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Stockholm Finals: Dr Ivo def Tojo 6-3 3-6 6-1

ASP0315
10-14-2007, 02:07 PM
congrats on your third career title.
Tojo :hug:
congrats to him for making this far.

ivo wins titles on three different surfaces.(clay,grass and hard.)
way to go ivo.
take this form to madrid. :angel:

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 02:08 PM
Well done big man and no TB's needed.

ReturnWinner
10-14-2007, 02:08 PM
hitting 27 aces, closing out the match with four aces and winning his third title in the year :worship:

croat123
10-14-2007, 02:08 PM
only 27 aces :sad:

SwiSha
10-14-2007, 02:08 PM
cash mothafuckin cow

too easy

SloKid
10-14-2007, 02:09 PM
Well done, Ivo. He played some really good tennis today, not just the serve. BH is still a liability, but it is improving.

Good week for Thomas as well, but he didn't really have a chance in the third set today.

krystlel
10-14-2007, 02:09 PM
:eek: Ivo dished out a breadstick.

That's now three titles for Ivo this year which is pretty impressive and all on different surfaces as already mentioned.

cobalt60
10-14-2007, 02:09 PM
:yeah:
Good run for Tojo too :D

DrJules
10-14-2007, 02:09 PM
Well done big man and no TB's needed.

That is 5 sets in a row without a tie break in 2 matches he has won.

SwiSha
10-14-2007, 02:10 PM
ea$$$y

scoobs
10-14-2007, 02:11 PM
Seems like Ivo has found the winning habit this year - 3 wins on 3 different surfaces this season.

mecir72
10-14-2007, 02:11 PM
Karlovic sure has improved the rest of his game. He is pretty consistent from the back of the court now and fully deserves this title. Johansson looked a little scared all the time but still a good week for him.

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 02:14 PM
Ivo still needs to improve from the back, but his forehand has definitely improved a long way.

Horatio Caine
10-14-2007, 02:16 PM
Excellent result Ivo, well done! :bigclap:

Corey Feldman
10-14-2007, 02:30 PM
Unlucky Tojo, stay in that top50.

stebs
10-14-2007, 02:33 PM
Third title for the Dr. and a great job done well.

Also the third time this year he has been involved in a breadstick set (taking one from Roitman and dishing one out to Zabaleta).

Julio
10-14-2007, 02:38 PM
Congrats Ivo. Ace, ace, ace and ace. Game, Set & Match Ivo Karlovic. :lol:

Deathless Mortal
10-14-2007, 02:47 PM
Ivo :worship: :rocker2:
:woohoo:

ASP0315
10-14-2007, 02:50 PM
where is RaVer.? :lol:

ASP0315
10-14-2007, 02:59 PM
BTW Ivo and roger are the only players to win titles on three different surfaces this year. :yeah:

stebs
10-14-2007, 03:00 PM
BTW Ivo and roger are the only players to win titles on three different surfaces this year. :yeah:

The two all courters of the modern game. :lol:

7.2%
10-14-2007, 03:00 PM
The crowd fell asleep in the third set. Boring tennis.

If Ivo continues to win I bet the "remove the second serve-discussions" will pop up again. :D

Bilbo
10-14-2007, 03:01 PM
even i have to admit that ivo is the real deal. he has become pretty solid and reliable. croat's #1 for sure.

scarecrows
10-14-2007, 03:02 PM
amazing scoreline for Ivo

top 20 coming soon :D

enzogiovanni
10-14-2007, 03:02 PM
Congratulations Dr.Ivo! TOP 20 at the end of the year is a reality now.

Jadranka
10-14-2007, 03:23 PM
Congratulations Dr.Ivo! TOP 20 at the end of the year is a reality now.

:yeah:

Ajmooooooo :rocker2: :worship:

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 03:25 PM
Needs to improve his GS results.

Andre'sNo1Fan
10-14-2007, 03:32 PM
Tennis is slowly dying.

Andre'sNo1Fan
10-14-2007, 03:33 PM
The crowd fell asleep in the third set. Boring tennis.

If Ivo continues to win I bet the "remove the second serve-discussions" will pop up again. :D
And it would be damn right too. The second serve needs to be removed, very soon.

ReturnWinner
10-14-2007, 03:36 PM
Ivo is the best croat right now even although he is behind Ljubicic in the ranking

Kitty de Sade
10-14-2007, 03:36 PM
Not a TB to be found. :lol:

Molto bene fatto, Doc- good for you! :yeah:

BodyServe
10-14-2007, 03:39 PM
Tennis is slowly dying.

It's faker like the guy on your avatar that kill tennis.
By the the way congrats Ivo for your 3rd title.All three on different surface :hatoff:

Alex999
10-14-2007, 03:40 PM
Ivo, well done. Congrats.

Jaap
10-14-2007, 04:11 PM
Whatever the rankings say, Ivo is the true Croat No.1.

Sjengster
10-14-2007, 04:36 PM
That is 5 sets in a row without a tie break in 2 matches he has won.

Moreover, in the three finals he's won this year, he's played eight sets none of which have gone to tiebreaks, and twice he's closed out the match with a breadstick set score. A clear-cut sign of improvement outside the serve if ever there was one, so I hope the detractors can recognise that.

stebs
10-14-2007, 04:46 PM
Moreover, in the three finals he's won this year, he's played eight sets none of which have gone to tiebreaks, and twice he's closed out the match with a breadstick set score. A clear-cut sign of improvement outside the serve if ever there was one, so I hope the detractors can recognise that.

Although it can be argued that he has taken steps mentally to admit that he needed to improve his game the mentality is still fragile at times. If Ivo was a mental giant he would be top 15 comfortably and would be the worst possible draw for Federer on any quick surface or even for Nadal on clay. Obviously he'd still be losing the majority of these matches but if he the Sampras ability to pull out serves he would win best of three matches againt anyone on his day.

The only times Ivo has lost a three set match this year in straights with neither set going to a breaker are:

Querrey in Memphis
Clement in Queens
Berdych in Bangkok

That is just three times in 18 defeats. I mean if he was strong enough to take the odd point off his opponent in a breaker and serve it out on the big stage he would be a serious threat for everyone. It's a shame really that he sucks so bad in slams and in five setters. Blake, Clement and Santoro have all beat him in five in majors this year and his other loss was in straights to Melzer which is even worse.

He does have a comfortably positive TB record this year (38-29 I think) but nevertheless with his game if he was very strong mentally it would be a very different story.

Action Jackson
10-14-2007, 04:47 PM
Moreover, in the three finals he's won this year, he's played eight sets none of which have gone to tiebreaks, and twice he's closed out the match with a breadstick set score. A clear-cut sign of improvement outside the serve if ever there was one, so I hope the detractors can recognise that.

Anyone with a bit of sense could see that, but that isn't many people on here. I saw him at the start of the year and he was just trying to get back into the groove of things, but 3 titles on different surfaces would be beyond his expectations.

Just hope he can get a bit stronger, because he has a shit Slam record.

Blue Heart24
10-14-2007, 04:55 PM
Ivo :woohoo: :worship: :banana: :yeah:

stebs
10-14-2007, 04:59 PM
Anyone with a bit of sense could see that, but that isn't many people on here. I saw him at the start of the year and he was just trying to get back into the groove of things, but 3 titles on different surfaces would be beyond his expectations.

Just hope he can get a bit stronger, because he has a shit Slam record.

Problem for Ivo is concentration. I mean that doesn't excuse everything and losing in straights to Melzer at the AO, that is just shit. However, when your game is trying to be super aggressive and force the odd break whilst holding all the time it is tough for him to keep up the concentration over five sets to never let his serve level drop.

DrJules
10-14-2007, 05:20 PM
Anyone with a bit of sense could see that, but that isn't many people on here. I saw him at the start of the year and he was just trying to get back into the groove of things, but 3 titles on different surfaces would be beyond his expectations.

Just hope he can get a bit stronger, because he has a shit Slam record.

Physically he may never be able to handle the 5 set situation owing to his body, but he could improve his performance in master series events. It may not happen in Madrid or Paris because he has played a lot recently.

DrJules
10-14-2007, 05:21 PM
congrats on your third career title.
Tojo :hug:
congrats to him for making this far.

ivo wins titles on three different surfaces.(clay,grass and hard.)
way to go ivo.
take this form to madrid. :angel:

In reality means he is at least reasonable on all surfaces.

Björki
10-14-2007, 05:29 PM
:sad:

ASP0315
10-14-2007, 05:33 PM
Physically he may never be able to handle the 5 set situation owing to his body, but he could improve his performance in master series events. It may not happen in Madrid or Paris because he has played a lot recently.

could be true. But madrid is the only TMS event where he did well in the past.
he came through qualifying reached QF in 2005 beating djvokovic,Rusedski,roddick, hrbaty before losing to nalbandian.
the altitude of madrid really helps him there. But he will be fatigued for sure.
i hope he wins atleast a match or two there.

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2007, 06:08 PM
How did Tojo managed to lose a set 6/1 to Karlovic? :o


Congrats though, Ivo.

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2007, 06:09 PM
Problem for Ivo is concentration. I mean that doesn't excuse everything and losing in straights to Melzer at the AO, that is just shit. However, when your game is trying to be super aggressive and force the odd break whilst holding all the time it is tough for him to keep up the concentration over five sets to never let his serve level drop.

Melzer is great against big servers, it's not that bad. Plus, he has Karlovic's number.

Ivo#1Fan
10-14-2007, 06:18 PM
could be true. But madrid is the only TMS event where he did well in the past.
he came through qualifying reached QF in 2005 beating djvokovic,Rusedski,roddick, hrbaty before losing to nalbandian.
the altitude of madrid really helps him there. But he will be fatigued for sure.
i hope he wins atleast a match or two there.

I think he should do well. Stockholm shouldn't have been too fatiquing. Those last couple of matches were really quite quick, less work than a two hour practice session. I like his draw. Safin is always dangerous but no more so than Ivo, and Ivo has a good record against Daveydenko. Other seeds in his quarter aren't that bad matches for Ivo either. I don't think semi's are out of the question.

rocketassist
10-14-2007, 06:36 PM
Tennis is slowly dying.

Whiny little bitch.

Ivo#1Fan
10-14-2007, 07:08 PM
Although it can be argued that he has taken steps mentally to admit that he needed to improve his game the mentality is still fragile at times. If Ivo was a mental giant he would be top 15 comfortably and would be the worst possible draw for Federer on any quick surface or even for Nadal on clay. Obviously he'd still be losing the majority of these matches but if he the Sampras ability to pull out serves he would win best of three matches againt anyone on his day.

The only times Ivo has lost a three set match this year in straights with neither set going to a breaker are:

Querrey in Memphis
Clement in Queens
Berdych in Bangkok

That is just three times in 18 defeats. I mean if he was strong enough to take the odd point off his opponent in a breaker and serve it out on the big stage he would be a serious threat for everyone. It's a shame really that he sucks so bad in slams and in five setters. Blake, Clement and Santoro have all beat him in five in majors this year and his other loss was in straights to Melzer which is even worse.

He does have a comfortably positive TB record this year (38-29 I think) but nevertheless with his game if he was very strong mentally it would be a very different story.

LOL what a stupid post :confused: So, top 25 isn't good enough, if he was mentally strong he'd be top 15. But then when he gets to top 15 he sucks cause he should be top 5. Since he has a big serve he's supposed to win every tie breaker (LOL) and never lose a service point? In Stockholm he proved how mentally tough he was by coming back from mini breaks several times in breakers. He's come back from match point down 5 times this year I believe (#1 on tour).

So, he's supposed to be like Sampras, arguably one of the best two or three players of all times? Come on, you can come up with slightly more reasonable negative things to say can't you. Your posts are very worthwhile (eyeroll) just trying to find ways to bash players, with a few backhanded compliments thrown in.

gusman890
10-14-2007, 07:13 PM
IVO!!

3 titles this year!!! who would have thought? ;)

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2007, 07:14 PM
Whiny little bitch.

So true. :worship:

jonny84
10-14-2007, 07:19 PM
IVO!!

3 titles this year!!! who would have thought? ;)

And on three different surfaces too!

Rogiman
10-14-2007, 07:26 PM
Ivo can't stop winning, and Andre'sNo1Bitch can't stop whining, I'm loving this :lol:

stebs
10-14-2007, 07:30 PM
LOL what a stupid post :confused: So, top 25 isn't good enough, if he was mentally strong he'd be top 15. But then when he gets to top 15 he sucks cause he should be top 5. Since he has a big serve he's supposed to win every tie breaker (LOL) and never lose a service point? In Stockholm he proved how mentally tough he was by coming back from mini breaks several times in breakers. He's come back from match point down 5 times this year I believe (#1 on tour).

So, he's supposed to be like Sampras, arguably one of the best two or three players of all times? Come on, you can come up with slightly more reasonable negative things to say can't you. Your posts are very worthwhile (eyeroll) just trying to find ways to bash players, with a few backhanded compliments thrown in.

It's not a stupid post but this is certainly a stupid response.

I was talking what ifs and it is an interesting subject. Ivo is doing very well at the moment and yes I am well aware of it and no I am not criticising him at all. As for his mental strength it is there sometimes but the coming back from MP#'s down is more to do with how many third set breakers he plays compared to other guys.

You need to calm down and realise it was a topic up for discussion rather than me having a dig at the Dr. As for me bashing players you must be crazy if you think it's bad, 90% of posters on these boards bash more than me and is it a backhanded compliment when I say Ivo is the best server in the history of the game? No need to take it so personally and see the red mist just because my post was hypothetical and you misunderstood.

Voo de Mar
10-14-2007, 07:34 PM
Surprising scoreline. In Houston Kralovic had a walkover in the 2nd round as well.

Merton
10-14-2007, 07:38 PM
Congrats Ivo, he had a great year with 3 titles, the fact that they came in different surfaces just highlights the potency of his serve and the improvement in his game.

The conventional wisdom was that Ivo would need to approach the net at every opportunity but this year Ivo posted his results by improving from the backcourt, clearly it is important for the players to do what they are comfortable with.

ChinoRios4Ever
10-14-2007, 08:03 PM
just wow Dr. Ivo, top 20 is coming for him

ljubicic_
10-14-2007, 08:21 PM
Tko to moze????? Ivo Karlvoci!!!!!

ASP0315
10-14-2007, 08:44 PM
I think he should do well. Stockholm shouldn't have been too fatiquing. Those last couple of matches were really quite quick, less work than a two hour practice session. I like his draw. Safin is always dangerous but no more so than Ivo, and Ivo has a good record against Daveydenko. Other seeds in his quarter aren't that bad matches for Ivo either. I don't think semi's are out of the question.

safin is dangerous but he isn't in form and isn't going to be problem for ivo.
davy is going to be tough. especially with his returning skills. Karlovic did manage to get him on clay.(which is davy's favorite surface.)
first half of the draw is quite tough. it should be a interesting tournament.

i hope ivo is fit enough in madrid.

ASP0315
10-14-2007, 09:00 PM
some highlights of todays match.
http://www.svt.se/svt/road/Classic/shared/mediacenter/index.jsp?d=22046