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Zagreb 09 - 1R -M.Ancic def L.Lacko 6-4 6-7 7-5

HattonWBA
02-03-2009, 06:39 PM
Excellent fight back from Lacko having been a set and a break down, and also saving a match point in the second set tie break, lacko looks a very solid player, however Mario still came through in the end, well done Mario keep it going:worship:

TMJordan
02-03-2009, 06:40 PM
Sup LinkMage?

Voo de Mar
02-03-2009, 06:55 PM
Poor Lacko, last year lost in Davis Cup two extreme five-setters, and now this. Had triple BP at 4:4 in the third. Congrats Mario, you've lost so many matches wasting MP, it'd be ridiculous to lose another one against a player like Lacko.

Montego
02-03-2009, 06:56 PM
From what I saw Lacko should be ranked higher than he is now. He is 352nd now :rolleyes: But only 21 years old, that was a solid Top150 from what I saw today. Nice technically shots with quite a power.

Voo de Mar
02-03-2009, 07:06 PM
From what I saw Lacko should be ranked higher than he is now. He is 352nd now :rolleyes: But only 21 years old, that was a solid Top150 from what I saw today. Nice technically shots with quite a power.

Agree.
I think it would have been amazingly important win for him if he beat Ancic after saving MP. It'd be some form of consolation after those nightmare defeats last year. Maybe the bad habit to lose these equal matches will be preserved :shrug:

petar_pan
02-03-2009, 08:19 PM
he was no. 133 at 22.10.2007(he was born 3.11.1987).that week marin cilic was no. 102.(marin cilic was born 28.8.1988.).
he was no. 184 in august last year

see link:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=lacko

win is win,lacko is good.

Voo de Mar
02-03-2009, 08:29 PM
he was no. 133 at 22.10.2007(he was born 3.11.2007)

:eek: What a player, ranked in ATP two weeks before was born :bowdown: ;)

petar_pan
02-03-2009, 08:32 PM
:eek: What a player, ranked in ATP two weeks before was born :bowdown: ;)

lol

ps.little mistake.

Voo de Mar
02-03-2009, 08:34 PM
I've mistaken 15 minutes ago Dodig with Skugor in the other thread :lol:

tennismaster882001
02-03-2009, 09:38 PM
What a terrible performance from Mario Ancic, was there till 5/5 in second set then decided to leave and watch Gulbis.
It was a very poor performance from Mario in first two sets, only serving was good!
Good that he won at the end! :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
02-03-2009, 09:43 PM
Excellent fight back from Lacko having been a set and a break down, and also saving a match point in the second set tie break, lacko looks a very solid player, however Mario still came through in the end, well done Mario keep it going:worship:

:spit: :rolls:

You never know which Lacko shows up ;) The guy can be brilliant one day, and in shambles the next. There are few players that I have seen so poorly as Lukas. He is a complete headcase too, which explains why his ranking plummeted so much. Solid is far from a word I'd apply to him, but it seems he kept his composure this match.

Dini
02-03-2009, 09:49 PM
What a fight...so happy Ancic came on top!!! :yeah:

Machiavelli
02-04-2009, 07:29 AM
Ancic was patehtic, miles away from his best, Lacko has a solid forhand, especially down the line, but his bekhand is awful, the match was boring, Mario should have clinched it in two easy sets, but messed it up, somehow won it in the end, all the injuries have cost him too much....

flexeter
02-04-2009, 11:29 AM
Lacko had a horrible last year, he took some time out from tennis to think about his career, and obviously it helped. If he plays like this, 150 or even 120 is possible.

GlennMirnyi
02-04-2009, 11:34 AM
Ancic is just a shadow of his former self.

oranges
02-04-2009, 11:59 AM
Give the guy a break. He played his first match indoors (do they even have practices, I saw Ljubo practicing on Center Court just before the 5PM match yesterday :lol:), he's not yet in form, made a ton of errors, but he actually won the match, rather than being handed the match by Lacko and played good when it was crucial, that's a good thing. He's healthy, hard-working and highly motivated. Patience is a virtue ;)

Horatio Caine
02-04-2009, 03:11 PM
God, why can't Ancic stop that incessant "moan" he makes everytime he hits a ball...truly one of the most annoying of the top players. :mad:

federernadalfan
02-04-2009, 03:13 PM
ancic will win this tourny imo

Bilbo
02-04-2009, 03:14 PM
ancic will win this tourny imo

he won't

Horatio Caine
02-04-2009, 03:16 PM
he won't

Agreed, not playing like that he won't. Hard to actually name a player I'd be very confident of beating him, but it is certainly not difficult to name a handful of players that would have a very realistic chance of doing so.

Deathless Mortal
02-04-2009, 03:45 PM
I think Cilic will win the tournament

Black Raven
02-04-2009, 08:00 PM
ancic will win this tourny imo

From that, i can only conclude that you don't saw the match. If he keeps playing that way, he will be destroyed by Gabashvili.

oranges
02-04-2009, 08:37 PM
From that, i can only conclude that you don't saw the match. If he keeps playing that way, he will be destroyed by Gabashvili.

He should be too smart for Gaba, even if he doesn't play his best ;)

valexie03
02-04-2009, 08:43 PM
He should be too smart for Gaba, even if he doesn't play his best ;)

:yeah: Go Mario :devil:

Black Raven
02-04-2009, 09:08 PM
He should be too smart for Gaba, even if he doesn't play his best ;)

We shall see, what we shall see.

Igaarg
02-05-2009, 01:24 AM
Too early to say negative things about Mario, but the truth is I didn`t see the match. I hope he plays better next round.