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Retire?? Should't he just kill himself. You're sounding like TennisFanCroatia. Ivo's going to have a lot more sucky losses over his career, but he's going to mix in a lot of good wins too. It is time for him to have a descent run in a grand slam, actually it's past time!
Sorry but he improves in the rankings, but keeps sucking at grand slams. When he gets a chance like this he shouldn't blow it. I know he wouldn't retire but it would really be worrying considering Minar sucks big time, qualified here with losing a maximum of 3 sets that a player who qualifies can lose, and also he made only 3 CH quarterfinals this year, all of them were on clay and the last one was in April.
I know and I have always thought of Ivo as a player who can beat top players but can also lose to the relatively unknown ones but he has improved his game in the last years and should play good enough to beat players ranked at #302 like Minar or #434 like Gregorc.
Don't get me wrong, I support Ivo and always will but I just don't want him to waste another chance at a grand slam. We've had enough of this. He should make at least 3rd round and possibly 4th to play Rafa.
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Deathless, I agree, this one would be a mind boggling loss. Minar has a terrible record and on top of that seems to be a clay court specialist. This is about as weak a 1st round opponent as Ivo could hope for. However I have finally begun to accept that Ivo may never step it up in a grand slam. I don't know if it's physical, mental or whether in 3 out of 5 set matches his opponents just get used to his serve, but whatever it is he's lost enough to where I've almost given up on him. However he's doing well enough in the rest of the tournaments to keep his ranking ridiculously high for someone who loses every grand slam 1st round. I hope no matter what happens that he keeps playing at least 5 or 6 more years and I do actually believe that sooner or later he'll come close, if not reach, the quarters of a grand slam.

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His opponents get used to his serve? He has a great, strong serve, he can hit great angles, and I don't think somebody can get used to it. Especially not just because it can get to 4 or 5 sets. And also Minar isn't a serving machine and Ivo would have to be able to break him several times. We'll stop this now and wait till his match is over, doesn't make sense to argue about something that didn't happen yet. I'm pretty sure he'll win, I'll say once again.


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

Ivo won 7-5, 6-1 6-4

Nice win and now against Serra who was lucky to get in the 2nd round. Ajmo Ivo nice chance for 1/8 final against Nadal


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

Draw does look nice. Hopefully Querrey will lose next round.

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Nice to see Ivo win both singles matches to lead Croatia past Brazil and back into the main draw of Davis Cup. Hopefully this is the start to another great indoor hard season for Ivo.

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Yeah it's great he got the final win
Many people here don't like him so this is the way to prove them he really cares about Croatia
Well done Ivo


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Metz R1 : [1]Karlovic- Baghdatis .....unlucky draw
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Metz R1 : [1]Karlovic- Baghdatis .....unlucky draw
Thanks for the update, I can't find the draw anywhere yet. Not the greatest draw for Ivo, but I'll take Ivo over Baghdatis on indoor hard.
I'd kind of rather see Ivo draw someone pretty good like Baghdatis rather than a chump. I think Ivo does a bit better against strong players, maybe he gets up a bit more for those matches.

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Ivo has a solid draw,the indoor conditions are pefect,he is full of confidence after DC so I hope he will have a great indoor season,starting here in Metz.
Good luck Ivo!
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Vienna draw:

[1] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs KARANUSIC, Roko CRO
MOYA, Carlos ESP vs BERRER, Michael GER
SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG vs [7] SIMON, Gilles FRA

[4] KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs CALLERI, Agustin ARG
[WC] KOUBEK, Stefan AUT vs [6] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

[5] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs QUALIFIER
CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs SEPPI, Andreas ITA
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs GICQUEL, Marc FRA
[WC] FISCHER, Martin AUT vs [3] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

[8] MONFILS, Gael FRA vs [WC] PEYA, Alexander AUT
QUALIFIER vs STEPANEK, Radek CZE
GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
BOLELLI, Simone ITA vs [2] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

Tough field,hopefully Ivo will play better than he did in Metz,good luck.
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Ivo is playing awful lately. Easy losses to Moya and Ferrero indoors


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Ivo is playing awful lately. Easy losses to Moya and Ferrero indoors
Frustrating, although this one doesn't bother me that much since Melzer would have been up next.

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Soderling probably 1st match. Again not a good draw for Ivo. It may be hard for him to finish top 20 this year. I hope he finds form soon, otherwise not many matches left this year.

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Congratulations to Ivo the Great. Good luck against Simon

He lost against Simon after I thought he won it for sure
Not bad run after all


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