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KING of Vienna Ljubicic def Gonzo 6-3 6-4 7-5..10-0 in Vienna

El Legenda
10-15-2006, 02:21 PM
10 matches 10 wins 22sets 22sets won

total times broken 0

KING OF VIENNA :worship:

won 42% on return :D

mangoes
10-15-2006, 02:22 PM
Congrats Ljubicic:hug: Sorry Gonzo.

bad gambler
10-15-2006, 02:23 PM
Another free clinic run by Ljubo today

The real test is whether he can replicate his performance in Madrid last year next week.

Adler
10-15-2006, 02:23 PM
Nice. The situation at the end of the season's becoming clear. We've got 5 big guys and the rest

Byrd
10-15-2006, 02:23 PM
Shame he couldn't serve out the 4th ace in the final game

Norrage
10-15-2006, 02:23 PM
Great game...Only lost 6 points!! on serve the entire first 2 sets. (and only 1 on 1st serve :o)...but his third set made me worry...Still got Gonzo in the end though. Great effort :)

Yappa
10-15-2006, 02:24 PM
Nice win, but boring match. Ljubicic just too good. I hoped for more resistance from Gonzalez.

El Legenda
10-15-2006, 02:24 PM
Shame he couldn't serve out the 4th ace in the final game

:lol:

adee-gee
10-15-2006, 02:24 PM
I have never seen someone whine about so many line calls on my entire life.

Unlucky Gonzo, but at least you entertained us :yeah:

El Legenda
10-15-2006, 02:26 PM
I have never seen someone whine about so many line calls on my entire life.

Unlucky Gonzo, but at least you entertained us :yeah:

losing 50 of 120 on serve and winning 17 of 83 on return is not unlucky

Guybrush
10-15-2006, 02:26 PM
Congratulations indoor king! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Bilbo
10-15-2006, 02:26 PM
expected win by ljubicic

Sparko1030
10-15-2006, 02:27 PM
:tears: :hug: Fernando

Congrats to Ivan-from the stats he played a great match. :)

Fed-Express
10-15-2006, 02:27 PM
Never broken 2 years in a row? Seriously?

adee-gee
10-15-2006, 02:29 PM
losing 50 of 120 on serve and winning 17 of 83 on return is not unlucky
You can stick your stats up your ass.

I wasn't saying he was unlucky to lose anyway :silly:

Sjengster
10-15-2006, 02:29 PM
I don't care how big the serve is, staying unbroken two years in a row at the same tournament is a tremendous achievement. Has it ever been done before?

El Legenda
10-15-2006, 02:30 PM
Never broken 2 years in a row? Seriously?
yes...

Apemant
10-15-2006, 02:32 PM
Served too good.

I felt Gonzo played better once the ball was in game, but when Ljubo serves good, there is very little you can do on his service games, so the match was played mainly on Gonzo's serve (except that one service game where Gonzo had 3 BPs). And he was bound to make a string of errors every now and then. Just 3 breaks and you get a match that looks one-sided by the score even though it wasn't, actually.

+alonso
10-15-2006, 02:32 PM
Ivan played an AWESOME match! REALLY, I mean, props to him, all the type of congratulations go for him today! :hatoff: Well deserved

Feña was tired, and was overplayed! as simple as that, anyway, great week for him

Deathless Mortal
10-15-2006, 02:33 PM
Yeah Ljubo!! That's the way!!! He showed to you all (!!!) who is Ivan Ljubicic!!! What were you saying after USO?? Ha? A? I can't hear you now!!!

Norrage
10-15-2006, 02:33 PM
Never broken 2 years in a row? Seriously?

And didn't have a breakpoint against him this year till 3-2 in the 3rd set.

Really impressive :)

Fed-Express
10-15-2006, 02:34 PM
That is damn impressive. Winning a tournament without losing a set is a great achievement, but without being broken... That deserves respect. Let us hope that he can carry this form to Madrid. He will play Wednesday, right?

Norrage
10-15-2006, 02:34 PM
Gonzo didn't get to 30 on Ljubo's serve until that important game in the 3rd set :worship:

Apemant
10-15-2006, 02:36 PM
I don't care how big the serve is, staying unbroken two years in a row at the same tournament is a tremendous achievement. Has it ever been done before?

Now that is a question for tennis stats' freaks... I don't have a clue :)

Edit: typo

Varya
10-15-2006, 02:38 PM
Congrate Ivan!:worship:
Gonzo:hug:Good Luck in Madrid!:angel:

Apemant
10-15-2006, 02:39 PM
I have never seen someone whine about so many line calls on my entire life.

Jealous partybreaker :p

Anyway, if that is true, it means you never saw Ljubo play before. Not to mention John McEnroe :devil:

WF4EVER
10-15-2006, 02:42 PM
I don't care how big the serve is, staying unbroken two years in a row at the same tournament is a tremendous achievement. Has it ever been done before?

This is why I agree with what he said about Roddick's comments. How can the courts be too slow if he can hold his serve consistently like this? Sorry, I know this isn't the thread for this and I opted not to post in that thread but I realize that he's absolutely correct. There's no way these courts are playing slowly, or unlike an indoor court should.

Congrats to Ivan.

Frooty_Bazooty
10-15-2006, 02:42 PM
Ljubicic just played unbelievable. Full credit to Gonzo for tryin right until the very end, i would have been completely demoralised after the first game with the way Ivan was playing

stebs
10-15-2006, 02:45 PM
Ljubicic at Vienna = 109 service games unbroken if I counted correctly.

Sjengster
10-15-2006, 02:46 PM
This is why I agree with what he said about Roddick's comments. How can the courts be too slow if he can hold his serve consistently like this? Sorry, I know this isn't the thread for this and I opted not to post in that thread but I realize that he's absolutely correct. There's no way these courts are playing slowly, or unlike an indoor court should.

Congrats to Ivan.

Well, I get the feeling with Ljubicic his serve is so big that he will hold regularly on any indoor court no matter how slow - mentally though, it's still a remarkable feat for him to hold every time the last two years here. And the rest of his game with his big loopy backswings and deep court positioning is actually well suited to a slower indoor surface, more so than Roddick. I'm not sure how successful he'd have been in the 90s playing from the baseline against the big-serving netrushers of old on lightning fast courts.

Pea
10-15-2006, 02:47 PM
Ivan :banana:

Chileno
10-15-2006, 02:49 PM
Gonzo had a chance in the third (3BP) but couldn't materialize. Props to Ivan for not giving Gonzo a breather.

Well played Feña, you'll get him next time.

Jadranka
10-15-2006, 02:49 PM
TOOO LJUBO! :o We knew it

stebs
10-15-2006, 02:57 PM
Well, I get the feeling with Ljubicic his serve is so big that he will hold regularly on any indoor court no matter how slow - mentally though, it's still a remarkable feat for him to hold every time the last two years here. And the rest of his game with his big loopy backswings and deep court positioning is actually well suited to a slower indoor surface, more so than Roddick. I'm not sure how successful he'd have been in the 90s playing from the baseline against the big-serving netrushers of old on lightning fast courts.

The speed the guys serve at these days if the courts were that fast a guy like Ljubicic or, to a greater extent, Karlovic would be close to impossible to break. It would be an achievement to win one point of either of their first serves in a whole match on the fastest old indoor courts.

pistolmarat
10-15-2006, 03:09 PM
Good job there by Ljubo:yeah:
an expected result:p

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-15-2006, 03:10 PM
Ivan hasn't taken a title for nine months,good for him! :aparty:
I hope Fena will gain a new title as well,he is difficult to defend it in Basel though! :sad:

Corey Feldman
10-15-2006, 03:18 PM
congrats Ljubo

Federer won in Vienna in 02 and 03 then never played... would be nice to see a fed v ljubo final here in 2007... see the REAL king of Vienna ;)

both still have a way to go to catch Gottfried with 4 titles here.

SLICK
10-15-2006, 03:26 PM
Gonzalez press conference quotes.
http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=news&id=2074
Ljubicic will follow in 30 minutes

ChinoRios4Ever
10-15-2006, 03:40 PM
INDOOR KING too much for gonzo :sad:

good week feña :yeah:

SLICK
10-15-2006, 04:04 PM
Ok here it is. Ljubicic's press conference quotes includes what he thinks about the tournament organisers wanting to quicken the court in favour of Roddick next year.
http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=news&id=2074

doris_hdz
10-15-2006, 04:15 PM
FEÑA :hug:

CONGRATULATIONS IVAN!!!

neenah
10-15-2006, 04:19 PM
Congratulations! Nice tournament for both.

