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Ivan Ljubicic def. Julian Benneteau 6-2 6-2 6-3

RickDaStick
06-07-2006, 03:07 PM
Sorry Ljubo haters :eek: Ivan in the Semis of Roland Garros!! I believe he is the 1st croat to do that. So much for being a clay clown.

ntorcida
06-07-2006, 03:08 PM
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Viken01
06-07-2006, 03:08 PM
congrat ljubo but i don't think he can stop nadal

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-07-2006, 03:10 PM
Ivan has a bad start and was broken always,but after took the set his performance was better! :yeah: Today his drop shot is good! :)
First time into SF,he must be very happy now! :aparty:

Marine
06-07-2006, 03:11 PM
Julien :help: :retard:

Poeple paid to see these quarters... I definitly prefer the first week to go to Roland Garros !

Fumus
06-07-2006, 03:12 PM
Ivan sucks. :D

Good win for Llubo. Just goes to show that big serving, hard hitting, net rushing types can do well on any surface.

virex
06-07-2006, 03:12 PM
nadal lost more games in 2 sets then ljubo in 3 sets....

ntorcida
06-07-2006, 03:12 PM
Sorry Ljubo haters :eek: Ivan in the Semis of Roland Garros!! I believe he is the 1st croat to do that. So much for being a clay clown.


I think Pilić played final (and lost) in 70`s ... I am not sure but I think he did :wavey: :wavey:

Deivid23
06-07-2006, 03:13 PM
Benneteau was tight as hell during the whole match (Chatrier pressure anyone?), but Ivan played well for his standards. Congrats

croat123
06-07-2006, 03:14 PM
yeah, pilic made the final so ljubo's not the first croat to make it this far

but it's a great result for him!! i'm so happy!!

Guybrush
06-07-2006, 03:15 PM
congrat ljubo but i don't think he can stop nadal

No one thinks that :)

Great job Ivan, his first GS semifinal on his WORST surface and 3000+ points in the ATP ranking! :yeah:

Great finish of the clay season for Ljubo and Mario! :worship:

mangoes
06-07-2006, 03:15 PM
:banana: Ljubicic :banana:

Your 1st Semifinal at a GS. Who would have ever guessed it would be at the French Open :lol: :lol:

Guybrush
06-07-2006, 03:17 PM
I think Pilić played final (and lost) in 70`s ... I am not sure but I think he did :wavey: :wavey:

And Goran played a final in doubles with Tarango :)

Apemant
06-07-2006, 03:17 PM
:banana: Ljubicic :banana:

Your 1st Semifinal at a GS. Who would have ever guessed it would be at the French Open :lol: :lol:

Yeah, the draw can do wonders, don't you think? :devil:

Okay, Ljubo helped a bit, it was not just the draw. :angel:

tennisgal_001
06-07-2006, 03:18 PM
Good win for Ivan... an interesting match-up against Nadal.
How many times did Julien hold serve though... I think it was four.

yanchr
06-07-2006, 03:19 PM
Congrats :yeah: First time in a GS semi-final :D

SwiSha
06-07-2006, 03:21 PM
congrats Ivan ..still i think it was a very bad showing from Julien

tangerine_dream
06-07-2006, 03:23 PM
Send in the clowns...

http://tinypic.com/11t2xja_th

TheMightyFed
06-07-2006, 03:23 PM
Franulovic made also the finals, he's Croat I think...

Apemant
06-07-2006, 03:29 PM
Good win for Ivan... an interesting match-up against Nadal.
How many times did Julien hold serve though... I think it was four.

Took him an hour to hold serve for the first time. Think it was *1-2 second set, after he just broke Ljubo back.

Yergeht Fladnag
06-07-2006, 03:31 PM
Yeah, the draw can do wonders, don't you think? :devil:
Let's see:

Benneteau defeated Baghdatis and Stepanek
Ramirez Hidalgo defeated C. Rochus and D. Ferrer
Monaco defeated Verdasco

Obviously, all od them played quite well until they faced Ivan the Terrible. :angel:

Way to go Ljubo! :worship:

domci
06-07-2006, 03:38 PM
Actually four Croats made it before Ljubicic.

Franjo Puncec SF 1938
Josip Palada SF 1938
Nikola Pilic SF 1967 F 1973
Zeljko Franulovic F 1970 SF 1971

Bravo Ljubo!

ys
06-07-2006, 03:39 PM
Congrats with first career GS semis! Of course, getting there with 5 walkovers would have been even better, but this is good too.. :bigclap:

rofe
06-07-2006, 03:41 PM
Benneteau was tight as hell during the whole match (Chatrier pressure anyone?), but Ivan played well for his standards. Congrats

Yeah, just like Novak was so tight that he basically gave the match to Nadal on a platter, but Nadal played well for his standards.

Deivid23
06-07-2006, 03:44 PM
Yeah, just like Novak was so tight that he basically gave the match to Nadal on a platter, but Nadal played well for his standards.

:lol:

What an idiot u are :haha:

rofe
06-07-2006, 03:47 PM
:lol:

What an idiot u are :haha:

:haha:

What a tool and an ass kisser you are. Don't you get tired jerking off thinking about Nadal? It must get boring sometime...:scratch:

Deivid23
06-07-2006, 03:57 PM
:haha:

What a tool and an ass kisser you are.

Please stick to your clown role and don´t change it for a parrot role, it makes you look even more stupid ;)

Yergeht Fladnag
06-07-2006, 03:57 PM
:haha:

What a tool and an ass kisser you are. Don't you get tired jerking off thinking about Nadal? It must get boring sometime...:scratch:
I really don't know whom I dislike more - Deivid23 or MatejBockoFan (aka KarolBeckFan). :retard: :mad:

Actually, I don't care anymore, both are on my ignore list... :smash: :angel:

shotgun
06-07-2006, 04:02 PM
Let's see:

Benneteau defeated Baghdatis and Stepanek
Ramirez Hidalgo defeated C. Rochus and D. Ferrer
Monaco defeated Verdasco

Obviously, all od them played quite well until they faced Ivan the Terrible. :angel:

Way to go Ljubo! :worship:

Yes, all of them were contenders for the RG title. :lol:

Ljubicic was good enough to take advantage of the draw, like Henman in 2004. Nothing wrong in that. :shrug:

Yergeht Fladnag
06-07-2006, 04:13 PM
Yes, all of them were contenders for the RG title. :lol:

Ljubicic was good enough to take advantage of the draw, like Henman in 2004. Nothing wrong in that. :shrug:
Was Bahgdatis contender for AO title? :rolleyes:

Would you be so surprised if D. Ferrer reached SF here? :rolleyes:

shotgun
06-07-2006, 04:23 PM
Was Bahgdatis contender for AO title? :rolleyes:

Would you be so surprised if D. Ferrer reached SF here? :rolleyes:

Are you trying to compare Baghdatis on clay to Baghdatis on hard? :lol: And as far as I know he didn't win the AO. ;)

As for Ferrer, he may be dangerous but he came here in poor form and is far from being a reliable player.

Either way, your point relies on the fact that others had to do the dirty work for Ljubo. 'Nuff said.

Jimnik
06-07-2006, 04:25 PM
:zzz:

Björki
06-07-2006, 04:33 PM
congrats Ivan :yeah:

Monteque
06-07-2006, 04:33 PM
Good job Ivan....next butcher the Spaniard with your stick.
I believe he can do it

Yergeht Fladnag
06-07-2006, 04:37 PM
Are you trying to compare Baghdatis on clay to Baghdatis on hard? :lol: And as far as I know he didn't win the AO. ;)
.No. My point is that nobody expected Baghdatis to go that far in Australia, at least not at the start. If Monaco (for example) managed to do the same here, I don't think some people here would be so surprised and disappointed, as they are in the case of Ivan. :rolleyes:

Either way, your point relies on the fact that others had to do the dirty work for Ljubo. 'Nuff said.What about Nalbandian's draw? TURSUNOV, VASSALLO ARGUELLO? :rolleyes:

Do you think DAVYDENKO did "dirty work" for Nalbo by defeating MOYA and GAUDIO? Or GAUDIO by defeating FERRERO for DAVYDENKO?

