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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

Ivo winning a match without needing a TB, good to see.

The heavy conditions won't help Ivo's serve bounce into the Trevi fountain.

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

Nice win for Ivo. Normally I'd say I can't see him being a threat to Federer here but I actually think he has a chance.
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"a kad me opet gore vrati zahvalit' ću Mu prvo
öto nam je dao komad zemlje öto je za sebe sačuv'o"
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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

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Nice win for Ivo. Normally I'd say I can't see him being a threat to Federer here but I actually think he has a chance.
Not seeing much chance for Ivo here. getting broken twice by Jan is not a good sign for what's going to happen with Fed. Ivo's only chance with Fed is on fast surface where the serve can be a big weapon and the rest of the game becomes less important.

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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

The good doctor broke Hernych three times in the final set. Great stuff.

But better hope for hotter drier conditions against Fedbot.
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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

Hernych usually has troubles when leading a match

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Hernych usually has troubles when leading a match
Yes, he was up a set and a break [for those who didn't follow the match] then quickly dropped serve for the 1st time, at love. He was never the same after that.

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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

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Yes, he was up a set and a break [for those who didn't follow the match] then quickly dropped serve for the 1st time, at love. He was never the same after that.
I missed the break up in second set, I was talking about his matches against Hanescu in AO and Ancic (or maybe Cilic?) in Zagreb.
Anyway, good stuff from Ivo

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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

he wasnnt up a set and a break

it was 1 set all with a break in the decider.

anyway hernych is a bouto
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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

Ah, this brings up good memories:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG7_7cNkxG0

Nadal/Isner/Roddick/Karlovic/Querry/Verdasco

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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

Karlovic's form at the moment is like watching some lumbering giant stumble through a perpetually dark forest without a flashlight. Funny at first, but just annoying after a while.

Perhaps this slump will take the pressure off him for Wimbledon. A seed-killing run to the quarters or semis is long overdue.
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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

Go Dr Ivo!!!

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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

hasnt karlovic beat fed twice in a row?

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Re: R1: Spartan Ivo fights off Hernych 4-6 6-4 6-2 , sets up Federer clash

Fed wont lose to this mug im pretty sure of that.
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