Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Re: Olivier Rochus d. Ivo Karlovic 7-6, 6-7, 6-4
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Rochus def. Karlovic 7-6(0) 6-7(3) 6-4
Aces: Karlovic 26, Rochus 2
Points won on first serve: Karlovic 84%, Rochus 87%
Points won on 2nd serve: Karlovic 45%, Rochus 63%
Double faults: Karlovic 9, Rochus 3
Total points: Karlovic 95, Rochus 107
Ivo was clearly tired and double faulted more than expected. He had no 2nd serve double faults, so it wasn't a mechanical thing.
The Rochus first serve percentage boggles the mind. How can a guy that small win so many first serve points? He apparently doesn't have a big serve. Karlovic exposed Ljubicic's first serve, but not Rochus.
Good run Karlovic. Unfortunately, you have temporarily made my main vBet black list.