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Shanghai RR: Andy Roddick def. Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Naranoc
11-12-2006, 08:27 AM
Well played Roddick :yeah: Managed to come back and easily win the 3rd set after losing a tight tie-break (not unexpected!), and faced no breakpoints in the entire match.

Looking good for him so far, though the RR stage is far from over yet.

silverarrows
11-12-2006, 08:28 AM
Great job Andy! ;)

NATAS81
11-12-2006, 08:28 AM
Well done.

19 aces. No DF until the final points.

Did not face a BP.

El Legenda
11-12-2006, 08:29 AM
good match...if you like to fall asleep during matches :p

:yawn:

good thing this is RR :)

shadowsecret
11-12-2006, 08:30 AM
andy!! :bounce:

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 08:30 AM
Andy + TB = :help: :smash: :tape:

Ljubicic looked exhausted at the end, hope he is ok what with the blood problems and whatnot.

But Andy coming to net so often was great to see and the BH was still pretty decent.

blosson
11-12-2006, 08:31 AM
Well done Andy.

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 08:32 AM
Nice win Andy! :yeah:

Is Ljubo okay physically? The 3rd set doesn't make for too much confidence...will he withdraw?

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 08:33 AM
It was a great match, really. To bad for Ljubo, he didn't win it after 2nd set. Congrats to Andy. :(

El Legenda
11-12-2006, 08:33 AM
Andy + TB = :help: :smash: :tape:

Ljubicic looked exhausted at the end, hope he is ok what with the blood problems and whatnot.

But Andy coming to net so often was great to see and the BH was still pretty decent.

well of course he looked exhausted, everyone would if they went all or nothing on returns at the end ;)

Bilbo
11-12-2006, 08:35 AM
expected win by Roddick but lucky 2nd set for Ivan

bad gambler
11-12-2006, 08:35 AM
Easy for Roddick, congrats to him

dorotek20
11-12-2006, 08:36 AM
Good job. Tough win :)

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 08:37 AM
Easy for Roddick, congrats to him

It was not easy at all. I saw the match, and the first, second, and the beginning of third set were really equal.

nobama
11-12-2006, 08:38 AM
Andy + TB = :help: :smash: :tape:

Ljubicic looked exhausted at the end, hope he is ok what with the blood problems and whatnot.

But Andy coming to net so often was great to see and the BH was still pretty decent.Yes, what is up with Andy and tb's anyway? He could make things so much easier for himself if he sorted out that problem.

rofe
11-12-2006, 08:38 AM
Andy kept his nerve after losing the TB ( he shouldn't have lost it in the first place). Well played Andy. Ivan's recent illness was certainly a factor.

It was totally unnecessary for Andy to go on a tirade against the umpire though. He was acting like a little kid.

nobama
11-12-2006, 08:40 AM
It was not easy at all. I saw the match, and the first, second, and the beginning of third set were really equal.:lol: I don't know what match you watched. Ljubicic was lucky to get the second set to a breaker.

Voo de Mar
11-12-2006, 08:40 AM
Andy + TB = :help: :smash: :tape:



In the past Roddick lost against Ljubo two tie-breaks 11:13 but he also won 12:10, 10:8 and 9:7 :)

Cool match. I've never seen Roddick playing so offensive. In the 1st set he only twice stayed on the baseline on his own serve :worship: 5th game of the second set was amazing. They both were playing like a Federer vs. Federer ;)

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 08:40 AM
Easy for Roddick, congrats to himeasy? did you watch the same match I did? :lol:

You know what, ducky? I was trying to be nice, saying I hoped he is ok physically b/c he was having problems with his health before this tournament. I'm not tangy, I'm not gonna be immature back to you, so just keep going :)Yes, what is up with Andy and tb's anyway? He could make things so much easier for himself if he sorted out that problem.
wish I knew. It's in his head obviously. In a lot of the TBs he's lost lately, he holds leads and SPs/MPs.... :shrug: even since July when he started playing generally better, his TB record is absolutely PATHETIC.It was totally unnecessary for Andy to go on a tirade against the umpire though. He was acting like a little kid.Yes, it really was. And from that point on, his attitude in the 2nd set went further downhill. If he had just let it go and kept it together he might've pulled it out in 2 :rolleyes:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 08:43 AM
I'm not tangy, I'm not gonna be immature back to you, so just keep going :)

:awww: Walk over to the dark side Deb :singer:

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 08:44 AM
:lol: I don't know what match you watched. Ljubicic was lucky to get the second set to a breaker.

