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Karlovic back with win after being out 6 months

I'm sure everyone has missed him...Ivo came back strong following a 6 months break due to ankle/achilles surgery. Nice to see the beautiful slice backhand on tour again. He also served well delivering two solid TB sets. Many more to come this year. I hope to see him back in top 30 by end of year.

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Re: Karlovic back with win after being out 6 months

I thought he looked good, Rosol played pretty well though and really should of taken the 2nd.
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Re: Karlovic back with win after being out 6 months

Not six months closer to 8 months away actually

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Re: Karlovic back with win after being out 6 months

There's something about Ivo's face that makes me feel really sorry for him when he loses. So I always end up rooting for him whoever he's playing.. even Murray.

Anyway, good to see the guy back, still booming em' down. Played a decent first match back and I'm sure glad he won it in 2, just about. Can't wait to see which top player draws him early at AO.

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Only true serve king is back !!
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Hope he's fine now and the long layoff paid back health-wise
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Ivo looked pretty good...surely better than i expected after such a long break
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he should have stayed away for the sake of tennis
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he should have stayed away for the sake of tennis
Yeah, he might disappoint numerous glory hunters by upsetting some of the top players early in the big tournaments, causing them to go off and watch golf instead. Darn this Ivo.

So someone recently informed me that my sig was empty. Said I needed a life affirming motivational quote by a positive role model like Einstein or Oscar Wilde...

Great tip to stay fit and mobile: If you run up and down the stairs two steps at a time at least once daily, there will never come a time when you can't do it. Until of course one day you mistime a step, collapse and break all your bones... That would suck. But you had a good run.

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I'm sure everyone has missed him.
I didn't
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I did. Nadal might be a Spartan, but Ivo is Alexander the Great and Napoleon combined.
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Re: Karlovic back with win after being out 6 months

Beautiful sliced backhand? Yeah...
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i'm not a fan but like Shambritfan there is something about him that makes it hard for me to cheer against him even if he's playing guys i like.

good to see him get a win
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Very tight match and important win. Karlovic was down mini BP in both tie-breaks and even faced a setpoint in second, but has more experience than Rosol and that was deciding, I think.

Also it looks like Ivo worked a lot in gym, his upper body seems stronger than before to me.

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Bravo Ivo. It's great he is winning again.
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