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Rotterdam QF Legenda def Baggy 6-4 6-7(6) 7-6(4)

viruzzz
02-11-2011, 02:05 PM
Legenda looking good!
Great serve and backhand.
keep it on, Ljubo!

Jomp1
02-11-2011, 02:06 PM
:worship:

cobalt60
02-11-2011, 02:07 PM
Love love love this result! Oldie but goodie.

oranges
02-11-2011, 02:08 PM
Good win for Legenda :yeah: Sad for Marcos.

samanosuke
02-11-2011, 02:08 PM
Ljubo almost lost unlosable

Johnny Groove
02-11-2011, 02:09 PM
Fuck, Marcos.

Ad Wim
02-11-2011, 02:11 PM
Ljubo was great for 2,5 set. Just had a few games with lots of errors, especially with forehand.

Baghdatis was clueless for 2,5 set. Didn't know what to do tactically, didn't see that Ljubo's FH was terrible.
Was helped by Ljubo, else he would have lost in 2.

finishingmove
02-11-2011, 02:11 PM
baghdatis should've lost in two.

tragic performance, to get bullied around by Truba

samanosuke
02-11-2011, 02:12 PM
Second win of Legenda over Baggy and both were in third set breaker :)

Doomach777
02-11-2011, 02:14 PM
Ljubo almost lost unlosable

+1 Jebemu mater I almost died! Markirao zbog meča, isplatilo se..

BodyServe
02-11-2011, 02:15 PM
Legenda, one of the greatest player of the 00's, regardless of achievements.

nole_no1
02-11-2011, 02:17 PM
Disappointing stuff Marcos :(

jonas
02-11-2011, 02:17 PM
Legenda! :hatoff:

henke007
02-11-2011, 02:17 PM
Ljubo won this match 3 times..

Doomach777
02-11-2011, 02:18 PM
Legenda, one of the greatest player of the 00's, regardless of achievements.

:worship:

samanosuke
02-11-2011, 02:19 PM
Voo, do you have statistic of decisive set breakers from Ljubo ? Think that could be good

MilosSs
02-11-2011, 02:26 PM
I almost got a fekin heart-attack when he was *6-4 2nd serve in tb after having 6-2 lead

also when he wasted that break in 3rd set at *4-3 since then I have a head-ache... Ljubo don't do this anymore for the love of God

wait, to I need to add that he had a MP on his serve in 2nd set tb?

he he he Legenda

RIboy
02-11-2011, 02:31 PM
organizers have asked Legenda before match to win this in long 3-setter cause it's only match this afternoon

JayR
02-11-2011, 02:33 PM
Played the 3rd set tie-break much more positively than the 2nd. Good effort.

Ibracadabra
02-11-2011, 02:54 PM
Legenda, one of the greatest player of the 00's, regardless of achievements.

Don't you mean the 10's? :)

duong
02-11-2011, 03:01 PM
it was very tight, in the third set Baghdatis looked superior but lost a stupid service game.

All of their matches have been very close but Baghdatis was leading 4-1, good for Ljuba to win.

Doomach777
02-11-2011, 03:02 PM
it was very tight, in the third set Baghdatis looked superior but lost a stupid service game.

All of their matches have been very close but Baghdatis was leading 4-1, good for Ljuba to win.

:worship::worship: You are ALIVE!!!! :wavey::wavey::wavey:

Henry Chinaski
02-11-2011, 03:04 PM
Both players looked good when they decided to be aggressive.

A lot of passive shit from both though. It's reasonably quick indoor hardcourt for fuck sake. So much pushing.

Lopez
02-11-2011, 03:05 PM
Baghdatis won the second set TB when Ljubo got a bit tight and Baghdatis exposed his weak forehand. Ljuba needed a few match points, but got it done in the end. Nice :yeah:

Young 8
02-11-2011, 03:07 PM
Clowndatis


:haha::haha::haha:

Lopez
02-11-2011, 03:09 PM
Both players looked good when they decided to be aggressive.

