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Karlovic spoils men's tennis for me right now.

I've watched Karlovic play Hewitt yesterday and Tojo today, and I watch it with horror.
Grass tennis is already my least favourite thing when it comes to tennis but some guys are really great to watch on this surface: Federer, Henman, Hewitt, Rochus, Malisse (in a good day). Why? Because with them, you get some variation. OK, there will be some games with only serves but there will be some nice volleys, passing shots, lobs. In other words: EXCHANGES.
Almost nothing of that with Karlovic. One-way traffic.

I'm starting to get worried because... who on earth can break this guy? Someone must do it or otherwise, this guy is going to win Wimbledon, it's as simple as that.
Hope three winning sets might already make a difference.

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Re: Karlovic spoils men's tennis for me right now.

karlovic is awesome to watch on this surface. he's got an amazing serve and good volleys. that's what grass court tennis is all about.

ur just pissed cause hewitt can't beat him on grass
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I wouldn't worry if I were you... Federer had no problem against him last year, and there are a few other guys who can trouble him, as well. But he certainly is a dangerous floater in Wimbledon. With a lucky draw I can easily see him reaching quarters/semis, but to win? Never. He has big problems against big servers like himself, and almost never beats them.
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It's at times like this that we all should be thankful for the existence of Ninja.

Actually, yeah, if Karlovic meets a couple of other guys with big serves in a row then I think it's a coin-toss who goes through.
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It's up to you all what you are considering as boring. For me personally, watching some good offensive serve and volley play and good serving performances in close and exciting match where you know that every point in a tiebreak can be deciding and where no mistakes are allowed is better than watching one-sided sets 6-2 1-6 0-6 sets on clay, watching moonballs or eventless and pointsless long rallies on clay where nothing happens because the surfaces slows down good shots or nobody is taking enough risk.

As for serves. Yes, damn... this Karlovic guy plays very short points, but it's a legitimate weapon just like Coria's speed, Federer's forehand or other strengths of other players.

And finally don't forget, to win a match you actually need to get receiving points off your opponent's serve. And Karlovic and Roddick did that this week better than anybody else.

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Re: Karlovic spoils men's tennis for me right now.

Croat, I think you're a bit biased.

The guy is a borefest. I mean, if you like him personally, that's fine. I've heard he's a great guy. But for fans who actually want to see tennis instead of just serving, he's dreadfully boring.


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Re: Karlovic spoils men's tennis for me right now.

I also think that his extreme height gives him a rather unfair advantage, but there's nothing you can do about it.


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And finally don't forget, to win a match you actually need to get receiving points off your opponent's serve. And Karlovic and Roddick did that this week better than anybody else.
Now I think we both know that this is FAR from true.


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Croat, I think you're a bit biased.

The guy is a borefest. I mean, if you like him personally, that's fine. I've heard he's a great guy. But for fans who actually want to see tennis instead of just serving, he's dreadfully boring.
So what if he's biased, you think you're objective when you're talking about Karol Beck.
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Re: Karlovic spoils men's tennis for me right now.

Karlovic hasnt spoilt anything

its top returners who should be good enough to break the guy, and yet werent able to, that are spoiling things

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& the rest of the Aussie armada

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Now I think we both know that this is FAR from true.
With this week, I (of course) referring to the tournament in Queen's only. Look at the results who won the matches and who reached the final and you will know what I'm speaking about.

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With this week, I (of course) referring to the tournament in Queen's only. Look at the results who won the matches and who reached the final and you will know what I'm speaking about.
Their return games don't even come close to the likes of Lleyton Hewitt. Not matter who won matches, you can't say they returned better than any other player in the draw, it would be a lie.


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So what if he's biased, you think you're objective when you're talking about Karol Beck.
Did I say I was?


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if you worry about him winning Wimby, guess there's always Federer to take care of that if you cant watch one-way traffic, just skip his matches, like some of us do
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Re: Karlovic spoils men's tennis for me right now.

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Croat, I think you're a bit biased.

The guy is a borefest. I mean, if you like him personally, that's fine. I've heard he's a great guy. But for fans who actually want to see tennis instead of just serving, he's dreadfully boring.
I am with you on that, all of it.

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