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Pörtschach SF: Pico Mónaco saves 3mps and beats Ljuba Truba 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(4)

LocoPorElTenis
05-23-2008, 03:50 PM
Quality choke by Ljubo. He served for the match *5-4 30-0 in the third, and was broken (after not facing any bps in the second and third set). At that point it was clear Pico would clinch it.

Pico is now one win away from retaining his title :yippee:

RickDaStick
05-23-2008, 03:51 PM
massive choke here

Voo de Mar
05-23-2008, 03:51 PM
I saw MP for Ljubo at 5:3.

Jaap
05-23-2008, 03:51 PM
Ljubo,

Welcome to Mugsville.

Population : You

Loftra
05-23-2008, 03:52 PM
Ljubo had 0-40 when leading 5-3* in the third, so three MP's
Monaco won 1 point on serve in the final set tie break, Ljubo none.

Deathless Mortal
05-23-2008, 03:52 PM
Not only that. Ivan had a BP to go *3-0 up , he had 3 MPs at 5-3 40-0* and as you said *5-4 30-0. In the TB Monaco won 1 point on his own serve and that was the difference.

Voo de Mar
05-23-2008, 03:52 PM
Not only that. Ivan had a BP to go *3-0 up in the TB, he had 3 MPs at 5-3 40-0* and as you said *5-4 30-0. In the TB Monaco won 1 point on his own serve and that was the difference.

OMG, what a choke. Ljubo is now 10-14 in MP matches.

Okonsky
05-23-2008, 03:53 PM
Great news.

maxxo
05-23-2008, 03:53 PM
truba you must shy

Jimnik
05-23-2008, 03:53 PM
Never in doubt.

Blue Heart24
05-23-2008, 03:53 PM
Fuck you Ivan tool.Cannot believe what he wasted.
Did anyone see the volley at 5-3* 40-15?

just unreal

whist
05-23-2008, 03:54 PM
I`m so glad Ljubo lost:) Maybe he can learn a lesson from this choke:o

Kolya
05-23-2008, 03:54 PM
Thanks Ljubo for making Monaco tired.

Deathless Mortal
05-23-2008, 03:55 PM
Fuck you Ivan tool.Cannot believe what he wasted.
Did anyone see the volley at 5-3* 40-15?

just unreal

Yeah I feel the most sorry for that one. Clear point at the net, but he hit it exactly in front of Monaco who knew what to do with it.

Blue Heart24
05-23-2008, 03:56 PM
Yeah I feel the most sorry for that one. Clear point at the net, but he hit it exactly in front of Monaco who knew what to do with it.

The easiest volley ever.And yes,right in front of Monaco.What a total loser.

maxxo
05-23-2008, 03:56 PM
the way aida was looking at him when he missed that volley, ljuba's gonna have to make love with his hand for quite a while

Horatio Caine
05-23-2008, 03:56 PM
LOL karma was quick to come around! :lol: I think people might be forgetting that only yesterday Ljubo saved 6 match points of his own. :p

qczi
05-23-2008, 03:57 PM
ljuba truba :smash:

Action Jackson
05-23-2008, 03:57 PM
Well done Pico.

Ljubo got out of a tight one yesterday saving 6 match points, it doesn't take long for that to be a distant memory.

El Legenda
05-23-2008, 03:57 PM
choke yes, but nobody expected Ljubo to play with Monaco on clay, he is heading in to Paris and 2 easy matches await then if he plays like this he has a chance in the 3rd round vs Daveydenko or Safin.

Haile Selassie
05-23-2008, 03:57 PM
Congrats Júan :bounce:

Blue Heart24
05-23-2008, 03:58 PM
Ljubo,

Welcome to Mugsville.

Population : You

Couldnt be more correct.


the way aida was looking at him when he missed that volley, ljuba's gonna have to make love with his hand for quite a while

:spit: :rolls:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-23-2008, 03:59 PM
the way aida was looking at him when he missed that volley, ljuba's gonna have to make love with his hand for quite a while

:haha::rolls:

No sex until he wins a title! :smoke:

Deathless Mortal
05-23-2008, 03:59 PM
choke yes, but nobody expected Ljubo to play with Monaco on clay, he is heading in to Paris and 2 easy matches await then if he plays like this he has a chance in the 3rd round vs Daveydenko or Safin.

