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The Legenda def Simon 3-6 6-4 6-3

El Legenda
05-14-2009, 07:31 PM
The Legenda lives on to see another day

Simon was up 6-3 4-2* 40-15*
and 6-3 *4-3 *40-0...but the Boss won 7 straight games from *2-4

4th win of the season over top 10 player

Simon x2, Tsonga, Del Pony...also close match vs Murray and tsonga(at AO)

Deathless Mortal
05-14-2009, 07:32 PM
What a fighter :worship:

Doomach777
05-14-2009, 07:32 PM
woooooooooooooooo oo o o oo :D
Legenda Ljubo !!!

vamosss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rocketassist
05-14-2009, 07:32 PM
Legenda!!! :worship:

Tennis is the winner.

cocrcici
05-14-2009, 07:33 PM
:dance:

oranges
05-14-2009, 07:33 PM
Legenda is on a run :worship:

Sunset of Age
05-14-2009, 07:33 PM
Best news of the day!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Ljuba Truba LEGENDA. :worship: :hatoff: :bowdown: :yeah:

"Who's next"? :D

croat123
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
don't call it a comeback :p

anutam
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Well done Ivan! :worship:

biological
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Gilles :sad:

but nice work from Ljubicic :yeah:

Lee
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Gillou being real French again. :shrug:

Congrat Ljubo for hanging in there. :yeah:

RIboy
05-14-2009, 07:35 PM
Feel the power!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheWall
05-14-2009, 07:35 PM
Ljubicic is so gonna stop Nadal from winning the Grandslam.

MalwareDie
05-14-2009, 07:35 PM
Expected result. Ljuba Truba LEGENDA is too strong for the mug pusher/clay clown.

docking34
05-14-2009, 07:36 PM
LJUBO!!! my man won it.

norwegian_wood
05-14-2009, 07:37 PM
That's a good choke.

scarecrows
05-14-2009, 07:37 PM
fantastic result

qczi
05-14-2009, 07:37 PM
ljuba truba :aparty:

shotgun
05-14-2009, 07:37 PM
Truba Legenda, too good.

Sapeod
05-14-2009, 07:37 PM
Ljubo :worship:

Simon :lol: Major choke :lol:

Byrd
05-14-2009, 07:38 PM
Carry on pushing simon you prick, hopefully you get pushed out of the top 10 soon.

Bilbo
05-14-2009, 07:39 PM
major chokejob by simon

one of the biggest in the history

ljubo was dead out of this match and looked so uninterested

scarecrows
05-14-2009, 07:39 PM
major chokejob by simon



I'm surprised he's still in your signature

Roddickominator
05-14-2009, 07:40 PM
Carry on pushing simon you prick, hopefully you get pushed out of the top 10 soon.

Seriously. Simon is awful....an even worse Top 10 player than Wawrinka.

LinkMage
05-14-2009, 07:40 PM
Legenda Ljuba Truba taking out the trash. :worship:

Sapeod
05-14-2009, 07:43 PM
Carry on pushing simon you prick, hopefully you get pushed out of the top 10 soon.
Hopefully :D

petar_pan
05-14-2009, 07:43 PM
bravo ljubo

Doomach777
05-14-2009, 07:43 PM
major chokejob by simon

one of the biggest in the history

ljubo was dead out of this match and looked so uninterested

now you can kill yourself :D xD

StanisKing
05-14-2009, 07:45 PM
Fucking legend.
Three 1/4 finals of MS this year. What a result for Ljubicic.




Now beat the #4.

Anyone beside myself think that he could pull it out????

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 07:46 PM
:worship: Really the Legenda :worship:
3rd Masters Series QF for a 30-year-old, impressive :yeah:

Ilovetheblues_86
05-14-2009, 07:46 PM
Yeah, all he needed to win the match was to raise his game. Congrats!:worship::worship: Tells you a lot about this era when a semi-retired "worst" number 3 ever can defeat the mugs of top5-10 position.

Sapeod
05-14-2009, 07:47 PM
Fucking legend.
Three 1/4 finals of MS this year. What a result for Ljubicic.




Now beat the #4.

Anyone beside myself think that he could pull it out????
I think he could, but it is unlikely :unsure:

Jadranka
05-14-2009, 07:47 PM
...and he made Simovapcici!

