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Taylor Dent def. Ivan Ljubicic! 1-6 7-5 6-3

tangerine_dream
08-09-2005, 07:29 PM
Normally I don't like these early round play score threads but I'm making an exception because the one-man American DC slaughterhouse Ivan "my fans say I can beat Roger Federer" Ljubicic just got beat by fat American Taylor Dent. :woohoo: Somewhere out there, PMac must be having deep "hmm" thoughts over his No. 2 DC choice. ;)

I haven't watched the match yet but it's a good sign to see Dent recover from a brutal beating in the first set to go on and take the next two. Love the serve stats, how did you win that one Taylor? :lol: Ivan still has not been able to replicate the game we saw at DC earlier this year. Perhaps he really did tree during DC and now we're seeing the more normal Ivan at work here.

I know this is premature but I can't help being thrilled that the Americans seem to have really stepped up their games this summer and I hope it continues through to the next rounds and into the rest of the summer. :bounce:

Nimomunz
08-09-2005, 07:37 PM
this is dent up and down 2moro he will withdraw with fatigue but nice that he beat ivan :devil:

El Legenda
08-09-2005, 07:37 PM
Amazing choke job by Ivan ;) 6-1 and serving at 4-3...gets broken and downside from then.


by hey 2005 DC vs USA was great, watching the tape now ;)

tangerine_dream
08-09-2005, 07:51 PM
his is dent up and down 2moro he will withdraw with fatigue but nice that he beat ivan
I know. I hope Taylor doesn't blow it like he usually does. He needs to keep it nice and steady and quit playing great one day and shite the next.

by hey 2005 DC vs USA was great, watching the tape now ;)
I taped over my copy. :ras:

El Legenda
08-09-2005, 07:52 PM
I taped over my copy. :ras:

boooooooooo :) its one for the age's..it was going to be 3-0 easy win for US. ;)

tangerine_dream
08-09-2005, 08:00 PM
boooooooooo :) its one for the age's..it was going to be 3-0 easy win for US. ;)
Well enjoy it while you can because at this rate Ivan won't be collecting any mickey mouse titles let alone masters series or slams. :nerner:

superpinkone37
08-09-2005, 08:03 PM
lmao tangy.... :lol:

And Taylor's first serve percentage in the first set was 14% :eek: :eek:
Like, how is that even possible?? :haha:

Good comeback by Taylor, hopefully he can back it up with some more good wins this week :)

Golfnduck
08-09-2005, 08:10 PM
WAY TO GO TAYLOR!!!! :woohoo: :bigclap:

croat123
08-09-2005, 08:11 PM
pathetic ivan :o

he played so well in davis cup...

El Legenda
08-09-2005, 08:31 PM
Ivan should just play Davis Cup 9-0 last 9matchs 6-0 vs US all time.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-09-2005, 08:38 PM
Taylor :banana:

Fergie
08-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Ivan :smash:

Auscon
08-10-2005, 02:30 AM
doesnt make up for Lleyton having to withdraw, but its still awesome news!

I had to go to bed just after he'd been trounced in the first set...didnt think he'd be able to come back

NYCtennisfan
08-10-2005, 03:19 AM
Dent has been playing pretty good of late and Ivan hasn't done anything once he lost to Nadal in Miami.