Ljubo beats Nieminen 46 63 76(6) for win #400

10-29-2010, 06:03 PM

10-29-2010, 06:04 PM
once a Legend always a Legend

10-29-2010, 06:05 PM
What a match LEGENDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3rd semifinal in a row!!! [ kurca ] zanio sam se .)
:s 400th win in career :)
AJMO LJUBO!!!!!!!!
Jedan je Ljubičić Ivaaaaaaaaaan!!!

Tom Paulman
10-29-2010, 06:06 PM
If Tsonga loses now, it will officially be a tournament of mug winners.

10-29-2010, 06:06 PM
rock solid Ljubo, nice chance for the final

10-29-2010, 06:07 PM
I watched the end of this. Great elderly battle. Just kidding, some VERY close misses from Nieminen or he could have had it. Barely missed backhand pass long at *4-4. Then the Shark, down match point, comes up with a down the line pass off of the court. Ljubicic looked very solid. Smart playing from him. Good battle

10-29-2010, 06:08 PM
good win ljubo


10-29-2010, 06:09 PM
Good for Legenda, but Nemo was robbed.

10-29-2010, 06:09 PM
Nemo :hug: :sad: Final TB hard to swallow with some questionable line calls going against Jarkko, with no Hawkeye here. Oh well.

Well played Ivan:)

10-29-2010, 06:12 PM
nieminen looked tired, which was expected. some stupendous linecalls in crucial moments. anyway, congrats ljubo fans! great victory for him, i hope he will lift the title on sunday :)

10-29-2010, 06:17 PM
The bh volley in last point is great! :D Nieminen played an amazing outside-in fh to save that mp at 5-6.Anyway during the TB I was worrying a bit because Nieminen is a fighter and Ivan isn't a "killer" in crucial moment.

Legenda is always a legend lol! :yeah: Glad his movement seems alright but hope he won't be too tired tomorrow.

10-29-2010, 06:20 PM
As always Nieminens serve lets him down in important moments such as breakers!!

10-29-2010, 06:20 PM
If Tsonga loses now, it will officially be a tournament of mug winners.

And if Tsonga wins this tournament will become tournament of clown winners .

mug > clown

in every case you lose

Tom Paulman
10-29-2010, 06:23 PM
And if Monfils wins this tournament will become tournament of clown winners .

That's for sure ;)

10-29-2010, 06:25 PM
Ljubicic! :yeah:


10-29-2010, 07:08 PM
Nieminen was probably tired, but hey Ljubicic winning isn't so bad.

Filo V.
10-29-2010, 09:35 PM
Very competitive match, as the scoreline indicates obviously. Ljubo served great today, 74% first serves, 24 aces, only lost 8 points off the first serve. Jarkko served well himself, at 77% percentage with 78% won on the first serve, but he had to work harder for the points he won. Ljubo was always the one in control because of his serve and having a bigger game, but Jarkko returned well when given a chance to get the racquet on the ball. The tiebreak was competitive and well played, some linecalls went against Jarkko, and Ljubo was just the slightly better player in the end. Very nice match, congrats to the veteran Croat on the victory.

10-29-2010, 09:47 PM
So close Jarkko :banghead:

10-29-2010, 09:48 PM
excellent stuff from Legenda
should easily finish the year in top 20

Voo de Mar
10-30-2010, 02:04 AM
Ljubo :eek: rises like a phoenix from the ashes again :o

10-30-2010, 05:49 AM
Jarkko :sad:

10-30-2010, 11:04 AM
Great victory for Ljubo. He has great chances today against Montañes. I hope he can reach the finals.