Look at Deb's comment. ;)

Bilbo
11-12-2006, 08:44 AM
It was not easy at all. I saw the match, and the first, second, and the beginning of third set were really equal.

your a funny guy, mate

i don't even needed to watch the match to know that the 2nd set was not equal.

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 08:46 AM
Look at Deb's comment. ;)It was a tough match but Andy was still holding more easily more often, he had chances near the end of the set and IMO Played a bit better than Ljubicic did even in the 2nd. I think Ljubicic was lucky to win the TB and in turn Andy was lucky that Ljubicic got tired. I can say it's a tough match but still say that Andy should have won in straights. in my opinion. :)

In any case, at least it was an entertaining high-quality match. :)

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 08:46 AM
your a funny guy, mate

i don't even needed to watch the match to know that the 2nd set was not equal.

So, Ljubo won, but Roddick was much much better? Is that what you're saying?

Blue Heart24
11-12-2006, 08:47 AM
I hope Ljubo puls out.I have 2 good reasons: Because he will be the clown of the tournamnet,and because,on what i saw today,he has 0% chance to beat Nalbandian or Federer.He would get hummiliated

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 08:47 AM
It was a tough match but Andy was still holding more easily more often, he had chances near the end of the set and IMO Played a bit better than Ljubicic did even in the 2nd. I think Ljubicic was lucky to win the TB and in turn Andy was lucky that Ljubicic got tired. I can say it's a tough match but still say that Andy should have won in straights. in my opinion. :)

In any case, at least it was an entertaining high-quality match. :)

I agree, Roddick was better, but not that much better like some people say it was.

Bilbo
11-12-2006, 08:48 AM
So, Ljubo won, but Roddick was much much better? Is that what you're saying?

Roddick dominated that 2nd set to the TB. Ivan got lucky to win the set.

Naranoc
11-12-2006, 08:48 AM
By the 2nd set tie-break, Roddick was winning 54% of all points, while Ljubicic was only winning 10% of points on first serve, and was close to being broken again by Roddick.

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 08:50 AM
Roddick dominated that 2nd set to the TB. Ivan got lucky to win the set.

If Rodduck was so much better, how's that he didn't win the set??? Look man, I agree, Roddick WAS BETTER, but for sure it wasn't an easy win.

rofe
11-12-2006, 08:50 AM
I agree, Roddick was better, but not that much better like some people say it was.

Andy was definitely better in the 1st and most of the 2nd. In the 3rd, Ivan just got exhausted so it is hard for me to comment on Andy's game in the final set.

Voo de Mar
11-12-2006, 08:50 AM
I hope Ljubo puls out.I have 2 good reasons: Because he will be the clown of the tournamnet,and because,on what i saw today,he has 0% chance to beat Nalbandian or Federer.He would get hummiliated

Yes, I agree. Ljubo was looking very tired in the 3rd set. It's good opportunity for Mario to play as an alternate of his compatriot :)

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 08:52 AM
I hope Ljubo puls out.I have 2 good reasons: Because he will be the clown of the tournamnet,and because,on what i saw today,he has 0% chance to beat Nalbandian or Federer.He would get hummiliated

...and you didn't think this before the tourney started? :scratch: :eek:

Mate...you need to learn to support your players. A true fan supports their player through thick and thin :rolleyes:

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 08:53 AM
Andy was definitely better in the 1st and most of the 2nd. In the 3rd, Ivan just got exhausted so it is hard for me to comment on Andy's game in the final set.

Yeah, but if you saw the beginning of the third, you'd see that on 1:1, on Roddick's serve, there was 5 deuces. But none of break points, and after that Ivan couldn't do anything. He should better take advantage that he had after winning 2nd. :)

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 08:55 AM
...and you didn't think this before the tourney started? :scratch: :eek:

Mate...you need to learn to support your players. A true fan supports their player through thick and thin :rolleyes:

Don't worry, we know him already. He likes just wins, and if Ivan loses, he (in that moment) is not his fan, but he would not admit it.

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 08:55 AM
Yes, I agree. Ljubo was looking very tired in the 3rd set. It's good opportunity for Mario to play as an alternate of his compatriot :)

Well he'd have a good chance of beating Bandy....but I can't see him taking a set off Fed.

nobama
11-12-2006, 08:55 AM
Look at Deb's comment. ;)He made it hard on himself because he went on that tirade towards the end of the set and let Ljubicic back in the match for a second. But if you look at the match stats it's quite clear Roddick played much better overall. The match should've been won in straights.

RaVeR
11-12-2006, 08:55 AM
Ljubo LOSER :help::rolleyes:

Pelase retire...give ANcic chance that he can be clown too :help::tape:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 08:58 AM
RaVeR and TFC :haha: :haha:

TFC - you're lucky to be supporting a player this week. I'd have liked it if a Brit made it to TMC...but that is as likely as a pig flying across my window (last time I checked Nadal couldn't fly :secret: )

Not to mention the fact that you have a 2nd Croat waiting in the wings...I mean sheesh! :rolleyes:

Blue Heart24
11-12-2006, 08:59 AM
Ljubo LOSER :help::rolleyes:

Pelase retire...give ANcic chance that he can be clown too :help::tape:

Maybe Nadal will give Ancic a chance.And i'm sure if that happens Ancic will be a bigger clown of the tournament than Ljubo

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 09:00 AM
RaVeR and TFC :haha: :haha:

TFC - you're lucky to be supporting a player this week. I'd have liked it if a Brit made it to TMC...but that is as likely as a pig flying across my window (last time I checked Nadal couldn't fly :secret: )

Not to mention the fact that you have a 2nd Croat waiting in the wings...I mean sheesh! :rolleyes:

Yes, we can be lucky. 2 players in top10.. It's great. I'm happy because of that!

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 09:01 AM
Maybe Nadal will give Ancic a chance.And i'm sure if that happens Ancic will be a bigger clown of the tournament than Ljubo

What's Nadal got to do with it? :confused: Is Rafa pulling out?

Blue Heart24
11-12-2006, 09:02 AM
RaVeR and TFC :haha: :haha:

TFC - you're lucky to be supporting a player this week. I'd have liked it if a Brit made it to TMC...but that is as likely as a pig flying across my window (last time I checked Nadal couldn't fly :secret: )

Not to mention the fact that you have a 2nd Croat waiting in the wings...I mean sheesh! :rolleyes:

Ljubo is getting HUMMILIATED,and I DON'T LIKE THAT! Better to pull out!Or start TO PLAY A DECENT TENNIS!

RonE
11-12-2006, 09:03 AM
Congrats to Andy. Ljubo, better luck next time.

But were there no altercations between the two players that are noteworthy of mention? How disappointing :awww:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 09:05 AM
Ljubo is getting HUMMILIATED,and I DON'T LIKE THAT! Better to pull out!Or start TO PLAY A DECENT TENNIS!

Mate, Ljubo humiliates himself everytime he opens his cakehole ;)

His TMC hopes rest on beating Bandy...I don't want to seem overly harsh here, but his chances aren't great. So you should prepare yourself for disappointment...sorry

mallorn
11-12-2006, 09:09 AM
Phew, I had to leave at one set all, glad to see Andy won in the end. :lol: Fabulous serving and very solid, confident play by him, he was clearly the better player and really should have taken his chances and close it out in the second set.

:haha: Andy sitting in Ivan's chair by mistake.

:smash: Andy trash talking to Lahyani.

jazar
11-12-2006, 09:10 AM
who expected that many breaks of serve. i mean they both have huge serves and shit returns

Blue Heart24
11-12-2006, 09:13 AM
Mate, Ljubo humiliates himself everytime he opens his cakehole ;)

His TMC hopes rest on beating Bandy...I don't want to seem overly harsh here, but his chances aren't great. So you should prepare yourself for disappointment...sorry

No,you don't have to be sorry.I know that.It's a :sad: truth,and I have to exept it.

Black Adam
11-12-2006, 09:15 AM
Phew, I had to leave at one set all, glad to see Andy won in the end. :lol: Fabulous serving and very solid, confident play by him, he was clearly the better player and really should have taken his chances and close it out in the second set.

:haha: Andy sitting in Ivan's chair by mistake.

:smash: Andy trash talking to Lahyani.

:lol: how did Ivan react to that?

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 09:17 AM
:lol: how did Ivan react to that?

Ivan just smiled.

J. Corwin
11-12-2006, 09:19 AM
I really thought Andy was gonna fuck it all up after he choked that TB away, but nice to see him pull away with it at the end. :) Nice match, if it weren't for my laptop lagging horrifically way too often.

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 09:25 AM
:haha: Andy sitting in Ivan's chair by mistake.



LMFAO! :haha: :haha:

OMG he actually smiled? :eek: :bolt: Never thought I'd see the day!

mallorn
11-12-2006, 09:29 AM
LMFAO! :haha: :haha:

OMG he actually smiled? :eek: :bolt: Never thought I'd see the day!
Yep, he did! :yeah: :lol:

LK_22
11-12-2006, 09:30 AM
Well played Andy :yeah:

So much for three tiebreaks, only ended up with the one :eek:

Deathless Mortal
11-12-2006, 09:38 AM
LMFAO! :haha: :haha:

OMG he actually smiled? :eek: :bolt: Never thought I'd see the day!

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8318/ljubosmilehr5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Is that enough? :lol:

njorker
11-12-2006, 10:28 AM
It was totally unnecessary for Andy to go on a tirade against the umpire though. He was acting like a little kid.


Since when has Andy not bent his frustration on the umpire? :rolleyes: Typical Andy. :cool:

njorker
11-12-2006, 10:31 AM
:haha: Andy sitting in Ivan's chair by mistake.

I think Andy might have done that on purpose. :devil:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 10:40 AM
So much for three tiebreaks, only ended up with the one :eek:

...and duly lost it :tape: :lol: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 10:41 AM
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8318/ljubosmilehr5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Is that enough? :lol:

That looks forced :ras:

;)

Veronique
11-12-2006, 10:41 AM
Well done, Andy!

warmy
11-12-2006, 10:42 AM
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8318/ljubosmilehr5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Is that enough? :lol:

:scared:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 10:43 AM
:scared:

:haha: :haha: :haha: Couldn't agree more...if he smiled like that to me I'd :bolt:

landoud
11-12-2006, 10:49 AM
Great job Andy :)

ljubicic_
11-12-2006, 11:06 AM
:sad: the media is the fault that Ivan lost! when he didn't hat those presents and when he didn't had to meet all "the important people" he would have win but now he doesn't care about tennis! maybe he isn't a top 10 player but a top 20 player. but he had nice things in his career and i doubt that he will winn al that again!

bad gambler
11-12-2006, 11:19 AM
easy? did you watch the same match I did? :lol:



The way he was serving (or more the way ljubicic was returning) ensured Roddick was always in control :shrug:

Jimnik
11-12-2006, 11:44 AM
Good serving from Andy :yeah: but this TB problem keeps getting worse.

His record since the start of the US Open is 4-8. :eek: TBs use to be one of his biggest strengths.

stebs
11-12-2006, 11:49 AM
Great match by Andy. Well fought by Ljubo to take the second set but he never really looked like winning the match.

yomike
11-12-2006, 11:49 AM
Ivan no self-respecting top player loses to someone like Andy Roddick.

Jlee
11-12-2006, 11:58 AM
Wow, great win by Roddick. I was a little nervous for this one. I didn't see the match, why did Andy go off on the umpire in the second? Was his FH any better than it has been? Impressive serving display it sounds like.

Now everybody can shut up about him never beating top 10 players :D

...and I hope that Ljubo is okay and that he wasn't tired because of any sort of illness...

partygirl
11-12-2006, 12:00 PM
Ivan no self-respecting top player loses to someone like Andy Roddick.
:lol:Plenty of self respecting players have lost to Andy roddick.

yomike
11-12-2006, 12:12 PM
:lol:Plenty of self respecting players have lost to Andy roddick.

Of course, I just think its depressing to lose to someone with absolutely no class in their games. Andy is a good player but I prefer my faves losing to players who aren't so mechanical in their strokes.

mandoura
11-12-2006, 12:13 PM
:woohoo: Andy. :bounce:

embellish
11-12-2006, 12:15 PM
Wow, great win by Roddick. I was a little nervous for this one. I didn't see the match, why did Andy go off on the umpire in the second? Was his FH any better than it has been? Impressive serving display it sounds like.

Now everybody can shut up about him never beating top 10 players :D


:lol: I have to admit that was my first thought when I saw he'd won. Although he needs to sort the TBs out. Still good job Andy :yeah:

lilfairyprincess
11-12-2006, 12:16 PM
Andy :yeah:

SwiSha
11-12-2006, 12:48 PM
thats whats up Andy ..

:banana:

cobalt60
11-12-2006, 12:50 PM
:yeah:

SwiSha
11-12-2006, 12:51 PM
I hope Ljubo puls out.I have 2 good reasons: Because he will be the clown of the tournamnet,and because,on what i saw today,he has 0% chance to beat Nalbandian or Federer.He would get hummiliated

nice a realistic Ljubo fan

croat123
11-12-2006, 01:02 PM
ljubo should just pull out after that third set. he was so exhausted :o let mario play

gusman890
11-12-2006, 01:07 PM
any highlights of us people you dont wanna wait until 11:00 PM to watch it on super tape delay? ;)

star
11-12-2006, 01:26 PM
:bigclap: Andy

Nice way to start.

Havok
11-12-2006, 01:27 PM
:woohoo: Andy, nice job, though please start winning tie-breakers :smash:.

After reading some posts about Ivan and his exhausttion in set 3 I really do hope he's alright. Scks to withdraw from the TMC when you've played the level of tennis during the year to allow you to play in it.

adee-gee
11-12-2006, 01:35 PM
good match...if you like to fall asleep during matches :p

:yawn:

good thing this is RR :)
What happened to Roddick sucking? :baby: :baby: :baby:

Ivan 'my serve can't get broken' Ljubicic gets a breadstick from the worst returner in the game? :awww: :awww: :awww:

The 'indoor king' is well and truly stuffed by a one dimensional duck? :baby: :baby: :baby:

Xristos
11-12-2006, 01:58 PM
Lookin good andy.

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 02:06 PM
What happened to Roddick sucking? :baby: :baby: :baby:

Ivan 'my serve can't get broken' Ljubicic gets a breadstick from the worst returner in the game? :awww: :awww: :awww:

The 'indoor king' is well and truly stuffed by a one dimensional duck? :baby: :baby: :baby:

:haha: :haha:

I think you'll find that is:

Adee 1:0 Ducky

:wavey:

rexman
11-12-2006, 02:06 PM
It'll be interesting to see if dropping that second set proves to be important....

shruti
11-12-2006, 02:25 PM
why did Andy go off on the umpire in the second? Was his FH any better than it has been? Impressive serving display it sounds like.


See if this makes sense to you.
A slice-wide serve from Ljubicic was called out,he challenged,it was IN.So the umpire declared it an ace.
Andy was arguing that he could have returned it if it wasnt called out.
IMO acc. to the replays he really had no chance of getting to it so it was an un-necessary banter.

mandoura
11-12-2006, 02:31 PM
What happened to Roddick sucking? :baby: :baby: :baby:

Ivan 'my serve can't get broken' Ljubicic gets a breadstick from the worst returner in the game? :awww: :awww: :awww:

The 'indoor king' is well and truly stuffed by a one dimensional duck? :baby: :baby: :baby:

Adee: :haha: ;)

Ducky: :eek: :o :hug:

adee-gee
11-12-2006, 02:32 PM
:haha: :haha:

I think you'll find that is:

Adee 1:0 Ducky

:wavey:
Poor Ducky, he must be suicidal by now :awww: :awww: :awww:

And just to rub salt in the wound......

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/00/full.getty-72426510ms018_tennis_master_5_16_42_am.jpg

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 02:44 PM
But were there no altercations between the two players that are noteworthy of mention? How disappointing :awww:There was actually a perfectly friendly handshake at the end. amazing, seems that they are grown men, too bad some at MTF can't take their lead :o

:haha: Andy sitting in Ivan's chair by mistake. oh man, this was like the funniest thing ever. I was dying laughing for like 5min. The look on his face when they told him, he was like, whaaaaaaaa? :smash: Andy trash talking to Lahyani.well, I thought Mo did a good job of giving it right back to him. :yeah::lol:who expected that many breaks of serve. i mean they both have huge serves and shit returnsMaybe if you watched the match you'd see Andy actually returned pretty well the whole match :)
I think Andy might have done that on purpose. :devil:No way :haha: :haha:
The way he was serving (or more the way ljubicic was returning) ensured Roddick was always in control :shrug:Doesn't matter, he still blew the TB and even before that couldn't break when he had openings. He could've easily fallen off the boil at the start of the third, and he almost did. Of course, I just think its depressing to lose to someone with absolutely no class in their games. Andy is a good player but I prefer my faves losing to players who aren't so mechanical in their strokes.Did you even watch the match? Sure, someone who goes up to net 60 times in one match has absolutely no class. :rolleyes: He was actually hitting some nice volleys, his feel is much improved, but I wouldn't expect you to be open-minded to something like that :)

tennis lover
11-12-2006, 02:47 PM
:yeah: great win for Andy! :D I hope he keeps it up! :) (and maybe wins a TB once in a while..:rolleyes: )

adee-gee
11-12-2006, 02:53 PM
Do I go 2-0 up with my signature? :awww:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 02:58 PM
Do I go 2-0 up with my signature? :awww:

You have to work harder to go 2/0 :ras:

blosson
11-12-2006, 03:02 PM
Of course, I just think its depressing to lose to someone with absolutely no class in their games. Andy is a good player but I prefer my faves losing to players who aren't so mechanical in their strokes.

the guy in your av could be next...;)

Katastrophe
11-12-2006, 03:04 PM
Nice job Andy! :yeah:

R.Federer
11-12-2006, 03:11 PM
"I hear that everybody here was calling this group the 'Group of Death' but the way I see it only two players are dying, so I don't want to be one of them." --Andy

Seems like Tio's magic in the groupings was not observed only at MTF!

Johnny Groove
11-12-2006, 03:20 PM
Roddick :bounce:

But the croatards crack me up. whenever their player is winning, they talk shit and beef him up and say he is the "REAL" #2, and when they lose, that scream and yell and call them choker, loser, and tell them to retire :haha:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 03:36 PM
But the croatards crack me up. whenever their player is winning, they talk shit and beef him up and say he is the "REAL" #2, and when they lose, that scream and yell and call them choker, loser, and tell them to retire :haha:

Get it right...it's chocker :p ...and it wouldn't be complete without :help: :fiery: :mad: :smash: :fiery: :help: :help: :mad:

Havok
11-12-2006, 03:46 PM
How many ranking points are offered per RR win?:shrug:

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 03:47 PM
100 entry system points/20 race points

cherry@cupcake
11-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Andy! :bounce: :bounce:

I had to go just as Ljubo took the tie-break...great news to come back home to!

Naranoc
11-12-2006, 03:56 PM
:lol: It is pretty funny how the croats have an intense love/hate relationship with their favourites :unsure:

(and yes, the :mad: smiley is always used)

darnyelb
11-12-2006, 04:01 PM
woohoo! good way to start.

despite the disappointing 3rd set scoreline I can't wait to see the match, just for the fact that this is Roddick's first top-10 victory in a loooong time. Perhaps first of the year?

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 04:14 PM
despite the disappointing 3rd set scoreline I can't wait to see the match, just for the fact that this is Roddick's first top-10 victory in a loooong time. Perhaps first of the year?Yep, it was.