A lot of passive shit from both though. It's reasonably quick indoor hardcourt for fuck sake. So much pushing.

Two players whose worse shot is the forehand keep hitting CC forehands may explain some of the pushing :lol:

Yazoo.C
02-11-2011, 03:34 PM
Tight match, well done to Ljubo for pulling through :yeah:

emotion
02-11-2011, 03:39 PM
He might actually stay top 32 after Indian Wells! :o

Voo de Mar
02-11-2011, 03:53 PM
Voo, do you have statistic of decisive set breakers from Ljubo ? Think that could be good

33-24 (all levels).
Only Karlovic and Moya won more final set tie-breaks than Ljubo in the Open era :wavey:

Corey Feldman
02-11-2011, 03:57 PM
C Ya Marcos :wavey:

next time dont get so smug with your comments about beating Murray when you cant win the tournament anyway

madmax
02-11-2011, 04:17 PM
Legenda is like an old wine who only gets better with age:bowdown: Baghdatis is a clown though:haha:

samanosuke
02-11-2011, 04:19 PM
33-24 (all levels).
Only Karlovic and Moya won more final set tie-breaks than Ljubo in the Open era :wavey:

If isn't hard can you post all results and occasions and save me of searching entire Ljubo carrier :)

ossie
02-11-2011, 04:20 PM
mugfest of the highest order

allpro
02-11-2011, 04:28 PM
the legend lives on.....

Voo de Mar
02-11-2011, 04:28 PM
If isn't hard can you post all results and occasions and save me of searching entire Ljubo carrier :)

Yes, I can post all his final set tie-break wins but haven't got all players :lol: It's 35 wins actually.


1998
Hernych 5-7 7-6(6) 7-6(6)
1999
Philippoussis 3-6 7-5 7-6(6)
2000
Ascione 4-6 6-4 7-6(3)
2001
Ferreira 4-6 7-6(4) 7-6(3)
Safin 6-7(3) 7-6(4) 7-6(7)
2002
Siemerink 6-7(6) 7-6(6) 7-6(7)
Kutsenko 6-7(2) 6-2 7-6(4)
2003
Saulnier 5-7 6-3 7-6(4)
2004
Henman 7-6(2) 3-6 7-6(5)
Clement 6-3 2-6 7-6(3)
Hanescu 6-0 3-6 7-6(3)
Malisse 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
Sluiter 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)
J.Johansson 7-6(2) 6-7(1) 7-6(3)
2005
Verdasco 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(8)
Spadea 6-3 4-6 7-6(3)
Hanescu 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(8)
Santoro 4-6 6-1 7-6(3)
2006
Vliegen 6-3 3-6 7-6(6)
Blake 5-7 6-3 7-6(4)
2007
Youzhny 2-6 7-6(2) 7-6(3)
Soderling 3-6 6-4 7-6(5)
T.Johansson 7-6(8) 6-7(8) 7-6(4)
Davydenko 4-6 7-6(4) 7-6(4)
Wessels 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(4)
Baghdatis 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)
Fish 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)
Ascione 6-3 6-7(4) 7-6(5)
2008
Darcis 6-7(6) 7-5 7-6(4)
Gimeno 6-3 4-6 7-6(6)
2009
Andreev 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(4)
De Chaunac 4-6 6-1 7-6(1)
2010
Nadal 3-6 6-4 7-6(1)
Nieminen 4-6 6-3 7-6(6)
2011
Baghdatis 6-4 6-7(6) 7-6(4)

samanosuke
02-11-2011, 04:36 PM
Yes, I can post all his final set tie-break wins but haven't got all players :lol: It's 35 wins actually.


