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Upset Alert: Ivan Ljubicic def F. Serra 4-6 6-2 6-2

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 04:53 PM
solid play from Ivan after the first set, he faced 10bps in first 3games.

Deathless Mortal
05-15-2007, 04:57 PM
:woohoo: It was really nice to see him running and fighting till the end :yeah:

croat123
05-15-2007, 04:58 PM
ivan really picked it up. i was so pissed at his passive play in the beginning of the match

Uraitan
05-15-2007, 04:58 PM
Congrats Ljubo !!! :yippee:

Burrow
05-15-2007, 05:02 PM
ivan :D

Fergie
05-15-2007, 05:09 PM
Ivan :worship:

Jadranka
05-15-2007, 05:10 PM
yeah!

Fumus
05-15-2007, 05:10 PM
Expected Result.

JBdV
05-15-2007, 05:28 PM
Flo :sad:

Blue Heart24
05-15-2007, 05:31 PM
Ivan :yeah:

Now beat Ferrer :cool:

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 05:39 PM
Expected Result.

:D

Champion number 1
05-15-2007, 05:44 PM
Expected, but Serra has been playing well lately. Hemust have been tired from qualies and 3 setter yesterday... good win for Ljubicic.

Bilbo
05-15-2007, 06:35 PM
lucky shit, ivan

Rafa = Fed Killa
05-15-2007, 06:36 PM
Ferrer will end him

Blue Heart24
05-15-2007, 06:39 PM
Ferrer will end him

no,King will end Nadal.

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 07:12 PM
lucky shit, ivan

total domination after the first set, really lucky :)

Horatio Caine
05-15-2007, 07:15 PM
:woohoo: It was really nice to see him running and fighting till the end :yeah:

Ljubo runs? :eek:

Deathless Mortal
05-15-2007, 07:17 PM
Ljubo runs? :eek:

He did today :p

Merton
05-15-2007, 07:28 PM
Hopefully Ivan does not draw Andreev 1st round at RG. Those 450 points loom large now.

RickDaStick
05-15-2007, 07:34 PM
Hopefully Ivan does not draw Andreev 1st round at RG. Those 450 points loom large now.

Yeah luckily there arent many threats this year that are not ranked. Andreev is one of the few so hopefully he stays away from Ivan. Volandri for some reason doesnt concern me that much.

Merton
05-15-2007, 07:42 PM
Yeah luckily there arent many threats this year that are not ranked. Andreev is one of the few so hopefully he stays away from Ivan. Volandri for some reason doesnt concern me that much.

There are always dangerous floaters in Paris, last year Ivan was serving excellently throughout the tournament. He will need those easy points again this year, I don't see him making the semis, but winning some rounds is entirely possible with some luck.

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 07:53 PM
Ivan will try to make up the 450, with this week, next week at and RG. he will be in good shape if he is around 2100-2200 after RG.

Johnny Groove
05-15-2007, 08:27 PM
Ljubo won a match? :eek:

croat123
05-15-2007, 09:14 PM
Nadal went 30 seconds without scratching his ass? :eek:

Johnny Groove
05-15-2007, 09:27 PM
Nadal won more in the past month than Ljubo has in his whole career? :eek:

croat123
05-15-2007, 09:39 PM
Ljubo has a life outside of tennis? :eek:

Jimnik
05-15-2007, 09:40 PM
Serra actually won a set. :eek:

Won't be long before the bald eagle joins Robredo out of the top 10.

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 09:44 PM
Serra actually won a set. :eek:

Won't be long before the bald eagle joins Robredo out of the top 10.

Ljubicic may never leave the top 10, with another win here and solid tourny next week, and couple wins a RG, he will stay...and after RG its smooth sealing for Ljubo, only gainings PTS at big events.

RickDaStick
05-15-2007, 09:49 PM
Serra actually won a set. :eek:

Won't be long before the bald eagle joins Robredo out of the top 10.

Roddick got bagelled by Chela and only managed 3 games the whole match. Does that mean it wont be too long till he is out of the top 100? Sure looks like it.:retard:

Black Adam
05-15-2007, 09:56 PM
Ljubo has a life outside of tennis? :eek:

But his fans surely don't have a life outside MTF.

RickDaStick
05-15-2007, 09:58 PM
But his fans surely don't have a life outside MTF.

:haha: Coming from a guy who supports **** and is obsessed with MTF reps.

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 09:59 PM
I surely don't have a life outside MTF and supporting ****.

sounds about right.

Jimnik
05-15-2007, 10:04 PM
Ljubicic may never leave the top 10, with another win here and solid tourny next week, and couple wins a RG, he will stay...and after RG its smooth sealing for Ljubo, only gainings PTS at big events.
You really think he'll beat Ferrer? A couple of wins at RG and he'll still drop 400 points. He'll need another dream draw like he had last year to make the 2nd week.

Roddick got bagelled by Chela and only managed 3 games the whole match. Does that mean it wont be too long till he is out of the top 100? Sure looks like it.:retard:
Don't know what Roddick has to do with it. Does he have 450 clay points to defend? Stupid comparison. Robredo is the one in a similar situation and he felt the pressure. Ljubicic also felt the pressure last year when he had all those indoor points to defend in Madrid and Paris. He failed to defend any of them.

RickDaStick
05-15-2007, 10:05 PM
You really think he'll beat Ferrer? A couple of wins at RG and he'll still drop 400 points. He'll need another dream draw like he had last year to make the 2nd week.


Don't know what Roddick has to do with it. Does he have 450 clay points to defend? Stupid comparison. Robredo is the one in a similar situation and he felt the pressure. Ljubicic also felt the pressure last year when he had all those indoor points to defend in Madrid and Paris. He failed to defend any of them.


Could it because he was sick and didnt even play Paris because of that?

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 10:06 PM
You really think he'll beat Ferrer? A couple of wins at RG and he'll still drop 400 points. He'll need another dream draw like he had last year to make the 2nd week.
.

if he plays like he did the today in the 2nd and 3rd, yes. Ferrer is not Nadal
and like i said with win over Ferrer and next week should be a easy final or a W and since Robredo lost 500pts Ivan is the 7th seed, should get a good draw and make it to 4th or QF. after RG if he stays in the 2000-2200 range, he is set for 3rd staight top 10 finish.

ohh and about Paris, he almost died the week before from a virus :)

Jimnik
05-15-2007, 10:07 PM
Could it because he was sick and didnt even play Paris because of that?
Excuses. It's all mental at the end of the day.

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 10:08 PM
Excuses. It's all mental at the end of the day.
yeah a deadly virus is all mental.

Jimnik
05-15-2007, 10:11 PM
if he plays like he did the today in the 2nd and 3rd, yes. Ferrer is not Nadal
and like i said with win over Ferrer and next week should be a easy final or a W and since Robredo lost 500pts Ivan is the 7th seed, should get a good draw and make it to 4th or QF. after RG if he stays in the 2000-2200 range, he is set for 3rd staight year in top 10 finish.

ohh and about Paris, he almost died the week before from a virus :)
I admire your optimism, mate. He basically has to reach the QF of RG to stay above 2000 points. Either he'll need a very good draw or he'll have to start beating top 30 players on clay, which he didn't have to do last year.

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 10:15 PM
I admire your optimism, mate. He basically has to reach the QF of RG to stay above 2000 points. Either he'll need a very good draw or he'll have to start beating top 30 players on clay, which he didn't have to do last year.

well there is not much threat behind him with Murray done and Haas on clay :lol: even if doesnt stay above 2000 after RG, which to me seems impossible, he can gain alot of pts with Wimbledon, 2 USA AMS' ,USO, Madrid and Paris. to me it doesnt matter where you're ranked in mid may, its how you finish and i am 100% sure he will finish in the top 10.

Jimnik
05-15-2007, 10:19 PM
well there is not much threat behind him with Murray done and Haas on clay :lol: even if doesnt stay above 2000 after RG, which to me seems impossible, he can gain alot of pts with Wimbledon, 2 USA AMS' ,USO, Madrid and Paris. to me it doesnt matter where you're ranked in mid may, its how you finish and i am 100% sure he will finish in the top 10.
Forget Murray and Haas, it's Berdych and Gasquet you need to worry about. Both of them will gain a lot of points here in Hamburg and are well poised to overtake Ljubicic after RG. I seriously doubt Ljubicic will be gaining many points at Wimbledon. If he stays in the top 10 it will be because of indoor results.

El Legenda
05-15-2007, 10:24 PM
Forget Murray and Haas, it's Berdych and Gasquet you need to worry about. Both of them will gain a lot of points here in Hamburg and are well poised to overtake Ljubicic after RG. I seriously doubt Ljubicic will be gaining many points at Wimbledon. If he stays in the top 10 it will be because of indoor results.

talking and working with Krajicek with help him a lot at Wimbledon

Johnny Groove
05-15-2007, 10:59 PM
talking and working with Krajicek with help him a lot at Wimbledon

not if he draws Monfils :lol:

RickDaStick
05-15-2007, 11:02 PM
Not if he draws Monfils :tape:



not if he draws Monfils :lol:


I think we got you the 1st time :)

Hard Hitter
05-15-2007, 11:04 PM
I didn't realize Ivan was so horrible on clay as ya'll say he is.

Andre♥
05-15-2007, 11:04 PM
The truth is if Ljubicic doesn't go out of Top 10 after RG, he won't go until the end of the year most likely.

He has no points to defend in both Madrid and Paris and even haters agree that he is a major force indoors...

And if he suddenly discovers how to play on grass, he may even have a secured spot for Shanghai...

Johnny Groove
05-15-2007, 11:24 PM
I think we got you the 1st time :)

I wanted to vary the smiley at the end :wavey:

yomike
05-16-2007, 03:10 AM
Unexpected win Ivan, I really thought you were headed for another early exit.

bad gambler
05-16-2007, 03:15 AM
Ljubooooooooo :D

Action Jackson
05-16-2007, 03:16 AM
Never in doubt for the big man.

El Legenda
05-16-2007, 03:42 AM
Ljubooooooooo :D
when do you decide to stop holding down the O key. :) i can never get a good stop

its aways Ljubooo
or Ljubooooooooooooooooooooooooo

:smoke: