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WWW: RG R1: Del Potro v Karlovic

Seems a little weird this being the first opportunity to see what shape Del Potro is really in after he had to pull out Madrid and miss Rome, so this match is not necessarily a slam dunk for him. Karlovic may give him something to think about, ya think?



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Re: WWW: RG R1: Del Potro v Karlovic

Doesn't matter, the winner will get routined by Kavčič next round. :arrogant:

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I think playing Karlović is the worst possible opening match for anyone who would like to get some feel for the ball after an injury.
Ivo's huge serving, little rallies, no rythm, etc. I would prefer playing any claycourt baseline mug. It would be a much better preparation for matches to come.


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Re: WWW: RG R1: Del Potro v Karlovic

When was the last time ivo played to? could be a slow start

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But he lost 23 times against you.
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Re: WWW: RG R1: Del Potro v Karlovic

Karlovic hasn't had too good results on clay so far in this year, he lost his last two match and Del Potro is too good. Hope he plays well and wins this as easy three set as can against Ivo.

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I hope Ivo wins and brings a bit of joy to Croatian tennis


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Karlovic is definetely tough opponent for first round, but i don´t see any problems for Delpo. He was injured yes, but he should be rested and ready for some action, there will be a lot of aces from both sides, but Delpo is superior in rallies, and with his powerfull groundstrokes Ivo will be pretty outplayed - i mean Delpo can hit forehand, beckhand right left, right left with a lot of power, i can´t see Ivo handle Delpo´s shots. Ivo could make it to TB, maybe 2xTB but still if he miss 1st serve he is doomed. Even his 1st serve i don´t see so big weapon in this match- because Delpo will be far behind baseline and he is also very big, long hands, also how he holds racquet he should be able to get many 1st serves back i think. Delpo 3:0, 3:1 if Ivo won one lucky TB.
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Del Potro should get it, but I'll be rooting for Karlovic, if not to win then to at least push it to 4 or 5 sets.
I find both of them fun to watch, in very different ways. Looking forward to it
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You guys dont understand: Del Potro is injured, but one fact is certain: He never was a great returner of serve. If you look at the matches he wins, when his opponent has a high first serve percentage he does have problems. With that said, on a good serving day, no one can win against Karlovic, its as simple as that.

What I think- Karlovic in 5. Something like 4-6 7-6 7-6 4-6 8-6.

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delpo to save tennis in straight sets.
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Re: WWW: RG R1: Del Potro v Karlovic

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You guys dont understand: Del Potro is injured, but one fact is certain: He never was a great returner of serve. If you look at the matches he wins, when his opponent has a high first serve percentage he does have problems. With that said, on a good serving day, no one can win against Karlovic, its as simple as that.

What I think- Karlovic in 5. Something like 4-6 7-6 7-6 4-6 8-6.
I heard he is healthy. Yeah, he isn't too big returner but not bad and Karlovic on clay...
Del Potro is very good in tie-breaks, he beaten Isner 7-6 and 7-6 at Indian Wells too. He has good enough serve for this type of guys. Karlovic can't break him.
It is just because Karlovic play totally outform recently, he lost his last two matches in row.

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I want to see Pony advance.
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DP must save tennis, Djokovic is waiting for him.

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