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RG R3: Ljubicic stuns Davydenko 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4

LinkMage
05-31-2008, 05:52 PM
Shocking. :eek:

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2008, 05:52 PM
Ljuba Truba you legend!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

5/5 in BP opportunities.

osalsyst
05-31-2008, 05:52 PM
What in the fucking hell Nikolay??? :confused::confused:

Ljubicic played great tennis today. The serve bailed him out of trouble a bunch of times. Once he got into a rally, he seemed content to just hang around and let Davy decide the outcome. So he goes from not winning a set against Davy on clay to coming back from 2 sets down. Amazing turnaround! :)

Very sad for Davy though. His first loss from 2-0 up. :sad:

JustJames
05-31-2008, 05:53 PM
Firstly Wawrinka and now this.. :o

finishingmove
05-31-2008, 05:53 PM
ljuba was not himself today.

fortuna favoured the bald. or at least the one with less hair

stebs
05-31-2008, 05:53 PM
Ljubicic played very well for the last three sets but still it's really a tale of Davydenko thinking it was over. He didn't take his chances to get ahead in the sets he lost and really didn't play well enough. Great win for Ljubicic but a bad loss for Davydenko as well.

shotgun
05-31-2008, 05:53 PM
One hell of an upset.

Credit to Ljubicic, that's actually the biggest win on clay in his career.

Outfielder
05-31-2008, 05:53 PM
wtf

zicofirol
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
thank god davydenko is out...

dam0dred
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
That is a shocker.

Fed's draw gets better and better by the day.

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
Ljubicic vs Stepanek in the QFs. :D

The Freak
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
Wow, nobody saw that one coming.

Deathless Mortal
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees :D:D:D :woohoo:
Ljubo you legend :worship:
Incredible fighting when the match seemed lost :D:D
Well done Ivan! Ajmooooooooo :rocker2:

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
Linkmage's thread was started before the match finished. This is becoming a habit in MTF it seems. :rolleyes:

ys
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
Looked like a fix to me..

Blue Heart24
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
FUCK YESsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Young 8
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
The Fixer strikes again

ah ah ah

EternalxJourney
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
Boo. I thought Nikolay had this one in the bag.

Montego
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
Ljuba Truba, great calmness in rallies, big serving. Dominant display in this 5th set, which I was able to watch.

Lee
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
I lost count on how many balls Davydenko dumped into the net in a rally. :tape:

Andre♥
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
:woohoo:

Ljuba Truba is back!!! :woohoo:

Monfils next!

GuiroNl
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
I'm disappointed with this. Kolya's game became worse and Ljubicic started to play better.

Awful lot of UEs from Davydenko though.

Action Jackson
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Great work Ljubo. 100 percent break point conversion rate 5/5 and PMK not taking his to break back.

The epitome of taking your chances.

Allstar
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Biggest shock ive seen in a long time.

Davy aint the best volleyer but that was criminal not finishing anything off at the net. Lubo was hacking most shots back

selyoink
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Shameful performance from Davy in those last 3 sets. Absolute mug level of play. He has become a joke in slams this year. If it wasn't for his Miami triumph his year would be in the pits.

Best win of Ljubicic's career in a slam.

HoistDaColors
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
only saw the last set...great defense by ivan.

hehe everyone now wants his autograph

anon57
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
:yeah: Good play by Ljubicic in the last set, too many errors from Davydenko though

StevoTG
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
What a win for Ivan :hatoff:

stebs
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Looked like a fix to me..

Then you didn't watch the match.

Albop
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Ljuba truba :rocker2:

:worship:

Kolya
05-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Ljubo played like a pussy ....... but it worked ....

He will loses next round ..........

rocketassist
05-31-2008, 05:56 PM
RaVeR is probably getting high right now.

Ljuba Truba :rocker2:

Fed's draw isn't any easier, he owns the PMK and even plays shit and lets him choke :rolleyes:

richie21
05-31-2008, 05:56 PM
:haha::haha:

osalsyst
05-31-2008, 05:56 PM
That is a shocker.

Fed's draw gets better and better by the day.

Just imagine if Hewitt had won today.

Davy :sad:
Lleyton :sad:

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 05:56 PM
The Ljuboss is back :lol:

HeretiC
05-31-2008, 05:56 PM
Ljuba is Truba NO MORE. Amazing win which shows why he has played SF in RG and why he was No.3.

Corey Feldman
05-31-2008, 05:57 PM
:o Davydenko

this is what you get for playing St Poelten the week before

Ducky/Jerry will be out in force later :lol:

The Ljuboss is back :lol::lol:

neenah
05-31-2008, 05:57 PM
Disappointing for Kolya :awww:

But a nice display from Ljubicic. What a shift of momentum. :yeah:

First time since '04 Kolya doesn't make it to the QF ('05 - SF; '06 - QF; '07 - SF)

Grinder
05-31-2008, 05:57 PM
Russian tennis. :haha:

More Americans in the fourth round than Argentines or Russians, didn't think I'd see the day.

Get the hell out of here, ya fixer. :rolls:

Excellent effort by Ljubicic with some big serving, Monfils through to the quarters.

LinkMage
05-31-2008, 05:57 PM
Linkmage's thread was started before the match finished. This is becoming a habit in MTF it seems. :rolleyes:



Bullshit!

No need to cry. Accept I beat you.

ASP0315
05-31-2008, 05:57 PM
totally unexpected
Congrats Ivan the new clay god.
wow he really outplayed davydenko from the baseline too.

Aurora
05-31-2008, 05:58 PM
The last sets a very dissappointing performance from Davy. Ljubicic was solid and that's all he needed to be.

Norrage
05-31-2008, 05:59 PM
davydenko's forehand in the last sets :(

TankingTheSet
05-31-2008, 05:59 PM
In the last few weeks Ljubicic had been showing signs of returning to form, and this is a great for him. Chances for another SF?

Alex999
05-31-2008, 05:59 PM
Davydenko was kind of passive, he made 30 forehand UE, too many silly errors. Congrats to Ljubicic. Wow, this is just crazy, I still can't believe Ljubicic won this match.

Okonsky
05-31-2008, 06:00 PM
I am all sweat. Praise to God. This is one of THE happiest (tennis) day for me lately. From 0-2 to 3-2 in what way??? I'm so delighted for Ljuba. On the other hand I wouldn't look this grandpa grose face of Bloody any more.

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2008, 06:00 PM
Bullshit!

No need to cry. Accept I beat you.

Yeah right. I was watching the match live, you can't bullshit me in that one.

ys
05-31-2008, 06:01 PM
Masterful performance.. by Kolya.. Playing like #1 in first two sets, losing like 7 points on serve in those two sets. Getting live betting odds on Ivan go through the roof.. then perhaps someone pours few 100K on Ivan, and, voila, getting away with few millions.. Kolya would not have won this tourney anyway..

Kuhne
05-31-2008, 06:01 PM
Yesssssss, Ljubicic is the fucking man, that match point kicked ass!

Blue Heart24
05-31-2008, 06:01 PM
Ljubicic vs Stepanek in the QFs. :D

Would be a dream match up for me.:worship:

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 06:02 PM
2nd time in his career to come back 0-2 at RG. :lol:

Clay Death
05-31-2008, 06:03 PM
Davydenko was kind of passive, he made 30 forehand UE, too many silly errors. Congrats to Ljubicic. Wow, this is just crazy, I still can't believe Ljubicic won this match.


davytanko is just a damn goat. a goat that shits all over itself.

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2008, 06:03 PM
Would be a dream match up for me.:worship:

Big probability.

LinkMage
05-31-2008, 06:03 PM
Yeah right. I was watching the match live, you can't bullshit me in that one.



So was I. I was watching on ESPN.

Get a faster Internet connection next time. :p

Ranger
05-31-2008, 06:04 PM
Davydenko wasn't so bad, he tried to play aggressive and offensive but Ivan Ljurray was to good in defense (without moonballing).

Good match from Ljuba.

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2008, 06:05 PM
So was I. I was watching on ESPN.

Get a faster Internet connection next time. :p

My connection is fast, I just wait for the match to finish to post any result thread. :wavey:

krystlel
05-31-2008, 06:06 PM
Great win for Ljubicic. I only watched the last set which was fascinating. Ljubicic played some good tennis and made Davydenko come up with the good shots, which he wasn't able to on a consistent enough basis.

ys
05-31-2008, 06:07 PM
what the hell happened to kolya? to lose from 2 sets up on clay to ljubo is just ridiculous

In opposite.. if you look at it at the right angle..

jazar
05-31-2008, 06:07 PM
what the hell happened to kolya? to lose from 2 sets up on clay to ljubo is just ridiculous

goldenlox
05-31-2008, 06:07 PM
Davydenko didn't deserve that win. Pitiful performance on key points for 3 straight sets.

Okonsky
05-31-2008, 06:07 PM
a goat that shits all over itself.

Hell yes.

Minotaur
05-31-2008, 06:09 PM
Feel da fix

Krikry
05-31-2008, 06:10 PM
:sad:

Snowwy
05-31-2008, 06:12 PM
Linkmage's thread was started before the match finished. This is becoming a habit in MTF it seems. :rolleyes:

Of course :lol::o

martinatreue
05-31-2008, 06:15 PM
Ljubey :hearts:

Kolya :sad:

LinkMage
05-31-2008, 06:17 PM
Of course :lol::o



:retard:



And the other clown always posts before the match is over :shrug:



:lol:




The only clown here is you. :wavey:

Action Jackson
05-31-2008, 06:18 PM
No fix here.

Albop
05-31-2008, 06:21 PM
The only clown here is you. :wavey:

no, you are the clown ;)

LinkMage
05-31-2008, 06:24 PM
no, you are the clown ;)


:rolleyes:

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 06:32 PM
Ljubo never left the game plan, even when down 0-2. play D most of the time and take chances when you get them.

muniu
05-31-2008, 06:34 PM
Davy :haha: :retard:

Mateya
05-31-2008, 06:34 PM
:spit: :haha:
Ljubo, you and your serve rule :worship:


He was just pushing the ball back in the final set and somehow got the break. And made a couple of backhand winners...looked so simple.

However, unexplainable performance from Nikolay. Leading 2-0 and then turning into a too agressive challenger player with a huge number of UEs and no consistency + missins some easy shots.

This day was just hillarious with all the 5-setters and comebacks.
:crazy:

TheBoiledEgg
05-31-2008, 06:34 PM
Kolya that was pathetic in 3rd

relaxed too early, let Ljubo find his rhythm on serve and folded himself :help:

a recipe for disaster

losing to Ljubo is bad enough, in a slam just pathetic, but from 2 sets up against a slam mental midget talks of disbelief :help:

Davydenkon
05-31-2008, 06:35 PM
fixed.

Jadranka
05-31-2008, 06:37 PM
Juhu :woohoo: well done, Ljubo :worship:

njnetswill
05-31-2008, 06:37 PM
Ivan is back :eek:

Monteque
05-31-2008, 06:40 PM
Poor Dav. I didnt think Ljuba could win the game at all before the match.

shocking of the week

Okonsky
05-31-2008, 06:47 PM
Overrated Bloody just beaten by Ljuba on the track again. Nothing too surprising.

groundstroke
05-31-2008, 06:48 PM
Massive upset, I didn't see this coming. Bet365 users must be mad. :lol:

alfonsojose
05-31-2008, 06:51 PM
Looked like a fix to me..

:haha: Ditto

ReturnWinner
05-31-2008, 06:52 PM
Truba :worship: this one of his best wins i tought he had some chances coz he was serving at his best and playing well from the baseline but comeback from two sets to one? no no way.

Neely
05-31-2008, 06:56 PM
not bad for an almost retired player to beat a clay force like Davydenko after 0-2 sets

I'm surprised none of the big geniuses here so far said: expected

star_of_dusk
05-31-2008, 07:07 PM
Oh, koyla, what happened? :sad: :hug:

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 07:08 PM
the Ljubo had 206kph/129mph 1st serve average.

croat123
05-31-2008, 07:22 PM
ljubo :eek: i almost stopped watching after it was 0-2, but i figured davy would just run away with the third and boy was i wrong. ljubo came up with some clutch serves and great defense when it mattered. the backhand was on in the last three sets :D:D good luck vs. monfils...this will be a great chance to make a slam quarter or semi

KitinovRules
05-31-2008, 07:23 PM
:o Davydenko

this is what you get for playing St Poelten the week before

Ducky/Jerry will be out in force later :lol:

:lol:
Ljubo also played that tournament.

