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Karlovic def. Lopez 7-6(2) 6-3

Deathless Mortal
09-25-2007, 09:28 AM
With 2 breaks in the second set :D
And total of 23 aces :)
Ivo :rocker2:

Horatio Caine
09-25-2007, 09:31 AM
Not much you can say to that apart from "too good." :hatoff:

Although Lopez needed to have served better.

Take the title Ivo! :rocker:

RogiRafaFan86
09-25-2007, 09:39 AM
It's pretty simple: Ivo's serve was working, Feli's wasn't. Feli didn't play particularly bad, he just couldn't get many first serves in to save his life, which pretty much dictated everything.

I have to say, Ivo continues to bore me with his 'game'. He looks like a very nice guy, but I can't stand it. He made a few good actual shots today, which was nice to see, but it's always the same with him. Granted, if players could actually get a racket on his serve, it might force him to actually play points. 'If you don't have to, why bother?' sort of thing, I suppose.

Horatio Caine
09-25-2007, 09:43 AM
I have to say, Ivo continues to bore me with his 'game'. He looks like a very nice guy, but I can't stand it. He made a few good actual shots today, which was nice to see, but it's always the same with him. Granted, if players could actually get a racket on his serve, it might force him to actually play points. 'If you don't have to, why bother?' sort of thing, I suppose.

Sure, it may not be the most interesting tennis, but it is exciting, in some form, to see someone who has such a talent in that aspect of their game. It is astonishing how much he has improved his serve in the space of 2 years.

jonny84
09-25-2007, 09:52 AM
Kind of surprising, as I thought that Lopez would storm through.

Deathless Mortal
09-25-2007, 09:53 AM
Sure, it may not be the most interesting tennis, but it is exciting, in some form, to see someone who has such a talent in that aspect of their game. It is astonishing how much he has improved his serve in the space of 2 years.

Yeah but not only serve. He breaks a lot more than he used to. If you look at his results from 2-3 years ago, he was winning sets almost only in the tie-breaks against decent players.
He has improved his serve, because he's broken a lot less than 2 years ago, and his return game because he breaks a lot more now. :D

Horatio Caine
09-25-2007, 10:11 AM
Yeah but not only serve. He breaks a lot more than he used to. If you look at his results from 2-3 years ago, he was winning sets almost only in the tie-breaks against decent players.
He has improved his serve, because he's broken a lot less than 2 years ago, and his return game because he breaks a lot more now. :D

Yeah his serve is the biggest improvement, and he has got better on forehand and backhand sides. He is still capable of awful stroke-making though...I had my hands over my face a few times during the Notts final. :tape: :o

ASP0315
09-25-2007, 12:08 PM
With 2 breaks in the second set :D
And total of 23 aces :)
Ivo :rocker2:

the indoor king is back. :worship:
Watch out ivan. :devil:

ASP0315
09-25-2007, 12:10 PM
It's pretty simple: Ivo's serve was working, Feli's wasn't. Feli didn't play particularly bad, he just couldn't get many first serves in to save his life, which pretty much dictated everything.

I have to say, Ivo continues to bore me with his 'game'. He looks like a very nice guy, but I can't stand it. He made a few good actual shots today, which was nice to see, but it's always the same with him. Granted, if players could actually get a racket on his serve, it might force him to actually play points. 'If you don't have to, why bother?' sort of thing, I suppose.

says a tommy robredo fan :lol:
Actually i find robredo very boring as well.
Well you prefer boring baseline game as simple as that. we prefer fast servers. so it may be boring to you but certainly not boring to me.

martine2
09-25-2007, 12:20 PM
Mr Big Serve won, 23 aces :eek:

RogiRafaFan86
09-25-2007, 12:31 PM
says a tommy robredo fan :lol:
Actually i find robredo very boring as well.
Well you prefer boring baseline game as simple as that. we prefer fast servers. so it may be boring to you but certainly not boring to me.

Yes I am fan of Robredo's, because I don't find him boring. You do, fine.

I don't prefer 'boring baseline game', and you had no basis to say that I do. At no point did I say I have a problem with fast servers. I said his game bored "me"...I never said it was boring in general. And who the crap is this 'we' you are referring to?

Blue Heart24
09-25-2007, 12:34 PM
Ivo :woohoo: :yeah:

Fergie
09-25-2007, 02:55 PM
Dr Ivo :rocker2:

BodyServe
09-25-2007, 03:52 PM
Sure, it may not be the most interesting tennis, but it is exciting, in some form, to see someone who has such a talent in that aspect of their game. It is astonishing how much he has improved his serve in the space of 2 years.

Yeah but not only serve. He breaks a lot more than he used to. If you look at his results from 2-3 years ago, he was winning sets almost only in the tie-breaks against decent players.
He has improved his serve, because he's broken a lot less than 2 years ago, and his return game because he breaks a lot more now. :D

Yeah his serve is the biggest improvement, and he has got better on forehand and backhand sides. He is still capable of awful stroke-making though...I had my hands over my face a few times during the Notts final. :tape: :o

I would not agree with that,his serve has always been awesome,if he is broken less time,it's because his volleys are a lot less eratic and also because he doesn't serve and volley every time on 2nd serve,that let him more possibilities to hit his forehand.
By the way,good win today and now win the title ivo :rocker2:

Kitty de Sade
09-25-2007, 04:47 PM
Molto bene fatto, Ivo. Nice job! :hatoff:

groundstroke
09-25-2007, 05:38 PM
Lopez should have played like he played against Federer in the US Open.

ASP0315
09-25-2007, 06:44 PM
Yeah his serve is the biggest improvement, and he has got better on forehand and backhand sides. He is still capable of awful stroke-making though...I had my hands over my face a few times during the Notts final. :tape: :o

Serve is always big as usual.
actually bh slice return works well on clay.(i watched his match against blake. yes on other surfaces it is a big problem for him due to the fast nature of the surface. he find the net most of the time when he tries for normal back hand instead of a slice bh. Slice bh is average.

FH is and improved from what i saw in 2005.

Major problem for him is his fitness and fatigue. He defeintly can't handle hot conditions. He was melted down in Washington, Indianpolis and New haven.
Indoors courts perfectly suits him along with grass courts .

ASP0315
09-25-2007, 06:47 PM
karlovic and lopez played each other 6 times. :eek:

split thier H2H meetings 3-3

musefanatic
09-25-2007, 09:19 PM
Woo well done Ivo :) Feli is a strange player for me, played so well for a bit against Fed in USOpen and then here, just seeming to crumble, well done to Ivo again though :)

sammy01
09-26-2007, 01:07 AM
says a tommy robredo fan :lol:
Actually i find robredo very boring as well.
Well you prefer boring baseline game as simple as that. we prefer fast servers. so it may be boring to you but certainly not boring to me.

i'd take ivo over tommy anyday!

good win for ivo hope he can do some damage this indoor season!

Albop
09-26-2007, 01:10 AM
ivo :rocker2: