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

Actually,i think it' s Verdasco who has been broken in the 2nd set.I don't know why but it's Verdasco who was the first to serve in that 2nd set.
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Actually,i think it' s Verdasco who has been broken in the 2nd set.I don't know why but it's Verdasco who was the first to serve in that 2nd set.
I guess I was wrong, glad to hear that. I was following it on online scores and just basing it on serve order. Since Ivo served 1st in the 1st set I was assuming he was serving 1st in the 2nd.

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Ivo lost to Kiefer 6-7(5) 6-7(3)
Interesting thing that Ivo lost with 78% of first serves in. He just wasn't "on" in those TBs. I somehow expected this loss.


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Too bad because he had chances to get to SF and still had chances to reach the Masters. I guess that's over now.


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

Yeah, Ivo served quite well today. Kiefer is just playing tough right now. Except for one game where Kiefer double faulted twice Ivo really never got into a Kiefer service game. TBs were quick too and Kiefer won several point off Ivo 1st serves. Not much to do there. Felt a bit like Ivo/Federer match, although not quite that rough. Bit of a shame because this TMS was a very good draw for Ivo, but still making it to final 16 is quite good. I'd take it if he could do that in the next one too.

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

Chiudinelli looks like a dangerous 1st round wildcard for Ivo in Basel. Chiudinelli has played very few tournaments over the years but has done surprisingly well (won lots fo futures and challengers and done pretty well even at ATP level) and seems to like fast courts. If Ivo does make it by him Blake will be a fun 2nd round match. I'd love to see Ivo help keep Blake out of the Masters Cup.

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Ivo could have troubles with Chiudinelli. It's true what you say Chiudinelli had some good results, i remember he played 3rd round in USO in 2005 or 2006. Plus Ivo plays better against good ranked players than against those like Chiudinelli. However, Ivo is in great form and he should beat him and Blake and then try to do something in the QF against Berdych probably.


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Blake up next. We should see a ton of aces out of Ivo. Blake stands in way too close on serve returns and never adjusts. I hope Ivo sweeps it in straight sets, but it would be fun to see how many aces Ivo can rack up if it goes 3. Thirty-five wouldn't surprise me.

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Another solid win out of Ivo. He looked great all around, although not serving his best. Next up Stan or Byrd. Either will be very tough, but I'm hoping for Stan. Ivo's had some success against him, although Stan's in better form than the last time he played Ivo and Stan's in his home country now. I'd say Ivo is the underdog against either, but the great part about Ivo is he's got a solid chance against pretty much anyone if he serves great.

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

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Hope he can beat Berdych but I doubt he will.


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I'm really surprised
I was thinking he'll lose in 2. But he was serving great and I watched the match from 5-5 in the second set and in the third set he was great on the return
Really thrilling 3rd set TB and it's great to see Ivo winning this time
Good luck against Fed tomorrow, of course I don't expect him to win, but it'd be nice if he would put up a great fight
Also his draw in Paris isn't really good, Fed again in the 2nd round, well maybe he can beat him once in this 2 matches


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

Well, he did put up a good fight against Fed, sooooo much better than their last match. Yes, a lousy draw in Paris. Any other draw and he'd have a good chance at finishing in the top 20 for the year. Paris is supposedly much faster court than Basel. Not sure if that is Ivo's advantage or Fed's. Ivo doesn't seem to need super fast court to win his 1st serve points against Federer, whereas the faster courts might make it even easier for Fed to win his own. We'll see. Of course Verdasco is no sure thing 1st round. He had a great week this week too. I think Ivo will win that one though.

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Great win for Ivo, another clutch performance. Apparently Paris courts have gone from very fast to very slow now. Let's hope that helps vs. Fed. Ivo will need to make 80% 1st serves to pull this one out. If he can win that match he will finish the year in top 20.

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Good match from Ivo, nice win, nice that he was able to save BPs at *3-4 in the third and then break. He didn't beat Federer in Basel, I am almost sure he won't do it in Paris. He'll probably lose something like 6-3 7-6 or 6-4 7-6
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Re: ~Ivo Karlovic*["King Karlo"]*Thread!~

Ivo
Good luck against Fed,just give your best and try to win and finish the year in top 20
Even if he doesn't make it,I'll be very happy about his season Keep it up Ivo in 2008


And don't be so sure that transitional champion will beat Ivo.He may not give a shit about the match tomorrow and might be tired as well,he didnt look great in that Basel final
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