Re: Shanghai R1: J. Blake def. I. Karlovic 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3
Karlovic has been 3-11 in tie-breaks recently. Not surprising has lost 7 out of last 8 matches, his worst period as an ATP player in terms of mental strength. 4 years ago lost 8 ATP matches in a row but most of them without a fight.
* "fight" in Karlovic's case = only tie-break sets
stroke <- point <- game <- set <- MATCH -> round -> tournament -> season -> career
"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."