Well done, Ljubo! :worship:

Pedigree
05-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Ljubicic is getting some good results recently. He anywhere close to the top 35?

shotgun
05-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Now beat the #4.

Anyone beside myself think that he could pull it out????

Definitely. And he won't even have to play his best tennis, because Djokovic needs some rest and will make things easier for him.

docking34
05-14-2009, 07:50 PM
wait, what other than monte carlo and this one did he reach QF??

Bilbo
05-14-2009, 07:50 PM
gimme a fucking towel you freaks

Doomach777
05-14-2009, 07:51 PM
I think he could, but it is unlikely :unsure:

of course he can :D

w78dexon_y
05-14-2009, 07:51 PM
Roger Federer was beat 2 out of 2 clashes by Simon!
:haha:

Doomach777
05-14-2009, 07:51 PM
hahah
O_o

maxxo
05-14-2009, 07:52 PM
truba ist krieg!

oranges
05-14-2009, 07:52 PM
wait, what other than monte carlo and this one did he reach QF??

Indian Wells IIRC

Action Jackson
05-14-2009, 07:54 PM
Great for the game.

Ljuba Truba going on a tear from 3-4 40-0 on Simon's serve winning 7 games in a row.

The Ljuba changed his tactics, decided to throw in some slices and some moonballs and he showed up that Simple Simon struggles to generate pace, when he has none to feed off.

martinatreue
05-14-2009, 07:56 PM
Great for the game.

Ljuba Truba going on a tear from 3-4 40-0 on Simon's serve winning 7 games in a row.

The Ljuba changed his tactics, decided to throw in some slices and some moonballs and he showed up that Simple Simon struggles to generate pace, when he has none to feed off.


Excellent analysis! Ljuba cut out the risks in his game and only went for good shots but not great ones. He played CLAY COURT TENNIS and CUT OUT HIS ERRORS which were giving the match to boring Simon. Ljuba Legenda!!! :worship::worship:

docking34
05-14-2009, 07:57 PM
Indian Wells IIRC

whats the IIRC stand for, mate?

DartMarcus
05-14-2009, 07:58 PM
What a legend :worship:
This era is too weak for him :lol:

w78dexon_y
05-14-2009, 07:59 PM
Now beat the #4.

#2! This is a clay court tourney.


Anyone beside myself think that he could pull it out????

Sorry no one in this century.

StanisKing
05-14-2009, 07:59 PM
Roger Federer was beat 2 out of 2 clashes by Simon!
:haha:

That was one year ago, when Simon was on the top of his form.
He has beaten many good players then. He is obviously strugling lately, losing to players he should not lose. But Ljubicic is no one of them.

And there are much more humiliating loses to the top players on the last couple of years .

foul_dwimmerlaik
05-14-2009, 07:59 PM
Towards the end of the 2nd Ljubo fianlly got the memo that you have to make Simon create his own pace to beat him. Instead of going for risky shots and missing, he started giving Simon empty balls to the middle of the court, which Simon couldn't do anything with. He outpushed the pusher.

Fucking great result - Simon is an abomination, he and his ridiculous Wolverine 'do should be out of the top10 asap.

Johnny Groove
05-14-2009, 08:00 PM
Ljubo's got a shot to take out Djokovic next round too.

StanisKing
05-14-2009, 08:01 PM
Roger Federer was beat 2 out of 2 clashes by Simon!
:haha:

Kevin Anderson :haha:

w78dexon_y
05-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Unsuccess for Ljubicic: he couldn't prevent Simon from losing it!

Matt01
05-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Seriously. Simon is awful....an even worse Top 10 player than Wawrinka.


Well, they're not quite as bad as Roddick, though :p

oranges
05-14-2009, 08:02 PM
whats the IIRC stand for, mate?

If I remember correctly

Action Jackson
05-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Excellent analysis! Ljuba cut out the risks in his game and only went for good shots but not great ones. He played CLAY COURT TENNIS and CUT OUT HIS ERRORS which were giving the match to boring Simon. Ljuba Legenda!!! :worship::worship:

I mean he was hitting himself out of the event with the schoolboy errors and wasn't serving that well. So he took a bit off the serve, and then played some heavier shots with less pace, got Simple out of his rhythm and pissed him off.

Then when Ljubo had the right ball to attack for the most part, he made the right decision.

Good for the game as I said before.

foul_dwimmerlaik
05-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Ljubo's got a shot to take out Djokovic next round too.

Don't think so - Ljubo moves like a hippopotamus, unless Djoko stinks up the joint something fierce, he will shred him tomorrow.

Johnny Groove
05-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Don't think so - Ljubo moves like a hippopotamus, unless Djoko stinks up the joint something fierce, he will shred him tomorrow.

Djoko's been sloppy so far. Of course he's the favorite, but it wouldn't be earth-shattering to see Ljubo pull out the upset.

BaselineSmash
05-14-2009, 08:07 PM
Simon looked like he was on opium or something as he staggered off the court; he was in a state of disbelief.

His trajectory 2008-2009 is very much like Ferrer's 2007-2008. I for one hope that Gilles can turn this around, and going on the glimpses of form shown here we might see it at the FO. If not there then Wimbledon. He just has to put defeats like this behind him and move on.

petar_pan
05-14-2009, 08:09 PM
Fucking legend.
Three 1/4 finals of MS this year. What a result for Ljubicic.




Now beat the #4.

Anyone beside myself think that he could pull it out????

man,3/3. he didn't play in rome,because of illness

Fumus
05-14-2009, 08:11 PM
don't call it a comeback :p

In order for it to be a comeback he would actually have to have something to come back too.

It's good to have Ivan winning again, I miss his silly statements to the press.

Jōris
05-14-2009, 08:12 PM
Ljubicic is the exception of the rule that old people are at best demented and everything they say is a lie.

Bazooka
05-14-2009, 08:17 PM
Amazing, the battle of generations ended as it should. Great win, Ljubo.

Voo de Mar
05-14-2009, 08:26 PM
Nothing suprising, Ljuba Truba is virtually among 8 best players in the world, and Simon has been a choker since Dubai semifinal ;)

philosophicalarf
05-14-2009, 08:33 PM
Horror show from Simon. He was playing semi-OK for 1.5 sets, Ljubo was awful, couldn't keep the ball in court. Then a set and a break ahead he blew up at 40-0 on his own serve, Ljubo won 7 games in a row, and that was that. As someone above mentioned, Ljubo reverted to pushing to nice depth, just like he did in their Indian Wells meeting - this is the match I was expecting beforehand, but Ljubo's errors (17 in first 7 games!) prevented him from pulling it off.

Simon has been abysmal recently, but he was under no pressure for a good while. The faintest whiff of pressure, he reverted back to the old.

Says a lot that Simon served really well (10 aces!), against an opponent half-asleep, and managed to lose. Kudos to Ljubo for hanging in there when he had no feel for the ball whatsoever.

MsTree
05-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Gillou won more points and had more winners than UEs :sad:

GlennMirnyi
05-14-2009, 08:44 PM
Legenda! :worship:

kandygram
05-14-2009, 08:50 PM
I only saw the first set and Ivan was seemed a bit off making a lot of silly errors. Happy to seem him doing well. Congratulations Ljub! :clap2: I wish some of it would rub off on Marat. :)

Tennister
05-14-2009, 08:52 PM
Ljubo is so underrated, he's such a great player on clay, people think he's just too old but I think he's still in his best shape and he is capable of beating high ranked players. I wish him the best of luck for the next round.

RickDaStick
05-14-2009, 09:00 PM
somewhere TennisFanCroatia is smiling :worship::worship:

federernadalfan
05-14-2009, 09:02 PM
pusher simon :mad:

malisha
05-14-2009, 09:43 PM
let me quote one member on this board;

"Ljubo in his fifties will still be able to beat these choking mugs like Simon"


Ljubo:yeah:

betowiec
05-14-2009, 11:10 PM
simon has been as effective as cornet this year....

PiggyGotRoasted
05-14-2009, 11:11 PM
Simon is a cheese cornetto

Guy Haines
05-14-2009, 11:13 PM
The amount of Simon hate on GM :o. Don't hate Gilles because he's beautiful. :cool:

Simon won more points than Ljuba, but from this thread you'd think it was a 6-0 6-0 trouncing. Meanwhile Ljuba's straight-set dismissal of a Tsonga who can't even run on clay without tripping inspires no mockery. Hypocrites.

