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Ljubicic going to Shanghai- Gaudio Out

El Legenda
11-04-2005, 08:06 PM
Thanks to Roddick and Berdych :bigclap:

Sjengster
11-04-2005, 08:08 PM
I knew you could count on Gaston to keep things close after losing a tight first set. Still, Ljubo is deservedly through, and needs to occupy himself in Paris for two more matches before making the flight to Shanghai.

croat123
11-04-2005, 08:08 PM
:woohoo::worship:

*Ljubica*
11-04-2005, 08:11 PM
Congrats to Ivan - he deserves to be in Shanghai because of his overall performances this year. I'm sad that Gaston didn't put up a better fight to qualify - but he will go as alternate and that's more than I believed possible at the start of the season - so congrats to them both.

shotgun
11-04-2005, 08:16 PM
Predictable.

tennismaster882001
11-04-2005, 08:19 PM
BRAVO IVAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship:

El Legenda
11-04-2005, 08:23 PM
jez- remember what you said in 8months ago. :rolls: boy were you wrong

Neely
11-04-2005, 08:30 PM
Very great play by Ljubicic in the last weeks! I didn't think it that he will qualify, but he did it. That's was really incredible the way he is connecting wins together :worship:

I'm glad that Ljubicic made the race; for indoor play he is more suited than Gaudio on that surface and I personally believe Ljubicic's presence will make it more competitive there :)

El Legenda
11-04-2005, 08:32 PM
Very great play by Ljubicic in the last weeks! I didn't think it that he will qualify, but he did it. That's was really incredible the way he is connecting wins together :worship:

I'm glad that Ljubicic made the race; for indoor play he is more suited than Gaudio on that surface and I personally believe Ljubicic's presence will make it more competitive there :)

:yeah:

rofe
11-04-2005, 08:58 PM
Well deserved Ivan. His consistency in the early and latter part of this year has paid off. Hope to see more fireworks from him in the TMC.

JMG
11-04-2005, 09:10 PM
Sometimes Gaston is a real fighter. :rolleyes: But I can't watch the TMC anyway, so it doesn't matter.

RaVeR
11-04-2005, 09:11 PM
Well Done mighty Ivan:yeah:

mangoes
11-04-2005, 09:18 PM
Very great play by Ljubicic in the last weeks! I didn't think it that he will qualify, but he did it. That's was really incredible the way he is connecting wins together :worship:

I'm glad that Ljubicic made the race; for indoor play he is more suited than Gaudio on that surface and I personally believe Ljubicic's presence will make it more competitive there :)

Agree. Well Deserved :D

El Legenda
11-04-2005, 09:23 PM
Updated: Nov. 4, 2005, 4:54 PM ET
Ljubicic secures last Masters spot with quarters winReuters


PARIS -- Croatian Ivan Ljubicic grabbed the last ticket to the eight-strong Masters Cup on Friday.

Ljubicic qualified for the semifinals of the Paris Masters by moving past Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6, 3-6, 6-1.

His main rival for the last remaining spot in the season finale from Nov. 13 in Shanghai, Argentine Gaston Gaudio, lost any hope when he was beaten 7-5, 6-0 by Czech Tomas Berdych in the Paris quarterfinals.

The other two players who still retained a theoretical chance, Robredo and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, dropped out of the race by both losing in the French capital on Friday.

Ljubicic joins Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Guillermo Coria and Nikolay Davydenko in the Shanghai field.

Russian Davydenko lost to Czech Radek Stepanek in Paris on Friday but had already done enough to qualify by reaching the quarterfinals.

World No. 1 Federer confirmed his participation on Thursday after recovering from injury. Argentine Coria's qualification was announced the same day after Australian Open champion Marat Safin said he was withdrawing with a knee injury.

shotgun
11-04-2005, 09:25 PM
Do you really think it was necessary to post this?

Updated: Nov. 4, 2005, 4:54 PM ET
Ljubicic secures last Masters spot with quarters winReuters


PARIS -- Croatian Ivan Ljubicic grabbed the last ticket to the eight-strong Masters Cup on Friday.

Ljubicic qualified for the semifinals of the Paris Masters by moving past Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6, 3-6, 6-1.

His main rival for the last remaining spot in the season finale from Nov. 13 in Shanghai, Argentine Gaston Gaudio, lost any hope when he was beaten 7-5, 6-0 by Czech Tomas Berdych in the Paris quarterfinals.

The other two players who still retained a theoretical chance, Robredo and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, dropped out of the race by both losing in the French capital on Friday.

Ljubicic joins Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Guillermo Coria and Nikolay Davydenko in the Shanghai field.

Russian Davydenko lost to Czech Radek Stepanek in Paris on Friday but had already done enough to qualify by reaching the quarterfinals.

World No. 1 Federer confirmed his participation on Thursday after recovering from injury. Argentine Coria's qualification was announced the same day after Australian Open champion Marat Safin said he was withdrawing with a knee injury.

musefanatic
11-04-2005, 09:34 PM
Woohoo! Well done Ivan!! :) :D

mangoes
11-04-2005, 09:35 PM
Updated: Nov. 4, 2005, 4:54 PM ET
Ljubicic secures last Masters spot with quarters winReuters


PARIS -- Croatian Ivan Ljubicic grabbed the last ticket to the eight-strong Masters Cup on Friday.

Ljubicic qualified for the semifinals of the Paris Masters by moving past Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6, 3-6, 6-1.

His main rival for the last remaining spot in the season finale from Nov. 13 in Shanghai, Argentine Gaston Gaudio, lost any hope when he was beaten 7-5, 6-0 by Czech Tomas Berdych in the Paris quarterfinals.

The other two players who still retained a theoretical chance, Robredo and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, dropped out of the race by both losing in the French capital on Friday.

Ljubicic joins Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Guillermo Coria and Nikolay Davydenko in the Shanghai field.

Russian Davydenko lost to Czech Radek Stepanek in Paris on Friday but had already done enough to qualify by reaching the quarterfinals.

World No. 1 Federer confirmed his participation on Thursday after recovering from injury. Argentine Coria's qualification was announced the same day after Australian Open champion Marat Safin said he was withdrawing with a knee injury.


I'm so excited. I predicted Ljubicic earlier in the year, but I began to doubt he would make it. This is a really nice accomplishment that has been earned.

RonE
11-04-2005, 09:39 PM
Well done Ljubicic thouroughly deserved :worship:

And on top of that we get another Ljubicic-Roddick showdown, what more can one ask? :devil:

Horatio Caine
11-04-2005, 10:20 PM
jez- remember what you said in 8months ago. :rolls: boy were you wrong

:ras: :ras: :ras:

Henman donated his place to Ljubo with his crap year ;) :nerner:

Horatio Caine
11-04-2005, 10:22 PM
But yes - congratulations to Ivan...he proved me wrong and fully deserves his place :worship: :worship:

He could even finish as high as #4. Am I the only one that is remotely :scared: about that? :lol:

R.Federer
11-05-2005, 01:04 AM
Wow, great news for Ivan
Tough for Gaudio. Maybe he still has chance if Agass and / or Hewitt were to withdraw

Ivan started the year great and seems to be ending it great too. The middle he disappeared a bit

revolution
11-05-2005, 01:46 AM
At least watching Gaudio-Berdych second set I was glad that someone who puts effort in is going to the TMC.

El Legenda
11-05-2005, 01:58 AM
“It's an absolute dream come true. This is what I have been aiming for the whole way,” said Ljubicic. “After winning a Grand Slam, I think this is the biggest achievement as you have to play well for the whole year to reach this goal.

:bigclap:

Horatio Caine
11-05-2005, 11:34 AM
:bigclap:

:worship: Ljubo.

Action Jackson
11-05-2005, 11:36 AM
Now it's time to start playing well in Slams.

Congrats by the way to Ljubo.

Horatio Caine
11-05-2005, 11:37 AM
Now it's time to start playing well in Slams.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: I can laugh at that anyway...for the time being! :scared:

Action Jackson
11-05-2005, 11:40 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: I can laugh at that anyway...for the time being! :scared:

I don't know, I expect an early loss for Ljubo at the AO. Actually the comment about Ginepri being like Santa Claus on LSD and ecstasy on the last day of Xmas was a better comment.

Fedex
11-05-2005, 11:41 AM
Congrats. :) With the season he's had, he certainly deserves it.

Horatio Caine
11-05-2005, 11:44 AM
I don't know, I expect an early loss for Ljubo at the AO. Actually the comment about Ginepri being like Santa Claus on LSD and ecstasy on the last day of Xmas was a better comment.

:haha: Ginepri.

AO - it is rebound ace so surely the ball flies more? Admittedly it sits up but I think he should make R4. He hasn't a hope in hell at the French...should do better at Wimbledon (I expect a SF somewhere really, especially as he will be seeded top 8 next year)...US Open is a little slow for him I think. :shrug:

Action Jackson
11-05-2005, 11:48 AM
:haha: Ginepri.

AO - it is rebound ace so surely the ball flies more? Admittedly it sits up but I think he should make R4. He hasn't a hope in hell at the French...should do better at Wimbledon (I expect a SF somewhere really, especially as he will be seeded top 8 next year)...US Open is a little slow for him I think. :shrug:

Ljubo is like Safin and Berdych they all hate grass.

The AO it depends a bit on the weather as well, the cooler it is, the slower it is. He had Ferreira beat 2 sets and 5-1 up in the 3rd and lost. I saw him against Baghdatis and he got what he deserved there.

If Hewitt whines like a bitch, the court might be quicker, but it is not that slow.

adee-gee
11-05-2005, 11:53 AM
Thanks to Roddick and Berdych :bigclap:
Jerry thanking and applauding Roddick. Now thats something I thought I'd never see :eek:

Alexiana
11-05-2005, 11:56 AM
Gaudio :sad: I had preferred him at the Masters, but Ivan deserves it because of his fabulous year :)

Fergie
11-05-2005, 02:15 PM
Congrats Ivan, you deserves :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-05-2005, 06:44 PM
I think I love the duck this time. ;) Ivan plays lots of great matches recently,he really deserves it! :bigclap:

tangerine_dream
11-05-2005, 06:53 PM
Gaudio should thank Ljubicic for saving him from the embarassment of being the Masters Cup joke again this year.

Gaudio :sad: I had preferred him at the Masters, but Ivan deserves it because of his fabulous year :)
Gaudio has five titles compared to Ljubicic's two.

revolution
11-05-2005, 11:23 PM
I will say again, if Gaudio qualified for TMC and lost the first set, then this high profile event would be tarnished as second set he gives up trying with the world watching, and the TMC's image is in tatters. Ljubicic won't be like this.

tangerine, Gaudio may have five titles, but he went and played weak clay optionals in South America against weaker players, whereas Ljubicic, had he not run into Fed constantly, would have had more, and has been better all-surface wise this year.

shotgun
11-06-2005, 12:46 AM
Gaudio may have five titles, but he went and played weak clay optionals in South America against weaker players, whereas Ljubicic, had he not run into Fed constantly, would have had more, and has been better all-surface wise this year.

I wouldn't say that Estoril and Kitzbuehel are weak tournaments. And he also bageled Nadal in Buenos Aires.

Action Jackson
11-06-2005, 08:12 AM
I will say again, if Gaudio qualified for TMC and lost the first set, then this high profile event would be tarnished as second set he gives up trying with the world watching, and the TMC's image is in tatters. Ljubicic won't be like this.

tangerine, Gaudio may have five titles, but he went and played weak clay optionals in South America against weaker players, whereas Ljubicic, had he not run into Fed constantly, would have had more, and has been better all-surface wise this year.

Are you serious or what? Just like the crap when I have pointed out when you whined about players playing on clay getting benefit of the rankings.

Once again you have shown a lack of ability to distinguish between what is a mickey mouse event and what isn't. Buenos Aires isn't a Mickey Mouse event, there are actually players who can play on clay who play there. Casachallenger and Houston are weak events, but don't let the facts get in the way. If you use the term at least have a look at all the circumstances first and Viña del Mar was a small tournament.

Black Adam
11-06-2005, 08:52 AM
So what are the groups gonna look like??
Group A:
Federer
Roddick
Coria
Ljubicic

Group B:
Nadal
Hewitt
Agassi
Davydenko

jmp
11-06-2005, 09:14 AM
This is great for Ivan. Congratulations and well deserved. :)

nobama
11-06-2005, 12:43 PM
So what are the groups gonna look like??
Group A:
Federer
Roddick
Coria
Ljubicic

Group B:
Nadal
Hewitt
Agassi
DavydenkoHave Hewitt and Agassi confirmed that they're playing?