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Ivan Ljubicic def Olivier Rochus: 6-3 7-6(4)

El Legenda
02-22-2007, 08:53 PM
Not as close as the scoreline would suggest

Seems like Ivan is back in some kind of form :lol:

26 Aces in 10 games :yeah: hitting a lot of serves 230kph/143mph :speakles:
37% return pts won :yeah:



:wavey:

croat123
02-22-2007, 08:57 PM
he put a lot of pressure on rochus' serve. too bad he couldn't break a few more times. good match overall :)

scoobs
02-22-2007, 08:58 PM
Solid performance from Ljubicic.

RickDaStick
02-22-2007, 08:59 PM
Eventhough Ljubo only broke once i think his returning problems are over. This was the first match where he was ripping returns instead of just slicing them back especially on the 2nd serve. He won nearly 40% of returns.

Apemant
02-22-2007, 09:00 PM
Not as close as the scoreline would suggest

Seems like Ivan is back in some kind of form :lol:

26 Aces in 10 games :yeah: hitting a lot of serves 230kph/143mph :speakles:
37% return pts won :yeah:

Didn't see the match :mad:

10/25 on the 2nd serve suggests, though, that this match was mostly monster serving, and that Olie in fact played much better rallies.

What I would like to know is the # of UEs by Ljubo on his FH side...

scarecrows
02-22-2007, 09:01 PM
back in form for the 2 US masters :yeah:

RickDaStick
02-22-2007, 09:02 PM
Didn't see the match :mad:

10/25 on the 2nd serve suggests, though, that this match was mostly monster serving, and that Olie in fact played much better rallies.

What I would like to know is the # of UEs by Ljubo on his FH side...

He had 3 in the first game but after that not that many. His forehand looked good today, id be willing to bet the winner to UE ratio on the forehand side was pretty even.

Apemant
02-22-2007, 09:02 PM
Eventhough Ljubo only broke once i think his returning problems are over. This was the first match where he was ripping returns instead of just slicing them back especially on the 2nd serve. He won nearly 40% of returns.

I wouldn't go that far, after all, it was just Olie. Nothing against him but with that height he just can't hit big serves, no wonder even Ljubo managed to return a few of them.

El Legenda
02-22-2007, 09:04 PM
Didn't see the match :mad:

10/25 on the 2nd serve suggests, though, that this match was mostly monster serving, and that Olie in fact played much better rallies.

What I would like to know is the # of UEs by Ljubo on his FH side...

Ljubo was hitting winners from both sides. on top of the aces, i would say he had 20+ winners

Jaap
02-22-2007, 09:05 PM
LOL at the overeaction over a win against little Ollie Rochus.

He still sucks a bit fat one.

Apemant
02-22-2007, 09:06 PM
Ljubo was hitting winners from both sides. on top of the aces, i would say he had 20+ winners

Where did you watch it?

Apemant
02-22-2007, 09:09 PM
LOL at the overeaction over a win against little Ollie Rochus.

He still sucks a bit fat one.

Who is overreacting?

BTW this little Olie had MPs versus Rogi on grass... true, Rogi was kinda at low point after such a heartbreaking loss in RG, but still. If Olie won this I wouldn't be surprised at all, considering the crap Ljubo's been pulling in his last few matches.

Also, Olie is 2-0 vs. Karlovic :devil:

El Legenda
02-22-2007, 09:10 PM
Where did you watch it?

dutch website had live stream..but you needed a pr oxy from there to watch it :)

Horatio Caine
02-22-2007, 09:11 PM
Ivan! :bounce:

But winning 35%+ return pts against a server like Rochus isn't exactly hugely impressive ;)

ASP0315
02-22-2007, 09:33 PM
Well done "King of Serve" :worship:

tangerine_dream
02-23-2007, 02:58 AM
I can't contain my excitement.

El Legenda
02-23-2007, 03:00 AM
I can't contain my excitement.

vamos :hearts:

Apemant
02-23-2007, 06:49 AM
I can't contain my excitement.

Hmm.. some little devil here on my left shoulder is telling me you'd have even harder time containing your excitement, had Ljubo lost. :devil:

jazar
02-23-2007, 06:52 AM
wow, ljubicic has won another match. he's on a roll

Horatio Caine
02-23-2007, 08:07 AM
I can't contain my excitement.

:haha: :haha:

Kolya
02-23-2007, 08:57 AM
Good on ya Ljubo. Keep it up.

Jadranka
02-23-2007, 01:30 PM
:woohoo:

Horatio Caine
02-23-2007, 06:01 PM
Yep. Ljubo really is back at his returning best... 3/19 in 4 Mayer service games so far :yeah:

El Legenda
02-23-2007, 06:34 PM
Yep. Ljubo really is back at his returning best... 3/19 in 4 Mayer service games so far :yeah:

finished the match with 40% return pts won and was RIPPING winners on return

Blue Heart24
02-23-2007, 06:44 PM
finished the match with 40% return pts won and was RIPPING winners on return

:rocker2:

RickDaStick
02-23-2007, 06:54 PM
Yep. Ljubo really is back at his returning best... 3/19 in 4 Mayer service games so far :yeah:


Jez nowhere to be found now that the match is over :rolleyes:

ASP0315
02-23-2007, 07:04 PM
Well done ivan. :rocker2:

Horatio Caine
02-23-2007, 07:51 PM
Jez nowhere to be found now that the match is over :rolleyes:

That's because I was out living my life away from the computer :rolleyes: