IW QF: Ljubicic def. Monaco 4-6 6-2 6-1 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

IW QF: Ljubicic def. Monaco 4-6 6-2 6-1

Arkulari
03-18-2010, 10:59 PM
expected ;)

Pico hung in there as much as he could but Ljubicic is the best HC player

http://i41.tinypic.com/29ni8at.jpg

kobulingam
03-18-2010, 11:00 PM
check the title

rubbERR
03-18-2010, 11:00 PM
nice reaction ljubo when he won this match :)

Deathless Mortal
03-18-2010, 11:01 PM
6-2 6-1 ;)
Great 2nd and 3rd set by Ivan and also he was better in the 1st set but had that one bad game. Awesome result for him getting to the semifinals. :D

dylan24
03-18-2010, 11:01 PM
about time someone put monaco in his place.
now baldy will be ripped a new one by rafa

malisha
03-18-2010, 11:02 PM
bravo Ljubo

this means very much for him judging from his reaction at the end

p.s.

where is Deivid23 ffs...he didnt post in Ljubo thread once during this tournament

Arkulari
03-18-2010, 11:02 PM
check the title

6-2 6-1 ;)
Great 2nd and 3rd set by Ivan and also he was better in the 1st set but had that one bad game. Awesome result for him getting to the semifinals. :D

thanks guys, I was making the screencap and made the typo :lol:

croat123
03-18-2010, 11:03 PM
last two sets were great tennis from ljubo...reminds me of when he was at his best
good luck in the semis and i'm looking forward to watching him play in miami :D

fabolous
03-18-2010, 11:04 PM
never in doubt. no hair > many hair

samanosuke
03-18-2010, 11:05 PM
never in doubt. no hair > many hair

:haha:

Doomach777
03-18-2010, 11:06 PM
wow, croa123 u are going to be there ?
are you maybe from zagorje :D ?


6-2 6-1 thats it
toooo ljubo
btw, main chair of this match looks like clement xD

Goget
03-18-2010, 11:11 PM
Happy Birthday Ljubo :aparty:

bluefork
03-18-2010, 11:12 PM
:bigclap:

Next up Nadal (to whom he lost the '05 Madrid final in five sets) or Berdych (to whom he lost the '05 Paris final in five sets).

Corey Feldman
03-18-2010, 11:12 PM
FYA Monaco

Sjengster
03-18-2010, 11:13 PM
This section of the draw has almost been like a variation on the old wooden spoon award, we've had these scorelines:

Garcia-Lopez def. Bellucci 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Monaco def. Garcia-Lopez 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Ljubicic def. Monaco 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

LocoPorElTenis
03-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Ljubo :worship:
Solid match by Truba except for that dreadful game in the first set.

Deivid23
03-18-2010, 11:33 PM
Another proof here that Ljubo in his fifties will still be able to beat these choking mugs like Mónaco

ChinoRios4Ever
03-18-2010, 11:40 PM
Ljuba :rocker:

Ibracadabra
03-18-2010, 11:44 PM
The headband progresses.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-18-2010, 11:48 PM
http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Galerias/Pulentos/Personajes/BARRY_PULENTOS0001.jpg

http://www.onoff.cl/making-galeria/pulentos6.jpg

vamos :rocker2:

rhinooooo
03-18-2010, 11:53 PM
I insult him alot but Ljubo has played some beautiful tennis the last year and a half. Very nice game to watch with his variety and aggression rather than when he was playing pusher tennis.

I hope he wins the tournament.

networthy
03-19-2010, 12:13 AM
wow, croa123 u are going to be there ?
are you maybe from zagorje :D ?


6-2 6-1 thats it
toooo ljubo
btw, main chair of this match looks like clement xD

Really...?! :inlove: :drool:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/BD56B9CA091F4E2D802527ABFA7F0414.ashx?w=148&h=198

Sunset of Age
03-19-2010, 12:13 AM
What a lovely birthday present for Ljuba Truba El Legenda! :worship:

Very entertaining match, and it's so good to see that it's still possible for a true HC specialist as Ivan is to reach a semifinal on this 'slow' surface, even at 30/31 years of age. Great job, Legenda. A Legend, indeed. :rocker2: :yeah: :hatoff:

Machiavelli
03-19-2010, 12:14 AM
Bravo Ljubo, hope Aida takes good care of you tonight, you deserve it amigo....

-Valhalla-
03-19-2010, 01:52 AM
BRILLIANT tennis from Ljuby! ... the old man’s still got it ;) . He just flat-out outplayed Juan the entire match keeping him off-balance and mixing things up beautifully. It would have been an easy straight setter except for the phantom let call on an ace [7th game, 1st set] which rattled him for some reason and he was broken at love. A masterclass in all-court tennis from one of the classiest guys on tour.

Happy 31st B-day Ljuby :aparty: http://www.emoticonhq.com/images/ICQ/ICQ6.0/beer.gif http://www.emoticonhq.com/images/ICQ/ICQ6.0/beer.gif

El Legenda
03-19-2010, 01:55 AM
Really liking how he has changed his FH this year...being really aggressive with it. Yeah he wont win any GS' but he can do some damage vs any player with that great serve, amazing backhand and a FH that the other player has to worry about. the key for Ljubo will be to stay motivated vs mugs.

Sunset of Age
03-19-2010, 02:03 AM
Really liking how he has changed his FH this year...being really aggressive with it. Yeah he wont win any GS' but he can do some damage vs any player with that great serve, amazing backhand and a FH that the other player has to worry about. the key for Ljubo will be to stay motivated vs mugs.

:yeah: as long as he keeps on destructing all the mugs around, he's DA MAN. :D

*Jean*
03-19-2010, 07:13 AM
Juani :sad:

Doomach777
03-19-2010, 08:13 AM
happy birthday ljubo =))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
btw, el legenda, I like your new signature =)

ajmo legendo vs. nadal!

Doomach777
03-19-2010, 08:17 AM
Really...?! :inlove: :drool:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/BD56B9CA091F4E2D802527ABFA7F0414.ashx?w=148&h=198

;) yea

ApproachShot
03-19-2010, 11:55 AM
I was actually pleasantly surprised when I saw the result. I was only able to watch 3 games in the opening set where Monaco reeled off 10 points in a row and Ljubicic struggled to return the ball into the singles court. But looking at the convincing scoreline in the 2nd and 3rd sets it seems as if that passage of play was very much an anomaly in an otherwise excellent match for him.
Great 31st birthday present for Ljubicic. I doubt he'll be able to take a set off Nadal though.

Florida
03-19-2010, 12:28 PM
I've said it before this match and I will say it again: Ljuba with no hair has more brains than Picco with lots of hair!!!!!! Nice win and a nice b-day present. On to Nadal!!!! It will be a tough one, because Nadal's return game is back, but why not go for another upset?????

petar_pan
03-19-2010, 01:24 PM
Another proof here that Ljubo in his fifties will still be able to beat these choking mugs like Mónaco

that's it :yeah:



bravo ljubo, grat result and happy birthday.

RIboy
03-19-2010, 02:34 PM
http://sportske.jutarnji.hr/fw3k/util_scripts/get_slika_varijacija.php?slika_id=21204&var_suff=385x275

VAMOS!!! :lol:

Nr 1 Fan
03-19-2010, 06:54 PM
Very strong tournament from the Bald One.

Nr 1 Fan
03-19-2010, 06:56 PM
I've said it before this match and I will say it again: Ljuba with no hair has more brains than Picco with lots of hair!!!!!! Nice win and a nice b-day present. On to Nadal!!!! It will be a tough one, because Nadal's return game is back, but why not go for another upset?????


:eek: :spit:
Exactly, it's the (lack of) hair that's doing it.
That's why he will beat Nadal, who clearly has too much hair.