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Ljubicic def Youzhny 2-6 6-3 7-5

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 03:41 PM
:)

what a comeback...down 2-4* in 3rd...breaks and again at 5-5*

Vamos! :)

TMJordan
02-03-2007, 03:41 PM
Misha needs to go get help.

scoobs
02-03-2007, 03:42 PM
Yet another lengthy tussle - but he's still coming out with the W in the end.

Must be getting a bit tired now though.

croat123
02-03-2007, 03:42 PM
i'm so proud of ivan for fighting through this.
do people still really think he has no heart?

Bilbo
02-03-2007, 03:42 PM
expected win

Mateya
02-03-2007, 03:43 PM
He always had heart, but no game.

:devil:

ljubicic_
02-03-2007, 03:44 PM
Bravo Ivan goodluck tommorow, you will need it

mickymouse
02-03-2007, 03:45 PM
If only he fights as hard in the GS

TMJordan
02-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Stop the fucking bullshit, Misha just choked this match away plain and simple, he needs to get his head checked.

Adler
02-03-2007, 03:47 PM
Nice choke Misha. Damn, such talented guy and he wastes his talent in such way. Horrible to watch it. Over & out

Deathless Mortal
02-03-2007, 03:48 PM
Ivan :worship:
He's already tired, he must be after these hard matches, but he still managed to pull this out and win the match :worship:
A real fighter! He showed it today :yeah: :rocker2: :banana:

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 03:49 PM
Stop the fucking bullshit, Misha just choked this match away plain and simple, he needs to get his head checked.

:awww:

TMJordan
02-03-2007, 03:49 PM
:awww:

Ivan did not win this match.

Misha lost the match.

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Ivan did not win this match.

Misha lost the match.

:sad:

scoobs
02-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Shame this sort of fight deserts him at the slams.

He's very good at what he does - he's just not a big stage player.

muniu
02-03-2007, 03:51 PM
:awww:

:sad: it's true
Misha have problem in his head :sad:
Anyway he was in SF so it'not so bad :wavey:
Ivan nice fight!!:eek:
He will take the title tmrw in 2!

TMJordan
02-03-2007, 03:51 PM
:sad:

:shout:

croat123
02-03-2007, 03:52 PM
ljubo still gets a W on his record last time i checked

btw, ljubo earned that break at 5-5 by playing 3 great points to set up 0-40

muniu
02-03-2007, 03:52 PM
Ivan did not win this match.

Misha lost the match.

:bigcry: :bigcry:

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 03:53 PM
:shout:

:tears:

Dimitra
02-03-2007, 03:53 PM
Ivan :worship:
He's already tired, he must be after these hard matches, but he still managed to pull this out and win the match :worship:
A real fighter! He showed it today :yeah: :rocker2: :banana:

:yeah:

croat123
02-03-2007, 03:54 PM
i just realized that ljubo won 10 points straight to win the match from 4-5 0-30 :D

muniu
02-03-2007, 03:54 PM
:shout:
Anyway I have feeling that Misha'll do some big result in RG :rocker2:

TMJordan
02-03-2007, 03:56 PM
Anyway I have feeling that Misha'll do some big result in RG :rocker2:

If he just lets lose and plays tennis then maybe, but if he starts thinking about it too much, forget about it.

TMJordan
02-03-2007, 03:56 PM
:tears:

:fiery:

Sjengster
02-03-2007, 03:58 PM
What is it now, 0-6 for Youzhny against Ljubicic? And if he'd been close to beating him in just one of their matches and lost you could call it a choke, but it's happened to him so often against Ljubicic that it has to be a bad match-up for him in the tight moments. He's won the first set 6-2 twice against him this year and still ended up on the losing side. But it's amazing how many people have choked against Ljubicic these last couple of years, isn't it? Almost as if he had some say in the outcome himself.

muniu
02-03-2007, 03:58 PM
:fiery:

:haha:

RickDaStick
02-03-2007, 04:00 PM
its a shame youzhny is such a headcase. Could of had a great career.

croat123
02-03-2007, 04:02 PM
What is it now, 0-6 for Youzhny against Ljubicic? And if he'd been close to beating him in just one of their matches and lost you could call it a choke, but it's happened to him so often against Ljubicic that it has to be a bad match-up for him in the tight moments. He's won the first set 6-2 twice against him this year and still ended up on the losing side. But it's amazing how many people have choked against Ljubicic these last couple of years, isn't it? Almost as if he had some say in the outcome himself.
post of the day :yeah:

"chockers" of 2007:
Youzhny x 2
Soderling
Johansson
Koubek

4 already :eek: and ljubo has only played 10 matches so far

muniu
02-03-2007, 04:03 PM
its a shame youzhny is such a headcase. Could of had a great career.

:eek: Now you aren't talking like shit :rocker2:

Horatio Caine
02-03-2007, 04:04 PM
I thought he'd win before the match started, but I had serious doubts when I saw the scores ticking over :lol:

I should keep saying he loses as he does the opposite :haha:

Great fight Ivan!! :bigclap: :bounce: :worship:

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 04:06 PM
:fiery:

:rolleyes: :D

TMJordan
02-03-2007, 04:10 PM
:rolleyes: :D

:mad:

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 04:12 PM
:mad:

:baby: :ras:

tangerine_dream
02-03-2007, 04:12 PM
Zagreb is the tournament of chokers.

The winner will be the guy who chokes less than his opponent. Ivan :hearts:

TMJordan
02-03-2007, 04:13 PM
:baby: :ras:

:crazy:

Klaas_nalbandian
02-03-2007, 04:16 PM
well done ljubo coming back from a break in the third

Apemant
02-03-2007, 04:17 PM
But it's amazing how many people have choked against Ljubicic these last couple of years, isn't it? Almost as if he had some say in the outcome himself.

:eek: A preposterous notion. Why, I might even consider it a MTF blasphemy. :devil:

On a more serious note, it is true that this match was Misha's to lose. The fact that Ljubo started serving madly at the crucial moment, *4-5 0-30, certainly didn't help him. It was just 2 points to victory, Misha probably started to think it was over.

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 04:19 PM
Ljubicic played great from start of 2nd to 3-3 in 3rd and again from 3-4* to the end.

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 04:19 PM
Zagreb is the tournament of chokers.

The winner will be the guy who chokes less than his opponent. Ivan :hearts:

:D

Leo
02-03-2007, 05:13 PM
Another Ljubochoke, his second of the year. And both from 6-2 up. :rolleyes:

At least all three of Misha's losses this year have been to Top 5 or Top 10 opponents. Keep building the confidence, and eventually you'll get the win over Ivan.

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 05:14 PM
eventually you'll get the win over Ivan.

:awww: yeah maybe when Ivan serves lefthanded

jazar
02-03-2007, 05:20 PM
wow, ljubo found a bit of form

TheBoiledEgg
02-03-2007, 05:27 PM
Misha brainfart again :smash:

had it been a slam match, Misha would have won.

Ljubo only wins mickey mouse matches.

Loremaster
02-03-2007, 05:42 PM
i'm so proud of ivan for fighting through this.
do people still really think he has no heart?

YES !!
He doesn't have heart :devil:

Perfect examples
1. against Robredo in Cincy
2. against Fish at AO

I can give much more exmaples if you want ;)

Yeah Ivan is so great - he has problems with winning one of the biggest MM tournaments

Loremaster
02-03-2007, 05:43 PM
Misha brainfart again :smash:

had it been a slam match, Misha would have won.

Ljubo only wins mickey mouse matches.

Great post :worship: :worship:

Mr. Invisible is only bale to win MM matches where he can remain noone

RickDaStick
02-03-2007, 05:43 PM
YES !!
He doesn't have heart :devil:

Perfect examples
1. against Robredo in Cincy
2. against Fish at AO

I can give much more exmaples if you want ;)

Yeah Ivan is so great - he has problems with winning one of the biggest MM tournaments

How did your boy roddick do last year in MM tournaments in his home country?

Loremaster
02-03-2007, 05:46 PM
My "boy" Andy won TMS and made Final of Slam much better than winning countless MM tournaments , he has proved himself on big stage in his worst season when Ljubo having the best season was :rolleyes: in biig tournaments

El Legenda
02-03-2007, 05:48 PM
Misha brainfart again :smash:

had it been a slam match, Misha would have won.

Ljubo only wins mickey mouse matches.

:awww: and youzhny cant even win those :awww:

Loremaster
02-03-2007, 05:50 PM
:awww: and youzhny cant even win those :awww:

because Ivan is better player than Misha , even I can admit it

Peta Pan
02-03-2007, 05:54 PM
Great post :worship: :worship:

Mr. Invisible is only bale to win MM matches where he can remain noone

These "MM" tournaments keep him in the top 10 for the last 2 years which is higher than most players will ever reach :yawn:

Well done on a great fight to the end Ivan :)
Not in great form but still winning matches :yeah:

Bobby
02-03-2007, 06:04 PM
All this talk about choking is a bit annoying. Sure, Youzhny lost the match because he choked. He should have won. But anyone who has played tennis for real, knows how it feels like when the sets are even, and the third set is tight as hell. In a situation like that, even the easiest shots suddenly become very very difficult.

My point is that there is not a single tennis player who hasn't choked. It's part of the game. What happened to Youzhny was annoying of course. But you shouldn't laugh at Youzhny or anyone else, unless you really have played competitive tennis and you know how it's like to play a long and tight match where you have a chance of winning. It's not easy!

Loremaster
02-03-2007, 06:06 PM
All this talk about choking is a bit annoying. Sure, Youzhny lost the match because he choked. He should have won. But anyone who has played tennis for real, knows how it feels like when the sets are even, and the third set is tight as hell. In a situation like that, even the easiest shots suddenly become very very difficult.

My point is that there is not a single tennis player who hasn't choked. It's part of the game. What happened to Youzhny was annoying of course. But you shouldn't laugh at Youzhny or anyone else, unless you really have played competitive tennis and you know how it's like to play a long and tight match where you have a chance of winning. It's not easy!

Totally agree :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Blue Heart24
02-03-2007, 06:13 PM
Ivan :woohoo:
Great comeback :yeah:
Youzhny is really a tough opponent,a very good player.
Against Baghdatis,it will be tough,but Ljubo has the crowd who helped him very much today,and if he'll serve well he can win.

Merton
02-03-2007, 06:15 PM
Congrats Ivan, he is in the final without playing his best tennis.

nicole_s
02-03-2007, 07:14 PM
another tight ljubos match,but congrats!he`s not playing his best,but it`s good as long as he`s winning.but it will be tough tomorrow,ljubo is not in best shape and he`s very tired.c`mon,ljubo,just one more match!

Jadranka
02-03-2007, 07:27 PM
Well done Ljubo :)

ChinoRios4Ever
02-03-2007, 08:43 PM
congrats ljubo

Tobi
02-03-2007, 10:36 PM
Mikhail :help: :(

Johnny Groove
02-03-2007, 11:53 PM
I love the double standard :lol:

The Ljubotards critisize Blake for playing and winning a bunch of MM tourneys, while Ljubo does the same :lol:

hypocrites :p

croat123
02-04-2007, 12:32 AM
Doha is not an MM (unless all events outside the GS and TMS are)
He plays Zagreb because it is 1 of only 2 events in croatia (and he doesn't play the other one anymore).
Blake plays all 15 MM events in the states :o

Denise
02-04-2007, 12:38 AM
Congrats Youzhny :p

Johnny Groove
02-04-2007, 12:42 AM
Doha is not an MM (unless all events outside the GS and TMS are)

it was this year :rolleyes:

He plays Zagreb because it is 1 of only 2 events in croatia (and he doesn't play the other one anymore).

because he sucks on clay

El Legenda
02-04-2007, 01:50 AM
because he sucks on clay

he was 17-5 on clay last year :cool: