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View Poll Results: Who wins a best of 5 between these two stallions?
Peak Isner 5 20.00%
Peak Karlovic 7 28.00%
All I know is there would be lots of tiebreaks. 13 52.00%
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Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

Hmmm. All 2 poor returner. Normally they can't break. I think the score would be 7-6(10), 6-7(9), 7-6(11).
Who would win? Who will this more.

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This is very interresting thread. I always look on statistic about aces, serves and so one and i really have nothing against Karlovic or Isner- last when they plaed together and Isner won i watch whole match. They met 2 times- first time won Karlovic- Ivo was playing one of his best tennis- he was somewhere pretty high in rankings and Isner wasn´t so good like today, last time when they met i think in Memphis 2010 Isner won- what i was expecting, because Isner is more all-round player. Ivo is beter pure ace machine- for example if Ivo would face instead of Mahut against Isner in that legendary long match at Wimbledon than Ivo would blast 150 and more aces. But Isner is more complete player, and it is hard to say, today is Isner better, but Ivo is not anymore so good lik ein 2007-08 when he was in top 20 and really hitting aces and volleys like crazy. So hard to say who in peak is beter. But beter 1st serve have Ivo without question and John is better returner and can move better on court than Ivo.
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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

At their peak both would be world number 1 and 2
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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

Isner. I'd rate their serves equal but he has a better overall game.
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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

At their best they are both unbreakable so the better tiebreak player would have the edge. That is clearly Isner.

He also has better stamina so would last the pace better if it went to a ridiculous extended 5th set.
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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

Not much to add to romismak, but here goes:

First Serve - Karlovic
Second Serve - Isner
Volley - Tie
Forehand - Isner
Backhand - Isner...
Movement - Not a strong point, but both have good reach
Intangibles - Both do pretty well in clutch tiebreaks
Post-match celebration move - Karlovic
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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

Maybe Karlovic. It'd be interesting these two to meet at Australian Open.

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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

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Originally Posted by PoorMan'sDavy View Post
Not much to add to romismak, but here goes:

First Serve - Karlovic
Second Serve - Isner
Volley - Tie
Forehand - Isner
Backhand - Isner...
Movement - Not a strong point, but both have good reach
Intangibles - Both do pretty well in clutch tiebreaks
Post-match celebration move - Karlovic
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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

Was about to say Isner, imagined Karlovic's innocent face, now I'm saying Karlovic.

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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

Well, Karlovic has hit more aces in a "regular length match" than Isner. All around game however, Isner for sure.
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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

Peak Karlovic would never be broken. Like.....EVER

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Re: Poll: Peak Isner vs peak Karlovic

A match decided by a few points or maybe a loose game on serve. Simple as that.
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