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WWW: RG Round 1: Hewitt vs Karlovic?

I hope Lleyton gets revenge, being down 2-0 in their head to head. I say Lleyton in 4.

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That's quite a match-up!
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Re: WWW: RG Round 1: Hewitt vs Karlovic?

Hewitt should win this, although he is 03

but anyway, a bad draw for him

he could have gone really far in this tournament (QF)..but again he is facing nadal so early here...
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Re: WWW: RG Round 1: Hewitt vs Karlovic?

Lleyton I hope. It's too bad Karlovic gives him so much trouble, seeing how good a returner of serve Lleyton is.

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Strangely enough, Hewitt is literally the only Karlovic win in GS worth mentioning, but that was on grass. They haven't played on clay at all, probably because Lleyton was normally seeded
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I really hope Lleyton pulls this one.

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The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Tough one
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Hewitt should win this to save his face. The clay should greatly reduce Dr Ivo's aces.

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Please please please win this Lleyton!!!
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I think Karlovic will win this. He is not as bad on clay as people make him out to be.

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Re: WWW: RG Round 1: Hewitt vs Karlovic?

Karlovic's recent form was a bit disguised by the court speed in Madrid (47 aces in two matches on clay.....). He really is appalling lately though - see the match vs Kubot in Belgrade. On top of that, his record in best of 5 is shocking.

Hewitt looked pretty good in Munich, took a form Berdy to a final set tiebreak. He really should win here if he's fit and healthy.
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Re: WWW: RG Round 1: Hewitt vs Karlovic?

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Karlovic's recent form was a bit disguised by the court speed in Madrid (47 aces in two matches on clay.....). He really is appalling lately though - see the match vs Kubot in Belgrade. On top of that, his record in best of 5 is shocking.

Hewitt looked pretty good in Munich, took a form Berdy to a final set tiebreak. He really should win here if he's fit and healthy.
any chance you have the final break % for Madrid?

Karlovic sucks a** on normal clay. He just can't move and any top 100 player should take care of him easily.

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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