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Can Karlovic be top 10?

Can he be top 10 if he improves his groundstrokes?

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Re: Can Karlovic be top 10?

Not without a major improvement mentally in the Grand Slams and Masters Series events, where he woefully underachieves relative to his ability to control tennis matches.

Anyone with a serve like that who loses 3 years in a row at Wimbledon first round has some problems.
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Re: Can Karlovic be top 10?

If he quickly improves his record in slams then yes, worryingly enough he could be.

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If he quickly improves his record in slams then yes, worryingly enough he could be.
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Re: Can Karlovic be top 10?

Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if he makes top 10 at some stage.

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Re: Can Karlovic be top 10?

If Ljubicic can be Top5, Karlovic can definitely be Top10.

And as serve is a major part of this game, there's nothing worrying at all.
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If Ljubicic can be Top5, Karlovic can definitely be Top10.

And as serve is a major part of this game, there's nothing worrying at all.
I find it worrying cos it bores me, that's all.

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Sadly, yes

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Re: Can Karlovic be top 10?

He lacks concistency. On the other hand, Nadal's in trouble

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I find it worrying cos it bores me, that's all.
no problem, that's an argument

I personally just find it inappropriate to say that he does not belong to the top10 as he's serve only

if he gets there, he deserves it; it is that simple
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no problem, that's an argument

I personally just find it inappropriate to say that he does not belong to the top10 as he's serve only

if he gets there, he deserves it; it is that simple
compared to some years ago Ivo already improved his groundstrokes. They still aren't really top class, but some years ago he really didn't have anything than serve.

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Re: Can Karlovic be top 10?

He's bound to break in some stage with a good run at a slam or masters. Look at the jump warwrinka made with a good showing in Rome. The gap between 8 and 20 can't ever have been so small.

He'll never be established there because he can lose to any player in the top 200 in 2 breakers on any given day.
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Re: Can Karlovic be top 10?

Sure he can
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