl mario!

Mario Ancic
02-03-2009, 05:47 PM
bravo mario

amdany
02-03-2009, 05:53 PM
phew, that was a close one, but I'm glad he won!!

liz-bj
02-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Mario... :confused:

I don't like the way he's playing right now... :sad:
but he won and that's what matters...

Good luck in the next round

Brownie
02-03-2009, 06:06 PM
What happened to Mario:confused: I think it was 4-4 in the second set when I wasn't able to watch anymore. I thought he was about to wrap the match up. Phew, happy he won:unsure:

Good luck against Gabashvili!

petar_pan
02-03-2009, 07:06 PM
win is win.

oranges
02-03-2009, 09:29 PM
Wow, what a thriller out of nowhere. He's still struggling to find his true form, but hopefully he should gain some steam here and the crowd should definitely help get past Gabashvili next. Hope he gains confidence from playing well in the end, when Lacko upped his game considerably compared to a dismal start. That was some nice BH return winner for an MP, we want more of it :D

oranges
02-03-2009, 09:34 PM
What happened to Mario:confused: I think it was 4-4 in the second set when I wasn't able to watch anymore. I thought he was about to wrap the match up.

He had no chances to break again and continued with a lot of errors until the TB, when both held serve until Mario made another UE at 7:6 for Lacko. Played the third better and the end to break for a match was top notch.

Brownie
02-03-2009, 11:01 PM
He had no chances to break again and continued with a lot of errors until the TB, when both held serve until Mario made another UE at 7:6 for Lacko. Played the third better and the end to break for a match was top notch.
Thanks:) Will you be able to see his next match? I saw Gulbis beat Dima...good day for you:yeah:

oranges
02-03-2009, 11:15 PM
Thanks:) Will you be able to see his next match? I saw Gulbis beat Dima...good day for you:yeah:

Yes, I'll have less work the next few days so I should be able to catch a lot of the matches. Forgot to say, Mario actually faced 3 consecutive BPs at 4:4 in th 3rd, but played really clutch to save them, both on serve and from the baseline/net.
Gulbis defies the worst luck of the draw ever, good news indeed :D

Brownie
02-03-2009, 11:28 PM
Forgot to say, Mario actually faced 3 consecutive BPs at 4:4 in th 3rd, but played really clutch to save them, both on serve and from the baseline/net. I just heard from someone else, 2 second serve aces...that's awesome!
Gulbis defies the worst luck of the draw ever, good news indeed :D
I've noticed that lately, poor guy! Seems to deal with is alright though:)

babyblue
02-04-2009, 03:27 AM
What was wrong with you, Mario? > <
Please...Get back your form!

amdany
02-05-2009, 06:28 PM
easy win today, 6-1 6-1 :) well done Mario!

Brownie
02-05-2009, 06:32 PM
Very nice Mario:)

Mario Ancic
02-05-2009, 06:44 PM
well done super mario

liz-bj
02-05-2009, 07:12 PM
Good win :)
Mario is back... :p

amdany
02-05-2009, 07:15 PM
his next opponent is the guy who beat Andreev and Gulbis!

valexie03
02-05-2009, 07:19 PM
his next opponent is the guy who beat Andreev and Gulbis!

But he'll lose against Mario :devil:

oranges
02-05-2009, 08:11 PM
:yeah: Very good job, smartly played. Draw opened to the final, good luck Mario :hug:

Davodus
02-05-2009, 11:56 PM
:yeah: nice win

liz-bj
02-06-2009, 05:46 PM
Damn livestream, I can't watch the match

Jadranka
02-06-2009, 05:51 PM
Damn livestream, I can't watch the match

same here :awww:

Brownie
02-06-2009, 05:51 PM
I was having problems with my livestream, but this one seems to work now: http://channelsurfing.net/watch-wabuk-2.html

amdany
02-06-2009, 06:35 PM
woohoo, great win!!

Brownie
02-06-2009, 06:36 PM
Another solid performance from Mario:bigclap: Great win:yeah:

and a much better first serve % than yesterday:)

Jadranka
02-06-2009, 06:40 PM
idemo do kraja! :)

oranges
02-06-2009, 07:17 PM
Nice :yeah: Some vintage Mario today, good to see ahead of a semi

Elena A.
02-06-2009, 09:33 PM
The competition is so poor on this years Zagreb Indoors that if he doesn't win this thing, or lose against Cilic, he can go hide himself!
I can't believe he lost a set to Lacko, and hardly won!
Anyhow, it is likely and aspected to see Ancic-Cilic final, and Cilic as a favorite.
I went to see him every year in Zagreb Indoors when he played before, but this year I have no interest in seeing such uninteresting tennis and competitors.

oranges
02-06-2009, 10:14 PM
Should we continue in this thread with other tournaments? Rotterdam draw is out.

Mario's half:
(6) FERRER, David ESP v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
QUALIFIER v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER v ANCIC, Mario CRO
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v (4) SIMON, Gilles FRA

(8) SODERLING, Robin SWE v QUALIFIER
GASQUET, Richard FRA v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
(WC) DE BAKKER, Thiemo NED v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v (2) MURRAY, Andy GBR

Not a bad draw considering the field. Good luck Mario.

amdany
02-07-2009, 08:18 PM
phewww, he won but:help:, he should have won it in 2 sets; With all the opportunities he had!

Brownie
02-07-2009, 08:21 PM
WOW! That was freakin' nerve wracking:scared: Especially at 3-5 in the 3rd and then the tie breaker. So happy he won though...onto the final:bounce: Good luck against Cilic!

SelvenluvJo
02-07-2009, 08:34 PM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-02/8_9302659_1.jpg

finally..mario into the final,I'm so happy
but today,mario played isn't good,
good luck in final

oranges
02-07-2009, 08:56 PM
Wow, I bite all my nails there. Congrats Mario, hard but sweet. Win that title :rocker:

Elena A.
02-07-2009, 09:33 PM
Omg!!!!I almost died watching this match!!!They robbed him when he was serving at 5-4 in tie- break for Hernych, his clear winner they called OUT, and belated out, and his winner they turned into Hernychs match point!But still, to save three match points, to break Hernych when he was serving for the match, YOU ARE A KING MARIO!!!
Yeah, he mos def should have won it in two, or straight three sets, but this thriller will probably give him much needed wings!He can take lots of positive stuff from this match!
He held his nerves and still arm, I'm bowing him!!
Čilić has enourmous advantage, but with high first serve percentage from Mario, it will come to be shots rally, and let the better win!

Davodus
02-08-2009, 02:15 AM
mario :yeah::yeah:
well done, good fight
good luck in the final :)

babyblue
02-08-2009, 04:29 AM
Get that title!
Come on Mario!

linus
02-08-2009, 02:11 PM
Ajmo Mario :angel:

--Aussie--
02-08-2009, 02:52 PM
Yesterday Mario played good, but I was mad...OMG what a match... Now GL in finals, I guess I am not gonna be sad if he looses but I wish Mario to win! :d

linus
02-08-2009, 04:54 PM
runner-up finally :hug: Mario has tried while not his day... take care and lets look forward :angel:

amdany
02-08-2009, 04:54 PM
well he lost 6-3 6-4, good luck in the nest tournament Mario!

Brownie
02-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Didn't quite work out, but congrats on runner-up:) Good luck in Rotterdam!

kanok02
02-08-2009, 05:12 PM
might be he still tired from the last match :rolleyes:..and his 1st surve still need to be improve..:hug:

Anyway!Live goes on "Mario"

Good luck and good fighting for next week..you are on the track. :wavey:

Mario Ancic
02-08-2009, 05:28 PM
hard luck mario

i believe that he is tired

oranges
02-08-2009, 05:54 PM
:hug: Marin was too red hot today, but great run anyway Mario. You'll be back where you belong before you know it.

Davodus
02-08-2009, 10:37 PM
bad luck mario
good result anyway
needed to win more serve points today, and also to capitalise on break points better
but a final is a good result

babyblue
02-09-2009, 12:32 AM
Mario has tried his best...
We should feel happy for him...A final is great. Isn't it?

liz-bj
02-09-2009, 01:20 AM
Mario has tried his best...
We should feel happy for him...A final is great. Isn't it?

I agree, specially knowing he isn't in his best form
Good luck this week :)

SelvenluvJo
02-09-2009, 06:23 AM
I'm so sad for mario lost in the final
But now!Rotterdam is coming!
AJMO!

kanok02
02-10-2009, 06:31 PM
“Marin played really well and he controlled the game well,” Ancic said. “I had some small chances but he played really well. Last night I played over three hours and physically I was not at that level, I would have been OK if he hadn’t performed so well, I would have had a chance. I think he showed why he’s a future top-10 player.” :angel:

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=txzagrebtennis&prov=st&type=lgns

Mario Ancic
02-11-2009, 09:07 AM
cam i watch match

kanok02
02-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Good start..He got 1st set 7-5, continue 1st break in 2nd set..AJMO Mario!! :wavey:

oranges
02-11-2009, 10:55 AM
Comfortable win 7:5 6:2 :yeah:

kanok02
02-11-2009, 10:56 AM
Congratulations "Super Mario 7-5, 6-2..good luck for the next round Simon ( re-match). :clap2::clap2:

Brownie
02-11-2009, 11:46 AM
Good win Mario:) Good luck against Simon!

petar_pan
02-11-2009, 12:25 PM
he just need more power in his shots.he had that,he will have again for couple of months and than he will be top 10 again.when he get that he will play more aggressive,(also he wiil be quiker) and than he will play HIS GAME. soo tommorrow he will loose,unfortunately.but he has the biggest hart on tour without any doubt,that's for full respect.
but tommorrow he need to play the most aggressive he can,only in that case he can beat simon.good serves on his serve,and aggressive on simon serve.

oranges
02-12-2009, 10:12 AM
He won the first set against Simon, 6:4 :yeah: I can't find a stream though :mad:

kanok02
02-12-2009, 10:59 AM
but in 2nd set he lost 6-3...keep fighting Mario!!

oranges
02-12-2009, 11:11 AM
Just realized they have the stream on bet365 :yippee:
2:1, on serve. Ajmo Mario

oranges
02-12-2009, 11:24 AM
Mario breaks for a 4:2 lead :rocker:

kanok02
02-12-2009, 11:25 AM
YaH!! he break 4-2 go on Mario

oranges
02-12-2009, 11:29 AM
Lovely volley for 5:2 :rocker2:

oranges
02-12-2009, 11:38 AM
Pity for that missed MP. Serve it out Mario :rocker2:

Brownie
02-12-2009, 11:46 AM
Nice win Mario:) He looked pretty solid today:yeah:

kanok02
02-12-2009, 11:47 AM
Yippy!! great revenge Mario 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 :bounce::smash:

Good luck for the next one M.Youzhny! :wavey:

oranges
02-12-2009, 12:25 PM
:bounce: Nice win.

amdany
02-12-2009, 01:33 PM
yay, congrats Mario!

petar_pan
02-12-2009, 04:46 PM
bravo mario,i didn't expect he will wiin against simon,not yet.

MissT
02-12-2009, 05:28 PM
Mario is OUT from Marseille

Brownie
02-12-2009, 06:07 PM
Really? I suppose it makes sense that he'd want/need a break after 2 long weeks.

oranges
02-12-2009, 06:12 PM
Good decision, he's been playing a lot and the DC tie and masters are coming, so not much opportunity to rest otherwise.

amdany
02-12-2009, 06:27 PM
indeed wise decision!

liz-bj
02-12-2009, 07:11 PM
Good win :D
Good luck next ;)

petar_pan
02-12-2009, 08:14 PM
Mario is OUT from Marseille

uuuuuhhh,i scared that he is out from rotterdam.

oranges
02-12-2009, 08:30 PM
uuuuuhhh,i scared that he is out from rotterdam.

No, no, none of that for a couple of years at least *goes to knock on wood and perform any other good luck anti-jinx charm known*

--Aussie--
02-13-2009, 06:07 AM
Maio :bounce:
GL against Youzhny...:D

linus
02-13-2009, 10:46 AM
Good wins so far :yeah:

Ajmo against Youzhny :rocker2:

oranges
02-13-2009, 11:07 AM
They are on court, Mario receiving. Ajmooo :bounce:

oranges
02-13-2009, 11:35 AM
Mario in a bit trouble there with two BPs against him, but gets out of it with some nice play. Get aggressive now on his serve.

Brownie
02-13-2009, 11:45 AM
And he gets a break:banana: Time to consolidate!

hmmmmm, injury timeout from Youzhny

oranges
02-13-2009, 11:59 AM
Serve it out, 5:4 :rocker2:
He's too passive today, it's working for now, but I don't like it and if Misha starts playing better, he'll be in trouble with that game.

Brownie
02-13-2009, 12:04 PM
1st set to Mario:yeah: True, he is very passive today. Time to get pumped and take control of the match:armed:

oranges
02-13-2009, 12:09 PM
Wow, breaks right away, courtesy of an UE from Misha and a sizzling return semi-winner

Brownie
02-13-2009, 12:11 PM
Haha, did you see that? Mario challenged his own serve! I've never seen that done before:lol:

oranges
02-13-2009, 12:15 PM
:lol: I didn't quite get it, wasn't it an ace otherwise? I think Safin challenged his own serve that was out once, but there was a return winner on the line.

Brownie
02-13-2009, 12:18 PM
Nah, I think Youzhny hit a return winner, and that's why Mario wanted to challenge it. It worked!:lol:

oranges
02-13-2009, 12:21 PM
Oh-ho, 2 BPs. Clutch play needed

oranges
02-13-2009, 12:24 PM
:sad: He needs practice on those S/V, please through in a few more

oranges
02-13-2009, 12:25 PM
Those returns are flying a meter above the net as a rule, why on earth does he wait for it at the baseline.

Brownie
02-13-2009, 12:27 PM
:banghead: C'mon Mario!

oranges
02-13-2009, 12:33 PM
Finally a hold, pfew

Brownie
02-13-2009, 12:37 PM
And another break...looking good:)

oranges
02-13-2009, 12:37 PM
...and another break at love follows

Hopefully, he'll have a different game plan if he plays Muzza, the one o track of their last two meetings :p

petar_pan
02-13-2009, 12:38 PM
i think semis is in the pocket 6:4,4:1 with double-break.bravo mario

oranges
02-13-2009, 12:44 PM
i think semis is in the pocket 6:4,4:1 with double-break.bravo mario

Semi's a done deal, no reason to stop there :D

Brownie
02-13-2009, 12:47 PM
:rocker2: Yay Mario!!:D

amdany
02-13-2009, 12:48 PM
solid win!!!

Jadranka
02-13-2009, 12:48 PM
:woohoo:

babyblue
02-13-2009, 12:53 PM
He saved all of the 7 BPs! Awesome! :)

pookykiki
02-13-2009, 12:59 PM
Well done Mario :woohoo:! That was a nice win!

Davodus
02-13-2009, 02:47 PM
good result mario :D

liz-bj
02-13-2009, 03:50 PM
Well done Mario :D
Good luck against Murray ;)

petar_pan
02-13-2009, 04:54 PM
He saved all of the 7 BPs! Awesome! :)

yes bravo for BPs and bravo for win.

amdany
02-14-2009, 09:22 AM
Ajmo Mario! I won't be able to watch the match so cheer him loud for me guys;)

prunelle_888
02-14-2009, 10:15 AM
Does anyone know if there's a stream for the match against Murray ?

RIboy
02-14-2009, 10:15 AM
Does anyone know if there's a stream for the match against Murray ?

http://atdhe.net/

prunelle_888
02-14-2009, 10:21 AM
http://atdhe.net/

Thank you very much !!

oranges
02-14-2009, 12:25 PM
Tentative start, quite a few UEs and he's a break down, but he's mixing up baseline and net. Ajmo Mario :rocker2:

Davodus
02-14-2009, 12:32 PM
0-30 and didnt break :sad:
i really want him to win due to my strong dislike for murray :o

oranges
02-14-2009, 12:41 PM
6:1 first set. Come on Mario, it's a good game plan, get in the groove and the execution will follow

Davodus
02-14-2009, 12:47 PM
:fiery:

oranges
02-14-2009, 12:53 PM
:fiery:

:lol:

Davodus
02-14-2009, 12:54 PM
its going so badly :o
i dunno about you oranges...but i might start to rage soon

oranges
02-14-2009, 12:56 PM
Oh my, what an error fest, including that last smash. Mario :hug: get angry and get it out of your system

oranges
02-14-2009, 12:59 PM
its going so badly :o
i dunno about you oranges...but i might start to rage soon

I can't be really angry with him for a while, he's my hero of high spirits despite terrible luck. I just wish he'd get into the nothing to lose, here to play my game and get better with every match spirit.

Davodus
02-14-2009, 01:00 PM
ive got enough anger i need to get out of my system :lol:
ive stopped watching now

Davodus
02-14-2009, 01:02 PM
I can't be really angry with him for a while, he's my hero of high spirits despite terrible luck. I just wish he'd get into the nothing to lose, here to play my game and get better with every match spirit.

thats true
im not angry at him...maybe at the situation :lol:
or maybe my rage is pointed straight at murray...my least favourite player :)

Elena A.
02-14-2009, 01:11 PM
Is he really playing that bad??I mean will it be just 2 games won?God.It's intense right now, I'm seeing on livescore it's 4:1 for Murray and 40:40 ....if only he could break now, and somehow get back into the match!
But really, whoever watches the stream, he's playing bad right??Or is Muzz extraordinary?

Davodus
02-14-2009, 01:18 PM
well that was crap
mario didnt play well, just lots of errors i think
murray was the same as ever

oranges
02-14-2009, 01:29 PM
Well, semi here is very good, though this was disappointing. Please play more of an allcourt game in the months to come Mario. He's starting to lack confidence in those volleys for no good reason and that variety is an awesome weapon to have. Forget this match as soon as possible and enter the next one confident that you have the game needed and errors don't last long once you get in the mood :hug:

Davodus
02-14-2009, 01:30 PM
well said oranges!
completely agree

Brownie
02-14-2009, 01:36 PM
Today was just not Mario's day. :hug:

maelenn
02-14-2009, 01:44 PM
In brief, Murray left for " personnal reason " as well as Ancic.(for the Open 13)??I don't know why for mario??

oranges
02-14-2009, 01:47 PM
In brief, Murray left for " personnal reason " as well as Ancic.(for the Open 13)??I don't know why for mario??

He's played every week so far and made deep runs in Zagreb and here. Plus, I think he wants to be rested and at his best for DC.

pookykiki
02-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Poor Mario, Murray didn't let him play his game and he made so many mistakes... It was hard to watch! :hug:
Have some rest now and good luck for DC!

linus
02-14-2009, 05:02 PM
Mario, dont be too sad :hug: you have done well enough. Lets do it step by step :angel:

petar_pan
02-14-2009, 05:36 PM
semis,bravo mario.after all problems he had,semis and beat simon,no. 8,is great.

liz-bj
02-14-2009, 06:19 PM
Mario :sad:
well, he made a good tournament, I think that's important :)
He must play tournaments where the best players don't play, like Buenos Aires :D
Sorry I'm just kidding... I'm trying to forget today's match :mad:

amdany
02-14-2009, 06:19 PM
have a good rest Mario, you deserve it!

babyblue
02-15-2009, 02:46 AM
Well done, Mario. :)
So, what'll be his next tournament?

MissT
02-15-2009, 11:09 AM
Well done, Mario. :)
So, what'll be his next tournament?

It will be Davis Cup and After Indian Wells

jitterbug
03-06-2009, 03:14 PM
Mario won the first point for Croatia by beating Nicolas Massu, 6:3 6:3 7-6(4) :woohoo: