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Ljubicic def Simon 6-3 6-2

Loftra
04-20-2006, 01:12 PM
Ivan!

Yappa
04-20-2006, 01:15 PM
Easy win.

Rogiman
04-20-2006, 01:15 PM
Go Number 2! :rocker2:

Neely
04-20-2006, 01:16 PM
Just too good and very solid from Ljubicic. Played his usual stuff, a few great moments were enough for him. Not much chance for Simon in that match who can play better, but didn't today. I think he was broken by Ljubicic five games in a row?!

edit: Another clay QF Masters for Ljubicic since Hamburg 2004 (semis).

Yappa
04-20-2006, 01:17 PM
I think he was broken by Ljubicic five games in a row?!


Yes, thats what the commentators said.

Yergeht Fladnag
04-20-2006, 01:18 PM
Ljubo 6/9 BP conversion, good. Much better than usual! :worship:

Guybrush
04-20-2006, 01:24 PM
Expected win. Ljubo is too strong for the French ;)

RickDaStick
04-20-2006, 01:25 PM
Ljubo is too good these days, only a few guys can beat him and anything but a SF here would be dissapointing.

Guybrush
04-20-2006, 01:30 PM
Ljubo is too good these days, only a few guys can beat him and anything but a SF here would be dissapointing.

Not true. I'm happy with the 125 clay points he get right now ;)

Deea
04-20-2006, 01:32 PM
Oh yeah, this is such a big surprise :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Guybrush
04-20-2006, 01:44 PM
Oh yeah, this is such a big surprise :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Who said that? :)

Fisico
04-20-2006, 01:49 PM
if Gonzo beats Soderling, then that will be a big test for Ljubicic's clay credentials

Guybrush
04-20-2006, 02:05 PM
if Gonzo beats Soderling, then that will be a big test for Ljubicic's clay credentials

True. Gonzo is a big name on clay, and he would surely be the favourite in that match. Time for Ljubo to see if he is also a big on clay ;)

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
04-20-2006, 02:18 PM
Berdych certainly has a lot of regrets ...........*I hate Simon :smoke: :drink:*

cecilija
04-20-2006, 02:23 PM
yees well done ivan the true number 2 :worship: he or rogi wil win the title :devil:

nobama
04-20-2006, 02:25 PM
yees well done ivan the true number 2 :worship: he or rogi wil win the title :devil: :spit:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-20-2006, 02:27 PM
Good result! :kiss:

Guybrush
04-20-2006, 02:32 PM
yees well done ivan the true number 2 :worship: he or rogi wil win the title :devil:

Fedex will win it. Ivan is great, but Roger is the GOD! :worship:

almouchie
04-20-2006, 02:33 PM
good result for Ljubo who is moving steadily

The Undertaker
04-20-2006, 02:48 PM
Gonzalez barely won againts Lopez yesterday, so im expeceting Soderling to be Ljubicic`s opponent. Gonzo was beaten by Ancic on clay last season.

Norrage
04-20-2006, 02:53 PM
if Gonzo beats Soderling, then that will be a big test for Ljubicic's clay credentials
What has Gonzo done on clay? Not much really...

WF4EVER
04-20-2006, 02:58 PM
Is Ljubicic really that good a clay court player. I don't really know his results over the course of his career but last year was sorely disappointing. I am surprised that he's playing so well this year but in all fairness he has improved all around in his game and it shows. I seriously doubt, tho, if last year was any measure of his clay court prowess, that he can threaten any of the real dirtballers.

Good for him getting to this point.

Rogiman
04-20-2006, 03:02 PM
I seriously doubt, tho, if last year was any measure of his clay court prowess, that he can threaten any of the real dirtballers.Not sure about the top dirtballers (although he did trouble Coria when the latter was on top of his game, beating him in Rome and pushing him hard in the Hamburg semis), but his last year 1st round loss at RG was to Puerta, and that should not be forgotten.

mangoes
04-20-2006, 03:07 PM
Very solid performance from Ljubicic on his worst surface............he's showing the strength of a top 5 player...........Pity, however, I think Gonzo may be too much for him tomorrow.........

El Legenda
04-20-2006, 03:34 PM
however, I think Gonzo may be too much for him tomorrow.........

No.

Peta Pan
04-20-2006, 03:50 PM
A QF was always going to make me happy and make me deem the event a success for Ljubo. He has that now so I'm satisfied... if he can beat Gonzo/Soderling tomorrow then even better :banana:

Ajmo!

NYCtennisfan
04-20-2006, 05:08 PM
A lot of talk on MTF about Ivan going away once the clay season started but that has not turned out to be the case. Same big serve, good groundstrokes, taking his opportunities at the net...SF is easily within reach. Ivan is just too good right now.

lucashg
04-20-2006, 05:44 PM
Very solid performance from Ljubicic on his worst surface............he's showing the strength of a top 5 player...........Pity, however, I think Gonzo may be too much for him tomorrow.........

LOL González has to beat Soderling :mad: first, something he's never done before. And I'm not sure about his current form.

victory1
04-20-2006, 05:55 PM
A lot of talk on MTF about Ivan going away once the clay season started but that has not turned out to be the case. Same big serve, good groundstrokes, taking his opportunities at the net...SF is easily within reach. Ivan is just too good right now.

I 2nd that; I think Ivan can make the semis in this event. I saw a little of 2 of his matches on the Tennis Channel and his serve and groundstroke are almost as effective as hardcourt! :confused:

mangoes
04-20-2006, 05:59 PM
LOL González has to beat Soderling :mad: first, something he's never done before. And I'm not sure about his current form.


I'll be very happy for Ljubicic if he makes the SF.......... Slowly, but surely, he's inching toward that no.3 position and I'll be very happy to see him there if he achieves it :)

Scotso
04-20-2006, 07:16 PM
Gilles :sad:

Still, another good week :)

stebs
04-20-2006, 07:18 PM
Credit where dredit is due. Ivan has proved many who believed he would fold in the face of clay are being proved wrong and Ivan deserves all the points he is picking up. It takes guts to come out and play as the fast court player that he is and it takes skill to leave with a commanding victory. Ivan showed both of these qualities and I wish him all the best in this tournament.

tennismaster882001
04-20-2006, 07:51 PM
Bravo Ivan! Now Gonzalez, good luck!

musefanatic
04-20-2006, 08:28 PM
Well done Ivan :)

Fergie
04-21-2006, 01:56 AM
Anothet great result Ivan, well done! :yeah:

Sjengster
04-21-2006, 02:28 AM
Credit where dredit is due. Ivan has proved many who believed he would fold in the face of clay are being proved wrong and Ivan deserves all the points he is picking up. It takes guts to come out and play as the fast court player that he is and it takes skill to leave with a commanding victory. Ivan showed both of these qualities and I wish him all the best in this tournament.

Nobody with any sense thought he would fold when the clay season came around considering his results on it in the past; last year was very much the exception that proves the rule. He's now made the QFs of every clay TMS, something only a select handful of active players have managed. And a lousy claycourt player wouldn't have wins on clay against Federer and Gaudio (back-to-back), Ferrero, Ferrer and Coria (back-to-back), Chela, Zabaleta, Robredo, Portas, Verkerk, Pavel... I think that's enough proof of his credentials on this surface.

El Legenda
04-21-2006, 05:02 AM
Nobody with any sense thought he would fold when the clay season came around considering his results on it in the past; last year was very much the exception that proves the rule. He's now made the QFs of every clay TMS, something only a select handful of active players have managed. And a lousy claycourt player wouldn't have wins on clay against Federer and Gaudio (back-to-back), Ferrero, Ferrer and Coria (back-to-back), Chela, Zabaleta, Robredo, Portas, Verkerk, Pavel... I think that's enough proof of his credentials on this surface.
:worship: :worship:

Uriel
04-21-2006, 09:19 AM
as I recall it well, ljubo stated after the DC match against Austria that only a few know that he actually likes to play on clay..