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Vince Spadea defeats Ivan Ljubicic 7-6 7-5

Grinder
10-26-2005, 09:38 PM
I didn't see a thread for this and I couldn't resist. This has to be Vince's biggest win this year, beating a top 5 indoors player like Ivan Ljubicic in straight sets. Surprisingly, Ljubicic has always struggled against Spadea, he said that Spadea read his serve better than most people. No he didn't tank the match and if he was tired, then he shouldn't have played. He's beaten Ivan on carpet before so it was no fluke.

Spadea now leads Ljubicic 3-1
Lyon 2005 Spadea 7-6 7-5
Miami 2005 Ljubicic 6-3 4-6 7-6
Lyon 2004 Spadea 6-4 7-6
Monte Carlo 2003 Spadea 1-6 6-4 7-6

Frederick16
10-26-2005, 09:40 PM
very good win for spadea. really unexpected...

Galaxystorm
10-26-2005, 09:43 PM
I don't see Ljubo losing against Spadea if the match had been at Paris-Bercy :o

El Legenda
10-26-2005, 09:51 PM
:lol: i think everyone saw this lose coming, even ivan. :) last night he was not sure if he was going to play at all. this was only lose i was glad he did lose, he got what he wanted from it, 1 full pace match on same surface a paris and now he can rest. to get any pts from this tournment he would of needed to win it.

evanzo
10-26-2005, 09:54 PM
Yep , Ivan has to prepare for a first round Paris loss.

french-guru
10-26-2005, 10:22 PM
Ljubicic is on a winning streak and if he loses matches, he is going to go back down again. It would be stressful for him is he does.

El Legenda
10-26-2005, 10:23 PM
Ljubicic is on a winning streak and if he loses matches, he is going to go back down again. It would be stressful for him is he does.

maybe you should change your name to Ljubicic-guru :rolleyes:

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2005, 10:23 PM
I'm surprised he even played here. I think he will do some more damage in Paris.

enqvistfan
10-26-2005, 10:30 PM
Vince :)
This time, Ivan was really tired !! Hope he'll come to Paris !! He has good chances to win after a week rest !!

french-guru
10-26-2005, 10:37 PM
maybe you should change your name to Ljubicic-guru :rolleyes:

I know it's obvious that if he loses he'll go down, but my piont is that Ljubicic has to realize that right know he has gone up and he had worked hard to get there, but now, in order to stay there, he has to work harder to stay there or to advance higher. It is really hard work, just by losing one match can make the smallest change.

this I take your comment too seriously or what!?

El Legenda
10-26-2005, 10:38 PM
I know it's obvious that if he loses he'll go down, but my piont is that Ljubicic has to realize that right know he has gone up and he had worked hard to get there, but now, in order to stay there, he has to work harder to stay there or to advance higher. It is really hard work, just by losing one match can make the smallest change.

this I take your comment too seriously or what!?

i think after playing in 3 straight finals, you are feeling pretty high, and after losing match. that you felt it was warm up match. will not bring him down much

Clara Bow
10-26-2005, 10:50 PM
I'ts not surprising to me at all. Ivan had a killer of a match against Nadal on Sunday.

Actually, this reminds me quite a bit of when Rafa lost in a five-setter against Roger in Miami and then lost to Andreev in Valencia. (His last loss of the year on clay.)

So maybe Ivan will then go on a killer indoor streak after Lyon akin to Rafa's clay streak. If so- watch out Paris and if he makes it- Shanghai. :)

euroka1
10-26-2005, 11:03 PM
Yes, i was reminded of the same. It must have been a hugely exhausting final for both players. Lujubicic should not feel bad about this loss,

lucashg
10-26-2005, 11:11 PM
Spadea knowing how to beat Ljubicic was one factor, sure. But I like the other factos (which some haters could say are "excuses") as he must've been indeed very tired after Metz, Vienna and Madrid and now is focused on Paris and possibly Shanghai. It was good that he lost so that he can regain some energy for the important upcoming events and he knows that.

Nevertheless it's a great win for Spadea and he should build some confidence on that, much like when Andreev did when he beat Nadal in Valencia.

Deivid23
10-26-2005, 11:31 PM
Ljubicic would only have won points for the race if he had won in Lyon (correct me if I´m wrong) so it makes perfect sense to rest up till Paris where imo he has a big chance to win his first big title.

amierin
10-26-2005, 11:33 PM
I wasn't that surprised that Ljubicic lost. Rafa playing Cin City right after Montreal comes to mind. I was surprised that he played. I'm guessing he may have wanted some match play before taking some time off. With Nadal, Federer, et al now out of Paris he stands a good chance of getting to the final there.

bad gambler
10-26-2005, 11:34 PM
congrats vinny ice for a great victory :silly:

HappyAndie
10-26-2005, 11:41 PM
When I saw that result earlier in the day, for lack of a better expression, all I could think was, "Oh snap!" :lol: But, when I considered that he really has had no rest, it wasn't as fun anymore. But, don't tell Spadea, I'm sure he has already written a rap about it.

In reference to the possibility of a new indoor streak after this tournament, there really isn't enough time for that. He has an extremely good chance in Paris, on the other hand, it is fairly wide open with Safin, Nadal, Federer, Moya(;)), Agassi, and possibly Hewitt out. But, I don't think he could do too much damage at Shanghai provided that the whole crew is there. He'll beat Nadal, though. You can count on that. Nadal has no chance at Shanghai. Even Uncle Toni says so.

jole
10-27-2005, 12:49 AM
GUYZ, Vincent is on his way to the top 10!

Scotso
10-27-2005, 12:52 AM
Vinny :D

Action Jackson
10-27-2005, 04:02 AM
Ljubicic would only have won points for the race if he had won in Lyon (correct me if I´m wrong) so it makes perfect sense to rest up till Paris where imo he has a big chance to win his first big title.

Yes, Ljubo would have to had to have won Lyon to get any points for Race, similar to Gaudio in that regard, except Ljubo actually has a legit chance of qualifying for Shanghai, more important tournaments coming up.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-27-2005, 04:43 AM
Fatigue :sad:

Federerhingis
10-27-2005, 06:24 AM
Fatigue :sad:

Yup thats the first thing that comes to mind. Not that Spadea sucks, but an inform Ljubicic shouldnt lose to Vince. Oh well he better rest now and get ready for his next tourny, has he qualified for the masters cup?

superpinkone37
10-27-2005, 06:39 AM
VINCE SPADEA IS A STUD.

renee_chin
10-27-2005, 07:24 AM
VINCE SPADEA IS A STUD.

:haha:

missbungle
10-27-2005, 08:56 AM
Did V. Diddy do a rap after the match?