GlennMirnyi
10-15-2006, 04:38 PM
I told you all. Gained some good money betting all I had on Ljubicic. Next!

Jlee
10-15-2006, 04:46 PM
I'm still mad that Roddick wasn't there to play it...that would have been a better match.

Ah well, congrats to Ivan.

GlennMirnyi
10-15-2006, 04:50 PM
I'm still mad that Roddick wasn't there to play it...that would have been a better match.

Ah well, congrats to Ivan.

Yeah... Roddick messed up big time. :sad:

*Viva Chile*
10-15-2006, 05:51 PM
Nothing to do with Ivan in Vienna... he's invincible there ;) (only Roger can beat him there IMO)

Fernando :sad:

Norrage
10-15-2006, 06:58 PM
Nothing to do with Ivan in Vienna... he's invincible there ;) (only Roger can beat him there IMO)

Fernando :sad:
I would like to see that matchup! :)

NYCtennisfan
10-15-2006, 07:14 PM
This is an unbelieveable achievement when talking about stats.

Only faced 5 break points in the entire tournament and 4 were against Gonzo.
Faced 17 break points last year and saved them all.

Neely
10-15-2006, 07:25 PM
It was hard for Gonzo not to give up and stay competitive, but he did well and he tried until the end and the third set was his best one. He needed to convert the 0-40 though. Winning the third set would have lifted Gonzalez mentally to a new level to believe he can still achieve something and Ljubicic eventually made some unforced errors which he didn't show the entire match before. Overall it was an incredible dominance by Ljubicic!

Only faced 5 break points in the entire tournament and 4 were against Gonzo.
Faced 17 break points last year and saved them all.
First I thought it would be even better because a graphics was shown during the third set that Ljubicic did not face even a single break point all his two appearances in Vienna so far. I immediately thought that this cannot be for real and must be an error. When I checked, I saw that he faced plenty of break points last year already, but it's still a big achievement to go unbroken in a tournament for two years.

Blue Heart24
10-15-2006, 07:58 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: fantastic match Ivan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YESSSSSSSS!!!You are the king!

DrJules
10-15-2006, 08:08 PM
I don't care how big the serve is, staying unbroken two years in a row at the same tournament is a tremendous achievement. Has it ever been done before?

I think this fact alone would make it stupid to increase the court speed. More likely to increase the view that courts are too fast. For 2 sets, Ljubicic service games barely extended beyond the serve.

GlennMirnyi
10-15-2006, 08:12 PM
I think this fact alone would make it stupid to increase the court speed. More likely to increase the view that courts are too fast. For 2 sets, Ljubicic service games barely extended beyond the serve.

You are making a correlation between two things that have nothing to do with each other.

tangerine_dream
10-15-2006, 08:25 PM
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j99/dalema22/whoop.jpg

musefanatic
10-15-2006, 10:01 PM
Well done Ljubo :)

gusman890
10-15-2006, 10:43 PM
congrats ivan, lets hope this form continues in madrid.

Merton
10-16-2006, 12:51 AM
Congrats Ivan, he had an impressive performance and it is clear the surface was perfect for him. This tournament win practically guarantees him a spot at the TMC, since the cutoff will be around 430-440 points.

nobama
10-16-2006, 12:59 AM
Tangy, I have a feeling you wouldn't be saying 'whoop-de fucking do' if Roddick had been the one holding the trophy today! Weren't you the one who said the other day that Roddick lost to a 'quality opponent'? You seriously think Roddick would've beaten Ljubicic today? :lol:

Fergie
10-16-2006, 01:04 AM
Ivan! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Nice week Feña :hug:

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-16-2006, 01:09 AM
Biggest win in Lluboho's career.

Lluboho, Go thank your god Roger.

markom
10-16-2006, 02:44 AM
This is an unbelieveable achievement when talking about stats.

Only faced 5 break points in the entire tournament and 4 were against Gonzo.
Faced 17 break points last year and saved them all.


not big thing just served 109 games :)

60th victory this year !

sanpo
10-16-2006, 04:08 AM
Wow that's a wonderful way to win.

Stats are amazing too. :yeah:

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 07:37 AM
Tangerinus, showing her Ljubo love again.

Congrats to Ivan for defending his title and there isn't anything wrong with the Vienna surface in terms of speed, and it was a good week for Gonzalez as well.