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(4) Ljubicic def OSCAR The Man Hernandez: 6-3 6-7 6-1 6-2

El Legenda
06-01-2006, 10:43 PM
Ivan has not dropped serve in 4 straight clay matches- or last 12 sets :worship:

Fergie
06-01-2006, 10:48 PM
Ivan!!! :woohoo:

Halba
06-01-2006, 10:52 PM
is it me or is ivan no longer a clay court clown?

ufokart
06-01-2006, 11:11 PM
Well, he did get to the quarterfinal of the 3 master series on clay, so he isn't as bad as some would think

But a win against Hernandez isn't such a big deal for a top 5 player

El Legenda
06-02-2006, 02:27 AM
:tennis:




:armed: 2 down 5 to go :smoke:



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jole
06-02-2006, 02:28 AM
Whoamygod Oscar lost. Say it ain't so! :p

El Legenda
06-02-2006, 02:29 AM
Whoamygod Oscar lost. Say it ain't so! :p

I know :sad: i had him in the FINAL, but hey there is always Wimbeldon for Oscar :)

jole
06-02-2006, 02:32 AM
I know :sad: i had him in the FINAL, but hey there is always Wimbeldon for Oscar :)

He and Fernando Vicente are already on their way to England to train on the grasslands.

El Legenda
06-02-2006, 02:34 AM
He and Fernando Vicente are already on their way to England to train on the grasslands.
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with a bit of luck in the draw, No way of stopping the Oscar Trian, ALL ABOARD!!!!! :lol:

tangerine_dream
06-02-2006, 03:24 AM
9 posts, 88 views.

Nuff said. :lol:

El Legenda
06-02-2006, 03:33 AM
9 posts, 88 views.

Nuff said. :lol:
Davis Cup 2003 Round 1 Croatia
Davis Cup 2005 Round 1 Carson Cali
World Cup 2006 Round 1

guess who lost to Croatia in all those :angel:





:hug: :smooch:

Merton
06-02-2006, 05:39 AM
Ivan should flog himself 10 times repenting for the sin of losing a set to Oscar Hernandez.

hitchhiker
06-02-2006, 05:47 AM
it is this stage of the tournament that hernandez tanks his RG match to fully prepare for a wimbledon assault

Action Jackson
06-02-2006, 07:02 AM
Good training for Wimbledon Oscar.

Xristos
06-02-2006, 07:08 AM
Big deal......








He will lose next round.

Apemant
06-02-2006, 08:41 AM
The problem with Ljubicic is that he is not exactly a fighter. If he feels the other guy plays better, he will not go great lengths to win the set (or match) anyway. Very much unlike, say, Nadal. But, Ivan is 27 and married, what else should one expect? ;) He is an acomplished, family man, doesn't feel that great urge to prove anyone anything...
On the other hand, he does have a failry long record of choking, and I doubt that side of him is completely behind even this new & improved Ivan the Terrible. :devil:

Guybrush
06-02-2006, 09:21 AM
He will lose next round.

Hey Nostradamus, can you give me few other results from the future? I have the intention to bet today :)

Uriel
06-02-2006, 10:55 AM
Hey Nostradamus, can you give me few other results from the future? I have the intention to bet today :)

I doubt he will loose the next round...

almouchie
06-02-2006, 11:14 AM
good result
I thought he would win this
might have battled a little but
great to not have lost his serve
I see him as a real threat for WImbledon
he can hold his own against anyone
except roger but even in this matches he is close

El Legenda
06-02-2006, 01:12 PM
, he does have a failry long record of choking
Name 3 matchs that he has choked, choked meaning had match point on serve and lost?

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-02-2006, 01:45 PM
The problem with Ljubicic is that he is not exactly a fighter. If he feels the other guy plays better, he will not go great lengths to win the set (or match) anyway. Very much unlike, say, Nadal. But, Ivan is 27 and married, what else should one expect? ;) He is an acomplished, family man, doesn't feel that great urge to prove anyone anything...
On the other hand, he does have a failry long record of choking, and I doubt that side of him is completely behind even this new & improved Ivan the Terrible. :devil:
Agree! :)

Apemant
06-02-2006, 09:32 PM
Name 3 matchs that he has choked, choked meaning had match point on serve and lost?

That is not the definition of choking. If you have a match point and lose, it might just as well mean that the other guy was extremely lucky, or that he (the opponent) raised the level of his game etc. There are people who manage to pull out incredible shots when facing MPs, and if they succeed, they get a confidence boost which can carry them all the way to victory.
Choking is when you drop your own level of play because of the fear of losing OR winning a match (or set, to a lesser extent). For Ljubo, it happened many times: holding his serve easily till *4-5, and then losing the next game to love, precisely on the first occasion it was possible to lose the set. Or, saving several bps in a row, get to deuce, then losing the game anyway. Serving for a set, and losing it, even though he wasn't broken earlier in the set. Stuff like that.
BTW, I do like Ljubo - in case you thought otherwise. :angel: I usually root for him, and welcome every situation where he successfully fends off choke attacks. I believe last year he improved a lot in that respect, and that the old, shaky Ljubo is pretty much history. But, that doesn't mean he will ever become a fighter of Nadal's magnitude. It wouldn't suit his personality anyway.