And St.Poelten is some 400km away from Portschach (Carantia), where the tournament in fact was held.

Roland9
05-31-2008, 07:24 PM
Woah.. Just how many comebacks we'll see in this tournament..?

Real shame for Davy, he came to RG playing very well, and he did play well at the earlier rounds but... Well, saw the last set of this match, Davy was missing easy shots looking filled with unconfidence, but credit to Ljubo, he wasn't really missing anything and kept the ball in play for a frustrating amount of time for Davy... With some extra winners and solid serving, he got the win, and what a win it is for him.

RIboy
05-31-2008, 07:39 PM
Nothing Is Imposible :banana:

Tutu
05-31-2008, 07:40 PM
That is a MASSSSSIIIIVEE shock. Davydenko was playing AMAZING against Marat the other day.

Beat
05-31-2008, 07:44 PM
:eek: kinda funny, this win came out of nowhere.

@Sweet Cleopatra
05-31-2008, 07:45 PM
i am so sad i cried a lot

scarecrows
05-31-2008, 07:57 PM
Ljuba Trubaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :bounce:

Tommy fan
05-31-2008, 08:00 PM
Really shocking.. Great for Ljubicic, but Davydenko had plenty of errors, especially in th last set from what I saw..
But congrats Ljubicic.. He really needed a win like that

jonny84
05-31-2008, 08:04 PM
Not sure if this is a big big surprise really :shurg:

scarecrows
05-31-2008, 08:12 PM
not bad for an almost retired player to beat a clay force like Davydenko after 0-2 sets

I'm surprised none of the big geniuses here so far said: expected

that's because Ontario Gambler doesnt post in GM

:worship:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7125030&postcount=28

Minotaur
05-31-2008, 08:47 PM
Actually Davydenko is too much obsessed with simple ball-bashing and it costed him a match

RoyBatty
05-31-2008, 08:57 PM
three mugs in a row, again. :worship:
Ljubo in top form. :wavey:

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 08:57 PM
Ljubo won the big pts.. saved 7bps and Davydenko saved 0 of 5.

Tennis-Engineer
05-31-2008, 09:00 PM
I'm surprised none of the big geniuses here so far said: expected

Yes it was surprising for me too that I didnt see Bilbo or others in this thread saying "Expected one" :p

dylan24
05-31-2008, 09:01 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=84a9025e2caa4bf7b7795a5d9e537317.france _tennis_french_open_xrog207&prov=ap

donkey looking up at his brother, smiling, after completing his latest and best fix ever.

tennisfan444
05-31-2008, 09:08 PM
:)

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 09:11 PM
This feels like my biggest victory ever, beating Nikolay in five sets on clay after being two sets to love down,” Ljubicic said. “That’s definitely not easy. He was playing unbelievable in the first two sets but he slowed down in the third. I smelled blood and said to myself, ‘Let’s try to hang in here.’ From then on, I played very, very well

what a fighter.

spriwi
05-31-2008, 09:17 PM
:spit: this is unexpected

still, kolya played shit with his fh in the last two sets :o

tangerine_dream
05-31-2008, 09:17 PM
:spit: Too bad they both couldn't lose that would have made it even better.

Allez
05-31-2008, 09:19 PM
Someone's getting paid big money for this. ;)

CyBorg
05-31-2008, 09:23 PM
Anyone else think Davydenko was stupid playing in Poertschach a week before RG rather than resting?

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 09:25 PM
Anyone else think Davydenko was stupid playing in Poertschach a week before RG rather than resting?

maybe, but Ljubo was smart by playing there and coming into this match winner of 5 of last 6 on clay and the match he lost he had 3mps and served for it.

Roland9
05-31-2008, 09:26 PM
Someone's getting paid big money for this. ;)

I don't think that's funny anymore...


But wait, actually it was never funny.

Action Jackson
05-31-2008, 09:27 PM
Anyone else think Davydenko was stupid playing in Poertschach a week before RG rather than resting?

No.

He made the semis twice at RG while winning his agents event.

Tennis-Engineer
05-31-2008, 09:33 PM
I see similarities between this result and that one Davydenko lost to Vassallo Arguello . If some people were suspicious about that match , similar suspicion can exist here too.ATP should investigate about what happened in betting and gambling places and sites during this match.

TankingTheSet
05-31-2008, 09:43 PM
I see similarities between this result and that one Davydenko lost to Vassallo Arguello . If some people were suspicious about that match , similar suspicion can exist here too.ATP should investigate about what happened in betting and gambling places and sites during this match.

I followed the online betting market on betfair and it was completely different to the Vassallo match.

In fact the betting odds for most of the match suggested that Davydenko couldn't possibly lose, and only when Ljubicic was a break up in the final set did the betting market realize that he could lose. This pattern is the complete opposite of what would happen in a suspicious match, such as the Vassallo one when where Davydenko's betting odds suggested Davydenko couldn't win.

Of course some less sophisticated gamblers that bet on Davydenko at very low odds will cry foul, but that just doesn't make sense and they are just looking at an excuse for losing their money.

Black Adam
05-31-2008, 09:48 PM
A ljubo win that's worth celebrating :yeah: The fixer should have been banned a long time ago and yet he is still around and manages to pull of this fix without getting into trouble??? Something is wrong. Ban him!

ys
05-31-2008, 09:54 PM
what a fighter.

Yep.. Amazing fighter indeed .. that Vassallo-Arguello fellow..

DrJules
05-31-2008, 09:54 PM
A ljubo win that's worth celebrating :yeah: The fixer should have been banned a long time ago and yet he is still around and manages to pull of this fix without getting into trouble??? Something is wrong. Ban him!

You do require something called evidence to ban a player.

ys
05-31-2008, 09:58 PM
I followed the online betting market on betfair and it was completely different to the Vassallo match.

Absolutely.. That time was simply an unfortunate accident, the information leaked somewhere down the line and became a common knowledge of the market .. hence ridiculous betting patterns.. This time those few aware of the happening did manage to keep the info contained..

bad gambler
05-31-2008, 10:10 PM
Always a great result when Davydenko loses, well done Ljubo :yeah:

LaMafiaNoPerdona
05-31-2008, 10:30 PM
king of fixing did again. hope this time he will be banned for life.

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 10:31 PM
how stupid do you have to be to think that Davydenko would even come close to try to fix a match after everything thats happen in the last year.

ys
05-31-2008, 10:37 PM
how stupid do you have to be to think that Davydenko would even come close to try to fix a match after everything thats happen in the last year.

Wrong question.. The right question is .. how greedy does one have to be.. to try to fix a match after everything thats happen in the last year

mdjenders
05-31-2008, 10:43 PM
wtf. absolute crap tennis from kolya and an embarrassing loss. he deserved to lose, and it was nice to see how much this win meant for ljubicic.

dylan24
05-31-2008, 11:02 PM
how stupid do you have to be to think that Davydenko would even come close to try to fix a match after everything thats happen in the last year.

the perfect time is when they least expect it.
this donkey is good
at what he does

LaMafiaNoPerdona
05-31-2008, 11:08 PM
how stupid do you have to be to think that Davydenko would even come close to try to fix a match after everything thats happen in the last year.
yeah... ljubo, the great one, played incredible... i never seen such a fantastic play... denko was absolute pathetic... suddenly

jonas
05-31-2008, 11:10 PM
One hell of an upset.

Credit to Ljubicic, that's actually the biggest win on clay in his career.

Nah

He's was in SF in FO 2006

He's also beaten Kafelnikov (3) in Monte Carlo '99 and Ferrero (3) in Rome '02

But anyways, nice win!

Black Adam
05-31-2008, 11:11 PM
Because Jerry actually believes that there is a way for Ljubo to pull of such a win against an established player like Davydenko??? Who are you kidding?

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 11:14 PM
Because Jerry actually believes that there is a way for Ljubo to pull of such a win against an established player like Davydenko??? Who are you kidding?

its 4-3 H2h Ljubo, with Davy winning 2 long time ago.

Black Adam
05-31-2008, 11:26 PM
My bad then but today wasn't because of Ljubo's awesome tennis and fighting spirit, Donkey justdecided to do another betfairing incident, trust me on this one.

Mechlan
05-31-2008, 11:28 PM
Ljubicic played quite well. He had no right to win this, especially two sets down, but he served excellently, went for his shots at some important moments and really deserved it in the end. Of course it wouldn't have been possible but for Davydenko, who lost the plot and never found his way back - too bad for him, but he can only blame himself here.

Iván
05-31-2008, 11:30 PM
ljubo had a one off here.

cant see him performing like this consitsently anymore

morningglory
05-31-2008, 11:52 PM
:spit:

shotgun
06-01-2008, 12:38 AM
Nah

He's was in SF in FO 2006

He's also beaten Kafelnikov (3) in Monte Carlo '99 and Ferrero (3) in Rome '02

But anyways, nice win!

Have you seen the players he beat to reach the RG semis? ;) Monaco was the best one, and he was still far from his prime.

Fair point about the other two you mentioned though, even though none of these were in a Slam.

EnriqueIG8
06-01-2008, 12:43 AM
Indeed very shocking!

El Legenda
06-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Monaco was the best one, and he was still far from his prime.

.

that was also 0-2 in sets and 1-3 in the 3rd
this was the 4th time Ljubo came back to win a match from down 0-2 in sets :worship:

gogogirl
06-01-2008, 12:48 AM
All,

I always liked Lubi for some reason. I guess part of it was upon seeing the piece on TTC w/he and his wife. They are so in love. Is he still president of the players' council?

I've been a little sad for him since he's been losing - when in 2006, he was Hot. This win should do a lot for his confidence. I am happy for him. Good luck to both he and Gael. Hopefully, the match will be of high quality.

GlennMirnyi
06-01-2008, 12:50 AM
Why couldn't you do this against Berdych in Paris, Ivan? :sad:

trixtah
06-01-2008, 01:28 AM
A ljubo win that's worth celebrating :yeah: The fixer should have been banned a long time ago and yet he is still around and manages to pull of this fix without getting into trouble??? Something is wrong. Ban him!

Seriously? Posting right after a post that explains why the fix was not feasible?

Surprising that Nikolay lost it, though

Clay Death
06-01-2008, 02:34 AM
Seriously? Posting right after a post that explains why the fix was not feasible?

Surprising that Nikolay lost it, though

this match shows why Davytanko can never be taken seriously.

Knightmace
06-01-2008, 03:23 AM
Holy Crap!

ChinoRios4Ever
06-01-2008, 04:48 AM
You inmortal Ljuba Truba :worship:

fantastic news for tennis :D

osalsyst
06-01-2008, 05:31 AM
this match shows why Davytanko can never be taken seriously.

90% of your posts show why you should never be taken seriously. :wavey:

Also, what type of backhand does Ljubo have again? :p

dmit424
06-01-2008, 05:40 AM
Why would Davydenko be stunned? He got beat by the player whose position he took over as High Ranked Player Who Can't Beat Anyone Ranked Above Himself.

osalsyst
06-01-2008, 05:48 AM
Why would Davydenko be stunned? He got beat by the player whose position he took over as High Ranked Player Who Can't Beat Anyone Ranked Above Himself.

Clearly, you have no clue.

dmit424
06-01-2008, 05:53 AM
Clearly, you have no clue.

Explain. Both of these guys were never able to make the leap to being serious Slam contenders, and Davydenko losing to someone who was a semifinalist here in 2006 is boring and not stunning.

leng jai
06-01-2008, 06:33 AM
Explain. Both of these guys were never able to make the leap to being serious Slam contenders, and Davydenko losing to someone who was a semifinalist here in 2006 is boring and not stunning.

Let me put it plainly for you:

- Ljuba Truba's 06 RG draw was one of the easiest draws in the history of draws.
- Ljuba Truba has a comical GS win/loss record.
- Kolya was 2 sets up.

dmit424
06-01-2008, 06:45 AM
Let me put it plainly for you:

- Ljuba Truba's 06 RG draw was one of the easiest draws in the history of draws.
- Ljuba Truba has a comical GS win/loss record.
- Kolya was 2 sets up.

Okay, now I am stunned. I don't know why I even posted in this thread, actually. I was just being a pain.


That is all.

Machiavelli
06-01-2008, 07:38 AM
Ljubo you mug, losing the first two sets to this clown, you will have to perform better against Gael the french lover..


Bravo Ljubo, I was amazed at the end to see some emotions from him, and everybody could see what it meant to him, hats off....

KoOlMaNsEaN
06-01-2008, 07:46 AM
A well deserved win for Ivan!

maxxo
06-01-2008, 11:08 AM
lmao at the morons who think that this was fixed.

well done ljuba, kolya relaxed in the 3.set, ljubo smelled blood, he started mixing up his play, going for his shots more, serving big and never looked back.

Rumour
06-01-2008, 11:50 AM
Wow :eek: I was so close to putting a vBet on Ljuba but the memory of the set I watched in his last loss to Davydenko in Hamburg - where I actually thought he had a decent shot with the surface reportedly playing a litle faster - put me off. Didn't see this one but it sounds like the Russian suddenly remembed after the first two sets that he's supposed to suck in the Slams (even against those he should beat on paper), like he did against Youzhny in AO 08 to knock me out of a tennis contest :o Congrats to the Croat for now but I'll be back rooting against him next match :p

Voo de Mar
06-01-2008, 02:02 PM
:yeah: Good match Ljuba.

dijus
06-01-2008, 02:12 PM
always good to see this fucking fixer loses ;)

osalsyst
06-01-2008, 02:22 PM
Bravo Ljubo, I was amazed at the end to see some emotions from him, and everybody could see what it meant to him, hats off....

That's what changed my opinion about this match. In the fifth, I was really pulling for Davy and was quite pissed when he didn't break back in the 2-3 game. But when Ljubicic fell on his back when he won, I went from being pissed at Davy to being happy for Ljubo.

Really great match! I hope he makes the semis.

RonE
06-01-2008, 02:27 PM
Ljuba Truba :eek:

Well done :yeah: :hatoff:

Machiavelli
06-01-2008, 02:32 PM
That's what changed my opinion about this match. In the fifth, I was really pulling for Davy and was quite pissed when he didn't break back in the 2-3 game. But when Ljubicic fell on his back when he won, I went from being pissed at Davy to being happy for Ljubo.

Really great match! I hope he makes the semis.

When he sat down at the end he could still not believe it, I am sure that before the match he thought that he had almost no chances, his form was in decline, kolya played some excellent tennis in the last months;

He played up to his limit, brilliant serving, a few great bekhands, and the forhand, well it was OK, but what shocked me was his moving, like a claycourt dog he was running from one side to the other and melting down Davydenko, magnificent defence..

Kolya went off in the third, but you have to give Ivan credit for such a display...:worship:

Nack Suk Cao
06-01-2008, 03:24 PM
Who would have expected this, after a beat down a couple of weeks back handed to Ljubicic from Davydenko?

Looks like a bit of resurgence from Ljubicic, this will lift his spirits.

Johnny Groove
06-01-2008, 03:42 PM
Hilarious how the Croats are deathly quiet all year until Zagreb, then quiet again until he gets one good win here, then quiet again until Vienna.

Mugs, the lot of them.

Langers
06-01-2008, 05:10 PM
WHAT THE HECK??? I only just realised the score.

I went to bed with the Davyman leading 2 sets to 0. WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED!!! :eek:

fran70
06-01-2008, 05:26 PM
Well. No Russian players in the 4th round. That is really a surprise.

Andi-M
06-01-2008, 07:13 PM
I cant believe this result!! Denko was playing so well against Safin?? :sad:
I fancied him to do damage this tournie.