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Ivo Karlovic def. Tommy Haas 6-4 6-3 / Check out post #69 :haha:

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 12:56 PM
4th final of the year :worship:
Converted 2/9 BPs, served "only" 15 aces
Broke for the set at 5-4 and in the second set converted 6th bp in a game at 3-2*
Almost choked serving for the match at 5-3 but saved all 3 bps (0:40) he faced
Go for the title now :rocker2:

SwiSha
10-13-2007, 12:56 PM
get the fuck out tommy


good job Ivo, never in doubt

Loftra
10-13-2007, 12:57 PM
Almost choked it away at *5-3 0-40 but served four consecutive aces from 15-40 to GSM.
15 aces in total and 2/9 on break points.

Take the title Ivo:worship:

leng jai
10-13-2007, 12:58 PM
What the fuck. Pigeon material.

my0118
10-13-2007, 01:03 PM
Great

ASP0315
10-13-2007, 01:04 PM
well mortal you can change the thread title as ivo "return king king" karlovic def tommy haas. :lol:
well done ivo
4th finals of the season. Now take the title.
next up tojo or blake. he owns both players. i would prefer blake than tojo.

JustJames
10-13-2007, 01:04 PM
Bravo Ivo! :yeah:

Ivo now leads 4-1 in all matches against Tommy.. [including 3 on clay..! :lol: ]

Dimonator133
10-13-2007, 01:07 PM
definitely saw this one coming, Ivo is just a great player of tennis right now

didn't expect that scoreline though, more like 7-5, 7-6


DOCTOR!!!!!!!!:bounce:

Labamba
10-13-2007, 01:07 PM
4 aces in a row to close out the match, holding from 0-40, that's Ivo for you :worship:

Haas is hopeless against big servers like Ivo or Isner

Aphex
10-13-2007, 01:08 PM
Ivo, the last S&V player :worship:

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 01:08 PM
well mortal you can change the thread title as ivo "return king king" karlovic def tommy haas. :lol:
well done ivo
4th finals of the season. Now take the title.
next up tojo or blake. he owns both players. i would prefer blake than tojo.

Why would I? I mean everybody already knows Ivo as a return king so i don't think it's necessary :p

Aphex
10-13-2007, 01:09 PM
The under-arm ace was pretty :cool:

Ivo#1Fan
10-13-2007, 01:10 PM
well mortal you can change the thread title as ivo "return king king" karlovic def tommy haas. :lol:
well done ivo
4th finals of the season. Now take the title.
next up tojo or blake. he owns both players. i would prefer blake than tojo.

OK, you were right predicting the breaks :worship: I want Blake in the final too. Blake tightens up in close matches and also it's in Sweden so if it's ToJo he will have the fan support. Against Blake I think the fans will pull for Ivo.

That was career win #100 on the ATP tour for Ivo.

Loftra
10-13-2007, 01:18 PM
The under-arm ace was pretty :cool:

Excuse me?

BodyServe
10-13-2007, 01:19 PM
Congrats Ivo for your 100th win.Now get the title:rocker2:

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 01:19 PM
OK, you were right predicting the breaks :worship: I want Blake in the final too. Blake tightens up in close matches and also it's in Sweden so if it's ToJo he will have the fan support. Against Blake I think the fans will pull for Ivo.

That was career win #100 on the ATP tour for Ivo.

Wasn't yesterday his 100th win?

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 01:22 PM
ATP says it's his third final of 2007 :rolleyes:

Ivo#1Fan
10-13-2007, 01:28 PM
Wasn't yesterday his 100th win?

He was at 97 to start the tournament and a walkover (Pim Pim) shouldn't count as a win. So Massu, Clement, Haas make #100

ASP0315
10-13-2007, 01:30 PM
ATP says it's his third final of 2007 :rolleyes:

Atp websites makes mistakes.
nothing is new with them.

Ivo#1Fan
10-13-2007, 01:31 PM
Atp websites makes mistakes.
nothing is new with them.

What they meant to say was that he's going to win his third title of the year :D

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 01:31 PM
He was at 97 to start the tournament and a walkover (Pim Pim) shouldn't count as a win. So Massu, Clement, Haas make #100

Ok, I thought a walkover counts too
Interesting thing is that when he won his first title he also had one walkover during the tournament :D

Ivo#1Fan
10-13-2007, 01:32 PM
Ok, I thought a walkover counts too
Interesting thing is that when he won his first title he also had one walkover during the tournament :D

Yes, and as far as I can recall these are the only two walkovers of his whole career. Hope it's a good sign. Blake beating ToJo would be another good sign ;) Although I think Ivo should beat either of them.

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 01:33 PM
I really hope Croatian national TV will show the final, but it's not very likely. They didn't show any of his finals except of his first against Roddick in London 2 years ago. They don't really like him :awww:

ASP0315
10-13-2007, 01:36 PM
I really hope Croatian national TV will show the final, but it's not very likely. They didn't show any of his finals except of his first against Roddick in London 2 years ago. They don't really like him :awww:

well didn't they show vienna finals last two years?
they can fill out the vienna spot and show stockholm.
karlovic is the best croatian tennis player at the moment.

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 01:39 PM
well didn't they show vienna finals last two years?
they can fill out the vienna spot and show stockholm.
karlovic is the best croatian tennis player at the moment.

They didn't show Vienna in 2005 :rolleyes:
One guy is in charge for sports now who is like our 2nd tennis commentator, so maybe he'll make a decision to show some more tennis :shrug:

Stensland
10-13-2007, 01:47 PM
too bad for the sport that someone who can't play tennis beats someone who can.

Ivo#1Fan
10-13-2007, 01:49 PM
too bad for the sport that someone who can't play tennis beats someone who can.

:bigcry: :bigcry:

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 01:50 PM
too bad for the sport that someone who can't play tennis beats someone who can.

:retard:

rocketassist
10-13-2007, 01:53 PM
Ivo is in his prime right now and his all round game has improved so greatly. He's heading for the top 20.

Yappa
10-13-2007, 01:55 PM
Congrats to the Doctor. A bit disappointing that Haas didn't even reach a TB. Having no chance, when he was 40:0 on Ivo's serve, must have hurt a lot.

well mortal you can change the thread title as ivo "return king king" karlovic def tommy haas. :lol:
well done ivo
4th finals of the season. Now take the title.
next up tojo or blake. he owns both players. i would prefer blake than tojo.

I wouldn't really call 2:1 H2Hs "owning".
Anyways, Blake is a better return player than Haas, so the title isn't a given for Karlovic.

Excuse me?

Yeah, I second that. An underhand serve? :confused: When?

ASP0315
10-13-2007, 01:56 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry:

don't even bother him. we do expect idiots like him in this forum. :lol: they don't even watch the match just has a sheer hatred of certainly players.

ASP0315
10-13-2007, 02:02 PM
Congrats to the Doctor. A bit disappointing that Haas didn't even reach a TB. Having no chance, when having those 3 bps in a row, must hurt a lot for the german.



I wouldn't really call 2:1 H2Hs "owning".
Anyways, Blake is a better return player than Haas, so the title isn't a given for Karlovic.


no haas is better returner than blake.
don't forget that fact haas bagelled blake at uso. Blake is more erratic than haas.
also first blake should beat tojo first.(tojo got him at davis cup.)

if karlovic plays tojo. it is going to be tough for ivo as tojo is at home. Blake isn't a mentally fit player so karlovic has good chance against him.

i meant to say karlovic ows blake this season.

Mateya
10-13-2007, 02:06 PM
:spit: I cant believe this. Where is the tiebreak?

Last year when I watched him, he barely made it to 30 on opponents serve...what a f***ing improvement :worship:

I wouldnt be happy right now if I were Blake. :)

SwiSha
10-13-2007, 02:09 PM
no haas is better returner than blake. .

hell no

croat123
10-13-2007, 02:10 PM
ivo has made a final ON EVERY SURFACE this year :eek:

Ivo#1Fan
10-13-2007, 02:11 PM
hell no

Blake stands in close and goes for winners on service return. It doesn't matter who he plays, he doesn't adjust. Ivo will slap 35-40 aces down his face in a 3 set match.

Savo
10-13-2007, 02:14 PM
Respect for the Doc. He is TOP 20 material now.

Yappa
10-13-2007, 02:15 PM
no haas is better returner than blake.
don't forget that fact haas bagelled blake at uso. Blake is more erratic than haas.
also first blake should beat tojo first.(tojo got him at davis cup.)

The serve isn't exactly Blake's strength, so I don't know what that has to do with it. True about being erratic, but he should only need 1-2 return games, where he hits 2-3 of those fh cross return winners. :p


if karlovic plays tojo. it is going to be tough for ivo as tojo is at home. Blake isn't a mentally fit player so karlovic has good chance against him.

Well, at least I would expect a 1-2 TBs. :D


i meant to say karlovic ows blake this season.

Okay. :)

SwiSha
10-13-2007, 02:17 PM
Blake stands in close and goes for winners on service return. It doesn't matter who he plays, he doesn't adjust. Ivo will slap 35-40 aces down his face in a 3 set match.

i did not say that Blake will win, just that Haas is for sure not the better returner,
Ferrer showed how to play against Ivo, Blake and Haas are not as mentable stable and patient as ferrer tho

Ivo#1Fan
10-13-2007, 02:23 PM
i did not say that Blake will win, just that Haas is for sure not the better returner,
Ferrer showed how to play against Ivo, Blake and Haas are not as mentable stable and patient as ferrer tho

Ferrer kicks ass. He's top 4 or 3 material.

SwiSha
10-13-2007, 02:38 PM
Ferrer kicks ass. He's top 4 or 3 material.

he sure does, add to his qualities that he is probably the biggest fighter out there

Aphex
10-13-2007, 03:29 PM
Yeah, I second that. An underhand serve? :confused: When? I don't remember which game exactly. It was in the first set, Ivo was leading 40-0, Haas wasn't paying attention and standing too far back from the baseline at the return. Ivo hit an underhand ace.

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 03:30 PM
:haha:

Aphex
10-13-2007, 03:42 PM
Another cool shot Ivo did was a heavy back spin volley which landed on Haas side and then bounced back on his side. It's called a "tromb" in Swedish. I don't know the English expression. Ivo was totally on in this match!:D ;)

Yappa
10-13-2007, 03:44 PM
I don't remember which game exactly. It was in the first set, Ivo was leading 40-0, Haas wasn't paying attention and standing too far back from the baseline at the return. Ivo hit an underhand ace.

:lol: That must have pissed off Haas even more. Kinda unnecessary from Ivo. Guess, he doesn't really like Haas? Well, not surprising.

Anyone who recorded the match and could upload that particular scene?

Julio
10-13-2007, 03:47 PM
Tommy Haas -> :timebomb:

Albop
10-13-2007, 04:00 PM
Great stuff ivo

:bigclap:

Jadranka
10-13-2007, 04:07 PM
Well done :angel:

Bad Religion
10-13-2007, 04:09 PM
too bad for the sport that someone who can't play tennis beats someone who can.

Very true ,Ivo can't play tennis

That freak should play basket , volley or something like that

Merton
10-13-2007, 04:25 PM
The good doctor won easily, Haas now apporaches pigeon territory.

gusman890
10-13-2007, 04:31 PM
Ivo!!!

Wtg Man!

dylan24
10-13-2007, 04:51 PM
haas shits his pants against big servers.
see isner, karlovic etc..

Sjengster
10-13-2007, 05:42 PM
:lol: That must have pissed off Haas even more. Kinda unnecessary from Ivo. Guess, he doesn't really like Haas? Well, not surprising.

After what happened at the end of their first meeting in Rome 2004, I too wouldn't be surprised if he didn't like him.

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 05:44 PM
What happened?

Sjengster
10-13-2007, 05:47 PM
Karlovic won (surprise, surprise) 7-6 in the third, and on the last point hit a big serve out wide followed by a drive volley winner. He then waited at the net for the handshake, and Haas proceeded to walk slowly up to the service line and check the mark of the ball for about ten seconds when it was clearly in. I remember there was a wide angle shot of Karlovic looking over into the stands, presumably at his coach, and shrugging his shoulders in disbelief, before Haas finally came over and gave him a very limp handshake.

Deathless Mortal
10-13-2007, 05:48 PM
Karlovic won (surprise, surprise) 7-6 in the third, and on the last point hit a big serve out wide followed by a drive volley winner. He then waited at the net for the handshake, and Haas proceeded to walk slowly up to the service line and check the mark of the ball for about ten seconds when it was clearly in. I remember there was a wide angle shot of Karlovic looking over into the stands, presumably at his coach, and shrugging his shoulders in disbelief, before Haas finally came over and gave him a very limp handshake.

:o
Thanks, didn't know that

ReturnWinner
10-13-2007, 05:57 PM
Very true ,Ivo can't play tennis

That freak should play basket , volley or something like that

and then in what sport he did beat Haas today? handball? :retard:

Blue Heart24
10-13-2007, 06:50 PM
Ivo :worship: He owns Haas!:rocker2:
Win the title now :D :)

ChinoRios4Ever
10-13-2007, 07:16 PM
amazing job Ivo :eek:

tangerine_dream
10-13-2007, 08:05 PM
Tennis is the loser again. No blockbuster Haas-Blake final for Stockholm now. :(

ASP0315
10-13-2007, 08:39 PM
Tennis is the loser again. No blockbuster Haas-Blake final for Stockholm now. :(

you are biggest sam querry and nmardy fish fan aren't you. you support mugs like blake and roddick and say tennis is winners.
no wonder you are racist bastard when it comes to croatian players.

ASP0315
10-13-2007, 08:48 PM
and then in what sport he did beat Haas today? handball? :retard:

perfectly said.

Corey Feldman
10-14-2007, 02:09 AM
Total mug Haas, blows it again....

this guy must have the record for times missing out on the Masetrs Cup at the end of every year (along with Henman) and he will probably do so again this year.

you are biggest sam querry and nmardy fish fan aren't you. you support mugs like blake and roddick and say tennis is winners.no wonder you are racist bastard when it comes to croatian players. hehe.

Deivid23
10-14-2007, 07:34 AM
That underarm ace from Ivo at 4-4 40-0 was priceless. Haas was waiting for the return almost at the stands and Ivo surprised him with this, of course Haas got broken at 15 for the set in the next game :lol: . Amazing scenes

azza
10-14-2007, 07:44 AM
That underarm ace from Ivo at 4-4 40-0 was priceless. Haas was waiting for the return almost at the stands and Ivo surprised him with this, of course Haas got broken at 15 for the set in the next game :lol: . Amazing scenes

Lol video or it never happened. :lol:

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 07:53 AM
Hahaha@ the underarm ace that was a thing of beauty.

7.2%
10-14-2007, 09:21 AM
http://www.svt.se/svt/road/Classic/shared/mediacenter/navigation.jsp?d=22046

Some videos from stockholm open. Ivo's weird ace is called "Karlovic servefintade Haas".

Deathless Mortal
10-14-2007, 09:47 AM
They're showing haas for too long so we can't see it very good :(

Mateya
10-14-2007, 09:49 AM
http://www.svt.se/svt/road/Classic/shared/mediacenter/navigation.jsp?d=22046

Some videos from stockholm open. Ivo's weird ace is called "Karlovic servefintade Haas".

OMFG :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :die:
Dr. Ivo :worship:

I got to try it once :D

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 09:52 AM
They're showing haas for too long so we can't see it very good :(

Watch the replay, they focus on it more.

Jadranka
10-14-2007, 09:52 AM
http://www.svt.se/svt/road/Classic/shared/mediacenter/navigation.jsp?d=22046

Some videos from stockholm open. Ivo's weird ace is called "Karlovic servefintade Haas".

:lol: :lol: thank you very much :worship:

Deathless Mortal
10-14-2007, 09:55 AM
Watch the replay, they focus on it more.

thanks i didn't wait till the replay :D
:haha: :haha:

krystlel
10-14-2007, 10:21 AM
haha, that underarm ace is brilliant.

tennisluckyfree
10-14-2007, 10:38 AM
um... why does Ivo do that?

Horatio Caine
10-14-2007, 12:04 PM
:haha: Dr. Ivo is a legend!

tiptop
10-14-2007, 12:58 PM
One of the classic rallies of the modern era...