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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Nadal vs Karlovic: Poll & Discussion

its the mighty Clay Monster (aka high priest of death) against abominable Karlovic. Nobody likes to play this guy. Players say that they just cant get any rhythm against him. We know he will be serving from the clouds.

Can the Clay Monster tame Karlovic? Who wins and why? Nadal did spend over 2 hours on the court today. Will that affect his performance tomorrow?

thoughts are appreciated?


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Re: Nadal vs Karlovic: Poll & Discussion

KARLOVIC....he is unplayable on this surface with his serve, monster FH and very effective BH slice which have a very low bounce and is very difficult to control on grass

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Discussion? None necessary. It's the QF's...that's pretty much where this particular ride ends for Rafa every year. Why mess with success?

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Re: Nadal vs Karlovic: Poll & Discussion

Dr. Ivo! Well, he's got a great serve but not necessarily a great return game. I give the edge to Rafa based on sheer will to win.
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rafa will tank it
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Rafa will tank tomorrow.

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I don't knbow about this. Dr.Ivo will be tough to break, but I have a hard time seeing him break Nadals serve as well. Could well come down to tiebreaks in every set. Nadal is the slight favourite, IMO.
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If Ivo serves the way he did today he will have an excellent shot at winning. If his 1st serve percentage dips much below 70% I don't think his chances will be good. I don't see Ivo breaking Nadal. This win will have to be earned in tie breakers.

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Re: Nadal vs Karlovic: Poll & Discussion

ivo 6-4 6-3

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Dr Ivo can win.His game fits on grass.

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I smell a piggy roasting on the making

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Re: Nadal vs Karlovic: Poll & Discussion

Rafael Nadal (ESP) 1.29
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I don't knbow about this. Dr.Ivo will be tough to break, but I have a hard time seeing him break Nadals serve as well. Could well come down to tiebreaks in every set. Nadal is the slight favourite, IMO.
i would have to agree. Dr Ivo will be nearly impossible to break. Nadal doesnt exactly return all that well on slick grass of Queens anyway.

all one can hope for is to stay with Ivo on serve get the set into a tiebreaker and hope he misfires a little with his serve.

i am not feeling very confident about this one for Nadal.

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karlovic to show who is the boss 6-3 7-6
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if nadal can return karlovic's serve effectively, this match will be his without much problem
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