This loss sucks for Gilles but he did better than in other matches against Ivan.

Ivan's playing smarter and more interesting tennis now than when he was ranked #3. If he can stay fit and schedule well he has a lot left to show.

cobalt60
05-14-2009, 11:22 PM
Ljubicic is the exception of the rule that old people are at best demented and everything they say is a lie.

:ras:
So far his year is a cinderella story for me :yeah:

PiggyGotRoasted
05-14-2009, 11:23 PM
The amount of Simon hate on GM :o. Don't hate Gilles because he's beautiful. :cool:

Simon won more points than Ljuba, but from this thread you'd think it was a 6-0 6-0 trouncing. Meanwhile Ljuba's straight-set dismissal of a Tsonga who can't even run on clay without tripping inspires no mockery. Hypocrites.

This loss sucks for Gilles but he did better than in other matches against Ivan.

Ivan's playing smarter and more interesting tennis now than when he was ranked #3. If he can stay fit and schedule well he has a lot left to show.

Thats because Tsonga looks like a lion and Simon looks like pingu

philosophicalarf
05-14-2009, 11:29 PM
Simon won more points than Ljuba, but from this thread you'd think it was a 6-0 6-0 trouncing. Meanwhile Ljuba's straight-set dismissal of a Tsonga who can't even run on clay without tripping inspires no mockery. Hypocrites.


Ljubo was excellent against Tsonga, and entirely deserved to win.

Ljubo was dross today. Simon choked horrendously, then choked some more. Set and 4-2 40-0 up, loses 7 games in a row. Just one faint whiff of pressure and he utterly collapses.

Mint Chip
05-14-2009, 11:29 PM
The amount of luck at this cheese ball tournament is getting out of hand :o Simon didn't push in this match :) and Ljub job was definately pushing everything in that last set :lol: The pusher came on top this round,better push in the next round too Ljubby

habibko
05-15-2009, 03:12 AM
great result for tennis :worship:

JoshDragon
05-15-2009, 06:58 AM
Simon blew this one it was his to lose.

Deivid23
05-15-2009, 10:09 AM
Ljubo in his fifties will still be able to beat these choking mugs like Simon

McAlistar
05-15-2009, 11:29 AM
Simon has been dreadful since Melbourne :o

Corey Feldman
05-15-2009, 12:12 PM
gsm Bilbo !!!

Doomach777
05-15-2009, 12:33 PM
gsm Bilbo !!!

:lol:

Corey Feldman
05-15-2009, 12:39 PM
Ljubo's got a shot to take out Djokovic next round too.
thats some good crack you are smoking mate

Sunset of Age
05-15-2009, 12:41 PM
thats some good crack you are smoking mate

Let's just wait and see... ;)

Doomach777
05-15-2009, 12:44 PM
Let's just wait and see... ;)

;)
I you are still here, can you tell me is legenda's match right after Szavay - Mauresmo...
becasue on bwin i see its written that match will start at 4 a clock..

Jadranka
05-15-2009, 12:46 PM
;)
I you are still here, can you tell me is legenda's match right after Szavay - Mauresmo...
becasue on bwin i see its written that match will start at 4 a clock..

jes, I think it is.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=8572607#post8572607

Doomach777
05-15-2009, 12:47 PM
jes

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=8572607#post8572607

tnx :D

now I will have to wait :(

Jadranka
05-15-2009, 12:50 PM
tnx :D

now I will have to wait :(

Go to the kitchen and make meze for MTF. Don't forget the rakija :D

Corey Feldman
05-15-2009, 12:52 PM
Hocemo ! :D

Jadranka
05-15-2009, 12:52 PM
Hocemo ! :D

:lol: :kiss:

Doomach777
05-15-2009, 12:53 PM
well I'm 16 years old so I dont drink that xDD
but I can bring some Šljivovica or Medica XD
and meze is OK :D

Deathless Mortal
05-15-2009, 01:58 PM
well I'm 16 years old so I dont drink that xDD
but I can bring some Šljivovica or Medica XD
and meze is OK :D

That's no excuse :p
I'm 16 too, and I can drink that :p