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How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

I think it will be very funny match. Maybe Rochus will stand 3 meters behind baseline

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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

he could use one of the chairs that the lines judges sit on
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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

Yeah, but this is grass...ball bouncing is higher then on hard.

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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

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Yeah, but this is grass...ball bouncing is higher then on hard.
I thought it bounced lower on grass, no? Anyway, it's funny to see that Olivier has beaten Ivo on fast courts, while Ivo beat him on a clay court! Good luck Oli!
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I thought it bounced lower on grass, no? Anyway, it's funny to see that Olivier has beaten Ivo on fast courts, while Ivo beat him on a clay court! Good luck Oli!

Fast courts are better for Ivo but also for Olivier. Olivier does much better on hard and on grass usually, but indeed it's funny.

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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

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I thought it bounced lower on grass, no?
Exactly, normally it's lower. That's also a reason why kick serves on grass with a lot of spin on them aren't as frequently played as on other surfaces, because they just don't bounce as high as on clay or on hardcourt and therefore they aren't as effective.

The only time the ball bounce on a serve on grass can be higher than on other surfaces is if you hit a scrawny spot on the court with (almost) no grass on it anymore or if you simply have a bad bounce which can happen from time to time on a natural and used underground.

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How many aces does Ivo usually have against Oli?

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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

it is interesting to see that rochus has won on the faster surfaces and ivo on clay, but this is grass. oliver barely beat ivo in miami and that was when ivo was playing his worst tennis in years. rochus might have one or two chances to break and if he doesn't take them, ivo will win in straight sets.
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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

Oli has already beaten him once this year, I'm sure he can figure out how to do it on grass this time.
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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

Olivier is playing VERY well this week and he watched the last set of Ivo's match today. He knows what to expect...he is a good returner and Ivo had his moments today where he struggled with EVERY aspect of his game. As usual, Ollie has to concentrate on holding serve, then he can focus on the break. If Ivan can break Ivo's serve, Ollie can more than do that. Plus, Ivan had many opportunities to win in the 3rd set today and he didn't take them...Ollie would have done. I reckon Ollie could shock him.
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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

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Olivier Rochus leads Ivo Karlovic 2-1


2005 ATP Masters Series Miami, Hard, R128 Rochus 57 76 76
2004 Boca Raton, CH, Hard, R32 Rochus 46 63 64
2000 France F6, Clay, F Karlovic 67 67
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Re: How Rochus is going to return Karlovic serve?

Rochus has just the weapon Karlovic cannot deal with - low, fast shots. Im still confident Karlovic will come through but dont wipe out rochus just yet...
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