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post #406 of 790 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 01:24 AM
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Even if he doesn't make it,I'll be very happy about his season Keep it up Ivo in 2008
Glad to hear this. You were a little tough on him early on this year. Ivo fans SHOULD be pleased with this year. Even though he had a rough go in Grand Slams it was a truly amazing year overall and a tremendous breakthrough for Ivo. He will be seeded in all of the Grand Slams next year and he will surely have much better GS results. Overall 3 wins, 1 runner-up, 4 more semis, and 3 more quarter finals, so a total of 11 quarter-finals or better this year. Compare that with Nalbandian who only made 2 quarter finals all year (although one of those of course was a TMS and he won). But the point, it's been a great year to be an Ivo fan. I hope he can approach 43 wins next year! Those were a lot of fun matches to cheer him on. I think the best he's done before in a year was 18 wins!!!

A 44th win tomorrow would be unreal.

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If it was a faster surface I'd like Ivo's chances today. Ivo had a lot of problems holding serve against Verdasco so I don't think he'll beat Roger. Although nobody would be happier than me if he wins

About the 2008. He had good results this year and made it to nearly top20. And that's without GS results, and if he had good GS results I'd be worried about him for next year. Even if he doesn't defend some of those points when he won the title or played the final, he has 4 GSs where he has almost nothing to defend, to gain points. I think his ranking will be even better at the end of the next year.


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Re: ~Ivo Karlovic*["King Karlo"]*Thread!~

Ivo lost 3-6 6-4 3-6 to Federer today,but it really isnt that important He played very good,had some chances,even won a set

Great season Ivo So proud of his results this year(ok,except GS's )
Come back even better in 2008
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I really think that if Ivo keeps playing the exact same level of tennis that he has been this year he could easily reach top 10 next year. He'll be seeded in grand slams and should pick up a lot more points there. He'll no longer has to play qualies for TMS, and with a descent Aussie Open he'll even be seeded in TMS tournaments so he'll have 1st round bye and then one win (and it would be against unseeded player) would get him 75 points and 2 wins 125 points. None of the top 10 players outside of Federer, Nadal, and Joker have shown more consistency than Ivo. He actually had better records than some of this years top 10 (Davydenko, Robredo, and Gonzalez). To be honest, fewer and fewer opponents are scaring me these days. He really wins the matches he's supposed to. Sure they tend to be close matches, but Ivo seems to come through in the clutch. Not many of the top 10 players really seem worse than a 50:50 chance for Ivo and a couple actually seem like sure wins (Haas, Blake). Really, as long as Ivo stays healthy, the worst case scenario I really can envision is him hanging around top 30. But with his serve and considering how much the rest of his game has come along I really think we'll see a push towards the top 10.

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I really think that if Ivo keeps playing the exact same level of tennis that he has been this year he could easily reach top 10 next year. He'll be seeded in grand slams and should pick up a lot more points there. He'll no longer has to play qualies for TMS, and with a descent Aussie Open he'll even be seeded in TMS tournaments so he'll have 1st round bye and then one win (and it would be against unseeded player) would get him 75 points and 2 wins 125 points. None of the top 10 players outside of Federer, Nadal, and Joker have shown more consistency than Ivo. He actually had better records than some of this years top 10 (Davydenko, Robredo, and Gonzalez). To be honest, fewer and fewer opponents are scaring me these days. He really wins the matches he's supposed to. Sure they tend to be close matches, but Ivo seems to come through in the clutch. Not many of the top 10 players really seem worse than a 50:50 chance for Ivo and a couple actually seem like sure wins (Haas, Blake). Really, as long as Ivo stays healthy, the worst case scenario I really can envision is him hanging around top 30. But with his serve and considering how much the rest of his game has come along I really think we'll see a push towards the top 10.



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Ivo will play doubles with Isner in Melbourne XD
They can go far


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Re: ~Ivo Karlovic*["King Karlo"]*Thread!~

At the main ATP homepage there's a pretty cool video of Ivo along with other pros singing Christmas carrols.

Here's a youtube link:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_awG4Qd-YKY

Ivo shows absolutely no sign of his old stuttering problems. It's good to see that he's gotten over that. I'm looking forward to hearing him doing more interviews in the coming year now. I bet he won't have to have other people read his victory speeches anymore.

Here's the only video of a Karlovic interview that I've ever found:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rzqPwk25_5A

It would be interesting to hear one where he got a chance to say a little more.

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Ivo plays vs Qualifier in the 1st round in Doha, 2nd round against Wawrinka, who is dangerous, but Ivo can beat him, and then probably Robredo
Ivo could get to the SF


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Yes Rochus should be no problem since it's Christophe, Olivier would have been a tough draw. Stan will be a tough match. Overall very good draw for Ivo. Let's hope he makes the most of it!

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Lost to C.Rochus on a HC
Hopefully it's just one loss and that he starts playing his best as soon as possible


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There are a couple of very dangerous players in the quallies, but in any case the AO draw looks good for Ivo.

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as long as the real ivo shows up and not that one from doha...

my favorite was the worst number 3 player in the world
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as long as the real ivo shows up and not that one from doha...
Yeah, broken twice by Christophe Rochus, I'm still scratching my head on that one. That's the most puzzling result out of Ivo since the 1st Querrey match last year.

OK, it's Jamie Baker. Ivo should definitely win this one. If not, I'll join the wave of people who think he's hopeless in Grand Slams.

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He has to get to the 3rd round. Has a great draw till then, just do your best, Ivo!


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Go Ivo,time to make an impact at GS's and get into the top 15!
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