Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski
his draws weren't as nasty as del potro's but they were some pretty bad match-ups for Ivo all the same. melzer dominates the head to head while clement and santoro are 2 of the best returners of big serves around. he also got melzer again in cinci and fed in canada...
His draws weren't especially kind, but I was pointing out this wasn't down to drawing seeds all the time so Karlovic being seeded himself isn't going to stop him playing against the likes of Clement, Melzer, Bjorkman. He has tended to lose early in the Master Series because of the higher calibre of the field rather than being dealt especially nasty draws.