1998
Hernych 5-7 7-6(6) 7-6(6)
1999
Philippoussis 3-6 7-5 7-6(6)
2000
Ascione 4-6 6-4 7-6(3)
2001
Ferreira 4-6 7-6(4) 7-6(3)
Safin 6-7(3) 7-6(4) 7-6(7)
2002
Siemerink 6-7(6) 7-6(6) 7-6(7)
Kutsenko 6-7(2) 6-2 7-6(4)
2003
Saulnier 5-7 6-3 7-6(4)
2004
Henman 7-6(2) 3-6 7-6(5)
Clement 6-3 2-6 7-6(3)
Hanescu 6-0 3-6 7-6(3)
Malisse 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
Sluiter 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)
J.Johansson 7-6(2) 6-7(1) 7-6(3)
2005
Verdasco 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(8)
Spadea 6-3 4-6 7-6(3)
Hanescu 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(8)
Santoro 4-6 6-1 7-6(3)
2006
Vliegen 6-3 3-6 7-6(6)
Blake 5-7 6-3 7-6(4)
2007
Youzhny 2-6 7-6(2) 7-6(3)
Soderling 3-6 6-4 7-6(5)
T.Johansson 7-6(8) 6-7(8) 7-6(4)
Davydenko 4-6 7-6(4) 7-6(4)
Wessels 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(4)
Baghdatis 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)
Fish 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)
Ascione 6-3 6-7(4) 7-6(5)
2008
Darcis 6-7(6) 7-5 7-6(4)
Gimeno 6-3 4-6 7-6(6)
2009
Andreev 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(4)
De Chaunac 4-6 6-1 7-6(1)
2010
Nadal 3-6 6-4 7-6(1)
Nieminen 4-6 6-3 7-6(6)
2011
Baghdatis 6-4 6-7(6) 7-6(4)

thanx :worship:

samanosuke
02-11-2011, 04:40 PM
mugfest of the highest order

you are really doing your best to reach at least Foxy's level . SDG is still unreachable but with your tempo nobody isn't secure

RIboy
02-11-2011, 05:01 PM
Legenda has promised to buy everyone in the stadium a drink if he win the title this week....cheers :worship:

oranges
02-11-2011, 05:11 PM
C Ya Marcos :wavey:

next time dont get so smug with your comments about beating Murray when you cant win the tournament anyway

Huh? You must have confused him some past Fed comment :haha:

Blue Heart24
02-11-2011, 05:13 PM
Ivan :worship:

Orka_n
02-11-2011, 06:47 PM
Legenda you legenda. :music: :rocker2:

The Freak
02-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Ljubo knows he's got some big points to defend coming up.

MIMIC
02-11-2011, 08:43 PM
I'm watching the highlights on the Tennis Channel right now.

Epic backhands from Ljubo :eek:

Deathless Mortal
02-11-2011, 10:40 PM
Ljubo Legenda :worship:
I love scorelines like that, although it would be better if it was 6-4 7-6 :D
Good luck in the semifinal :armed:

scoobs
02-11-2011, 10:56 PM
Marcos really can't do anything right can he :rolleyes:

FormerRafaFan
02-11-2011, 10:57 PM
Baggy beat Murray just to throw it all away in the next round.. typical. Baggy is good when he's on, but he's a VERY inconsistent player, unfortunately..

Certinfy
02-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Peaking just in time to defend his IW title :haha: :worship:

Sunset of Age
02-12-2011, 12:40 AM
Ivan should have taken this match in straights, but choked terribly in that 2nd set TB. And dreaded to choke again halfway the 3rd set.

Whatever. Bad luck, Bagghy :hug:, congrats to Ivan! :yeah:

Ljubicic is like a good Chateau Neuf du Pape... the older, the better! Who else can say that he's scored his first and only Master's title beyond the age of 30? :worship:

.-Federers_Mate-.
02-12-2011, 01:02 AM
Marcos really can't do anything right can he :rolleyes:

He's far to unprofessional to ever be a TOP player. He's a great ball striker and can play most around the court on his day but his attitude sucks and he's never bothered to get that fixed much like his gut. The fat man cant help himself with food (just look at his twitter) he's always feeding on something, at some restaurant or having a midnight snack. He has never taken his career seriously enough for me or himself to take him seriously as a top player who can be a contender at the big events. His health problems as well as selfish spirit have let him down and the way he just quits at times is miserable. This year i was at the Melzer match and that overweight clown got a little niggle and folded like a cheap Kathmandu tent. The Fans much like last year (were HOT for him, cheering him to the death regardless if it pissed everyone off)yet Fatty didn't feel the need to continue or show his opponent respect, he quit. This sets him apart from the top players as well as his continuous disregard for his well being. he will eat himself out of the top 30 is this keeps happening because after the form he has showed this week, this is a match he should be winning simple.

Ljubo is everything that baggy is not, and if the fat clown wants to take his game and performance to the next level he should take a leaf out of Ljubos book. Ordinary match which had hits fair share of hits and misses and hopefully this can knock some sense into Fatdatis and his team and they can and SHOULD start conditioning him,like a top 10 player.

Doomach777
02-12-2011, 08:00 AM
Peaking just in time to defend his IW title :haha: :worship:

That was his goal earlier this year :D

velvetsunday
02-12-2011, 11:45 AM
He's far to unprofessional to ever be a TOP player. He's a great ball striker and can play most around the court on his day but his attitude sucks and he's never bothered to get that fixed much like his gut. The fat man cant help himself with food (just look at his twitter) he's always feeding on something, at some restaurant or having a midnight snack. He has never taken his career seriously enough for me or himself to take him seriously as a top player who can be a contender at the big events. His health problems as well as selfish spirit have let him down and the way he just quits at times is miserable. This year i was at the Melzer match and that overweight clown got a little niggle and folded like a cheap Kathmandu tent. The Fans much like last year (were HOT for him, cheering him to the death regardless if it pissed everyone off)yet Fatty didn't feel the need to continue or show his opponent respect, he quit. This sets him apart from the top players as well as his continuous disregard for his well being. he will eat himself out of the top 30 is this keeps happening because after the form he has showed this week, this is a match he should be winning simple.

Ljubo is everything that baggy is not, and if the fat clown wants to take his game and performance to the next level he should take a leaf out of Ljubos book. Ordinary match which had hits fair share of hits and misses and hopefully this can knock some sense into Fatdatis and his team and they can and SHOULD start conditioning him,like a top 10 player.

you are kidding, right?

first of all, where have you read on his twitter all about food consumption? that's just simply not true! i've followed his twitter and there's no way he's twittering about food all the time! please just get your facts checked before you put any harsh blame on the table...

second, there's something called "natural built". baggy is naturally built in a storky form, and he simply can't just change it, cause it will be against nature! just like gilles simon, he's naturally stick thin, and i don't think he can put on much extra muscle on his thin legs no matter how hard he try. i just met both players in person 3 days ago in rotterdam, and they are athletely built in person, in their own natural ways. baggy for example, he's a strong guy with thick chest and strong but slim legs. he has tons of muscle as well, no visible fat in sight, i assure you. he took his shirt off and all i saw was muscle, seriously. this guy has spent significant time in the gym to improve his physique, and it shows! you really have to see him in person up and close to believe that, and i did.

however i do agree that the mental thing is one big obstacle on his way to achieve things bigger. he has raw talent, his move and the way he strikes ball is just incredible! so fluid and clean! i think he has some lack of confidence issue to work on. but it's not that strange that the guy has suffered so much injuries. and that will def leave some scars on any one.

please have some basic respect for those players, cause they are just like us, we are all humans and we have flaws. isn't that too much to ask for? btw, not every player is destined to become the great champion, and to do that it comes with huge price as well. the heavier the trophy, the heavier the emotioanl and pysical package. there are also players like baggy, they are fun and exciting to watch, and they embrace their game, and most important of all, life as a journey, in their own unique way.well, maye that's what you guys called "a journey man". however i myself find it very beautiful and i appreciate that kind of "attitude"!