12-04-2005, 06:11 PM
from the post match interview:
his neck was stiff and in pain. at noon he had to make the decision whether or not to play and he believed that he deserved the chance. his stomache started to hurt because of the pain medication he took and he went to the bathroom to throw up after the second set. he had a lot of problems on his second serve because his ball toss is right about his head, thereby causing him additional neck pain
full interview: http://sportnet.hr/index.aspx?page=news&id=297451
12-04-2005, 07:54 PM
Gosh, so this was the reason he left the court after the 2nd set. Poor Ivan. :sad:
12-04-2005, 08:00 PM
I am glad he was able to play and that Croatia won - Ivan was definately the star of the whole year for them :) Now he needs to rest, relax and enjoy some time off with his family so that he can have a great 2006.
12-04-2005, 09:44 PM
Ljubo has played a lot of tennis and been in several long five setters since the indoor season began. I kinda thought they'd play Ancic first but what do I know?
I hope Ljubo rests and comes back strong in 2006.
12-04-2005, 10:06 PM
Here the Reuters article. http://go.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=tennisNews&storyID=10478265§ion=news&src=rss/uk/tennisNews
his neck got stiff in the mourning
goran said he has never played with that injury and he didn´t believe that ivan was going to play
we in croatia didn´t know about this till after the match
he got sick of all pain killers
12-04-2005, 10:36 PM
Hope he soon feels better. He's a great athlete and seems to be a very nice man.
12-04-2005, 10:42 PM
Take a good rest Ivan, you deserves it! :hug:
12-04-2005, 11:49 PM
Hope he feels better soon.
12-05-2005, 01:12 AM
Ljubicic won't have an easy start of season next year.
so sad for ivan, really wanted him to finish the year winning a big match, has come sooo close many times this year.
oh well, he has the DC now, but i just cant stop feeling that he deserves more.
12-05-2005, 08:12 AM
gosh poor guy....hope he gets better soon. at least croatia won which is something for him! now he just needs to take it easy
12-05-2005, 08:30 AM
he had a stellar year & hopefully will contimue his good form for next year
a break is fully deserved
Ivan Ljubo :)
Get some rest, Ivan! You deserve it!
12-05-2005, 02:21 PM
Great 2005 Ivan...too bad about the neck injury and other complications yesterday but it worked out okay for them anyway...have a great vacation Ivn, you earned it!!!!