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Madrid - Dr. Ivo beats Safin 6-3 6-4

leng jai
10-16-2007, 11:48 AM
Pretty crap from Safin really.

Rogiman
10-16-2007, 11:48 AM
:rocker2:

t0x
10-16-2007, 11:49 AM
Sad to see Safin lose, but an awesome performance from Ivo who clearly isn't just serve anymore.

Andre♥
10-16-2007, 11:49 AM
Only serve? :lol:

Wins over Haas, Tojo and Safin in a row WITHOUT NEEDING TO PLAY A SINGLE TIE-BREAK IN INDOORS!!!!

Rogiman
10-16-2007, 11:49 AM
Where is Burrow the burro?

Jaap
10-16-2007, 11:49 AM
Never in doubt.

Mugat Safin is finished.

nanoman
10-16-2007, 11:49 AM
:worship: Ivo, should've done it a game earlier. Btw, who was that cursing after the match ?

TheBoiledEgg
10-16-2007, 11:50 AM
Marat = :bigwave:

bad gambler
10-16-2007, 11:51 AM
It's over Safin

Iván
10-16-2007, 11:53 AM
Safin should climb everest.

goldenlox
10-16-2007, 11:53 AM
For all those who say Safin is motivated, watch a tape of this match.
You knew after 2 games that Safin would lose the match in an hour.

leng jai
10-16-2007, 11:55 AM
Low forehand = Safin killer.

azza
10-16-2007, 11:56 AM
Why is he DR.Ivo wouldnt Mt. Ivo be better lol?

Deathless Mortal
10-16-2007, 11:58 AM
I can't believe some people actually thought Safin will win this match. :lol:
Ivo :yeah:

Rogiman
10-16-2007, 11:58 AM
I won't be surprised if Safin retires today.

Apemant
10-16-2007, 11:58 AM
Why is he DR.Ivo wouldnt Mt. Ivo be better lol?

I've been told it's because his first name is pronounced similar to 'evil' so it's a pun on that Austin Powers character. :D

nanoman
10-16-2007, 12:04 PM
I've been told it's because his first name is pronounced similar to 'evil' so it's a pun on that Austin Powers character. :D

I thought we called him Dr. because he always gives tennisplayers the same, reliable treatment. The double/triple tiebreak. :D

mineralwater
10-16-2007, 12:05 PM
Safin said he would retire if he has a bad 2007. looks like its happening sadly. But well played Dr, I'm not a fan of his but now he's learning to do other stuff than just serve, he's going up in my estimation. Slowly though!

Loftra
10-16-2007, 12:28 PM
Even easier than expected. I thought of at least one tiebreak being involved.

smitty8
10-16-2007, 12:29 PM
I woke up just in time for the second set and the Doctor is definitely playing well. Poor Marat looked punch drunk. :hug:

cmurray
10-16-2007, 12:46 PM
Wow. Marat just can't win anymore. Marat is finished, I think.

Xristos
10-16-2007, 12:59 PM
Expected result.

It seemed to me Safin did not want to be out there.

switz
10-16-2007, 12:59 PM
just sad to watch really. Safin would have been much better off being ugly and having a boring personality in my opinion.

Karlovic has certainly improved his game but having said that he didn't have to do much with Safin playing two typically idiotic service games at the start of each set and missing an easy forehand on the only break points he had.

ReturnWinner
10-16-2007, 01:00 PM
just sad to watch really. Safin would have been much better off being ugly and having a boring personality in my opinion.


do u mean being like Davydenko,Chela, or Ljubicic?? :spit:

scarecrows
10-16-2007, 01:11 PM
some people were laughing some months ago when some others suggested that ivo might be top 30 player

top 20 coming soon :yeah:

ASP0315
10-16-2007, 01:12 PM
Well done. expected result.

i expected a tiebreak as well but oh well i'm very confident on ivo's returning game now.
Good luck against davydenko. (who has good record on indoors.)

Allure
10-16-2007, 01:13 PM
:sad:

bokehlicious
10-16-2007, 01:19 PM
Nice win Ivo :yeah:

shotgun
10-16-2007, 01:20 PM
And to think Safin was the indoor king three years ago...

leng jai
10-16-2007, 01:22 PM
And to think Safin was the indoor king three years ago...

3 years is a lifetime in sport.

ASP0315
10-16-2007, 01:27 PM
oops i didn't know davy is out with wrist injury.
good opportunity for ivo to reach semi-finals. :devil:

Fergie
10-16-2007, 01:30 PM
Dr Ivo :rocker2:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-16-2007, 01:33 PM
I thought at least Safin would have lost the TB.

rocketassist
10-16-2007, 01:40 PM
:haha: Safin should retire.

Ivo rules :yeah: All serve my arse.

Ivo#1Fan
10-16-2007, 01:40 PM
oops i didn't know davy is out with wrist injury.
good opportunity for ivo to reach semi-finals. :devil:

I didn't know that either. Is it a walkover or lucky loser. If LL who is it?

Metis
10-16-2007, 01:59 PM
I didn' watch the match but judging from Jason Goodall's comment during the Tursunov match he played really poorly:

"He was dressed like a clown and he played like one." :o :tape: Ouch!

tennizen
10-16-2007, 02:05 PM
oops i didn't know davy is out with wrist injury.
good opportunity for ivo to reach semi-finals. :devil:

Where did you get this information? I didnt see anything on the website

Dimonator133
10-16-2007, 02:05 PM
I didn't know that either. Is it a walkover or lucky loser. If LL who is it?


probably walkover. Hopefully Ern-dog otherwise.


Ivo:wavey: (altho I was rooting for Safin, of course) :sad:

Jimnik
10-16-2007, 02:07 PM
Marat out-rallied by the Doctor. :o

It was a Sampras like performance, he only came alive for one return game in each set and for those 2 BPs he had to save.

Has Davydenko's withdrawel been confirmed?

Ivo#1Fan
10-16-2007, 02:14 PM
Marat out-rallied by the Doctor. :o

It was a Sampras like performance, he only came alive for one return game in each set and for those 2 BPs he had to save.

Has Davydenko's withdrawel been confirmed?

Wouldn't that be funny if Ivo keeps this up and a year from now we start thinking of him as an elite player like a Sampras. OK, don't laugh, just a little fantasy. Of course last year my fantasy was he'd reach top 30 by the end of the year :worship: . Actually, to be honest, it was top 40 and new career high. I didn't have enough faith.

Ivo#1Fan
10-16-2007, 02:23 PM
probably walkover. Hopefully Ern-dog otherwise.


Ivo:wavey: (altho I was rooting for Safin, of course) :sad:

:wavey: Who's Ern-dog? I'm fine with any of the LL except Massu and maybe Dancevic, although Dance might not be too bad, bit of a wildcard there..

seljanin
10-16-2007, 02:26 PM
:wavey: Who's Ern-dog? I'm fine with any of the LL except Massu and maybe Dancevic, although Dance might not be too bad, bit of a wildcard there..

Ernests Gulbis.

Ivo#1Fan
10-16-2007, 02:29 PM
Ernests Gulbis.

OK thanks, that's who I would have guessed, but he didn't make it past the 1st round of qualifying :confused: so he isn't even in contention to be a lucky loser.

Dimonator133
10-16-2007, 02:34 PM
OK thanks, that's who I would have guessed, but he didn't make it past the 1st round of qualifying :confused: so he isn't even in contention to be a lucky loser.


does LL have to make it to the last round? or just win a match, or what?:sad: :confused:

Dimonator133
10-16-2007, 02:51 PM
OK thanks, that's who I would have guessed, but he didn't make it past the 1st round of qualifying :confused: so he isn't even in contention to be a lucky loser.



I guess that would make sense, since blokes who lose early in qualies probably get the hell out of dodge ala Tiger at the 2005 PGA Championship.

nanoman
10-16-2007, 03:02 PM
Is Davydenko really injured, or is someone mislead by the bump of the Davy-Sargsian thread; a match from 2005, in which Davy retired with a fixed-wrist injury ?

RickDaStick
10-16-2007, 03:07 PM
digusting performance from Murat

MariaV
10-16-2007, 03:28 PM
Where is Burrow the burro?

I am here if you need me. :D :wavey:

tangerine_dream
10-16-2007, 03:28 PM
Mugrat :lol:

*edit*

Boy, that's one happy winner.

photo caption: Croatian tennis player Ivo Karlovic celebrates after beating Russian tennis player Marat Safin during the Madrid Masters in Madrid, Tuesday Oct. 16 2007.

Caio_Brasil
10-16-2007, 03:44 PM
I was really hoping a Marat win here :(

GlennMirnyi
10-16-2007, 03:58 PM
Where is Burrow the burro?

Aka the ultimate Safin fanboy.

Never in doubt.

Mugat Safin is finished.

True.

I didn' watch the match but judging from Jason Goodall's comment during the Tursunov match he played really poorly:

"He was dressed like a clown and he played like one." :o :tape: Ouch!

As usual.



What a pathetic match from Mugat. Retire already, you foolish spoilt clown.

scarecrows
10-16-2007, 04:10 PM
:wavey: Who's Ern-dog? I'm fine with any of the LL except Massu and maybe Dancevic, although Dance might not be too bad, bit of a wildcard there..

King Oscar Hernandez

Ivo#1Fan
10-16-2007, 04:20 PM
King Oscar Hernandez

:) Yes, that would be nice.

OK, just saw that it is official. That's a great draw for Ivo.

*Viva Chile*
10-16-2007, 04:34 PM
It hurts to see Marat playing nowadays considering how he was 3 years ago. :sad:

MariaV
10-16-2007, 04:39 PM
I didn' watch the match but judging from Jason Goodall's comment during the Tursunov match he played really poorly:

"He was dressed like a clown and he played like one." :o :tape: Ouch!

And to think that a while ago Marat said he is a tennis player and when people wanted to see clowns they should go to the circus. :o :o :shrug:

sonia
10-16-2007, 05:06 PM
:awww: Marat

Psichogauchovna
10-16-2007, 05:14 PM
Marat :retard: its just sad.

stebs
10-16-2007, 05:23 PM
Good win for Ivo. Nice to see him getting wins in AMS events, he hasn't done at all well in them compared to his performances in MM's and that's despite beating some capable players in the smaller events.

Greg-Pete fan
10-16-2007, 06:35 PM
Ivo is amazing :worship: No tiebreaks in three or four matches in a row :eek:

Blue Heart24
10-16-2007, 07:14 PM
Ivo :worship: :banana:

A walkover or The King for Ivo in R2? :D :D :D :D :D

Byrd
10-16-2007, 08:00 PM
As long as you got a slice in your arsenal, this tool will always suffer, look at his matches with santoro.

Sunset of Age
10-17-2007, 01:48 AM
Got that one right. Happy counting my bet money right now, but sad to see Marat losing once again...!

Allure
10-17-2007, 01:58 AM
Marat is a tool.

Marek.
10-17-2007, 02:01 AM
What will Safin's ranking be after this? He definately won't be seeded for the AO.

TankingTheSet
10-17-2007, 02:06 AM
I think he will drop from 37 to around 45 next week, if loses first round in Paris in two weeks time he could be down to 60.

ASP0315
10-17-2007, 02:08 AM
Guys don't be harsh on burrows. :awww:
He knows safin isn't at his best right now but couldn't admit it. :p

He is a karlovic fan as well. ;)

Allure
10-17-2007, 02:11 AM
Burrow isn't a girl? :eek:

Action Jackson
10-17-2007, 07:53 AM
Eaaaaaaaaasy.

leng jai
10-17-2007, 08:31 AM
I liked Safin's clownish orange outfit which complimented his style of play well.

Turquoise
10-17-2007, 09:06 AM
Well, for a walking zombie disguised as a Halloween pumpkin, he was executing some effortless backhand winners and sublime serve & drop volleys. ;) (Forehands still predicticably erratic).

However, I'm very disappointed in him. He gave away the match because of 2 poor service games, that I can accept. What disgusted me was his totally unprofessional behaviour, his disinterest, that awful body language - give me the shouting and the racquet abuses any day, at least he's making an effort.