Ivan"the amazing" Ljubicic def David"the great fighter" Nalbandian 6-3 3-6 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Ivan"the amazing" Ljubicic def David"the great fighter" Nalbandian 6-3 3-6 6-3

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:14 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
:bounce: :bounce:

great match, ivan from being dead tired. shocks us all. 16 straight wins. 3 finals in row, chance for 3 titles in row. 19aces

but Nadal will beat him. only cuz if best of 5.




and no i dont care that i just lost 46k vCash, cuz what can that get me? vBS?

Grinder
10-22-2005, 04:14 PM
Props to Ljubicic, I'm not a fan, but he deserves it. I wouldn't mind seeing him overpower Nadal and give a new flavor to the field in Shanghai. I'm also impressed at how well he seems to close out matches.

Douggie Style
10-22-2005, 04:15 PM
:woohoo:

Douggie Style
10-22-2005, 04:16 PM
I won a tiny bit of vCash :lol:

sharpeirob
10-22-2005, 04:16 PM
:woohoo: He is so fucking :rocker2:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-22-2005, 04:16 PM
Welcome on earth, Nikola;)

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:16 PM
go Ljubo :lol:

NYCtennisfan
10-22-2005, 04:16 PM
I hope takes the title now. well done ivan.

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:17 PM
winning tomorrow will give him time to rest and get to win steak to 20 :angel:

*Ljubica*
10-22-2005, 04:18 PM
Well done Ivan :worship: Now PLEASE win the Final :)

mangoes
10-22-2005, 04:20 PM
I literally screamed when he won........................GO LJUBICIC!!

I'm so happy for Ljubicic................................... :banana: :banana: :banana:

+alonso
10-22-2005, 04:31 PM
Congrats Ivan!! :worship: Great

:sad: Nalby

Triskel
10-22-2005, 04:33 PM
Ivan !!!! :worship:

shotgun
10-22-2005, 04:34 PM
Go Lubo, now I hope he doesn't choke tomorrow!

nobama
10-22-2005, 04:34 PM
Ivan :yeah:

mickymouse
10-22-2005, 04:44 PM
I do think that Ljubicic has a better chance of beating Nadal than Nalbandian. Hopefully, he has enough gas and heart left for tomorrow's match.

Sakura 0101
10-22-2005, 04:47 PM
David :sad:
as a david 's fan , I can't congratulate Ljubicic.
but I admit he is a great player.
anyway tomorrow will be another day.
Good luck to Basel, David :yeah:

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:49 PM
David :sad:
as a david 's fan , I can't congratulate Ljubicic.


why not? man up :D

tennismaster882001
10-22-2005, 04:49 PM
Congrats Ivan! Tomorrow in the finale, for the first time in this tournament he woun't be favorite to win, so I hope he'll be relaxed!! Good luck!

star
10-22-2005, 05:14 PM
:bigclap: Ivan

although I will be rooting for Nadal tomorrow, I've got a lot of respect for Ivan.

RonE
10-22-2005, 05:19 PM
Wonderful preformance, he held up well did Ivan :worship:

Let's hope he can maintain some of his strength to at least make the final competitive.

Jennay
10-22-2005, 05:46 PM
David :sad:

Congrats, Ivan, great few weeks.

Fergie
10-22-2005, 05:48 PM
Ivan, you're a idol!!! :yeah:

Now take the title please ;)

s.m.
10-22-2005, 06:00 PM
keep it up :worship:
we are waiting for davis cup :wavey:

sigmagirl91
10-22-2005, 06:02 PM
Congrats, Ivan. Well played.

RaVeR
10-22-2005, 06:24 PM
go ivan!!
please win the TITLE!!

Scotso
10-22-2005, 06:42 PM
why not? man up :D

calling a man "amazing" and constantly drooling over him isn't very manly.

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 06:48 PM
calling a man "amazing" and constantly drooling over him isn't very manly.

it sports terms it is.

Flibbertigibbet
10-22-2005, 07:04 PM
I'm not particularly a fan of either Ljubo or David, but I was sort of rooting for David - since he has had such great Slam performances, but for whatever reason, cannot win titles on a consistent basis. Oh well, whatever goes. As for Nadal-Ljubicic, I'm not real concerned who wins; for Ljubicic it'd be satisfying because he'd finally have progressed to win a major title, and for Nadal... well, it'd be nice to see a clay court only player having won an indoor and a hard Masters title, eh? And congratulations to all four semifinalists, by the way.

Galaxystorm
10-22-2005, 07:12 PM
Ljubcic on his incident with a model-ball girl :
" Was a misunderstanding. Was an absolute misunderstanding. She went too close to me and she hit the ball too hard. You know, I had to defend. I was thinking like, I don't need to lose energy defending from the ball girl. Was a breakpoint. So I tried to show her how to hit the ball. The people started to whistle. Then she went to the umpire. I don't know what she told him. I said sorry. I felt like she felt hurt or something. Was absolute misunderstanding. "

I didn't hear what the ballgirl has said to Enric Molina ( the umpire ), but he has answered her " Don't worry , everything is under my control "....The girl seemed quite offended and Ljubo apologized with her

lucashg
10-22-2005, 07:38 PM
It wasn't until recently that I got to admire Ljubicic's game, although his booming serves still break the beauty a bit (that's great for him, but not very interesting for me at least, well.. if I was his fan, it might), he has such clean strokes, but sometimes his forehand is so strange. He reminds me of Davenport, with a one-handed backhand. Tall, "old", great serve, limited movement and beautiful, clean and sound groundstrokes with amazing backhands, even some forehand drives are a bit similar.

I kinda wanted Nalbandian to win, but was really neutral as I thought that Ljubicic had the best chance to beat Nadal tomorrow anyway, so it's still a good outcome. I hope he can take the title, but he might be too tired afterall, and Nadal certainly won't give up for nothing. I don't think his knee has been bothering him in his last few matches, which will make Piggy even harder to beat.

cobalt60
10-22-2005, 07:40 PM
This is great to see Ivan getting to his third final in a row. As long as the matches are exciting best of luck to the players. That said I would love it if Ivan won his 3rd tournie. That would be such a feat-3 weeks in a row. Go Ivan!!!!

Dexter_1986
10-22-2005, 07:42 PM
Congratz Ivan :clap2:

prima donna
10-22-2005, 07:45 PM
Good luck in the Final Ivan, get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat ... eat ... eat. You'll need every single bit of fuel for tomorrow's track meet against Nadal .... how trying of a test ... even though Ivan has crashed out at Slams, I'd be willing to say if he wins tomorrow that he's definitely had the 3rd or 4th best 2006 season on tour.

I mean, besides, consistency wise ... there's who else aside from him and usual suspects ?

lucashg
10-22-2005, 07:50 PM
Good luck in the Final Ivan, get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat ... eat ... eat. You'll need every single bit of fuel for tomorrow's track meet against Nadal .... how trying of a test ... even though Ivan has crashed out at Slams, I'd be willing to say if he wins tomorrow that he's definitely had the 3rd or 4th best 2006 season on tour.

IF he wins, I'd say 3rd. These 3 weeks (2 titles so far and in a row, wow), those 4 finals in the beginning of the season, and Davis Cup.[/QUOTE]

musefanatic
10-22-2005, 09:51 PM
Good luck ljubicic, hope he can do some damge to nadal. He's like the underdog i guess but hopefully they'll both make a good game of it tomorrow!

KoOlMaNsEaN
10-23-2005, 01:20 AM
Is his run good enough though!

Poljud
10-23-2005, 03:06 AM
calling a man "amazing" and constantly drooling over him isn't very manly.

You do that all the time, except you do it with Beck, a loser who cant win any matches. You're just a Ljubicic hater but thats ok...Atleast he hasnt lost to Mark Philippoussis this year :p

I see youve changed your name to TommyRobredoFan....I guess you just got sick of watching first and second round losses? BTW Ljubo owns Robredo.

RickDaStick
10-23-2005, 03:33 AM
You do that all the time, except you do it with Beck, a loser who cant win any matches. You're just a Ljubicic hater but thats ok...Atleast he hasnt lost to Mark Philippoussis this year :p

I see youve changed your name to TommyRobredoFan....I guess you just got sick of watching first and second round losses? BTW Ljubo owns Robredo.

Exactly, you would be doing the same thing if you could but you cant because Beck is a bum.

Action Jackson
10-23-2005, 07:11 AM
Congrats to Ljubo fine performance and Nalle had enough chances, though to be fair Ljubo served about 6 aces when break point down, got to love what confidence can do to some players. He will hit the wall sooner or later, just hope for his sake that he can make the final a match worth watching, just like his last two were.

goran_the_2nd
10-23-2005, 09:35 AM
btw how about that 212 kph ace on break ball, with 2nd serve :)? amazing.