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Djokovic def The Legenda 6-4 6-4

El Legenda
05-15-2009, 05:24 PM
closer than the score line. Ljubo got broken from *40-15 in the first and *30-0 in the 2nd....wasted some chances to break...Jagoff Djokovic couldn't miss on big points if he tried . Bad serving from Ljubo.

asmazif
05-15-2009, 05:25 PM
Incredibly quick thread opening there.

Good match, enjoyable.

Jadranka
05-15-2009, 05:25 PM
:hug: Legenda

SheepleBuster
05-15-2009, 05:25 PM
Poor Novak. He can't get away from Rafa. There is no escaping your fate dude. Another one in the loss column.

Doomach777
05-15-2009, 05:26 PM
:(
he wont be seeded on RG :(

Masha91
05-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Good job Nole! :yeah:

Voo de Mar
05-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Expected. Ljubo has good year so far but is too weak to take a set from 4 best players in the world.

GlennMirnyi
05-15-2009, 05:27 PM
Legenda. :sad:

HeretiC
05-15-2009, 05:27 PM
Superb from Ljubo. Very smart, he was doing all the right stuff, knowing that his defense will not be good enough to endure Djokovic attacks, he was taking initiative right from the start to the end pushing him in the ropes. Unfortunately he couldn't maintain such high level of execution to pull this one. However, he tested to the maximum Djokovic defending counter-punching skills.

federernadalfan
05-15-2009, 05:28 PM
djoko rafa final seems likely

rhinooooo
05-15-2009, 05:28 PM
First serve percentage really let him down. Novak was very strong and solid especially on serve in the first set. He lost his focus in the 2nd, and if Ljubo had been more clutch, he could have taken advantage and taken it to a 3rd.

Pretty strong showing from Novak though. The way he got the break in the first from 15-40* was very good.

Johnny Groove
05-15-2009, 05:29 PM
djoko rafa final seems likely

Except they play in the semis. :shrug:

Djokovic got pushed, but did what he had to do here. Ljubo having a nice comeback. I'd like to see how he'll do at the French.

ossie
05-15-2009, 05:29 PM
Poor Novak. He can't get away from Rafa. There is no escaping your fate dude. Another one in the loss column.pray for death?

Sunset of Age
05-15-2009, 05:29 PM
Good match. Both very consistent, Ljubo's bad serving was the deciding factor.

Congrats to Djoko for the victory, kudos to Legenda for making a great run in this tournament. :hatoff:

StanisKing
05-15-2009, 05:30 PM
closer than the score line. Ljubo got broken from *40-15 in the first and *30-0 in the 2nd....wasted some chances to break...Jagoff Djokovic couldn't miss on big points if he tried . Bad serving from Ljubo.

Ljubicic was very close in those two BP . Easy shots.
And in the two games that he broke the Legend, he had so much luck - two times in a row, three shots just milimeters from out .

Probably the serving was key.
In games when Djoko wasn't over 50% Ljubo always had deuce .

I think that Djoko in this type of clay courts has more chances than in any other court to beat Rafa.

Stephie Cesc
05-15-2009, 05:30 PM
Well done, Nole :yeah:

Garson007
05-15-2009, 05:31 PM
djoko rafa final seems likely
Yeah, both Federer and Murray are going to withdraw, just so that they can rub salt in the wounds that Nole won't get final points but still play the "final".

Arkulari
05-15-2009, 05:34 PM
good enough from Djoker, but there's no escaping Rafa now :devil:
Legenda: you're still THE man dude!!! :D

croat123
05-15-2009, 05:34 PM
ljubo played pretty well...serve let him down big time, but was solid off the ground. shouldn't have gotten broken in that game in the first set. think he had an easy overhead on one of his ads. and he hit it into the net :(

pica_pica
05-15-2009, 05:37 PM
I thoroughly enjoy this match. Very consistent high quality from both. Many crazy rallies with great defence.
:yeah: Congratz Ljubo again for 3rd MS QF this year. I really appreciate how he tried his best in the match.
And good win for Novak! Please try your very best against Rafa for another epic match! :) I would love another crazy match between you two :angel:

w78dexon_y
05-15-2009, 05:37 PM
Now, after this Simon shouldn't tjhink he couldv'e won somehow! Ljubicic proved he plays strong. Tecnically he has all round game! That's what killed poor Simon. He could only think it was close.

But, of course, Djoker proved again who's the second best clay court player in the world. The first, soon to be?!

Har-Tru
05-15-2009, 05:38 PM
Djoko is solid these days. Should be a great final.

w78dexon_y
05-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Poor Novak. He can't get away from Rafa. There is no escaping your fate dude. Another one in the loss column.

Legenda tanked this one! :devil:

StanisKing
05-15-2009, 05:43 PM
Now, after this Simon shouldn't tjhink he couldv'e won somehow! Ljubicic proved he plays strong. Tecnically he has all round game! That's what killed poor Simon. He could only think it was close.

But, of course, Djoker proved again who's the second best clay court player in the world. The first, soon to be?!

:haha::haha::haha::haha:

Yu btr tajk yr pills when Rafa dstrys this clown tomoru.

And what if Djoko draws Safin or Monaco in 1rd of RG? ;)

w78dexon_y
05-15-2009, 05:44 PM
Djoko is solid these days. Should be a great final.

I agree!
Some posters did not realise that Nadal vs Djoker IS the final. Whoever wins there, he is gonna be the champ!

Too bad the draw disrespect the current players skills!?

StanisKing
05-15-2009, 05:45 PM
I agree!
Some posters did not realise that Nadal vs Djoker IS the final. Whoever wins there, he is gonna be the champ!

Too bad the draw disrespect the current players skills!?

It is the world conspiracy against the Serbs, don't you know :eek:

Bilbo
05-15-2009, 05:46 PM
not that bad from ljubo

finishingmove
05-15-2009, 05:46 PM
good win for the serbian slayer.

oranges
05-15-2009, 05:49 PM
Good effort from Legenda, especially given the poor first serve percentage, but not quite enough. Great run anyways, now just to pray for a nice RG draw.


And what if Djoko draws Safin or Monaco in 1rd of RG? ;)

It might be difficult to remember sometimes, but Marat will be seeded ;)

w78dexon_y
05-15-2009, 05:49 PM
It is the world conspiracy against the Serbs, don't you know :eek:

what's your problem, man?!
Little advice for you: can you please, take a zoom at my avatar, little to the right from the center? Thanks.
Now you go it right. :wavey:

Arkulari
05-15-2009, 05:51 PM
nice to see a 30 year old guy still giving a guy almost 10 year his junior a run for his money ;)

w78dexon_y
05-15-2009, 05:54 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha:

Yu btr tajk yr pills when Rafa dstrys this clown tomoru.

And what if Djoko draws Safin or Monaco in 1rd of RG? ;)

lol..I like you, man!
You're my inspiration:
Djokovic won today!? CAn't you remember this?

DJOKER vs LEGENDA 2:0 (6:4, 6:4)

miura
05-15-2009, 05:55 PM
Ivan played great even though he lost. He just couldn't capitalise on those BP's.

tangerine_dream
05-15-2009, 06:13 PM
Novak the sonic hedgehog somersaults and barrels his prickly hair through the evil Dr. Croatnik saving the Magic Box from further crimes committed against the spanish clay. Well done, Nole. :yeah:

RIboy
05-15-2009, 06:22 PM
Fakers returns were brilliant today, especially in 1st set

but very entertaining match :yeah:

Vida
05-15-2009, 06:23 PM
shit. I woke up only to see the last game.

Nole :yeah:

Action Jackson
05-15-2009, 06:25 PM
Good performance from the big man, excellent week from him, just couldn't take his chances against the Djokovic.

Nadal isn't losing to Nole.

Deivid23
05-15-2009, 06:26 PM
Nole ain´t a choking mug, sorry Ljubo

BIGMARAT
05-15-2009, 06:33 PM
Nole can tank from now and just do the ultimate damage on RG.

Björki
05-15-2009, 06:56 PM
Novak :yeah:

lamnathalie
05-15-2009, 06:58 PM
Nole too good for Ljubicic :yeah:

Arkulari
05-15-2009, 07:00 PM
well, if Djoker "tanks" this match, I think he might be Rafa's first turkey :lol:

vidanhv
05-15-2009, 07:00 PM
Very nice performance by both. Really enjoyed it. What is probably most refreshing is that with these two guys you can actually see the friendship and respect during the match, not only after it. Ljubo is amazing these days and it’s a shame that he had to face Novak. I think he would probably make some damage to Muzza and Fed (not saying he would win, but push them in 3rd for sure). As to Novak, incredible returns, although Ljuba didn’t work half the way he can. All in all, hope for the good “final” tomorrow, but clay king is one, so quite a predictable outcome as I am concerned.

petar_pan
05-15-2009, 08:13 PM
Now, after this Simon shouldn't tjhink he couldv'e won somehow! Ljubicic proved he plays strong. Tecnically he has all round game! That's what killed poor Simon. He could only think it was close.

But, of course, Djoker proved again who's the second best clay court player in the world. The first, soon to be?!

bravo,you are really expert.you invented ljubicic with his 30 years.hahaha

bravo ljubo,you still can play with a big guys ( top 4),that's great.

alfonsojose
05-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Why Nole is playing doubles after the Serbian Open :smash:

zeleni
05-15-2009, 09:42 PM
Good win for Nole and good effort by Truba.

Spes
05-15-2009, 09:45 PM
Nole :yeah: Picking up his game at just the right time.

bobbynorwich
05-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Novak the sonic hedgehog somersaults and barrels his prickly hair through the evil Dr. Croatnik saving the Magic Box from further crimes committed against the spanish clay. Well done, Nole. :yeah:

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Greatness
05-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Solid match from both; well done Novak. :)

munZe konZa
05-15-2009, 10:05 PM
Ivan Lj. look like Boban Rajovic :eek: