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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-05-2011, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

I'm fascinated by this one.

Davydenko dominates the head-to-head 5-1, and has beaten Ivo twice before in Doha...including last year, in two tiebreaks would you believe?!

When the ball is in play, it is obviously a no-brainer, and for the most part Kolya has looked sharp in the rallies this week.

However, the serve is something else. Ivo has served his two opponents off the court this week, and his serving percentages are similar to when he was at the peak of his playing abilities a couple of years ago. Can he keep this up? If so, he could feasibly edge out a win, especially as Kolya is known to have the occasional yip on serve/momentary lapse of concentration...that happened twice against Nieminen today, and on a couple of occasions he even rolled the next serve in just to avoid another df.

Is Ivo's body ready for another tough match, so soon into his comeback?

A lot of questions...
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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

ivo must be pretty high on confidence after winning 2 matches like that after this comeback.

donkey will need to produce quite the effort for this one...

i'm leaning towards The Towering Inferno..

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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

davy looks to be playing well here and while ivo is to davy just seems to know how to beat the guy.

davy knows he has to do well here and for the first little while to avoid taking a major fall in the ranks aswell.

i say davy in 3
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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

If Davy was in better form, I'd be more confident, but I still pick him to clinch this.
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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

Davy in 2. Something like 6-4, 7-6 methinks.

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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

If Davydenko can get good looks on the return games he will probably win otherwise it`s a 50-50 match with tiebreakers
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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

Davydenko 7-6 7-6 or 7-6 7-5

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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

Kolya in 2 tiebreakers...he can't afford to have a loose game on serve though
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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

tough one

Ivo is as finishingmove said confidant but is he ready for yet another tough and long match is another question...afterall he just come back

if fit Ivo is a tough matchup for Donkey...expecially these days when Donkey is not returning as good as he was when played his best stuff(was top 5 returner)...his timing is abit off these days and like OP said he can lose serve in a blitz 60 second game to love just like that
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Davydenko. No doubt

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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

I will Davydenko!!!!!!!!!!!! He has better return than Karlo's serve.

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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

Depends who holds strong in the tiebreaks
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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

Davydenko easily . Something like 6-4 6-3
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Re: Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

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