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Dr. Ivo defeats Hewitt 7-6 7-6

stebs
10-05-2007, 09:52 AM
Great win for IVO and he moves on to the semi's. A whole load of aces again and saving BP's several times with serves as always. Hewitt had SP's in the second breaker but couldn't get the job done.

juvvi
10-05-2007, 09:55 AM
For a serve fest, the match took awfully long to be completed. 2hrs and 7 min.

Hewitt must be feeling like crap now. Hope he gives a statement like Monfils did against Isner sometime back.

Mishka Logvi
10-05-2007, 09:55 AM
Hewiit now is bad...On his 3th setpoints in tie he was very passive and Ivo beat him...on IVO's MP Hewitt attack in 2nd Karlo's serve but ball flyes in volley....

aussie_fan
10-05-2007, 09:56 AM
Lleyton has really lost all confidence mentally, how he managed to choke that 2nd TB, i have no idea.

Lleyton is much better than this

Well done Ivo

Horatio Caine
10-05-2007, 09:57 AM
Didn't really expect this given that Ivo doesn't recover so well from long matches in the previous day...excellent win! :bigclap:

Kolya
10-05-2007, 09:58 AM
Yes! Hewitt lost!

Andre♥
10-05-2007, 09:58 AM
Ivo's drop shot at the 1st tb was the highlight of the match.

Deivid23
10-05-2007, 09:59 AM
You can conclude after this match Ivo is well inside Lleyton´s head

Action Jackson
10-05-2007, 10:01 AM
Dr.Ivo = Hewitt Killa.

Well done Karlovic. Got to love tennis. Karlovic can't beat Melzer 0-5. Melzer can't defeat Hewitt 0-5 or 0-6 and it seems Hewitt can't get over Karlovic 0-3.

Ivo now needs to do well in Slams.

Horatio Caine
10-05-2007, 10:01 AM
Dr.Ivo = Hewitt Killa.

Well done Karlovic. Got to love tennis. Karlovic can't beat Melzer 0-5. Melzer can't defeat Hewitt 0-5 or 0-6 and it seems Hewitt can't get over Karlovic 0-3.

Ivo now needs to do well in Slams.

:haha:

Yeah it is strange.

I wonder how Ivo will do against Ferrer, given that the latter is also a bad match for him. :scratch:

tennis2tennis
10-05-2007, 10:02 AM
Hewitt's yo-you season continues:rolleyes:

Loftra
10-05-2007, 10:03 AM
Too bad I couldn't watch it.
Most remarkable stat for me is Ivo won only 9/22 points on second serve but still managed to not get broken. 73% first serves helped a lot apparently.

stebs
10-05-2007, 10:04 AM
:haha:

Yeah it is strange.

I wonder how Ivo will do against Ferrer, given that the latter is also a bad match for him. :scratch:

Ferrer should eat Ivo for breakfast realistically.

krystlel
10-05-2007, 10:05 AM
Hewitt had a set point in the second set on his serve, but Karlovic hit a pretty good slice backhand down-the-line approach to save it. Hewitt played the next two points poorly though dumping some weak shots into the net. That seems to be a trademark of his these days on some important points.

In the late stages of the first set and in the tie-break (I didn't watch the first half of the set), Hewitt was hitting to Karlovic's backhand hoping for him to make an error and not really taking control of the point, while Ivo would keep it in play sometimes and go for it when he got a forehand. The second set was more of a formality with not much going on until the tie-break apart from one game where Karlovic saved some break points with good serving.

gusman890
10-05-2007, 10:06 AM
Ivo's serve is better then Isner's. So Ivo has a decent chance of holding then John did.

scarecrows
10-05-2007, 10:08 AM
good job doctor

Blue Heart24
10-05-2007, 10:12 AM
Well done Ivo :yeah:

Deivid23
10-05-2007, 10:13 AM
Ferrer should eat Ivo for breakfast realistically.

Good return skills don´t necessarily mean that :rolleyes:

Blue Heart24
10-05-2007, 10:14 AM
Ferrer should eat Ivo for breakfast realistically.

:rolleyes: This is not clay :mad: :o

Adler
10-05-2007, 10:17 AM
NEvertheless, I'm a bot surprised. But it only makes Pics's task easier as he seems to be in the zone since USO

Action Jackson
10-05-2007, 10:21 AM
:rolleyes: This is not clay :mad: :o

Ferrer is very good at returning big serves, then again so is Hewitt.

