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Should Ljubicic retire ?

Doomach777
02-09-2010, 05:11 PM
Yes, or no ?
Why ?

oranges
02-09-2010, 05:14 PM
:rolleyes: I seriously doubt anyone here has that answer. His retirement was called for when he dropped out of top 50 and was losing in qualies, yet he came back and put in some impressive performance and wins since. Can't you just trust the guy to know for himself when he still has something to offer and when it's time to call it a day?

r2473
02-09-2010, 05:17 PM
Only when the score is 0-6, 0-5 (0-40).

But the real #2 will never retire.

TennisOnWood
02-09-2010, 05:22 PM
He had a strong Masters season in 2009.. no need for retirement yet

abraxas21
02-09-2010, 05:26 PM
I don't mean to be harsh but I absolutely hate this type of questions.

Maybe he enjoys playing tennis more than he enjoys winning like he used to? Maybe the feeling of being in a competitive scene motivates him to keep going?

If anything, he doesn't owe use anything. He can keep playing for as long as he wants, regardless of the results he obtains, imo. It's his life.

DartMarcus
02-09-2010, 05:29 PM
No. No need to retire being ranked No.24 in the world.
Ljubo started the year with R3 at AO, 3rd time in his career and 1st time since 2006.
He had a couple of bad matches, but it should not make him consider retirement.
If he continues playing like this until the end of the summer, then he should think ending career. But right now - no way ;)

JackPumpkinHead
02-09-2010, 05:31 PM
I dont know how old he is but jesus he looks like he is 45 out there.

DrJules
02-09-2010, 06:54 PM
Considering he was ranked 76 11 months ago and is now ranked 24 why should he retire.

Yes. He has had a few bad results, but has his best ranking for 2 years:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=9613201

Deathless Mortal
02-09-2010, 07:21 PM
:rolleyes:
He lost two matches in a row, so what. He still had a solid Australian Open, and I believe he can still make some good results.

Ivanatis
02-09-2010, 07:23 PM
where's the thread-mocking-option?:(

Tommy_Vercetti
02-09-2010, 08:05 PM
Yes. He can bitch about something else.

Kolya
02-09-2010, 11:06 PM
Shouldn't have changed his racquet.

Shouldn't...

DUN I LOVE
02-09-2010, 11:23 PM
No, he's still top-30 player.

michellej
02-09-2010, 11:29 PM
He's still making a good living playng tennis. Why would he retire? He's made $83,000 this year and it's only Feb. 9!!! 5 weeks...how many other people made that money in any job?

He's ranked 24.

Should he retire? What a silly question.

Filo V.
02-09-2010, 11:46 PM
No.

Doomach777
02-10-2010, 04:57 AM
Shouldn't have changed his racquet.

Shouldn't...

Amen to that.
Thats the worst move in his carrer! ;S

Goldenoldie
02-10-2010, 08:19 AM
Of course he should retire, he's over 30! Every player should be forced to retire on their 30th birthday, no matter how well they are playing or how much money they are earning.
While we are at it, why not introduce compulsory euthanasia as well? :rolleyes:

born_on_clay
02-10-2010, 08:31 AM
He's still a top 30 player guys...

DartMarcus
03-21-2010, 06:36 AM
You definetely should retire when you can't double bagel no.2 and no.3 in the world. LOL.

ssj100
03-21-2010, 06:40 AM
He's still a top 30 player guys...

Yes, when he's resorting to beating players like Nadal.

tealeaves
03-21-2010, 07:26 AM
nice bump :lol:

acionescu
03-21-2010, 07:33 AM
Yes. He should have done it the day before yesterday :p :o

Jimnik
03-21-2010, 09:06 AM
Yes. Any excuse will do.

Manon
03-21-2010, 10:24 AM
where's the thread-mocking-option?:(

:worship:

At the top og his game, how clever. Oranges, I'm counting on you;)

enzogiovanni
03-21-2010, 07:05 PM
He should climb to number 3 in the world again and then retire just for us to see this forum explode and implode.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-22-2010, 01:10 AM
He has rights to decide.But when the day comes I would definitely miss him!He is a good player and I enjoy watching his honest opinions during interviews.

jcempire
03-22-2010, 01:12 AM
He has rights to decide.But when the day comes I would definitely miss him!He is a good player and I enjoy watching his honest opinions during interviews.

Of course, He is a good player...

Way better than Avg.

I hope he continues to do some more.....

Andre played at age 35 and still wins the title. Ivan you good enough as today, Go Go Go

croat123
03-22-2010, 01:18 AM
he says that he doesn't want to be a guy who just travels around and loses first round. but, as long as he's winning, he'll keep playing

NyGeL
03-22-2010, 05:21 AM
what? he is playing great now!

DualMedia
03-22-2010, 02:36 PM
no, if you are still "keeping up" with this generation , there is no need to retire.

Commander Data
03-22-2010, 02:56 PM
These retire-threads really are bound to look silly at some point.

Ariel
03-22-2010, 03:11 PM
No, just for the pleasure of hearing him talk. He's one of the most thoughtful players out there today. Oh, and there's his tennis.

Apemant
03-22-2010, 03:40 PM
He could pull a mini-Sampras now. :haha:

The Oracle
06-21-2010, 06:21 PM
He could pull a mini-Sampras now. :haha:

It depends, does he want to lose enough matches to be dropped off top rankings and then retire and does he want to retire when he is still on top?

MrChopin
06-21-2010, 07:07 PM
The answer is no.

http://i45.tinypic.com/2q03xci.gif

born_on_clay
06-21-2010, 07:08 PM
no

Doomach777
09-23-2010, 12:31 PM
I will bump this thread. Ljubo is playing like a crap lately, after Indian Wells and amazing victory, everything went down!

Filo V.
09-23-2010, 12:47 PM
No, he shouldn't retire, as long as he's happy, having fun playing, reasonably competitive and making money, he should play as long as he sees fit. Saying "should _________ retire" is a bit insulting to that player. Ljubicic is in the top 20. And, retirement is a personal issue and a major decision in a players' life and career, it's not something that should just be said casually or mocking a player that they need to retire. It's a personal gutwrenching decision, and threads like this trivialize that.

Sonja1989
09-23-2010, 12:57 PM
No. Maybe at the end of next year.

Topspindoctor
09-23-2010, 01:01 PM
Not until he has rematch with Nadal. Then he can retire.

nalbyfan
09-23-2010, 01:01 PM
When RF loses on first round (vs Benneteau in Bercy 2009 and vs Gulbis in Roma 2010) nobody asks if he should retire...so why Ljubo should retire ?? I don't understand !!!

Johnny_Bravo
09-23-2010, 01:21 PM
No,he has to play.El condomito owes me money

oranges
09-23-2010, 01:30 PM
I will bump this thread. Ljubo is playing like a crap lately, after Indian Wells and amazing victory, everything went down!

So you'll ask the same question whenever you're unhappy with his results? When they pick up again, you'll happily conclude the answer is no. Round and round in circles like that? :lol:

Iván
09-23-2010, 01:38 PM
rest and come strong next year

Doomach777
09-23-2010, 03:24 PM
So you'll ask the same question whenever you're unhappy with his results? When they pick up again, you'll happily conclude the answer is no. Round and round in circles like that? :lol:

Well Im unhappy with his results since Indian Wells this year. And I was not asking question 'should he retire' after his every match, so cut the crap. He is just not fit, everyone can see that, I think he should take a rest for few months, and than see if he can play. He himself once said that he will retire when top 20 guys will f*ck with him around. Its quite happening right now.
Since Roland Garros he won only one match. Isnt that strange, even for Ivan ?

Ivanatis
09-23-2010, 03:32 PM
Well Im unhappy with his results since Indian Wells this year. And I was not asking question 'should he retire' after his every match, so cut the crap. He is just not fit, everyone can see that, I think he should take a rest for few months, and than see if he can play. He himself once said that he will retire when top 20 guys will f*ck with him around. Its quite happening right now.
Since Roland Garros he won only one match. Isnt that strange, even for Ivan ?

If you had any balls, you would have retired after IW.:wavey: and here you go bumping this misery again

gulzhan
09-23-2010, 03:32 PM
No. I like Ljubo. What's good that Marat retired?

Li Ching Yuen
09-23-2010, 03:37 PM
Well Im unhappy with his results since Indian Wells this year. And I was not asking question 'should he retire' after his every match, so cut the crap. He is just not fit, everyone can see that, I think he should take a rest for few months, and than see if he can play. He himself once said that he will retire when top 20 guys will f*ck with him around. Its quite happening right now.
Since Roland Garros he won only one match. Isnt that strange, even for Ivan ?

He has a win-loss record of 392-265, so no.

oranges
09-23-2010, 03:38 PM
Well, of course, he isn't either fully fit or in form, he was fucked up with injuries, it takes a while to get it all back. Don't be touchy, it was a benign joke. I have nothing new to say on the issue, just repeat myself that he is the only one who knows whether he has it in him to continue going or not, both with regards to his body and motivation. He was fucked around by guys outside top 20 two years ago, but he came back strong. You'll have to get an answer from him whether that is likely to happen again or not, not from anyone here.

Audacity
09-23-2010, 04:21 PM
After seeing that classic dance at RG, who what want this true entertainer to retire? Ljubo Legenda!

samanosuke
09-23-2010, 06:54 PM
I somehow fell that the end is close

Doomach777
09-23-2010, 07:17 PM
Well, of course, he isn't either fully fit or in form, he was fucked up with injuries, it takes a while to get it all back. Don't be touchy, it was a benign joke. I have nothing new to say on the issue, just repeat myself that he is the only one who knows whether he has it in him to continue going or not, both with regards to his body and motivation. He was fucked around by guys outside top 20 two years ago, but he came back strong. You'll have to get an answer from him whether that is likely to happen again or not, not from anyone here.

;) :wavey:
After seeing that classic dance at RG, who what want this true entertainer to retire? Ljubo Legenda!

Post of the year!

Pirata.
09-23-2010, 09:49 PM
After seeing that classic dance at RG, who what want this true entertainer to retire? Ljubo Legenda!

http://i45.tinypic.com/2q03xci.gif

borracho
09-23-2010, 11:12 PM
would pay to see him dance again.

shiaben
09-24-2010, 04:05 AM
Well he sucks now, he's lost his endurance, his footwork is atrocious. But the thing is, the guy is still young, so he wants to make as much money as he can :D. I think that's his personal right whether or not he wants to retire. A lot of athletes who retire early, and get jobs as reporters and other things, don't get a lot out of it. So it's best for him to keep playing to support his family.