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Murray in 2 26 25.24%
Murray in 3 33 32.04%
Karlovic in 2 12 11.65%
Karlovic in 3 12 11.65%
50/50, I have no idea. 20 19.42%
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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Murray vs. Karlovic: WWW?

I have no idea who will win this one.

Murray is playing the best tennis in his carrer, but then again, so is Karlovic.

If forced to guess i'd say Karlovic in 3.

But I'm not sure at all.

It's 50/50 IMO.

Who will win this one?

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Murray in 3 (I hope).

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Muzza in two tight sets.
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Murray LOVES this type of player.

I cant wait to see karlo's face when his usual aces get returned to his feet.

I really hope muzza pulls it out, not only because im a fan of his, but karlo's style of tennis is the only style i hate. Sorry, it just bores the crap outta me.

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Spartan Ivo will take it in 3!

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Probably end up going to three sets. Last time they met on hard, Murray returned really well and broke Ivo 4 times. Gotta go with Murray, but I wouldn't be surprised if Karlovic won. He has the potential to beat anyone when he's serving like he currently is.
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Re: Murray vs. Karlovic: WWW?

Murray in 3 - this will be tough unless Karlovic helps out a bit with the serve.

Andy will have to be at his most razor sharp - grab any opportunities with both hands.

For Karlovic there's the knowledge that Andy has beaten him twice, once on an equally fast court (San Jose 2007) and on a slower one (Indian Wells 2008) and so he knows he will have to serve extremely well.

Tough match and it wouldn't be a major shock to see Murray lose if Karlovic keeps up these dominant serving performances.

He's at 72% first serves in his last two matches - that's damn tough to counter.
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Murray loves this kind of opponents, however Karlovic's serve can be too much even for him to handle.
If both play their "average", Murray to win in 2. Lower the Karlo 1st serve % is, easier it will be for Muzza.


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I have no clue. The only thing I can say we can be pretty sure about, is that it will be yet another TB fest.

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Murray's issue with the two previous Karlovic matches have been his tactics in the rallies. He's hit Simon-like loops over the net, thinking Ivo is such a crap baseliner he can't hit winners, and been rudely awakened. He has to be aggressive on his games and move him around, while I feel he can get chances. Here's hoping it's a great match and Andy can finally make that AMS final.

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Murray's issue with the two previous Karlovic matches have been his tactics in the rallies. He's hit Simon-like loops over the net, thinking Ivo is such a crap baseliner he can't hit winners, and been rudely awakened. He has to be aggressive on his games and move him around, while I feel he can get chances. Here's hoping it's a great match and Andy can finally make that AMS final.
He beat Ivo on those occasions. He serve and volleyed at IW this year. Karlovic was so open to that tactic.
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He beat Ivo on those occasions. He serve and volleyed at IW this year. Karlovic was so open to that tactic.
True, but Andy lost his serve three times to him I think, which he should not do against Ivo.

He will get his chances to get a break at times, just gotta take one and then hold nerve. Ivo has never made a TMS final either, and he's known for his nervousness at the crunch moments, see their San Jose final when he choked a teensy little bit as he had the break in the 2nd on a lightning speed indoor ice rink.

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True, but Andy lost his serve three times to him I think, which he should not do against Ivo.

He will get his chances to get a break at times, just gotta take one and then hold nerve. Ivo has never made a TMS final either, and he's known for his nervousness at the crunch moments, see their San Jose final when he choked a teensy little bit as he had the break in the 2nd on a lightning speed indoor ice rink.
One thing he has to do is watch the second serve placement to avoid Karlovic running around his backhand to try and land the big in to out forehand winner off the second delivery - he's hurt Andy with that in the past.
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