Ciny R1: Nalbandian def. Ljubicic 7-5 6-0

08-18-2010, 12:11 AM
Ljubo has probably watched Blake today and from his match got inspiration and fighting spirit

08-18-2010, 12:11 AM
Poor Ljuba
He still got a very good serve, but he's not the same as before.
(To be honest, so much people said that, and then he won IW, so I'd better shut my mouth up).

You rock King David, you could make a very good Cincy.

David :D
Ljuba :confused:

BTW cool match.

08-18-2010, 12:13 AM
Too good.

08-18-2010, 12:14 AM
Finely played FitDave. :yeah:

08-18-2010, 12:15 AM
well done

08-18-2010, 12:15 AM
Definitely didn't expect a bagel second set...Nalbandian :worship:

Javier Bardem
08-18-2010, 12:15 AM
keep it up nalbandian, take out isner next

DJ Soup
08-18-2010, 12:16 AM
David is fucking motivated. That's how you explain a personal record winning streak and the amount the bagels and breadsticks he's delivering.

08-18-2010, 12:19 AM
Way to lose 8 straight games! :worship:

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08-18-2010, 12:30 AM
ljubo was unbreakable until *5-6, then nalby had a look at a few second serves and it was match over.

ljubo 5% points won on second serve.

The Magician
08-18-2010, 12:34 AM
Nalby was good but the lack of effort in the second set from Ljubo was disgusting. So many tanks just today, if the ATP doesn't start enforcing ITS OWN RULES tennis will become totally corrupt even at the masters level :mad:

08-18-2010, 12:34 AM

just 8 errors, 78% second serve win ...:)
two aces :(

08-18-2010, 12:36 AM
Lubo is not already as he was before :(
David played well :)

Clay Death
08-18-2010, 12:39 AM
nalFATian the heartless slasher.

too good today.

08-18-2010, 12:42 AM
wow, Great performance Nalby
5% in the second !!! is he injured or just got bored ??

08-18-2010, 12:51 AM
wow, Great performance Nalby
5% in the second !!! is he injured or just got bored ??

Actually, Legenda's "second service percentage points won" was at 0% when it was competitive at 5-5. He was just hitting aces and service winners with his first serve and winning his games that way. He won his second service return points to bring it up to 5% during the stretch where Nalby reeled off the last 8 games. :p

08-18-2010, 12:54 AM
Didnt see this one. Anything wrong with Ivan physically or was it really just lack of belief after losing the first?

08-18-2010, 12:57 AM
To good from nalbandian. Impressive work. There are going to be some nervous top seeds if he shows up in their draws at the open.

08-18-2010, 01:05 AM
Surely thats a mistake I watched most of the match and theres no way dave only hit 8 unforced errors.

08-18-2010, 01:12 AM

just 8 errors, 78% second serve win ...:)
two aces :(

95% of points won receiving second serve!

08-18-2010, 03:26 AM
95% of points won receiving second serve!

it's logical,
Lubo has one of the best (first) serves in ATP ;)
Dave could fight mostly against second serve


08-18-2010, 04:02 AM
and Nalbandian improves his h2h with Ljubicic now :lol: :p

08-18-2010, 04:06 AM
On a side note, just ridiculous this match was about an hour long. Especially if there's a 7-5 set...I don't care if the second set was short, that's just crazy

08-18-2010, 05:43 AM
David :D ;)

08-18-2010, 07:13 AM
aaaaaa very nice!! Vamos David!!

Li Ching Yuen
08-18-2010, 08:24 AM
Time to hang it up, Ivan. It's looking pretty bad now.

Still one of the best service games on tour, Ljubicic, even on the brink of retirement.

08-18-2010, 08:39 AM
Here are the highlights. Thanks to Joop for putting this together! :D


08-18-2010, 09:26 AM
good for tennis

08-18-2010, 12:43 PM
King David :bowdown: