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Career-threatening injury for Ljubo?? :(

croat123
03-27-2010, 04:12 AM
At 6-4 1*-0 30-15 he hits a big first serve and hurts is lower back. Tries to get to his chair, but just falls down half way and never gets up :sad: the physio was out there for a while, but Ljubo was really struggling. Couldn't even lift his upper body to get his arm out from under him. He got up with a lot of help after about 15 minutes and slowly limped over to his wife (who was going crazy because they wouldn't let her on the court, even after he retired).

Ljubo was playing a pretty solid early match up til then. Big serves whenever he needed them (Becker didn't get a single return back when he had bp) and breaking Becker in the two games he pressed. So sad :sad:

Smoke944
03-27-2010, 04:13 AM
Damn. Hope he's fine and it's not as bad as it looked.

croat123
03-27-2010, 04:15 AM
It looked really bad. He already had lower back problems in Australia and recovered, but this time it looked much more serious :sad:

Johnny_Bravo
03-27-2010, 04:21 AM
carrer threatening...what career,he's 31 for gods sake,his best days are behind him.
Hope he recovers soon though.

marcRD
03-27-2010, 04:22 AM
This is so sad, I cant even find words. I guess Ljubo really took all he had in his body to win Indian Wells, what a champion Ljubo is and if this is the end of his career it is a more worthy end than most players get.

Geo
03-27-2010, 04:24 AM
hopefully not :awww: He just had the tournament of his life...would be a real shame if he had to stop now due to injury :sad:

docking34
03-27-2010, 04:25 AM
no its not the end of his life. he just needs to get some rest for a month or so and come back in fine form. you just wait.

bluefork
03-27-2010, 04:26 AM
Wow. I really hope he'll be okay. Such a shame to have a bad injury after having such a great tournament last week.

Jimnik
03-27-2010, 04:28 AM
That would be quite the way to finish your career, after winning your biggest title. Might be the perfect time to call it a day.

Then again it's always better when a player can make his own decision before his body lets up.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-27-2010, 04:28 AM
really sad :sad:

Sjengster
03-27-2010, 04:30 AM
carrer threatening...what career,he's 31 for gods sake,his best days are behind him.
Hope he recovers soon though.

You were obviously in hibernation for the last couple of weeks, I take it.

I really hope he can come back from this, but if it does turn out to be career-ending, the only good thing is that it happened now and not a week ago.

Ibracadabra
03-27-2010, 04:34 AM
Atleast he acheived a lifegoal before this happened, i haven't seen it but it does sound serious.

dylan24
03-27-2010, 04:40 AM
lube should have retired from tennis after indian wells win.
go out on top.

dylan24
03-27-2010, 04:40 AM
i'm sure canas can hook up ivan w/ some stuff and ivan will be back on the courts next week.

simplet
03-27-2010, 04:53 AM
carrer threatening...what career,he's 31 for gods sake,his best days are behind him.
Hope he recovers soon though.

And by behind him you obviously mean Monday of this week?

Topspin Forehand
03-27-2010, 05:16 AM
carrer threatening...what career,he's 31 for gods sake,his best days are behind him.
Hope he recovers soon though.
Idiot. Did you watch Indian Wells?

KarlyM
03-27-2010, 05:30 AM
I hope he's ok. :awww:

twisturhead
03-27-2010, 05:33 AM
fuck ljubo. the guy's luck couldn't end soon enough at indian wells. lucky prick although this is unfortunate

Ariel
03-27-2010, 05:39 AM
I'm very disappointed as a fan and I feel badly for him. His performance at IW was inspiring and I was looking forward to seeing how far he could take it. I hope it's not an injury with a 6-month recovery time because tennis will be the loser for it.

Johnny_Bravo
03-27-2010, 07:46 AM
Idiot. Did you watch Indian Wells?

yes i did,his serve is the only thing that's saving him.his movement is legendary slow,tends to finish points early.

btw i have followed his whole career,as he is one of my neighbors sportsmen,and i bet i know a bit more about his game than you do.

p.s you're an idiot if you believe he can be better than at the time when he was no.3 I'm just being objective here,so you can go hate somewhere else.

either way wish a quick recovery to legenda:)

Johnny_Bravo
03-27-2010, 07:52 AM
Idiot. Did you watch Indian Wells?

And by behind him you obviously mean Monday of this week?

it was a great couple of weeks in IW,i don't deny it,but i meant more about may 2006. when he was third racquet of the world:cool:

doublebackhand
03-27-2010, 07:53 AM
hope this is nothing too serious and be back soon!

FlavorNuts
03-27-2010, 08:49 AM
Idiot. Did you watch Indian Wells?Fluke win. He'll be lucky to reach another final in his career.

Mateya
03-27-2010, 09:02 AM
This is just so sad. :sad: Get well, Ljubo :hug:

My advice to him would be...don't play too many tournaments now, make a Federer type of schedule.
However, it's impossible, he probably thought "I'm gonna lose in 3rd or 4th round of IW, so I'll be fresh for Miami".
But he won IW and suddenly he has a huge amount of matches played in a short time -> injury more likely to happen.

arch_enemy
03-27-2010, 09:11 AM
So sad to hear this after Ljubo winning the IW :sad:
Hopefully it hasn't effect on his career,get well soon! :hug:

Doomach777
03-27-2010, 09:40 AM
:sad::sad:

dombrfc
03-27-2010, 10:10 AM
:sad::sad:

x2

Cloudygirl
03-27-2010, 10:12 AM
gutted for him that's terrible.

Cat9
03-27-2010, 10:20 AM
what a champion Ljubo is

Oh brother:rolleyes:

Horatio Caine
03-27-2010, 10:31 AM
Damn, Ljubo. :sobbing:

Sounds like it was a horrible injury, but hopefully the outlook will be more positive. It's going to be hard for him to have as much confidence in his body now after this injury appeared to happen off a routine serve, as croat 123 says. :sad:

Poster(s) above me have a point...obviously we'd rather the injury had never happened, but at least he got to win his biggest title beforehand. Hopefully he can draw on the positive vibes from that in what could be a tough recovery process.

Certinfy
03-27-2010, 11:10 AM
Not a fan of the guy, but :sad:

duong
03-27-2010, 11:11 AM
Maybe you're all too pessimistic : let's wait for more precise news ;) :hug:

Beat
03-27-2010, 11:18 AM
carrer threatening...what career,he's 31 for gods sake,his best days are behind him.

yeah, that's why he just won indina wells. :rolleyes:

RIboy
03-27-2010, 11:35 AM
awful :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

Doomach777
03-27-2010, 12:06 PM
Maybe you're all too pessimistic : let's wait for more precise news ;) :hug:

When I saw that he retired ( 3.20 am ) I was not able to sleep.
He had a good draw, and he could get in top 10 i guess.
I would give all the money I have just to see him playing Casablanca ATP.
hang on LJUBO LEGENDO!

:bigcry::crying2::hysteric::sobbing::unsure::sad:

Goldenoldie
03-27-2010, 12:44 PM
I can't believe just how insensitive a few of the comments are on this thread.

That's life, I suppose.

Get well soon.

Nathaliia
03-27-2010, 12:51 PM
Maybe he just made a pact with the devil or something.

myrt
03-27-2010, 12:53 PM
Hope this is just a muscle spasm. I've seen people have such severe back spasms that it brought them to their knees and unable to walk. Wish him a speedy recovery.

avocadoe
03-27-2010, 01:12 PM
Poor Ivan...Get well soon. Bad backs can be vvv painful, and look really bad, but recover, too. Hope that is so for Ivan.

timafi
03-27-2010, 01:45 PM
carrer threatening...what career,he's 31 for gods sake,his best days are behind him.
Hope he recovers soon though.

you must be talking about James Blake fool! Blake would probably give his 2 nuts for a Masters Series win:rolleyes:

after losing to Seppi at Wimbledon last year in the First round;Blake a hard court specialist lost to Bellucci yesterday for fuck's sakes!:tape: :tape: :tape:

go hang yourself:o

Ivan:awww: hope you recover fast buddy:hug:

*Ljubica*
03-27-2010, 01:48 PM
:sad: Get well soon Ivan :hug: Hope the injury is not as serious as first feared.

laurie-1
03-27-2010, 01:50 PM
That sounds terrible :eek: Hope he recovers soon.

Baghdatis72
03-27-2010, 02:06 PM
I hope it's just muscle pain and he recovers pretty soon so he can continue to show the younger players that a tennis career doesn't end at 30.

Ivo#1Fan
03-27-2010, 02:54 PM
It just sounds like a severe spasm, he'll probably be totally fine within a week, two or three at the longest. When you have a bad back these kinds of things happen now and then. I get them, they suck and they really floor you, but then they go away...until next time.

Roamed
03-27-2010, 03:21 PM
In case you're interested in a statement from the guy himself... he's been Tweeting from the @TennisTV account on Twitter this week (the account of the people who organize the ATP videos) and has this to say...

@TennisTV
IL: This is very bad luck but life goes on. I was up a set and a break and injured my back, having to retire. Hope it is not too serious.

If it was a career-ending injury I imagine he would be more downbeat but I guess we should wait for more news.

Doomach777
03-27-2010, 04:20 PM
At press conferece yesterday after match ljubo said that he felt temporary pain in his back, and he didnt wanted to risk, so he retired. Author of the text hopes that Ljubo will be playing Monte Carlo Masters, but havnt mentioned casablanca atp. I guess he forgot it. We will see what will ljubo say today.

Deathless Mortal
03-27-2010, 04:33 PM
:eek:
I saw this morning that he retired while leading and knew it can't be good, but this sounds really bad. :sad:

TMJordan
03-27-2010, 04:33 PM
King Ivan :sad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-27-2010, 05:58 PM
As a big fan it's very sad to hear this news. :sad: There's nothing I can do,just hope he will be ok very soon.

Rumour
03-27-2010, 06:16 PM
What a shame this injury had to happen just when it looks like Ljubicic's career was gaining a second wind :sad: Of course he's in the tail end of his career, no one disputes that, but as last week proved it doesn't automatically mean all his better days and results were behind him.

RIboy
03-28-2010, 04:11 PM
Ljubo is OK, he'll be ready for Monte Carlo

Ibracadabra
03-28-2010, 04:59 PM
Good.

croat123
03-28-2010, 05:11 PM
great news :D

Hellraiser
03-28-2010, 05:13 PM
London Masters cmon! :worship:

Doomach777
03-28-2010, 05:29 PM
Ljubo is OK, he'll be ready for Monte Carlo

:worship: What about casablanca ? It would be good for him if he can play, it would be his 1st tournament on clay this year.
Good.
;)

great news :D
:D
London Masters cmon! :worship:

:wavey::worship:

Hope that some of big names dont accept wildcard for MC, so he can be 8th seed and get bye in 1st rnd!

El Legenda
03-28-2010, 05:43 PM
Ljubo will be fine and kicking ass in no time. Vamos!.

Chiseller
03-28-2010, 06:23 PM
So, what was it?
Glad he's okay.

swebright
03-28-2010, 06:48 PM
Probably severe back muscle spasm than herniated disc or broken spine. His back locked up.

He needs to do warm ups well and conditioning and physio.

JMO.

Guybrush
03-28-2010, 09:35 PM
yes i did,his serve is the only thing that's saving him.

If that's true, why Karlovic does not won some big tournament? His serve is much better. :o

martine2
03-29-2010, 10:10 AM
Get well soon Ljubo :sad: Hope the positive notes from the last few messages are true and it's not too bad.

Fortunately this didn't happen a week earlier

Machiavelli
03-29-2010, 07:08 PM
He turned in live from Miami in the sports news of Croatian TV, he says he has his physio with him 24/7, he is fine now, even started with a couple of easy training sessions; he was blocked at first and scared, but the pain went a way slowly....

Davis cup is history 100%, he said the only chance he comes back is if 2/3 (Cilic,Karlovic or Ancic) are not fit to play.....

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-29-2010, 07:12 PM
Thanks for updates. :D
Tennis is boring without Ivan! ;)

Jimnik
03-29-2010, 07:19 PM
Davis cup is history 100%, he said the only chance he comes back is if 2/3 (Cilic,Karlovic or Ancic) are not fit to play.....
Very possible. Three of the most injury-prone in the ATP.

Sounds more like 60%.

16681
03-31-2010, 11:08 PM
Wow. I really hope he'll be okay. Such a shame to have a bad injury after having such a great tournament last week.
I agree it is a shame :sad: Life always seems to have surprises for people--some good, but then some bad :tears:

oranges
04-01-2010, 12:10 AM
Very possible. Three of the most injury-prone in the ATP.

Sounds more like 60%.

What on earth are you talking about. Cilic has hardly had any injuries (*knocks on wood*);Karlovic was not particularly plagued by injuries and even the eternally absent Ancic is not your typical injury prone player. Most of his time out is due to an illness and its long-term consequences, plus some accident injuries when water skiing, not the wear and tear type injuries.