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Ljubicic's year end ranking?

fulgore
03-15-2005, 12:06 PM
What will Ljubicic's year end ranking be?

Deivid23
03-15-2005, 12:09 PM
I miss Top 5 in possible results.

David Kenzie
03-15-2005, 12:11 PM
I suppopse he is almost guaranteed to be top 50 unless he gets injured so why bother with the top 200 and not put top 5 ? ;)

rocketrajic
03-15-2005, 12:31 PM
Because he is a Ljubicic-hater.

GoranIvanisevic546346
03-15-2005, 12:45 PM
[/QUOTE]I suppopse he is almost guaranteed to be top 50 unless he gets injured so why bother with the top 200 and not put top 5 ?[QUOTE]

Even if Ljubo doesn`t win any single match until end of the year he will be in TOP 40. IMO he is almost lock for TOP10.

Neely
03-15-2005, 12:51 PM
I guess it will be about where he is ranked now, maybe about four rankings spots higher, or maybe a bit lower. Hard to predict, but he should finish somewhere just outside/inside Top 10 normally.

Ljubicic sucks on grass, almost nothing but 1st/2nd round losses his whole career. During grass season, winning a few rounds at Wimbledon and any other preparation tournament, for example, he has the biggest potential to gain additional points.

But at the same time, Ljubicic did considerably well at the clay TMS last year, even reaching the semifinal once. I don't see so much more potential left on this surface and he did well, but he really has to step it up on grass.


:haha: @ the Top 100/200 choice

Angle Queen
03-15-2005, 12:59 PM
I guess it will be about where he is ranked now, maybe about four rankings spots higher, or maybe a bit lower. Hard to predict, but he should finish somewhere just outside/inside Top 10 normally.I'm with Neely...I think he'll be on the bubble. It'd be nice to see him in Shanghai. Someone different.

Fumus
03-15-2005, 01:06 PM
He's not top 10.

Neely
03-15-2005, 01:24 PM
IMO the biggest insurance for Ljubicic to finish inside Top 10 would be doing well at a few REALLY BIG tournaments: Grand Slams and TMS.

Lets take the example of Moya: Despite being injured at the beginning of 2004 and taking another long break (2 months) towards the end of the season before the Masters Cup which included missing two whole TMS, a complete Grand Slam and other tournaments, Carlos was ranked top 5 at the end of 2004.

And I remember very well people here in the forum asking "How the fuck is Carlos top 5, I hardly remember him playing anymore, I only know his careless losses... has this guy done anything of significance?"

To answer it, yes he enough good results. He won a few titles and made a few finals in "smaller" events, but the guarantee for him to finish top 5 at the end of the year was winning a TMS, raching a semifinal TMS, three quarterfinal TMS, Grand Slam 3th/4th round, Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Carlos had pathetic losses, but on the other side also lots of good enough results at the biggies that give you huge ranking points.

That's what Ljubicic has to prove in future.

Hendu
03-15-2005, 02:09 PM
He will be a top 20... top 15 maybe...

PaulieM
03-15-2005, 02:17 PM
he'll be top 15, and very likely better if he stays healthy and keeps playing this well, both of which are easier said than done. hope he continues to do well :)

***Daniela86***
03-15-2005, 03:38 PM
top 10 :)

Winston's Human
03-15-2005, 03:45 PM
To break into the Top 10 and stay there, Ljubicic needs to do better at the Slams and the Masters events. Otherwise, he will remain in the 11-20 range.

tennismaster882001
03-15-2005, 05:26 PM
I hope top 10! Maybe he would get there this week if he had a better draw (Federer in the 4. round)!

adeegee
03-15-2005, 05:32 PM
are we talking about champions race yeah? if so, i'd say he needs to start producing in the GS if he wants to make top 10, good results in small tournaments won't do it seeing as only 5 count towards it. GS and TMS is where the big points lie

jogoss_78
03-15-2005, 05:57 PM
I will he'll be top 15-20

Daniel
03-16-2005, 02:38 AM
top 10

Dirk
03-16-2005, 03:39 AM
I am sure we all thought Hrbaty would be at the Cup this time last year. Let's wait and see how Ivan pans out the rest of the year but I would be shocked if he was not top 15.

willie
03-16-2005, 03:43 AM
TOP 20

tennischick
03-16-2005, 03:43 AM
what is his current rank?

Dirk
03-16-2005, 03:54 AM
Ivan is currently ranked 13.

tennischick
03-16-2005, 04:06 AM
well then i say top 15-20 by year's end ;)

Smankyou
03-16-2005, 04:09 AM
The choices are a bit silly. Top 15.

nkhera1
03-16-2005, 05:36 AM
Top 12 imho. He needs to tighten up the forehand a bitand get better results on grass. I think Gaudio will fall out of the top 10 and possibly Agassi. Henman and Moya have had shaky starts to the year as well.

El Legenda
03-16-2005, 05:43 AM
The choices are a bit silly. .

cuz folgore dont know anything about tennis and thoiught that all of us here a as stupid as him and we would vote top 100 and top 200 over even top 50..

Horatio Caine
03-16-2005, 10:16 AM
Well...Ivan cannot drop out of the top 40 anyway...I'd predict somwhere between 12 and 15.

RaVeR
03-16-2005, 10:33 AM
Ivan will be in TOP 10 deifinitly!

HybridTheory
03-16-2005, 11:24 AM
Top 5-10 is possible for sure :yeah:

rwn
03-16-2005, 01:54 PM
I think he'll be in the top 5. A lot of people underestimate him because he's not a very charismatic person but he's an excellent player. He's capable of winning 1 or 2 big tournaments this year.

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 02:12 PM
At least 1op 15, Would like top 5

Horatio Caine
03-16-2005, 02:46 PM
I think he'll be in the top 5. A lot of people underestimate him because he's not a very charismatic person but he's an excellent player. He's capable of winning 1 or 2 big tournaments this year.

Absolutely NOT!!! Henman got to GS SF and a MS final last year and even he finished at 6. Ivan's race ranking will fall steadily after IW and Miami to around 12th.

TheBoiledEgg
03-16-2005, 04:34 PM
depends on what he does in TMS cos his slam record is pretty pathetic :o

El Legenda
03-16-2005, 06:02 PM
depends on what he does in TMS cos his slam record is pretty pathetic :o

I think he will pick up 3or 4 wins in GS which is way better then last year..and thats where he will gain alot of points..

Roger-No.1
03-16-2005, 06:10 PM
depends on what he does in TMS
...was thinking the same thing

Ljubicic has the potential to be very good in TMS....

and he'll improve his perfomance in slams,

He will get those points.