Ljubicic def Kucera: 6-3 6-4 6-3...........1-0 Croatia :) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Ljubicic def Kucera: 6-3 6-4 6-3...........1-0 Croatia :)

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:08 PM
Ljubicic goes to 10-0 in DC 2005 and gets his 30th career DC win. and this all mean that Kucera prediction of Slovaki winning 3-0 :rolleyes: can not happen :D

DrJules
12-02-2005, 03:11 PM
High quality performance by Ivan. The court seemed very fair - fast but not extreme. Not sure what all the fuss earlier in the year was about.

fanancic
12-02-2005, 03:13 PM
YESSSS !!!! Great job ivan!!!
Now mario, win your match!!!

adelaide
12-02-2005, 03:14 PM
:woohoo: great start :D

TennisGrandSlam
12-02-2005, 03:15 PM
YESSSS !!!! Great job ivan!!!
Now mario, win your match!!!


Support Croatia :)

pryss
12-02-2005, 03:15 PM
:banana:

Hola Mr. SK
12-02-2005, 03:18 PM
live now? any other matches today?

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:19 PM
live now? any other matches today?

Hrbaty vs Ancic to start shortly. :)

tangerine_dream
12-02-2005, 03:21 PM
*twirls finger in air*

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:22 PM
*twirls finger in air*

ohhh how sweet of you to come and support Ivan :hug: you have changed young lady :rolls: ;)



:secret: *hopes tangy does not blackmail me with new info she founded out about me* :lol:

Hola Mr. SK
12-02-2005, 03:22 PM
Hrbaty vs Ancic to start shortly. :)
cool :D

hitchhiker
12-02-2005, 03:23 PM
this tie is generating almost as much attention as the Roddick v Blake charity match

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:25 PM
this tie is generating almost as much attention as the Roddick v Blake charity match

Is that match gonna be them 2 dicking around or a real full pace match?

LaTenista
12-02-2005, 03:26 PM
this tie is generating almost as much attention as the Roddick v Blake charity match

:haha: And to think the DC final is showing live on TTC in the US.

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:27 PM
:haha: And to think the DC final is showing live on TTC in the US.

I think the winner of it still gets same thing as if 1billion people watch or 12 people. also this year DC is on TV in a record setting number of countrys, for any DC final.

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:35 PM
Ljubicic aslo sets a record with a win, 1st men to win 10 LIVE rubbers in 1 year. and move impressive is 10 wins without a lose

mangoes
12-02-2005, 03:35 PM
Congrats Ljubicic.............. :banana:


How come Karol Beck isn't playing? I thought he was suppose to play against Ljubicic.

mangoes
12-02-2005, 03:37 PM
Ljubicic aslo sets a record with a win, 1st men to win 10 LIVE rubbers in 1 year. and move impressive is 10 wins without a lose


Didn't John McEnroe win 12-0 in Davis Cup in the 80s?

El Legenda
12-02-2005, 03:38 PM
Didn't John McEnroe win 12-0 in Davis Cup in the 80s?

The key word there is LIVE rubbers, some of McEnroe's were not Live rubbers.

DrJules
12-02-2005, 03:38 PM
Didn't John McEnroe win 12-0 in Davis Cup in the 80s?

LIVE rubbers. McEnroe included dead rubbers.

mangoes
12-02-2005, 04:15 PM
LIVE rubbers. McEnroe included dead rubbers.


Oh ok, thanks. I didn't know McEnroe's record included dead rubbers. :)

Frederick16
12-02-2005, 05:22 PM
i think Karol has still that beautiful game to watch! his arm is not very quick but he hits so hard!! a joy to watch. to bad he is retiring..

Horatio Caine
12-02-2005, 05:27 PM
:haha: And to think the DC final is showing live on TTC in the US.

:haha: :haha: I bet Andy made a special effort to watch :tape:

DrJules
12-02-2005, 05:35 PM
:haha: :haha: I bet Andy made a special effort to watch :tape:

Wondering why Ancic is having so many problems with Hrbaty.

LaTenista
12-02-2005, 05:38 PM
Wondering why Ancic is having so many problems with Hrbaty.

Dominik is serving and returning better than Mario today.

LaTenista
12-02-2005, 05:41 PM
:haha: :haha: I bet Andy made a special effort to watch :tape:

He should be on the phone to BG right now. I could totally see Spain and the US in the finals on American soil next year if he does get Brad back.

DrJules
12-02-2005, 05:47 PM
He should be on the phone to BG right now. I could totally see Spain and the US in the finals on American soil next year if he does get Brad back.

This match puts in perspective how sensible Roddick's tactics were when he beat Hrbaty 6-1 and 6-2 in Paris. That was without BG.

jole
12-02-2005, 06:35 PM
This match puts in perspective how sensible Roddick's tactics were when he beat Hrbaty 6-1 and 6-2 in Paris. That was without BG.

Dominik also played like utter crap that day. Andy is the maestro of tactics, however.

Fergie
12-02-2005, 07:11 PM
Good job Ivan! :yeah:

shotgun
12-02-2005, 07:15 PM
Guys, please, can you manage to post in a single thread without mentioning Roddick? :rolleyes:

Corswandt
12-02-2005, 07:28 PM
This was the only Davis Cup match local TV was broadcasting live, and I managed to miss it (and get stuck in a massive traffic jam after wasting half of the afternoon, but that's another matter).

:banghead:

Bubba08
12-02-2005, 07:33 PM
Ivan. :banana: :banana:

nobama
12-03-2005, 01:52 PM
Ljubicic in Mac attack (http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,3-2005560067,00.html)

IVAN LJUBICIC roared into the record books after giving Croatia the perfect start in the Davis Cup final against Slovakia.

He beat Karol Kucera 6-3 6-4 6-3 to become the first player to win 10 consecutive live rubbers in a Davis Cup year since World Group play began in 1981.

This gave Croatia a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five tie in Bratislava.

Ljubicic, 26, watched by team-mate Goran Ivanisevic, overpowered the Slovakian stand-in.

Two more victories this weekend and he will match John McEnroe’s feat of winning 12 rubbers out of 12 in the United States’ triumphant campaign of 1982.

Three of McEnroe’s wins were in dead rubbers.

Kucera was called up just before the start of the final after Slovakia’s No 2 Karol Beck was ruled out with a knee injury.

Ljubicic said the late change of opponent had not made any difference to his approach.

The world No 9 said: “If you get Federer instead of Nadal, now that’s a change.

“But the difference between Kucera and Beck wasn’t that big, so I didn’t prepare any differently.”