yes, Karlovic needs better shots from his backhand and forehand side when the ball is in play. He doesn't have the kind of baseline power and ability to apply pressure like PimPim has it for example. That's IMO the main reason why Karlovic isn't anywhere near where PimPim's ranking is. PimPim can clear shots, especially from his forehand side. And if you're not able to move PimPim around yourself, he will hammer shots on both sides. Karlovic can't, that's why top 30/40 is the maximum best I could see him doing with his current abilities (if he doesn'tt improve).
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True... Ivo has no baseline game... but I don't care He serves like a demon and volleys pretty well, and if guys with only baseline game can make the top ten, then guys with the other extreme should be as well.