Predicting Karlovic matches is like roulette.

RogiRafaFan86
10-05-2007, 10:24 AM
:rolleyes: This is not clay :mad: :o

Yeah. Unlike the US Open.

Please. :rolleyes:

Labamba
10-05-2007, 10:30 AM
Ivo :worship:

Lleyton isn't a great tiebreak player these days, way too passive on big points.

Pics is probably the best player on tour returning big serves, Ivo needs to have another superb day tomorrow. I doubt he has the energy left after two long matches.

canbera
10-05-2007, 10:51 AM
after Federer withdrawing, I thought Hewitt would have a shot to make at least the Finals. Now it looks like it's all up to Dudi Sela to win Tokyo.

Mateya
10-05-2007, 10:53 AM
:eek: Also one of the best returners falls to Ivo

:worship:

Ferrer will give him a tough time out there I think...he better keeps those first serves in, if not Pics will demolish him :smoke:

Fergie
10-05-2007, 11:07 AM
Great win Dr Ivo :rocker2:

Corey Feldman
10-05-2007, 11:15 AM
I knew it...
Hewitt is too small.

7 sets in a row lost to him, thanks for coming Lleyton muppet.

martine2
10-05-2007, 11:18 AM
:bigclap: :bigclap: Dr Ivo made my day!

mineralwater
10-05-2007, 11:56 AM
Dr Ivo - he makes me :zzz:
Good win though, kudos to him beating Rocky... again!

Has he ever won a match without a tie break?:scratch:

Ivo#1Fan
10-05-2007, 11:59 AM
Ferrer will be really tough. Ivo probably will have to have an insane 1st serve percent to win this one. But you never know, sometimes he throws in 80% of his 1st serves. This is one of those matches where Ivo should change his game plan and serve and volley on 2nd serves, cause there really is no way he can compete in groundstroke rallies with Ferrer.

leng jai
10-05-2007, 12:07 PM
Surprising that Ivo didn't have many groundstroke winners in this match.

ReturnWinner
10-05-2007, 12:19 PM
Ivo :banana: Hewitt is your bitch :yeah: :haha:

VolandriFan
10-05-2007, 12:42 PM
Not really surprising at all.

I think Ferrer has the weapons to break Karlovic in the semis though.

laure xxx
10-05-2007, 12:43 PM
I want Pics to lose :sad: :confused:

VolandriFan
10-05-2007, 12:46 PM
I want Pics to lose :sad: :confused:

:mad: :o

stebs
10-05-2007, 12:52 PM
Good return skills don´t necessarily mean that :rolleyes:

Being one of the best in the world at returning big serves puts you at an advantage against the biggest server in the game. Ferrer is big favourite.

Adler
10-05-2007, 12:52 PM
I want Pics to lose :sad: :confused:
This won't make you popular here I'm afraid

Nando_L
10-05-2007, 12:55 PM
Ivo :worship:

VolandriFan
10-05-2007, 12:55 PM
Being one of the best in the world at returning big serves puts you at an advantage against the biggest server in the game. Ferrer is big favourite.

Exactly my thoughts. And the fact that David also has a solid service game only adds more to his chances.

Jadranka
10-05-2007, 12:56 PM
:lol: Hewitt

Well done Ivo :yeah:

Uraitan
10-05-2007, 01:11 PM
Congrats, Ivo ... :banana:

Good win ... :rocker2:

tangerine_dream
10-05-2007, 01:13 PM
Lleyton :sad:

Ivo :rolleyes:

stebs
10-05-2007, 01:15 PM
Lleyton :sad:

Ivo :rolleyes:

Why the rolleyes at Ivo? :confused:

CmonAussie
10-05-2007, 01:16 PM
****
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Hewitt just can`t get it done these days><...
Llegs should retire after next year`s AO unless he starts going deep in big events again"@@"!!

VolandriFan
10-05-2007, 01:38 PM
****
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Hewitt just can`t get it done these days><...
Llegs should retire after next year`s AO unless he starts going deep in big events again"@@"!!

Rafter said it all in Australian Tennis Magazine last month. Hewitt is content to hang on the baseline and feed the same ball to his opponent time and time again. It worked 5 years ago, but players have figured him out now. He still has what it takes, he's just not using it.

ReturnWinner
10-05-2007, 01:40 PM
****
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Hewitt just can`t get it done these days><...
Llegs should retire after next year`s AO unless he starts going deep in big events again"@@"!!

what a fan :lol:

ReturnWinner
10-05-2007, 01:42 PM
lol i am reading many think Karlovic has not chance against Ferrer and he will be broken several times :retard: He can lose of course but hand if he has a really great service day then he can win and will be almost unbreakable

not much u can do when he does that

enzogiovanni
10-05-2007, 02:05 PM
lol i am reading many think Karlovic has not chance against Ferrer and he will be broken several times :retard: He can lose of course but hand if he has a really great service day then he can win and will be almost unbreakable

not much u can do when he does that
The guy on the other side of the net is completely insignificant when Ivo is serving.Be it Ferrer or Philipoussis aces will flow as usual.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-05-2007, 02:37 PM
Tough loss for Hewitt :sad:

StevoTG
10-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Congrats to Karlovic :hatoff:

I'm not terribly disheartened by this and feel that Lleyton will do well in Madrid, but it is worrying that Lleyton dumped a couple of shots in the net in the TB, regular occurence this year. I reckon it's a confidence thing for him (or for any player), today won't have helped, he's just got to keep believing in himself and after winning a few TBs the confidence will grow.

The only other thing that's worrying me is Hewitt's defeats to Calleri and Schuttler, Lleyton and Rochey are working on being more aggresive and having more variety to beat the likes of Calleri who will try to hit through him, as of yet it aint happening but I'm presuming that Roche is with Hewitt in Europe so hopefully by Madrid in 10 days there will have been a bit of progress (I know that's probably asking for a bit much over 10 days but Hewitt's a good trainer and Roche is a ``task master`` so why not). Again though, the more confident Lleyton get's the more he'll probably feel comfortable stepping outside the old comfort zone (oxymoron) and bring new game to the table in a match:cool:

In summary.. Cmon Lleyton :rocker2:

dylan24
10-05-2007, 02:48 PM
damn, hewitt really is ivo's bitch.
i almost took ivo at 25/1 to win touranament...instead took hewitt...stupid stupid stupid.
i was afraid of ivo when i saw the draw...fucking bruce lee should have beat that big fucker

trixtah
10-05-2007, 03:08 PM
Dammit Lleyton...I was expecting to watch some nice rallies on TTC but I guess I'm going to get one match of serving and a hopefully competitive other.

ReturnWinner
10-05-2007, 03:13 PM
Congrats to Karlovic :hatoff:

The only other thing that's worrying me is Hewitt's defeats to Calleri and Schuttler, Lleyton and Rochey are working on being more aggresive and having more variety to beat the likes of Calleri who will try to hit through him, as of yet it aint happening but I'm presuming that Roche is with Hewitt in Europe so hopefully by Madrid in 10 days there will have been a bit of progress (I know that's probably asking for a bit much over 10 days but Hewitt's a good trainer and Roche is a ``task master`` so why not). Again though, the more confident Lleyton get's the more he'll probably feel comfortable stepping outside the old comfort zone (oxymoron) and bringing new game to the table in a match:cool:

In summary.. Cmon Lleyton :rocker2:

I watched the whole Calleri Hewitt match, Calleri just outplayed him and btw Hewitt was not more aggressive than usual :lol:

StevoTG
10-05-2007, 03:51 PM
I watched the whole Calleri Hewitt match, Calleri just outplayed him and btw Hewitt was not more aggressive than usual :lol:

That's exactly what I'm trying to say, there is no/little evidence of him being more aggresive yet and that's why I said I was a bit worried;)

Ceri
10-05-2007, 03:58 PM
Awwwww rubbish. better luck next time Lley :(

Deivid23
10-05-2007, 04:03 PM
Being one of the best in the world at returning big serves puts you at an advantage against the biggest server in the game. Ferrer is big favourite.

2+2 are not 4 in tennis. Ferrer is not that big favourite as Ivo´s serve is one of his own kind, no matter how good of a returner you are if he serves 1st serves then you better wait for the next one. Plus he has improved a lot from baseline, Ferrer is not serving well and he always has a lousy game at own serve. So that sentence from yours "Ferrer should eat him for breakfast" is as dumb as it can get, I think you were the one who knocked at a poster for saying Wawrinka wasn´t winning Berdych neither Stepanek in DC a few weekends ago (which was quite close to the truth) and now you come with this BS, funny :o

GlennMirnyi
10-05-2007, 04:05 PM
Isner's serve > Karlovic's serve.

Isner just needs more experience, the guy is too green right now.

Second consecutive chokes this week.

Corey Feldman
10-05-2007, 04:17 PM
i was afraid of ivo when i saw the draw...fucking bruce lee should have beat that big fuckerPathetic choke by Lee, blowing match points v Karlovic behind your own serve is the height of mental midgetary.

and Hewitt paid for it today.

Deathless Mortal
10-05-2007, 04:53 PM
Ivo :worship:

Burrow
10-05-2007, 04:58 PM
****
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Hewitt just can`t get it done these days><...
Llegs should retire after next year`s AO unless he starts going deep in big events again"@@"!!

:lol: Retiring when he would not even have turned 27...

Blue Heart24
10-05-2007, 05:00 PM
Isner's serve > Karlovic's serve.

Isner just needs more experience, the guy is too green right now.

Second consecutive chokes this week.

:haha:

Ridicolous and incorrect statment.

alfonsojose
10-05-2007, 05:03 PM
Hewitt should go back home and practice on the new surface. This year is gone for him

Burrow
10-05-2007, 05:04 PM
:haha:

Ridicolous and incorrect statment.

Obviously but what do you expect from that fan boy.

ASP0315
10-05-2007, 06:23 PM
never in doubt.

good luck against ferrer. i know ferrer is tough one but i hope ivo ha some energy left in him.

Kitty de Sade
10-05-2007, 06:29 PM
Congrats Doc- good job! :hatoff:

ChinoRios4Ever
10-05-2007, 06:48 PM
Dr.Ivo = Hewitt Killa.


Lleyton :sad:

never in doubt

NYCtennisfan
10-05-2007, 07:23 PM
Isner's serve is NOT better than Ivo's and it's not all that close right now. Ivo's has easily the most unreturnable serve ever to the deuce court. The angles he gets hitting it out wide is ridiculous. He can tell you he's serving out wide and if he hits his spot, you're still going to lose the point. His serve down the T on deuce that lands short but bounces over everyone's head is also amazing. Ivo's serve to the AD court is somewhat more returnable.

Isner's serve is also more effective to the deuce court than to the AD court, but it doesn't compare to Ivo's on the deuce.

Isner can improve his angles and make his serve as good as Ivo's though but it remains to be seen if he will.

Isner's 2nd serve is better than Ivo's.

NYCtennisfan
10-05-2007, 07:25 PM
Ferrer-Ivo will be interesting. I think Ferrer will take it in two TB's.

Deivid23
10-05-2007, 07:58 PM
Isner's serve is NOT better than Ivo's and it's not all that close right now. Ivo's has easily the most unreturnable serve ever to the deuce court. The angles he gets hitting it out wide is ridiculous. He can tell you he's serving out wide and if he hits his spot, you're still going to lose the point. His serve down the T on deuce that lands short but bounces over everyone's head is also amazing. Ivo's serve to the AD court is somewhat more returnable.

Isner's serve is also more effective to the deuce court than to the AD court, but it doesn't compare to Ivo's on the deuce.

Isner can improve his angles and make his serve as good as Ivo's though but it remains to be seen if he will.

Isner's 2nd serve is better than Ivo's.


Not usual to read such a quality post in here :eek: That was an excellent analysis imo, completely agree.

Deivid23
10-05-2007, 07:59 PM
Ferrer-Ivo will be interesting. I think Ferrer will take it in two TB's.

Ivo in 3 for me, one of the sets with a break of serve for him

ASP0315
10-05-2007, 08:36 PM
Ivo in 3 for me, one of the sets with a break of serve for him

i agree
7-6 6-7 6-4 would be my prediction

BodyServe
10-05-2007, 09:54 PM
Isner's serve > Karlovic's serve.

Isner just needs more experience, the guy is too green right now.

Second consecutive chokes this week.

So I guess you haven't seen some of Karlovic's best serving performances e.g. against Agassi in 2005 and Federer this year.
Isner performance against Federer is nothing compared to Karlovic's.
Moreover Isner's service motion is not so good...

NYCtennisfan
10-05-2007, 10:13 PM
Ivo in 3 for me, one of the sets with a break of serve for him

Very possible...

Playing against this freak of nature has to play with anyone's nerves. Even Federer looks relieved when he beats Ivo. You get down 15-30 with a lazy error and all you can think of is that if I lose this game, the set is almost surely lost. That's a lot of pressure to put up with and especially now that Ivo's volleys and ground game have steadily improved.

musefanatic
10-05-2007, 10:34 PM
Wow well done to Ivo! :) And 1000 aces, that's just crazy :lol:

Burrow
10-05-2007, 11:32 PM
So I guess you haven't seen some of Karlovic's best serving performances e.g. against Agassi in 2005 and Federer this year.
Isner performance against Federer is nothing compared to Karlovic's.
Moreover Isner's service motion is not so good...

Doesn't matter what the service motion looks like, it's what you produce and Ivo does produce a better serve.

ASP0315
10-05-2007, 11:36 PM
So I guess you haven't seen some of Karlovic's best serving performances e.g. against Agassi in 2005 and Federer this year.
Isner performance against Federer is nothing compared to Karlovic's.
Moreover Isner's service motion is not so good...

Well said

ReturnWinner
10-06-2007, 02:11 AM
yeah I agree Karlovic has a better first serve than Isner but worse second serve, in fact Isner must have if not the best, the biggeest second serve in the game

Corey Feldman
10-06-2007, 02:13 AM
Ivo in 3 for me, one of the sets with a break of serve for himFerrer in 2 for me, with one tie break.

lets see who is right this time grasshopper. ;)

GlennMirnyi
10-06-2007, 02:19 AM
:haha:

Ridicolous and incorrect statment.

It's not ridiculous.

Obviously but what do you expect from that fan boy.

Yeah right, mr. "Safin is more talented than Federer".

Isner's serve is NOT better than Ivo's and it's not all that close right now. Ivo's has easily the most unreturnable serve ever to the deuce court. The angles he gets hitting it out wide is ridiculous. He can tell you he's serving out wide and if he hits his spot, you're still going to lose the point. His serve down the T on deuce that lands short but bounces over everyone's head is also amazing. Ivo's serve to the AD court is somewhat more returnable.

Isner's serve is also more effective to the deuce court than to the AD court, but it doesn't compare to Ivo's on the deuce.

Isner can improve his angles and make his serve as good as Ivo's though but it remains to be seen if he will.

Isner's 2nd serve is better than Ivo's.

Isner is green and already has a better serve. He has a huge kick serve, he was driving Haas nuts in Washington.

You know what they say, when clutch time comes, you need the second serve, not the first. Karlovic's second serve is not even 40% of his first, while Isner sometimes just serves another first and other times serves like 90% of his first.

So I guess you haven't seen some of Karlovic's best serving performances e.g. against Agassi in 2005 and Federer this year.
Isner performance against Federer is nothing compared to Karlovic's.
Moreover Isner's service motion is not so good...

Nobody is taking Isner's performance against Federer as a parameter. I'm talking about his serve.

Isner's service motion is pretty good, pretty fluid.

Corey Feldman
10-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Ivo in 3 for me, one of the sets with a break of serve for him

Ferrer in 2 for me, with one tie break.

lets see who is right this time grasshopper. ;)Am i brilliant or what ?

stebs
10-06-2007, 06:39 PM
Am i brilliant or what ?

:lol:

Well what can you expect from someone who thinks that saying Ferrer 'should' beat him and that Ferrer is big favourite is "as dumb as it gets" when it is clearly true and Ferrer proved that when he returned Isner's serve and he made Ivo's serve look closer to human than normal as expected.

2+2 are not 4 in tennis. Ferrer is not that big favourite as Ivo´s serve is one of his own kind, no matter how good of a returner you are if he serves 1st serves then you better wait for the next one. Plus he has improved a lot from baseline, Ferrer is not serving well and he always has a lousy game at own serve. So that sentence from yours "Ferrer should eat him for breakfast" is as dumb as it can get, I think you were the one who knocked at a poster for saying Wawrinka wasn´t winning Berdych neither Stepanek in DC a few weekends ago (which was quite close to the truth) and now you come with this BS, funny

I understand your first sentance and yes I agree, if Ivo had served huge Ferrer wouldn't be breaking and that goes for anyone in the world. However, Ferrer is good at returning these serves, he gets more in play and that was expected and of course it did happen.

Ferrer SHOULD is the important thing to look at my friend. I didn't say he would but he was big favourite and proved it with a stright set win and Escude called it to perfection. That is the difference between what I wrote and what GM wrote and if you can't tell the difference between stating that a player is a favourite and that a player WILL for 100% certain beat another player you are exactly as stupid as I already thought.

Fedex
10-08-2007, 07:00 AM
I know I am a bit late on this, but Dr. Ivo really does have Hewitt's number? I don't know what the exact record is, but I do know that Hewitt has never beaten him, and he is close to pigeon territory now.