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Wilander: "I hope Ljubicic and Nalbandian step up to the next level"

Argenbrit
06-08-2006, 07:22 PM
"What would be good now would be for Ljubicic and Nalbandian to get to the next level and win a Grand Slam. If they managed that, it would give the men's circuit a real boost, and make it like it was in the 80s when there was a group of us who knew that on our day, we could win any of the majors that we entered. There was Edberg, Becker, McEnroe, Lendl, Connors and then me, and we all ended up winning at least four Grand Slams.

I think that Ljubicic could cause an upset against Nadal, as he plays the kind of tennis that could knock the Spaniard off his game. Nalbandian leads Federer in head-to-heads, which proves that he could well get through."

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2006-06-08/200606081149765898737.html

Sjengster
06-08-2006, 07:31 PM
Now there's an opinion that I can respect, take note PMac. Mind you, I don't know where he's coming from with his theory that Ljubicic could upset Nadal tomorrow, the only thing in his favour is that the weather will apparently be nice and sunny.

Ljubo for US Open champion!

tennisgal_001
06-08-2006, 07:33 PM
Theoretically, he's right.
Practically, not so sure. Federer wants it so bad this time I don't think Nalby can stop him at the moment (or anyone else!). Nadal is definitely feeling the pressure, and nerves have started to kick in, but he can always unleash the tennis beast in him, and irritate Ljube. Both semis will be tight, and if Nalbandian and Ljubicic continue playing the way they are, they won't retire Slamless.

alfonsojose
06-08-2006, 07:51 PM
i hope so :zzz:

Guybrush
06-08-2006, 09:57 PM
Let's face it. The final of RG will be Federer-Nadal. No way David or Ivan will do upsets here. But they can win a GS this year. Both Wimbly or USO, they have the right weapons to do it. But there is a huge problem. Roger. If he plays as he can, well, he will end the season with at least 3 GS. Only RG is questonable.

Conita
06-08-2006, 10:03 PM
uhhh i hope soo!
but it looks hard
:P

jenanun
06-08-2006, 10:29 PM
on clay,

nalbandian has a greater chance to beat federer than ljubicic to beat nadal...

but anyway, that won't happen tomorrow

DrJules
06-08-2006, 10:43 PM
I think that Ljubicic could cause an upset against Nadal, as he plays the kind of tennis that could knock the Spaniard off his game. Nalbandian leads Federer in head-to-heads, which proves that he could well get through."

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2006-06-08/200606081149765898737.html

I am almost certain that Rafael will beat Ivan (3/4 sets).

David vs. Roger almost impossible to predict.

trulliscorpion
06-08-2006, 10:55 PM
Nalbandian could have the game to beat Federer, but it's a GS SF. Which is a big no for David.

allero
06-08-2006, 11:26 PM
Nalbandian could have the game to beat Federer, but it's a GS SF. Which is a big no for David.
What you say sounds quite reasonable, although I am hoping that when it comes to performing well in the late stages of a GS, David is a different player after beating Federer in the TMC (with the added confidence)...The match vs. Baghdatis in Melbourne would suggest he isn't, but apparently he was injured there (abdominal) and unable to serve very well.

Hendu
06-09-2006, 03:30 AM
Nalbandian could have the game to beat Federer, but it's a GS SF. Which is a big no for David.

unless he plays against Malisse... a much bigger headcase than him ;)

I think King David can get through to the final... Vamos David!

El Legenda
06-09-2006, 03:32 AM
I am almost certain that Rafael will beat Ivan (3/4 sets).

.

Impossible is Nothing

robrulz5
06-09-2006, 03:59 AM
I hope Nalbandian can win but even though he has a winning record over Federer the world no.1 has won 5 of the past 6 meetings.

Puschkin
06-09-2006, 06:31 AM
Mind you, I don't know where he's coming from with his theory that Ljubicic could upset Nadal tomorrow.

Neither do I, particularly after a rather poor performance against Benneteau. Nevertheless, I like Wilander commenting, even if I do not always agree with him. :p

oz_boz
06-09-2006, 08:01 AM
I don't know which final I'd like most; Fed-Nadal for the rivalry or Ljubo-Nalby for the impact on the tennis world.

Action Jackson
06-09-2006, 08:11 AM
The collective wank on MTF would be shattered with a Nalle/Ljubo final.

oz_boz
06-09-2006, 08:21 AM
The collective wank on MTF would be shattered with a Nalle/Ljubo final.

As would PMac.

Action Jackson
06-09-2006, 08:22 AM
As would PMac.

But not Björn Hellberg.

oz_boz
06-09-2006, 08:26 AM
But not Björn Hellberg.

Or his mediaeval haircut :worship:

Heaven and Hell
08-20-2006, 01:09 AM
This is how people are classifying atp tours.

Top level
Federer

2nd Tier Level
NO ONE

3rd Tier Level
Nadal

4th Tier Level
Ljubicic and Nalbandian

5th Tier Level
Everyone else.

atheneglaukopis
08-20-2006, 01:57 AM
This is how people are classifying atp tours.

Top level
Federer

2nd Tier Level
NO ONE

3rd Tier Level
Nadal

4th Tier Level
Ljubicic and Nalbandian

5th Tier Level
Everyone else.I would say...
Top level
Federer, Safin

2nd Tier Level
NO ONE

3rd Tier Level
Nadal

4th Tier Level
Ljubicic and Nalbandian

5th Tier Level
Everyone else

1,000,000,...000,000th Tier Level
Safin

vibin
08-20-2006, 02:12 AM
nalby better get his act together instead of thinking about stuffing burritos, if he played like the last couple of weeks, i see him knocked off in the first or second round of the USO.