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Old 11-12-2012, 11:12 PM   #43
zagor
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Originally Posted by Clarky21 View Post
Ljubicic was ranked 3 in the world at one point during Fed's peak/prime(IIRC). He is of that generation,which is all I was trying to say.
Yes but he never faced off with Fed in slams (that I recall anyway) so given the value slams have over every other tourney in this era it's hard to look at him as a rival, not to mention that he ended the year as #5.

As I said, a good comparison is David Ferrer (although he's certainly better than Ljubo), he could have ended the year #4 if he won a few more matches, still wouldn't consider him to be a main rival for the top guys.

However, that still doesn't really have anything do with my main point.

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And Nadal losing to Ljubicic at IW was a disaster for him,and Nadal should have been embarrassed for losing that match.
Was it an "amazing disaster" ?

But you still gotta give props to Ljubo for winning a masters title in a strong era (when Gods walked the earth) in his 30s.
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