Quite stupid reasoning... :(

oneandonlyhsn
06-07-2006, 04:45 PM
I really dont understand all the hate that Ljubo recieves on MTF :scratch:
Congrats Ljubo on making your 1st GS semi. He was really tight in the beginning of the match, and wasnt moving well at all. I noticed his leg is very heavily strapped is it a precaution measure or is he having ankle problems?

Good luck in the semis you will need it big guy

shotgun
06-07-2006, 04:52 PM
No. My point is that nobody expected Baghdatis to go that far in Australia, at least not at the start. If Monaco (for example) managed to do the same here, I don't think some people here would be so surprised and disappointed, as they are in the case of Ivan. :rolleyes:

Of course they would. They were surprised just to see Monaco going 2-0 up and with a break in the 3rd set against Ljubicic.

What about Nalbandian's draw? TURSUNOV, VASSALLO ARGUELLO? :rolleyes:

Do you think DAVYDENKO did "dirty work" for Nalbo by defeating MOYA and GAUDIO? Or GAUDIO by defeating FERRERO for DAVYDENKO?

Quite stupid reasoning... :(

Davydenko himself was among the favourites here, and Nalbandian beat him. And even yourself can conclude that Nalbandian's quarter had far more big names than Ljubicic's one. A couple of easy match ups, everyone gets them.

Argenbrit
06-07-2006, 05:06 PM
Congrats Ivan!

Now go for Rafa. :p

mangoes
06-07-2006, 05:11 PM
Ljubicic :hug: cried when he won the match..........:hug: So sweet..........

Billabong
06-07-2006, 05:13 PM
I was really emotional watching Ivan win, he was soooo happy and it was awesome to see him in tears of joy, you could see how much this win meant to him, and I'm thrilled he reached his first Grand Slam semifinal:yeah:! Congrats man, you deserved it and you did it, now try your best in the semis:worship:! GO Ivan:bounce:!!!

knight_ley
06-07-2006, 05:15 PM
Congrats to Ivan!!!!!!!!!! :hug:

Bagelicious
06-07-2006, 05:16 PM
Nice win for Ivan, first GS Semi! And he really looked so happy afterward. Hopefully we'll have an entertaining semi with him and Nadal.

partygirl
06-07-2006, 05:20 PM
i never really cared much for Ivan...
but him crying under his towel today made me a little happy for him :) :bigclap:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-07-2006, 05:52 PM
I really dont understand all the hate that Ljubo recieves on MTF :scratch:
Congrats Ljubo on making your 1st GS semi. He was really tight in the beginning of the match, and wasnt moving well at all. I noticed his leg is very heavily strapped is it a precaution measure or is he having ankle problems?

Good luck in the semis you will need it big guy

I was touched when saw your post! :) Haters are always haters,as much as they hate to see him improving,they can't change the fact anyway.

Finally I saw this delay match in ESPN2!Likely it's just a precaution measure.Also I found Benneteau smashed few times,but Ivan was not lazy to lob the ball,pretty impressed! :D This match is really meaningful for him,you know,the unexpressive and robotic man cried, :eek: he made me wanna cry too! :angel:

musefanatic
06-07-2006, 07:37 PM
I hate to say it but Ivan gave Julien a lesson or two today :sad: I really hoped Julien could really give Ivan a go but it was obviously not meant to be. He did miss a few great opportunities, especially smashes and that but hopefully this will be the beginning for him. Does anyone have any idea where he might be in the rankings next week? :)

Broomie
06-07-2006, 08:11 PM
Congrats to ivan on his first GS semi final! Broke the curse :)

Rogiman
06-07-2006, 09:02 PM
Awesome!

5 solid wins and a Grand Slam SF :banana:

El Legenda
06-07-2006, 09:14 PM
5 DOWN 2 TO GO

Fergie
06-08-2006, 01:55 AM
Ivan! :worship: :worship: :worship:

kindablue
06-08-2006, 09:15 AM
Benneteau ran out of luck!!! Good win for Ljubo though!!!