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What is Ivo's best surface?

It isn't clear that it's grass or some other fast surface. On grass, Ivo's serve is almost unbreakable, but his poor return game becomes even weaker - so it's tiebreaks all round. On clay, his serve is still easily good enough to avoid getting broken, but he has much better chances to break. The point is that his serve is lights out on pretty much any surface - so maybe his best chances come on the surface which makes it easiest for him to break serve?
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Re: What is Ivo's best surface?

it doesnt really matter what surface he plays on. As long as he gets his air-to-surface missiles into the court no one on this planet can touch him.

he will probably injure himself sometime next week so he wont be a threat until next year.....
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Re: What is Ivo's best surface?

Clay, he gets more returns in and it becomes a grind fest after that.

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Clay, he gets more returns in and it becomes a grind fest after that.
It's hard to imagine Ivo being very good at grind fests.

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It's hard to imagine Ivo being very good at grind fests.
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A very, very, very thin carpet.
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Re: What is Ivo's best surface?

Grass of course.
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Re: What is Ivo's best surface?

He's an all surface player. He's now reached the final of Queens(grass), San Jose(hard) and Houston(clay).

I still think grass is his best. If the grass season were longer, he'd be ranked higher. Outdoor hard is his weakest surface.
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Re: What is Ivo's best surface?

the answer you are searching for is grass
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He's an all surface player. He's now reached the final of Queens(grass), San Jose(hard) and Houston(clay).

I still think grass is his best. If the grass season were longer, he'd be ranked higher. Outdoor hard is his weakest surface.
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Re: What is Ivo's best surface?

Grass sounds like his best surface, but the last two years at wimbledon hes gone out in the first round. I think his result in 2004 against federer was his best ever result there.

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