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Anyone watched Ljubicic-Monaco match RG R3?

robinhood
06-03-2006, 08:01 PM
Have the NBC commentators mentioned this match at all?
Now it's locked in two all, Ljubicic having come back from two sets down.
Anyone watching??

Carito_90
06-03-2006, 08:05 PM
Yeah, I'm watching it. Monaco played two amazing sets, could've won the third since he was up 2-0 but then Ljubicic came back and Juan hasn't been the same.

Argenbrit
06-03-2006, 08:06 PM
I have been watching that match in the Nadal-PHM match commercials. Yeah, Ljubo came come back from two sets down and Monaco's been playing very well. Ljubicic just broke his serve and he's 1-0 up in the 5th.

tennismaster882001
06-03-2006, 08:08 PM
I'm watching it also on croatian tv program, it's a very hard battle!

robinhood
06-03-2006, 08:08 PM
Yeah, I'm watching it. Monaco played two amazing sets, could've won the third since he was up 2-0 but then Ljubicic came back and Juan hasn't been the same.

Yeah, I thought he was finished, but the next thing I knew he had won that set 6-3.
Both are fighting well.

tennismaster882001
06-03-2006, 08:09 PM
Unbelievable point from Monaco to break back, I think Ivan will loose!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-03-2006, 08:10 PM
Any stream for this match? :bigcry:

robinhood
06-03-2006, 08:11 PM
Ljub'd better win this!!!

tennismaster882001
06-03-2006, 08:12 PM
Ljubicic does not have the same weight on his shots like usual, it's not just because of the surface, and Monaco is prepared to fight for every single point, maybe he already sees the finishing line!

tennismaster882001
06-03-2006, 08:14 PM
But Ivan is fighting so hard, I can't believe it!

robinhood
06-03-2006, 08:15 PM
Ivan breaks *2-1.

Yappa
06-03-2006, 08:15 PM
Did the commentators say, if the match will be finished today?

Oh, 2:1 just broke again. They'll probably wait a few more minutes.

Chocobo
06-03-2006, 08:16 PM
Did the commentators say, if the match will be finished today?

Oh, 2:1 just broke again. They'll probably wait a few more minutes.

Probably not, it's really getting dark out there

*Ljubica*
06-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Sadly no coverage of this in Britain - I've been following live score for seemingly hours now!!! Seems like a great and close match.

nobama
06-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Why are they still playing when the Blake/Monfils match is suspended? If they can play Blake/Monfils should be able to as well.

*Ljubica*
06-03-2006, 08:18 PM
Did the commentators say, if the match will be finished today?

Oh, 2:1 just broke again. They'll probably wait a few more minutes.
I've been at matches til 9.50pm at Roland Garros, so if there's no cloud cover, they've probably got about another half an hour.

The Undertaker
06-03-2006, 08:19 PM
The light is still good enough i think they play for atleast 20 more minutes.

The Undertaker
06-03-2006, 08:21 PM
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tennismaster882001
06-03-2006, 08:22 PM
It's getting so dark, great match, Ivan is playing very well now, Monaco is tired!

Chocobo
06-03-2006, 08:24 PM
I've been at matches til 9.50pm at Roland Garros, so if there's no cloud cover, they've probably got about another half an hour.

From what I see outside my window, it's getting pretty dark...I hope it won't last until 10PM like that Venus match the other day

robinhood
06-03-2006, 08:24 PM
Why are they still playing when the Blake/Monfils match is suspended? If they can play Blake/Monfils should be able to as well.

Maybe neither player has complained, either?

By the way, is it STILL 2-1?

Carito_90
06-03-2006, 08:24 PM
Unbelievable point from Monaco to break back, I think Ivan will loose!

Indeed, great point! They are both fighting very hard. It's a real battle.


I doubt it will end today though.

*Ljubica*
06-03-2006, 08:25 PM
It's getting so dark, great match, Ivan is playing very well now, Monaco is tired!
Ljubicic has come back from the brink of defeat - I guess he will be feeling encouraged and spurred onto victory, while Mónaco will be dispirited that he thinks he let his chance go about 2 hours ago!!

Carito_90
06-03-2006, 08:26 PM
Maybe neither player has complained, either?

By the way, is it STILL 2-1?
I don't think either of them complained, no.

And yes, still 2-1, deuce. lol.

Chocobo
06-03-2006, 08:27 PM
3-1 Ljubo. That game was very important. It'll give the momentum for tomorrow

Yappa
06-03-2006, 08:27 PM
3:1. I am sure Ljubicic doesnt want to stop playing now. :)

robinhood
06-03-2006, 08:27 PM
How many people are watching this match from the stands?
Between Mathieu-Nadal and Monfils-Blake, did anyone care about this match at all?

tennismaster882001
06-03-2006, 08:30 PM
Indeed, great point! They are both fighting very hard. It's a real battle.


I doubt it will end today though.


Yes it's a great battle, very high quality of play, Monaco is talented!

*Ljubica*
06-03-2006, 08:33 PM
How many people are watching this match from the stands?
Between Mathieu-Nadal and Monfils-Blake, did anyone care about this match at all?
When I was at RG at the beginning of this week, there were loads of Argentine and Croatian fans there with flags etc, so if this was on an outside court it would almost certainly be packed until the end. But as it's on a Showcourt (loads of corporate hospitality seats :rolleyes: ) and it's getting late - probably not very many!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-03-2006, 08:34 PM
Pls pls pls win asap,Ivan! :bigcry:

Pigpen Stinks
06-03-2006, 08:35 PM
Why are they still playing when the Blake/Monfils match is suspended? If they can play Blake/Monfils should be able to as well.

Blake-Monfils had no chance of being completed and Blake definitely requested to stop play after the 2nd set. I guess he didn't want to have to stop midway through a set. It is kind of odd, though, the way they decide it. It seems that there is a gray area. Partly up to the players, partly up to the officials, not sure what the official rules are.

Unfortunately, ESPN2, which came on the air about a half hour ago, has elected to show tape of the scintillating Hingis match from earlier today. I guess it must have been a fairly dramatic match. I knew there was no shot of them showing live coverage of Ljubicic. As far as they're concerned, he's probably not even a Top 100 player. Oh well, their coverage during the week was pretty damn good. Surprisingly so, I must say.

tennismaster882001
06-03-2006, 08:36 PM
it's very dark, this is last game!

robinhood
06-03-2006, 08:37 PM
When I was at RG at the beginning of this week, there were loads of Argentine and Croatian fans there with flags etc, so if this was on an outside court it would almost certainly be packed until the end. But as it's on a Showcourt (loads of corporate hospitality seats :rolleyes: ) and it's getting late - probably not very many!

That's what I suspected. :(

tennismaster882001
06-03-2006, 08:40 PM
Bravo Ivan, 4/2, great for tomorrow!!!!

tangerine_dream
06-03-2006, 08:40 PM
Anyone watching Ljubicic-Monaco match?

Nope. ESPN thankfully is giving us taped coverage of the far more interesting and popular Martina Hingis. :p

Yappa
06-03-2006, 08:41 PM
Well, good luck for tomorrow Ljubo. Two more games to go.

sonia
06-03-2006, 08:42 PM
what time was when the match has begun? :confused:

robinhood
06-03-2006, 08:43 PM
Why Martina Hingis of all the matches already completed today!!!
Geez...

I like Hingis, but sometimes I can't stand ESPN doing their best to show more of her and Sharapova however they can.

SloKid
06-03-2006, 08:44 PM
Juan is an idiot. He was a break up in the third and fourth sets, had his chances, but blew them.
In the fifth he had so many break points, even in the last game to make it 3 all over night and he didn't use them.
But Ljubo is still not home and dry, Juan showed he's a very good player and better in longer rallies.
He's stupid cause he didn't take advantage of Ljubo's fatigue in long rallies in the fifth set, where Ljubo was clearly struggling, but Juan often made silly mistakes.

NYCtennisfan
06-03-2006, 08:47 PM
Why are they still playing when the Blake/Monfils match is suspended? If they can play Blake/Monfils should be able to as well.

Because there was no possibility of finishing that match, and maybe not even the third set although as it turns out, they probably could've churned out another set.

It's a joke that there are no lights here. This match should finish tonight.

*Ljubica*
06-03-2006, 09:00 PM
Juan is an idiot. He was a break up in the third and fourth sets, had his chances, but blew them.
In the fifth he had so many break points, even in the last game to make it 3 all over night and he didn't use them.
But Ljubo is still not home and dry, Juan showed he's a very good player and better in longer rallies.
He's stupid cause he didn't take advantage of Ljubo's fatigue in long rallies in the fifth set, where Ljubo was clearly struggling, but Juan often made silly mistakes.
That is very typical of Mónaco :rolleyes: He's an extremely talented player - but his focus and concentration are appalling. I've seen him snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on many occasions - a break up in the final set against Santoro in Rome, a break up against Vik in the final set in Munich........the list is endless. If he could only channel his undoubted talent he would be Top 20 by now I'm sure - but there is something definately lacking that stops him reaching the heights he probably deserves - a bit like Verdasco for example. The last few days he has been very confident of his ability to beat Ljubicic and progress far in this tournament - maybe too over confident :shrug: - he thinks he knows best and don't they say pride comes before a fall :rolleyes: Only time will tell who comes out the freshest and can complete the match tomorrow.

*Ljubica*
06-04-2006, 01:31 PM
BBC i showing the Conclusion LIVE NOW
All two games of it :p Congrats to Ivan for his comeback and for keeping his nerve to close the match out with no problems today.