That's what I'm thinking and Davydenko will most probably play here till tomorrow. He'll just have to be better on crucial points.

Voo de Mar
05-23-2008, 03:59 PM
LOL karma was quick to come around! :lol: I think people might be forgetting that only yesterday Ljubo saved 6 match points of his own. :p

This is funny tennis, one day you win a losing match, the other day, you lose a winning one :)

maxxo
05-23-2008, 04:02 PM
:haha::rolls:

No sex until he wins a title! :smoke:

might as well join some monastery :)

Lee
05-23-2008, 04:03 PM
:tape: Choke of the year?

El Legenda
05-23-2008, 04:04 PM
:tape: Choke of the year?

that would be Traver vs ivan in the QF, 6mps, 2 on serve.

maxxo
05-23-2008, 04:04 PM
:tape: Choke of the year?

no

VolandriFan
05-23-2008, 04:05 PM
Piquito :worship:

That ankle injury before BA really destroyed the momentum he had built last year, I thought he would crack the top ten around that time. But it looks like he's found a bit of form once more, so I hope that he can keep it going.

Labamba
05-23-2008, 04:08 PM
Ljubo from hero to zero in a day :lol:

tennis is a funny game :p

btw, Ljubo didn't hold his serve once in the TB

shotgun
05-23-2008, 04:14 PM
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Action Jackson
05-23-2008, 04:15 PM
:tape: Choke of the year?

that would be Traver vs ivan in the QF, 6mps, 2 on serve.

What Geraldo said.

LocoPorElTenis
05-23-2008, 04:21 PM
What Geraldo said.

What about RRH vs Fed? No mps wasted but RRH was destroying Federer 5-1 in the third and somehow managed to lose.

Action Jackson
05-23-2008, 04:24 PM
What about RRH vs Fed? No mps wasted but RRH was destroying Federer 5-1 in the third and somehow managed to lose.

Gimeno was actually a chance to win his match, Hidalgo was never going to win his.

6 match points sways it.

leng jai
05-23-2008, 04:25 PM
Ljuba Truba 4 lyfe!

TMJordan
05-23-2008, 04:25 PM
Retire Ljuba Truba.

I hope Pico wins this title.

finishingmove
05-23-2008, 05:07 PM
u could see by the expression on his wife's face that she knew he blew it at that volley

what a mug tt

tennisfan444
05-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Excellent win for Monaco. But poor Ljuba, I'd really like to see him take this and use it to go far at RG.

Voo de Mar
05-23-2008, 06:24 PM
Monaco said after the match:
It’s amazing. I don’t remember the last time that I won a match having been match point down.

What a great memory, he won this year match against Vassallo Arguello (Vina del Mar) saving also 3 match points :lol:

Montego
05-23-2008, 06:27 PM
choke yes, but nobody expected Ljubo to play with Monaco on clay, he is heading in to Paris and 2 easy matches await then if he plays like this he has a chance in the 3rd round vs Daveydenko or Safin.

How has he a chance vs Davydenko in RG ?? Truba made some 18362 backhand UEs today. And it's not like they are clipping the net or are a "close calls". They are 1.5 m outs !!!

IF there is a match Davy - Ljuba it will be 6-3 6-3 6-3 after what I saw today in both semis.

Merton
05-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Good tournament for Ivan, he should now reach 3rd round at RG. Excellent fight for Pico, he reaches the final here.

justClaudia
05-23-2008, 06:30 PM
Piquito :worship:

That ankle injury before BA really destroyed the momentum he had built last year, I thought he would crack the top ten around that time. But it looks like he's found a bit of form once more, so I hope that he can keep it going.

yes! am so happy for him.

well done Pico:yippee:

dijus
05-23-2008, 07:39 PM
Pico :rocker2:

Clara Bow
05-23-2008, 07:51 PM
Monaco said after the match:
It’s amazing. I don’t remember the last time that I won a match having been match point down.

What a great memory, he won this year match against Vassallo Arguello (Vina del Mar) saving also 3 match points :lol:

:lol: Well, maybe Pico has erased Vina del Mar from his memory because of the ankle injury.

So glad to see Pico make a final after going off the rails for a bit after his injury.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-23-2008, 10:00 PM
monumental choke by ljuba truba :retard:

i cant believe that lucky monaco is in top 20 :o