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TMS Madrid Final. Nadal vs Ljubicic. Who Will Win?

adee-gee
10-22-2005, 04:15 PM
The guy that can only play on clay against the indoor genius. Sounds like its pretty obvious Ljubicic will win to me :shrug:

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:17 PM
The guy that can only play on clay against the indoor genius. Sounds like its pretty obvious Ljubicic will win to me :shrug:

:haha: your so stupid ;)

Nadal in 4. Ivan cant even walk now.

adee-gee
10-22-2005, 04:17 PM
:haha: your so stupid ;)

Nadal in 4. Ivan cant even walk now.
But Nadal can only play on clay. You said it not so long ago. Ljubicic should be able to limp to victory.

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:18 PM
But Nadal can only play on clay. You said it not so long ago. Ljubicic should be able to limp to victory.

again so stupid, everyone and there mother said that in Jan, but he has proved us wrong.

adee-gee
10-22-2005, 04:19 PM
again so stupid, everyone and there mother said that in Jan, but he has proved us wrong.
Thats all I wanted :D an admission of being proven incorrect. Where's Silvio though?

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:20 PM
Thats all I wanted :D an admission of being proven incorrect. Where's Silvio though?

didnt i say that in march?


but you were right Ivan should win easy ;)

adee-gee
10-22-2005, 04:22 PM
didnt i say that in march?

but you were right Ivan should win easy ;)

That's more like it, a bit of banter before a big match never goes amiss :boxing:

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:24 PM
only reason Nadal wins this is, its best of 5 and Ivan is dead.

if this was 2nd or 3 round match, Ivan wins in straights

adee-gee
10-22-2005, 04:24 PM
only reason Nadal wins this is, its best of 5 and Ivan is dead.

if this was 2nd or 3 round match, Ivan wins in straights
:lol: are you getting your excuses ready?

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-22-2005, 04:25 PM
RAFA win will on the "spanish clay"

Just sarcasm (Trying to act like a Rafa hater)

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:25 PM
:lol: are you getting your excuses ready?

for what, i said nadal will win, but just in case, you should get some.

Galaxystorm
10-22-2005, 04:26 PM
Nadal in four

adee-gee
10-22-2005, 04:28 PM
for what, i said nadal will win, but just in case, you should get some.
Its an intelligent ploy, it means if Ljubo wins I'll never hear the end of it. And if Nadal wins its because Ljubo is tired. How about this then. The match is on Ljubo's favourite surface and Nadal's least favourite. Ljubicic is the most confident he's ever been his whole career and is on a major high. Nadal has the burden of an expectant home crowd on his shoulders, and he is also injured. Beat that :p

*Ljubica*
10-22-2005, 04:28 PM
Nadal will win but I want Ljubo to - he deserves it!

mangoes
10-22-2005, 04:30 PM
Well, I don't know. Nadal hasn't played spectacular tennis for his previous two matches, but his opponents can't close it out.

I hesitate to say Ljubicic can beat Nadal, but if anyone had a chance in this tournament, it's Ljubicic. Ljubicic would have to play a clean match, one resembling his Indian Wells match against Roger, to beat Nadal.

I am pulling for Ljubicic, but I know he will have to play the best match of his 2005 tennis season. Better than his davis cup win over Andy.

Good luck Ljubicic!......................but I think I'll be seeing a Nadal win.

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:31 PM
Its an intelligent ploy, it means if Ljubo wins I'll never hear the end of it. And if Nadal wins its because Ljubo is tired. How about this then. The match is on Ljubo's favourite surface and Nadal's least favourite. Ljubicic is the most confident he's ever been his whole career and is on a major high. Nadal has the burden of an expectant home crowd on his shoulders, and he is also injured. Beat that :p

beat ljubicic has played for 20day in row/ flying to city to city/ and Nadal injured :haha:

mangoes
10-22-2005, 04:31 PM
Its an intelligent ploy, it means if Ljubo wins I'll never hear the end of it. And if Nadal wins its because Ljubo is tired. How about this then.


lolololol

adee-gee
10-22-2005, 04:32 PM
beat ljubicic has played for 20day in row/ flying to city to city/ and Nadal injured :haha:
That benefits Ljubicic no doubt about it. Anyway, its his first TMS final I'm sure adrenaline should be enough to get him through it.

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 04:33 PM
That benefits Ljubicic no doubt about it. Anyway, its his first TMS final I'm sure adrenaline should be enough to get him through it.

we all said Ferrero was going to kill Ljubo, but he won in 3 easy, i would love to see this go 5, in 5th Ivan will be dead tired, and if nadal is indeed hurt( :rolleyes: ) should be the crappiest set of tennis history :lol:

adee-gee
10-22-2005, 04:34 PM
we all said Ferrero was going to kill Ljubo, but he won in 3 easy, i would love to see this go 5, in 5th Ivan will be dead tired, and if nadal is indeed hurt( :rolleyes: ) should be the crappiest set of tennis history :lol:
:lol: I'll drink to that.

User id 7816
10-22-2005, 04:39 PM
duh....just got home expecting a Ginepri-Bandy final or atleast Nadal-Bandy final and its a Nadal-Ljubo final....well, Rafa will win.

mickymouse
10-22-2005, 04:41 PM
;) Its an intelligent ploy, it means if Ljubo wins I'll never hear the end of it. And if Nadal wins its because Ljubo is tired. How about this then. The match is on Ljubo's favourite surface and Nadal's least favourite. Ljubicic is the most confident he's ever been his whole career and is on a major high. Nadal has the burden of an expectant home crowd on his shoulders, and he is also injured. Beat that :p

Don't worry about Nadal's injury. From what I saw of the match, he's still running vigorously from side to side to retrieve all the unretrievable balls. Oh, and he's still leaping into the air and bending his knees to demonstrate his jubilation at winnning a point. ;)

Triskel
10-22-2005, 04:44 PM
I don't know who will win... I think the match will be hard for the both...
But i hope Ivan will take the title !

peteslamz
10-22-2005, 04:45 PM
Nadal in 4. But I want Ivan to win.

jenanun
10-22-2005, 04:51 PM
nadal in 3! yay!!!

honestly, it will be tough match between them... nadal is not at his best form, but still able to win through, ljubicic played excellent tennis last week, but obviously became a bit tired at this stage...

but still i will go for rafael...

vamos rafa!!!!!!

RonE
10-22-2005, 04:57 PM
Rafa in straight sets.

No ham sandwiches tomorrow.

*Viva Chile*
10-22-2005, 05:03 PM
For the first time in too much time I have no idea who will win tomorrow :shrug:
Good luck for the best :yeah:

PaulieM
10-22-2005, 05:05 PM
the blue clay and other jokes of the like are increadibly tired, if you're going to keep prodding people to "show their true hating selves" please use some creative new bait. :shrug:

nadal will probably win but it would also be cool to see ljubo keep up his good run. :)

star
10-22-2005, 05:08 PM
The guy that can only play on clay against the indoor genius. Sounds like its pretty obvious Ljubicic will win to me :shrug:

:)

Vamos Nadal.

RonE
10-22-2005, 05:09 PM
nadal will probably win but it would also be cool to see ljubo keep up his good run. :)

I will be happy either way- if Rafa wins it would be awesome since it would keep the streak going of all the TMS events going to both Roger and Rafa throughout 2005.

On the other hand, I like Ljubo a lot and it would be great if he could finally make a big breakthrough and win a TMS event, no less beating the world's #2 on his home turf.

mangoes
10-22-2005, 05:25 PM
I will be happy either way- if Rafa wins it would be awesome since it would keep the streak going of all the TMS events going to both Roger and Rafa throughout 2005.

On the other hand, I like Ljubo a lot and it would be great if he could finally make a big breakthrough and win a TMS event, no less beating the world's #2 on his home turf.


Totally agree.

cecilija
10-22-2005, 05:30 PM
nadal lbjuicic got some lucky to win today
nadal is more consistent than nalbandian , he will not make the mistakes david made in third set to get broken, besides nadal serves better than david

and lbjucic will not be so lucky saving bps as today

myggen
10-22-2005, 05:33 PM
After today's match I will have to join in with the Ljubicic praisers, cause he really played well. And I don't think he looked tired either. In the third set Nalbandian didn't have a chance as Ljubicic ran over him. They split two matches earlier in the year when Nadal was in great form, which he is not now. And I don't really see Nadal being that much stronger if the match goes over 5 sets. He has won 5 set matches before on pure will, and not because he has great stamina. Let's see who wants it more.

Fergie
10-22-2005, 05:44 PM
Ivan in 4 :)

Scotso
10-22-2005, 06:46 PM
Nadal.

cobalt60
10-22-2005, 07:43 PM
Like them both as players but GO IVAN!!!! If you win 3 in a row- what a testament to you having guts!

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 08:17 PM
once again Ljubicic says he is NOT tired and does not mind the 5 set final :confused:

cobalt60
10-22-2005, 08:23 PM
Rafa in straight sets.

No ham sandwiches tomorrow.
No ham sandwiches ever for you traveling man ;)

LaTenista
10-22-2005, 08:31 PM
Nadal will retreive balls that were winners against Nalbandian. Rafa in 4.

jenanun
10-22-2005, 09:53 PM
Nadal will retreive balls that were winners against Nalbandian. Rafa in 4.

true..
that is the stregnth of nadal!

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 09:54 PM
Nadal will retreive balls that were winners against Nalbandian. Rafa in 4.

and he will be out of position after he hits them, ivan knows this and will move it for the eas volley :)

Bilbo
10-22-2005, 09:57 PM
We all know Nadal will win this match

jenanun
10-22-2005, 09:59 PM
and he will be out of position after he hits them, ivan knows this and will move it for the eas volley :)

and since ivan is under pressure, he will hit the volley, supposed to be an easy one, into the net or out....

bad gambler
10-22-2005, 10:00 PM
But Nadal can only play on clay. You said it not so long ago. Ljubicic should be able to limp to victory.


line has been used ad nauseum adee :yawn:

time to find some new material

musefanatic
10-22-2005, 10:06 PM
I think nadal but i don't think you can rule ljubicic out, he's in great form at the moment. Even if he does do volleys Nadal might be able to get em as he's so quick

El Legenda
10-22-2005, 10:07 PM
and since ivan is under pressure, he will hit the volley, supposed to be an easy one, into the net or out....

right...and nadal will run down every single winner ivan goes for, this is indoor not clay

Fergie
10-23-2005, 03:16 AM
once again Ljubicic says he is NOT tired and does not mind the 5 set final :confused:
Ivan is never tired ;)

yomike
10-23-2005, 03:24 AM
I hope Ivan wins its I'm getting tired watching Nadal and Federer win the good titles.
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El Legenda
10-23-2005, 04:23 AM
I wont be suprised if Nadal wins in 3 and If Ljubicic wins in 3, all depends on how Ljubo feels.

El Legenda
10-23-2005, 05:56 AM
Ljubicic is 9-1 vs the Spanish players this year :)

wins over Nadal, Ferrero, Robredo(2), Verdasco, Marc Lopez, Martin(2) , Costa

lose- Nadal

Action Jackson
10-23-2005, 07:06 AM
A match between a guy who hardly loses finals and playing at home against someone who plays their best in DC when it comes to the biggest matches. Either the trend continues with Nadal winning or Ljubo will win a TMS event and hand Nadal his first defeat in a final on Spanish soil.

Don't care either way who wins.

Peoples
10-23-2005, 10:18 AM
Nadal will win cause Ljubicic is too tired and not as fit as Nadal.

jenanun
10-23-2005, 10:33 AM
Nadal will win cause Ljubicic is too tired and not as fit as Nadal.

actually nadal is not fit either.... he said he is feeling more pain in his knee after the SF......

but its true that ljubicic is tired. even if he said he isn't...


anyway i believe nadal can win this match....

El Legenda
10-23-2005, 02:45 PM
6-3 *3-2 Ljubicic

slipmaskin
10-23-2005, 02:54 PM
Ljubicic is playing exceptionally well.

R.Federer
10-23-2005, 02:56 PM
Is this best of 3 or best of 5?

a girl 13
10-23-2005, 02:57 PM
Ljubicic will win :worship: :worship: :worship:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-23-2005, 02:58 PM
:haha: your so stupid ;)

Nadal in 4. Ivan cant even walk now.
:retard:;)

slipmaskin
10-23-2005, 02:59 PM
Is this best of 3 or best of 5?

Best of 5.

6-3, 6-2. Ljubicic concludes the second set with two straight aces, being down 15-40. The man is on fire.

nobama
10-23-2005, 03:01 PM
Ivan, wow! :eek:

R.Federer
10-23-2005, 03:01 PM
Wow, Ljubicic appears to be on another level it seems from the scoreboard

Those who are watching: can you tell us whether nadal is not playing that well, or whether it is that Lujubo is playing very well?

Seems like the Federer-nadal "dynasty" in T.M.S will come to an end today

El Legenda
10-23-2005, 03:06 PM
Wow, Ljubicic appears to be on another level it seems from the scoreboard

Those who are watching: can you tell us whether nadal is not playing that well, or whether it is that Lujubo is playing very well?

Seems like the Federer-nadal "dynasty" in T.M.S will come to an end today

the word is Ljubicic is outplaying Nadal so far, putting in 75% 1st serve, winner left and right.

in 8 games in 2nd ljubo 20 winner nadal 5

Domino
10-23-2005, 03:07 PM
the word is Ljubicic is outplaying Nadal so far, putting in 75% 1st serve, winner left and right.

in 8 games in 2nd ljubo 20 winner nadal 5

He's playing the game very fast, and not allowing Nadal any breathing room. This is the way to beat Nadal; fast-paced play and nonstop attack on the ball.