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Darth_Timmaayyy!!
10-30-2009, 04:43 AM
Just watching Lyon, and at the start of the match the stats stated Ljubicic as 175cm, 5'9..

Now I am 5'10 pushing 5'11, and always was disappointed that I never made 6 feet. But to see a guy with a great 1HBH hitting so many aces at 5'9 in today's game is great to see..

_maxi
10-30-2009, 04:49 AM
His height is Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Ljubi%C4%8Di%C4%87

Darth_Timmaayyy!!
10-30-2009, 04:54 AM
Really.. Thanks for the clarification.. I wonder why they put that up in his profile?

darthpwner
10-30-2009, 06:38 AM
lol imagine a short Croatian tennis player

sp00q
10-30-2009, 12:19 PM
OK kid, you screwed this up. You should have at least checked the ATP profile for Ljubicic.

Anyway, Gilles Simon is 5'11" and Davydenko is 5'10". If those two aren't good enough for you, Andre Agassi was 5'11''. Proof that you don't need to worry too much about height. Instead, work on your strenghts. Why do you think Agassi is considered the greatest serve returner of all times? Because he practiced his serve a lot?

IvanAndreevich
10-30-2009, 12:36 PM
OK kid, you screwed this up. You should have at least checked the ATP profile for Ljubicic.

Anyway, Gilles Simon is 5'11" and Davydenko is 5'10". If those two aren't good enough for you, Andre Agassi was 5'11''. Proof that you don't need to worry too much about height. Instead, work on your strenghts. Why do you think Agassi is considered the greatest serve returner of all times? Because he practiced his serve a lot?

Agassi's serve was also not a weakness by the end of his career. He could hit 130's and his second serve was hard to attack.

BreakPoint
10-30-2009, 01:46 PM
OK kid, you screwed this up. You should have at least checked the ATP profile for Ljubicic.

Anyway, Gilles Simon is 5'11" and Davydenko is 5'10". If those two aren't good enough for you, Andre Agassi was 5'11''. Proof that you don't need to worry too much about height. Instead, work on your strenghts. Why do you think Agassi is considered the greatest serve returner of all times? Because he practiced his serve a lot?
Yeah, but none of those guys have a huge serve nor a great 1HBH, like Ljubicic does. That was the OP's point because he hits a 1HBH, so he thought there was still hope for a short guy to be able to have a huge serve and a great 1HBH.

sp00q
10-30-2009, 02:06 PM
Yeah, but none of those guys have a huge serve nor a great 1HBH, like Ljubicic does. That was the OP's point because he hits a 1HBH, so he thought there was still hope for a short guy to be able to have a huge serve and a great 1HBH.

Kohlschreiber has a great 1hbh imo. He is 5'10''. Tommy Robredo is using a 1hbh. He is 5'11''.

Another good example of someone who isn't tall but had a great serve and huge backhand: Justine Henin (5'6'').

BreakPoint
10-30-2009, 02:34 PM
Kohlschreiber has a great 1hbh imo. He is 5'10''. Tommy Robredo is using a 1hbh. He is 5'11''.

Another good example of someone who isn't tall but had a great serve and huge backhand: Justine Henin (5'6'').
And don't forget Olivier Rochus at only 5'5". :)

sureshs
10-30-2009, 02:50 PM
His height is Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Ljubi%C4%8Di%C4%87

That must have been from when he had hair :-)

yellowoctopus
10-30-2009, 02:54 PM
And don't forget Olivier Rochus at only 5'5". :)

Yup, let's not forget.

http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/U+S+Open+Day+1+Muc98SN6_u3l.jpg

Also Justine Henin

http://bizbriefs.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/44103977_henin3_getty_416.jpg

Darth_Timmaayyy!!
10-30-2009, 04:47 PM
OK kid, you screwed this up. You should have at least checked the ATP profile for Ljubicic.

Anyway, Gilles Simon is 5'11" and Davydenko is 5'10". If those two aren't good enough for you, Andre Agassi was 5'11''. Proof that you don't need to worry too much about height. Instead, work on your strenghts. Why do you think Agassi is considered the greatest serve returner of all times? Because he practiced his serve a lot?

I am 35. And I only wondered because the graphics at the start of the Lyon match stated him at 5'9. I was watching on my laptop, so it was hard to tell..

Ocean Drive
10-30-2009, 04:48 PM
did this guy seriously believe he was 5'9''? he is a huge guy...

ubermeyer
10-30-2009, 04:53 PM
wow, he is actually 7 inches taller than that. those commentators were completely wrong.

Serendipitous
10-30-2009, 04:58 PM
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/8928/rochusfunnyftw.jpg

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
10-30-2009, 05:01 PM
A short male tennis player in these times is very rare.

Since the game is getting much taller 6'4" is the new 5'9", who knows? :confused:

Darth_Timmaayyy!!
10-30-2009, 05:06 PM
did this guy seriously believe he was 5'9''? he is a huge guy...

Hey genius, you don't read well do you?

I said it was in the graphics at the start of the match, and I was watching my laptop, so it was hard to tell the height of anyone..

Sheesh.. Do you guys just sit on these boards waiting for an opportunity to just say something smart. Or do you actually read a thread when you enter it?

tennis_hand
10-31-2009, 01:22 AM
u don't play in the pro matches, then don't worry about ur height.

Darth_Timmaayyy!!
10-31-2009, 01:27 AM
u don't play in the pro matches, then don't worry about ur height.

wtf??

Whats that got to do with anything?

sp00q
10-31-2009, 06:28 AM
Ljubicic is on vs Clement, who stopped Tsonga yesterday in a tight match (57 64 76)

Andres
10-31-2009, 09:16 AM
Maybe they were talking about Clement. Clement seems like he could be 5'9'

Richie Rich
10-31-2009, 09:21 AM
Maybe they were talking about Clement. Clement seems like he could be 5'9'

could be the case

NickC
10-31-2009, 10:23 AM
You don't need to be tall to have a fast serve, Ben Becker is 5'10 and has cracked 140-something.

ClubHoUno
10-31-2009, 06:30 PM
did this guy seriously believe he was 5'9''? he is a huge guy...

Huge :shock:

I'm 6' 4" and 205 lbs, and I'm hardly considered huge by any standards, large maybe but HUGE...no :shock:.

Karlovic is huge :twisted:

big bang
11-01-2009, 04:52 AM
Huge :shock:

I'm 6' 4" and 205 lbs, and I'm hardly considered huge by any standards, large maybe but HUGE...no :shock:.

Karlovic is huge :twisted:

No its not huge by our standards, but you are a viking:)

pound cat
11-01-2009, 11:18 AM
lol imagine a short Croatian tennis player

I am imagining Karlovic ar age 2? Do I win a prize?

ClubHoUno
11-01-2009, 06:14 PM
No its not huge by our standards, but you are a viking:)

Where are you from in Scandinavia and are you HUGE :shock: too :mrgreen:

big bang
11-02-2009, 12:11 AM
Where are you from in Scandinavia and are you HUGE :shock: too :mrgreen:

probably I am if you ask on this forum LOL Im from Denmark too:)