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Queen's: Monfils d. Ljubicic 7-6 (11), 7-5

NYCtennisfan
06-15-2006, 06:43 PM
Outaced Ivan 12-7 and played better on his 2nd serve. Congrats Gael.

dmit424
06-15-2006, 06:44 PM
Outaced Ivan 12-7 and played better on his 2nd serve. Congrats Gael.


I am so happy. I can't wait for Ljubicic's post-match interview.

oneandonlyhsn
06-15-2006, 06:44 PM
Well done Gael :bigclap:

Ivan sucks hard on grass :tape: :lol:

LLeytonRules
06-15-2006, 06:45 PM
Big win for Gael.He still needs to adapt to this surface.

nhissan
06-15-2006, 06:46 PM
gg Gaël

tangerine_dream
06-15-2006, 06:47 PM
Ivan sucks hard on grass :tape: :lol:
Ivan just plain ol' sucks. :devil:

joeb_uk
06-15-2006, 06:47 PM
:eek:

Horatio Caine
06-15-2006, 06:48 PM
Ljubo favourite for Queen's? Joke of the week! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 06:48 PM
Ljubicic can play on grass, but his brain can't...

Double faults in the most important points...

alfonsojose
06-15-2006, 06:49 PM
LjubiGod :tape:

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 06:49 PM
Ljubo favourite for Queen's? Joke of the week! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Hmm you still think Henman can win tournaments, so I don't think what's worse...

And Monfils would destroy Henman in any surface, including grass...

Godiva
06-15-2006, 06:50 PM
Gael now has a victory over a fourth top ten opponent. More to come. Allez! :D

Now for the Blake Monfils rematch. Will prove to be quite interesting.

Johnny Groove
06-15-2006, 06:50 PM
I am so happy. I can't wait for Ljubicic's post-match interview.

:haha: "he took too long, he serves too good, hes too black, he runs too much, his dancing affected me, he yelled "allez" too much, maybe i should stfu because i have the best serve on tour and i should be good on grass, but i suck, and even banana boy won, eh"

dmit424
06-15-2006, 06:50 PM
Ljubicic can play on grass, but his brain can't...

Double faults in the most important points...


Roddick won Wimbeldon and he doesn't even have a brain...


:p

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 06:51 PM
Roddick won Wimbeldon and he doesn't even have a brain...

:p

Roddick was really smart in the beginning of his career.

His match against Hewitt in RG was great, until he got injured and had to quit! :sad:

WF4EVER
06-15-2006, 06:52 PM
Congratulations, Gael. I knew you could beat him on grass.

Johnny Groove
06-15-2006, 06:52 PM
Roddick won Wimbeldon

dont get ahead of yourself :devil:

ezekiel
06-15-2006, 06:53 PM
anybody watched a match?
Is Gael still staying behind the baseline? How is Ivan moving on Grass?

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 06:53 PM
dont get ahead of yourself :devil:

Yeah, I was replying to that post thinking: "Did Roddick win Wimbledon? When?"

Argenbrit
06-15-2006, 06:54 PM
Congrats Gael!

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 06:54 PM
anybody watched a match?
Is Gael still staying behind the baseline? How is Ivan moving on Grass?

He actually moves really well for a big man! But his left was horrible today and he choked in the most important points!

But he can still go far in Wimbledon if he plays confident and without pressure!

Viken01
06-15-2006, 06:54 PM
ALLEZ GAEEELL !!!

dmit424
06-15-2006, 06:57 PM
Yeah, I was replying to that post thinking: "Did Roddick win Wimbledon? When?"


Omg. Did he win two U.S. Opens?

fadou
06-15-2006, 06:59 PM
congrats gael
i remember he made an incredible point (like our fedex) and ljubo was just shocked

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 06:59 PM
Omg. Did he win two U.S. Opens?

No, just one.

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 07:00 PM
congrats gael
i remember he made an incredible point (like our fedex) and ljubo was just shocked

Are you talking about that smash where Ljubicic chose the wrong way and Monfils just had to do a easy winner?

Godiva
06-15-2006, 07:01 PM
Yeah, that was a great point, though the video on the media player wasn't very clear.

Godiva
06-15-2006, 07:02 PM
Was replying to fadou.

Sylvester, it was a point similar to the one roger had against Nalbandian at the French. Gael had to run from the net all the way back to the baseline and hit one of those behind the back shots for a winner.

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 07:06 PM
Sylvester, it was a point similar to the one roger had against Nalbandian at the French. Gael had to run from the net all the way back to the baseline and hit one of those behind the back shots for a winner.

If that's hard in clay, doing such thing in grass where the ball doesn't jump is just... incredible!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

dmit424
06-15-2006, 07:06 PM
:haha: "he took too long, he serves too good, hes too black, he runs too much, his dancing affected me, he yelled "allez" too much, maybe i should stfu because i have the best serve on tour and i should be good on grass, but i suck, and even banana boy won, eh"

Haha, yep. This is how it will go:

Journalist: Ivan, what do you think of this sort of "new generation" of tennis, these young guys with new styles like Nadal and, in today's case, your opponent?

Ivan: You know, I think I played well, missed some oppurtunities. I let the chair umpire handle the rest.

Journalist: What do you let the chair umpire handle?

Ivan: Well, for one, I think Gael was too emotional. Also, his hairstyle, those cornrows. I thought the umpire should have said something because they were really waving around in the air and it's no better than the crowd making unexpected noise. It really bothered me. His hair really bothered me.

Journalist: Thank you.


LATER ON:

Journalist: Gael, earlier, Ljubicic made some comments about your hair. He said they wave around too much and bothered him. Do you have a comment?

Gael: Ivan is a nice guy. He sent me a text message today apologizing for his comment on my hair, and he basically just said he was really jealous that I actually had hair.

Clara Bow
06-15-2006, 07:07 PM
Gael had to run from the net all the way back to the baseline and hit one of those behind the back shots for a winner.

That was pretty darned cool. Ivan did not seem too keen on Gael's long celebratory dance afterwards, but I thought dance away Gael, dance away. :)

Glad to see that Gael is continuing his good momentum after the FO.

Andre♥
06-15-2006, 07:09 PM
Actually, the linesmen in Queen's are the worst that I've ever seen!

I know in grass it's more difficult to judge, but there isn't big troubles in Halle or Newport! Just in english tournaments!

:confused: :confused: :confused:

eddie_hyden
06-15-2006, 07:14 PM
Haha, yep. This is how it will go:

Journalist: Ivan, what do you think of this sort of "new generation" of tennis, these young guys with new styles like Nadal and, in today's case, your opponent?

Ivan: You know, I think I played well, missed some oppurtunities. I let the chair umpire handle the rest.

Journalist: What do you let the chair umpire handle?

Ivan: Well, for one, I think Gael was too emotional. Also, his hairstyle, those cornrows. I thought the umpire should have said something because they were really waving around in the air and it's no better than the crowd making unexpected noise. It really bothered me. His hair really bothered me.

Journalist: Thank you.


LATER ON:

Journalist: Gael, earlier, Ljubicic made some comments about your hair. He said they wave around too much and bothered him. Do you have a comment?

Gael: Ivan is a nice guy. He sent me a text message today apologizing for his comment on my hair, and he basically just said he was really jealous that I actually had hair.


:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Horatio Caine
06-15-2006, 07:15 PM
Hmm you still think Henman can win tournaments, so I don't think what's worse...

Where did you read that?



And Monfils would destroy Henman in any surface, including grass...

Not sure I agree with you there

Havok
06-15-2006, 07:28 PM
Nice win for Monfils. Even though it seems as though Ivan is still utterly clueless on the grass and has yet to birng his A game on the lawms of England, he's still really dangerous with that huge serve and Ivan also enjoys taking to the net quite a bit.

Chocobo
06-15-2006, 07:29 PM
I'm impressed. Gael hates grass, but he still can win matchs on the stuff

gillian
06-15-2006, 07:31 PM
Good job by Gael.

NYCtennisfan
06-15-2006, 07:33 PM
Nice little run Monfils is on here. Despite this loss, I still doubt anybody would want to go up against ivan's serve on grass anytime soon.

Corey Feldman
06-15-2006, 07:48 PM
Ljubo looked a bit drained to me, its not easy to come from Semi final at Roland Garros then have a good tournament the next week..
he will be in much better shape at Wimbledon.

NYCtennisfan
06-15-2006, 07:52 PM
Ljubo looked a bit drained to me, its not easy to come from Semi final at Roland Garros then have a good tournament the next week..
he will be in much better shape at Wimbledon.

Agree.

MariaV
06-15-2006, 07:58 PM
Haha, yep. This is how it will go:

Journalist: Ivan, what do you think of this sort of "new generation" of tennis, these young guys with new styles like Nadal and, in today's case, your opponent?

Ivan: You know, I think I played well, missed some oppurtunities. I let the chair umpire handle the rest.

Journalist: What do you let the chair umpire handle?

Ivan: Well, for one, I think Gael was too emotional. Also, his hairstyle, those cornrows. I thought the umpire should have said something because they were really waving around in the air and it's no better than the crowd making unexpected noise. It really bothered me. His hair really bothered me.

Journalist: Thank you.


LATER ON:

Journalist: Gael, earlier, Ljubicic made some comments about your hair. He said they wave around too much and bothered him. Do you have a comment?

Gael: Ivan is a nice guy. He sent me a text message today apologizing for his comment on my hair, and he basically just said he was really jealous that I actually had hair.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Oh and you forgot:
Ivan: I think the umpire should be more aggressive on that because it's ridiculous how much time Gael celebrates every point. This really gets on my nerves too.

Gael: I've always behaved properly. So I'll go on behaving the way I behave, and I'm very happy the way I relate to other people. I also get on very well with all the umpires, so maybe, I don't know, he just had something against me this one.
I'm just relaxed, just as relaxed as I've always been. That sort of statement doesn't really affect me. I have never spoken badly about him. I thought he was a nice guy, and so all I'm saying is that, you know, when you lose, you've got to control yourself and not just go on to say anything. That's what I try to do when I lose, you know, just keep under control.

supersexynadal
06-15-2006, 08:09 PM
Wooohooo!! lubi lost! Lets parTAYYY!!!

Doctor Dance
06-15-2006, 08:21 PM
Ljubicic = poor mans Ivanisevic

Billabong
06-15-2006, 08:40 PM
Ivan:sad::o

El Legenda
06-15-2006, 09:18 PM
Roddick won Wimbeldon and he doesn't even have a brain...


:p

what year was that?

disturb3d
06-15-2006, 10:20 PM
Ljubicic = poor mans IvanisevicIvanisevic had a poor baseline game, and mediocre net play.
He practically lived off his enormous serve. Which came into full effect during last decade's fast courts.

Ljubicic has a strong baseline game, and good touch at the net.
But his serve isn't nearly as effective as Ivanisevic's. Taking into account the recent slowing of grass/hard hourts.

MissMoJo
06-15-2006, 11:18 PM
Gael!! :woohoo: :D

scoobs
06-15-2006, 11:21 PM
Great result for Monfils.

But is the Gael-Force back for good or will it blow itself out again? He can be sooo erratic...

Horatio Caine
06-15-2006, 11:37 PM
Great result for Monfils.

But is the Gael-Force back for good or will it blow itself out again? He can be sooo erratic...

Wouldn't surprise me if Blake takes his revenge

Deboogle!.
06-15-2006, 11:45 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if Blake takes his revengewouldn't surprise me, but James is still quite suspect on grass too...

scoobs
06-15-2006, 11:51 PM
wouldn't surprise me, but James is still quite suspect on grass too...
At least there's no danger of a fifth set...

I think grass suits both their games compared to clay so it's tough to call - although Monfils won't be able to whip up the crowd by trying to achieve solo flight jumping up and down flapping his arms - the British public will just gaze stoically and sip their Ribena. And James is half-English so we'll probably try to poach him to play for us too. He's from Yonkers but he must have some roots in Berkshire :)

Phunkadelicious
06-16-2006, 12:00 AM
Allez Gael!!!! :woohoo:

Phunkadelicious
06-16-2006, 12:02 AM
Roddick won Wimbeldon and he doesn't even have a brain...


:p
Ummmm no.

goran_the_2nd
06-16-2006, 12:16 AM
Ivanisevic had a poor baseline game, and mediocre net play.
He practically lived off his enormous serve. Which came into full effect during last decade's fast courts.

Ljubicic has a strong baseline game, and good touch at the net.
But his serve isn't nearly as effective as Ivanisevic's. Taking into account the recent slowing of grass/hard hourts.


hahaha.. what a moron. not just to say goran had a poor baseline game, but also that ljubo have better "touch at the net than goran"... you are abnormaly stupid.

Doctor Dance
06-16-2006, 12:58 AM
Ivanisevic had a poor baseline game, and mediocre net play.He practically lived off his enormous serve. Which came into full effect during last decade\'s fast courts.

Ljubicic has a strong baseline game, and good touch at the net.
But his serve isn\'t nearly as effective as Ivanisevic\'s. Taking into account the recent slowing of grass/hard hourts.


:haha: :retard:

How old are you? You obviously not old enough to have watched Goran in full flight, Ljubicic is a good player but not a great one.

Any comparison between him and Goran would be an insult to Goran :wavey:

Fergie
06-16-2006, 02:06 AM
Ivan :shout: :smash:

disturb3d
06-16-2006, 03:05 AM
:haha: :retard:

How old are you? You obviously not old enough to have watched Goran in full flight, Ljubicic is a good player but not a great one.

Any comparison between him and Goran would be an insult to Goran :wavey:I've watched Goran since 1997. He's one of my favorites.
But throughout his career, his serve has accounted for 99% of his results.

Ljubicic is far more talented, and cleaner in every aspect of his game.
The only reason Goran had a more dangerous serve, was because he was left handed and the courts were quicker.

Being better than ivanisevic doesn't make you great. Never said Ljubicic was great.

NYCtennisfan
06-16-2006, 04:14 AM
Goran had a very good net game from the very beginning of his career as well as a solid baseline game. He made plenty of clay R16's, Q's, SF's and F's as an 18-19 year old. He even won WTC in 1990 beating Mancini and Courier. He also won Stuttgart beating some more good clay players along the way. In his RG upset of Becker in 1990, he attacked the net with great success on clay against a guy who had some very good passing shots. Goran was streaky from the baseline, but could often get in a rhythm.

Nathaliia
06-16-2006, 07:43 AM
Let's bounce Gael :bounce:

Bilbo
06-16-2006, 07:45 AM
Monfils is one hell of a player