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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

The way the 2 are performing I'd be tempted to play Karlovic in the singles with Ljubicic, and playing Ancic/Ljubicic in the doubles. The lightning quick court will make him close to unbreakable. Also throw in the fact that there are question marks over Mario's ability to perform under pressure and you've got to think Karlovic would be the more sensible pick. Who would you have?
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

The reasons given for Karlovic not being selected to play is that he doesn't thrive as well in a team environment and is too shy.
On current form, I would play Karlovic in singles ahead of Ancic.
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

Ancic will most likely play, but i rather see Karlo, he will be unbreakable also he cant do worse then Ancic, who hasnt won a live singles match this year in DC.
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

well would they rather they had a *sociable* player or one who may help them win the title..i think, unless mario gets his act together soon, that they shud play ivo!
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

At this moment Karlovic is better option, but there is still a lot that can happen till DCF!
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

karlo is better, mario will get the spot though

but it doesn't matter because ivan is gonna get us three points anyways
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

6-0 Ivo I bet thats the first time he's won anything 6-0, I can't imagine he's dished out too many bagels in his life with his returning ability
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

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The reasons given for Karlovic not being selected to play is that he doesn't thrive as well in a team environment and is too shy.
I have heard a good number of reports about Ivo being really shy. Is it because he stutters?

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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

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I have heard a good number of reports about Ivo being really shy. Is it because he stuttters?
i would have thot he stutters because he is shy..who knows
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

I say if Karlo beats the Dom tomorrow then he should play
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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

Karlovic is unbreakable, but he can lose tie breakers, and he is a lottery when he plays, so there are no guarantees, and if it goes the marathon in a fifth set he's doomed.

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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

Karlovic has been broken before... and how do you think he'll respond to 4,500 people cheering against him?

Puhleeze... to play Karlovic instead of Ancic is DC suicide.


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Vote for Ivo. Even though he probably won't be picked in DC final,next year he should play instead of Mario. It's sad but true that Mario can't win a single match in DC at all,why won't have a change?

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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

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karlo is better, mario will get the spot though

but it doesn't matter because ivan is gonna get us three points anyways
I agree with you

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Re: DC Final. Karlovic or Ancic?

How convenient! Ivo is due to play Hrbaty tomorrow and I wonder how interested the Croatian captian will be in this match.

Unfortunately, I think it is very unlikely to happen. Maybe he's played dead rubbers before but he hasn't got any real competitive DC experience and to make him play in the final would be to throw him in at the deep end. Besides, inspite of his recent results, Mario is ranked a lot higher than Ivo so it wouldn't make sense.

But I would love to see it happen.

edit: also, Mario has winning H2H records against both Hrbaty and Beck.

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