Apemant
11-12-2006, 04:26 PM
Seems that Andy benefits from Connors. This time Andy served much slower, but with far better placement. Ljubo isn't so bad at returning even 140 mph serves if they don't hit corners - but a sufficiently fast and well placed serve is an enigma for Ljubo, as demonstrated many times. Poor hand-eye coordination, I'd say.
Anyway, I didn't think it was a very high quality match. Ljubo made way too many errors which cost him several breaks, while Andy served great, exactly as one needs to serve against Ljubo. But with the overall game like that, I'd say they both go down to David (1st set version, not 2nd and 3rd :cool:), let alone Roger.

stebs
11-12-2006, 04:29 PM
a sufficiently fast and well placed serve is an enigma for Ljubo, as demonstrated many times. Poor hand-eye coordination, I'd say.

No professional tennis player has bad hand-eye co-ordination.

R.Federer
11-12-2006, 04:58 PM
I dig that red and black outfit Andy's sporting! Very chinese colours

NYCtennisfan
11-12-2006, 04:59 PM
Easy win for Roddick. The only time this match was ever in doubt was in the beginning of the 3rd set when Ivan somehow dodged several bullets to win the 2nd set. Roddcick was only "threatened" maybe 3 times on serve and even then he didn't have a BP against him. I've seen 100's of matches like these over the years where one player is always on the verge of losing serve and losing the match while the other player rolls and rarely does the player who is rolling through his games ever lose. Easy win.

Jlee
11-12-2006, 05:26 PM
See if this makes sense to you.
A slice-wide serve from Ljubicic was called out,he challenged,it was IN.So the umpire declared it an ace.
Andy was arguing that he could have returned it if it wasnt called out.
IMO acc. to the replays he really had no chance of getting to it so it was an un-necessary banter.

Ah, thank you. :)

Yappa
11-12-2006, 05:48 PM
Good win for Andy. I didnt watch it, but seems that he showed once more that he went from S+FH Andy to S+FH+V (+BH) Andy.

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 05:57 PM
Good win for Andy. I didnt watch it, but seems that he showed once more that he went from S+FH Andy to S+FH+V (+BH) Andy.according to his brother, he serve-volleyed on almost every first serve. I dont think that's quite true but he came in an awful lot and hit some nice low volleys and half volleys. he made a few poor decisions that showed he is still not really instinctive up there (like when he should've covered the line and didn't, etc.) but it is a vast improvement for sure. and it was his BH that got him the break in the first set :yeah: :)

adee-gee
11-12-2006, 06:04 PM
Where's Ducky? :awww: :baby: :baby:

I'm bored, so I just had a look through some of his posts in the live scoring thread :rolls:

lucky
lucky roddick..:lol: what the hell was the FH...
not nearly as much as roddick...if they played this match after serve...its 6-2 6-0 Ivan :lol:
Roddick has 0 FH winners,,,thats how much he sucks
lucky roddick
lucky roddick...should have faced a BP

craighickman
11-12-2006, 06:12 PM
It was a great match.

http://craighickmanontennis.blogspot.com/2006/11/shanghai-day-1-fantabulous.html

wally1
11-12-2006, 06:19 PM
Some nice tactics from Roddick in this match, especially the serve & volley to reduce the effectiveness of Ljubicic's blocked returns. I thought his volley's were very good throughout, in fact he seemed to me to be attacking the net more than I've seen Federer do for years, probably since his Wimbledon 2003 win.

tangerine_dream
11-12-2006, 06:25 PM
I find it difficult to gloat about Andy's win when Ivan laughs at Andy for sitting in the wrong chair. Why couldn't he have been the jerk that he is and yelled at him to get the hell out of his chair and then smacked him with his towel? Then I could hate him enough to go back to my regularly scheduled gloating. ;)

http://i9.tinypic.com/433kzzd.jpg

Naranoc
11-12-2006, 06:34 PM
^ :lol:

Roddick looks seriously :scared: when running away from Ljubicic, whose hanging his head in self-amused pity.

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 06:37 PM
^ :lol:

Roddick looks seriously :scared: when running away from Ljubicic, whose hanging his head in self-amused pity.I got the feeling he was pretty embarrassed to have done it :rolls: At least it was over the first changeover :haha:


But Roddick also inadvertently missed a cue, sitting done at one point in Ljubicic's courtside chair instead of his own during a changeover. He quickly realized his error and moved in time.

"Ivan should have told me to get out of his chair. But I'd been sitting in that chair every day during practice," explained the winner. "It was just a habit to migrate towards it.

"I didn't notice until Ivan sat down next to me and then I figured I should probably go to my own chair. I don't think I've ever done that before."

Voo de Mar
11-12-2006, 06:39 PM
Roddick was incredibly concentrated.
I see he really believes that he can defeats Federer's on Tuesday :devil:

rrfnpump
11-12-2006, 07:07 PM
Ivan :( :(

jazar
11-12-2006, 07:12 PM
Frustrated at his inability to break Ljubicic in the second set after cruising through the first, Roddick lambasted an umpire over a line call that helped put him down 5-4 in the second set.

"Either you're lying or you're really bad at your job," Roddick told umpire Mohamed Lahyani.

classic

Jagermeister
11-12-2006, 07:17 PM
Frustrated at his inability to break Ljubicic in the second set after cruising through the first, Roddick lambasted an umpire over a line call that helped put him down 5-4 in the second set.

"Either you're lying or you're really bad at your job," Roddick told umpire Mohamed Lahyani.



classic



Oy. he never plays well after his stupid little rants anyway.

Good job by Andy, Ljubicic definitely wasn't all there at end of the match. What was the health issue that he had just prior to the event?

Let's see what he can do against Mr Federer.

partygirl
11-12-2006, 07:20 PM
I want to see this match :smash::smash:
i can't wait to see a non final fed-rod match.;)

adee-gee
11-12-2006, 07:45 PM
I find it difficult to gloat about Andy's win when Ivan laughs at Andy for sitting in the wrong chair. Why couldn't he have been the jerk that he is and yelled at him to get the hell out of his chair and then smacked him with his towel? Then I could hate him enough to go back to my regularly scheduled gloating. ;)
So because he laughed you can't gloat? Tangy you're such a lame hata :ras:

tangerine_dream
11-12-2006, 08:09 PM
So because he laughed you can't gloat? Tangy you're such a lame hata :ras:
Well, I'm gloating in my sig but Adam, I will never be as good as you so why should I even bother trying? :shrug: ;)

Golfnduck
11-12-2006, 08:17 PM
Frustrated at his inability to break Ljubicic in the second set after cruising through the first, Roddick lambasted an umpire over a line call that helped put him down 5-4 in the second set.

"Either you're lying or you're really bad at your job," Roddick told umpire Mohamed Lahyani.

classic

LMFAO!!!!! :haha: :rolls: :sobbing:

Jogy
11-12-2006, 09:32 PM
great match Roddick! :) :lol:

what a way to beat Ivan down again
not a little chance for Ljubicic :lol:
but have to say Ljubicic not 100%... anyway, win for Roddick is good and what I wanted to see that match!

:yeah:

musefanatic
11-12-2006, 10:06 PM
Wow 6-1 in the last! Well done Andy! Great win :)

Raquel
11-12-2006, 10:24 PM
It was totally unnecessary for Andy to go on a tirade against the umpire though. He was acting like a little kid.
It really was unnecessary and it did change the match. He should have just let it go instead of letting it get to him that badly.

Jimmy Connors probably loved it though.

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 10:42 PM
Jimmy Connors probably loved it though.I highly doubt he loved it, considering it so clearly changed his demeanor after that and contributed to his mental :retard:ness at the end of the 2nd. He wants his guy to win, not act like a 10 year old :p

Merton
11-12-2006, 11:44 PM
Congrats Andy, but he should win such matches in straight sets.

aussie_fan
11-13-2006, 08:33 AM
Good match, really enjoyed it. Andy played some solid tennis throughout and really should of won the match in straight. I thought Ivan didn't play that well at all and it was only the crucial points he won in the 2nd set that kept it in it. Who knows, had of he broken at 1-1 in the 3rd i might be saying something different right now.

~*BGT*~
11-14-2006, 01:30 AM
I find it difficult to gloat about Andy's win when Ivan laughs at Andy for sitting in the wrong chair. Why couldn't he have been the jerk that he is and yelled at him to get the hell out of his chair and then smacked him with his towel? Then I could hate him enough to go back to my regularly scheduled gloating. ;)

http://i9.tinypic.com/433kzzd.jpg

Is there any video of this? ESPN did not show it last night. :)