Basel R2: Ivo Karlovic outsmarts James Blake 4:6 7:6(4) 6:4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Basel R2: Ivo Karlovic outsmarts James Blake 4:6 7:6(4) 6:4

Andre♥
10-25-2007, 03:45 PM
Patience was the key.

Great win! :yeah:

azza
10-25-2007, 03:47 PM
baha another american bites the dust hahahaha this is becoming comical

Björki
10-25-2007, 03:47 PM
never in doubt

Fergie
10-25-2007, 03:47 PM
Dr Ivo :rocker2:

marcelwks
10-25-2007, 03:48 PM
love Ivo's winning gesture, sth like "I fucked my opponent" :lol:

http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2007/02/17/20070216203525.jpeg

FedererGrandSlam
10-25-2007, 03:48 PM
OMG Americans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

RickDaStick
10-25-2007, 03:50 PM
http://eagereyes.org/media/attachments/Guggenheim_Mug.jpg

Voo de Mar
10-25-2007, 03:50 PM
Blake after winning 7 consecutive tie-breaks, has lost 5.
Probably he was afraid of another defeat in the final set tie-break. He is such a loser in the tight situations :shrug:

Greg-Pete fan
10-25-2007, 03:52 PM
Blake is useless in dramatic three-setters :rolleyes: Good win for Ivo :)

Shrinking Violet
10-25-2007, 03:52 PM
Well done, Ivo.:clap2: Really lousy game from Blake at the end of the match.

Ivo#1Fan
10-25-2007, 03:52 PM
Ivo looked great off the ground. Blake gets tight in the clutch but he certain has solid hard ground strokes, particularly the forehand, but Ivo really kept up well in the rallies and dished out his share of winners, including a few topspin backhands. I'm impressed, not so much by the win, but by his level of play.

Greg-Pete fan
10-25-2007, 03:53 PM
You are right Voo de Mar, but Ivo played only three tiebreakers in the last 7 or 8 matches. Amazing :devil:

Tommy fan
10-25-2007, 03:55 PM
:haha:
James :smash:
Huge Ivo :bigclap:

Voo de Mar
10-25-2007, 03:55 PM
I'm impressed, not so much by the win, but by his level of play.

Me too.

case
10-25-2007, 03:55 PM
Fake Blake The Flake

Blue Heart24
10-25-2007, 04:04 PM
Ivo :yeah: :banana:
Give your best tomorrow :yeah: It will be extremely tough.

SwiSha
10-25-2007, 04:06 PM
peace out Blake, why dont u take Mardy and wait together for the us hadcourt season next year

Jaap
10-25-2007, 04:10 PM
Blake and America sucks balls.

Henry Chinaski
10-25-2007, 04:14 PM
Nice (and amusing) to see Ivo winning 3 of the points to get the match-winning break with backhands. (The other was a double fault)

TMJordan
10-25-2007, 04:21 PM
Mug.

Justin425
10-25-2007, 04:42 PM
Its matches like these that make me wonder why Im a fan of James Blake. He has a great forehand,great footspeed, hes good at net and his backhand and serve can be very solid but he has the mental toughness of a 3 year old.

Horatio Caine
10-25-2007, 04:44 PM
This doctor needs to get struck off...killing too many patients. :p

:worship: Dr. Ivo

TMJordan
10-25-2007, 04:45 PM
Its matches like these that make me wonder why Im a fan of James Blake. He has a great forehand,great footspeed, hes good at net and his backhand and serve can be very solid but he has the mental toughness of a 3 year old.

No he doens't have any of those qualities, outside of the US, he is fucking crap. Even inside the US he is the mug he is.

Corey Feldman
10-25-2007, 04:48 PM
GSM Ivo's serve.

like a baseball pitcher, that arm will have to tire out soon.

Corey Feldman
10-25-2007, 04:50 PM
outside of the US, he is fucking crap.He does alright in Stockholm apart from Davis Cup :p

Justin425
10-25-2007, 04:53 PM
No he doens't have any of those qualities, outside of the US, he is fucking crap. Even inside the US he is the mug he is.

your abilities/talent doesnt change based on what country you are in. he just chooses not to use them. im pretty sure blakes forehand is big and is very fast no matter where he is playing or has your hate for blinded you of this?

TMJordan
10-25-2007, 05:36 PM
your abilities/talent doesnt change based on what country you are in. he just chooses not to use them. im pretty sure blakes forehand is big and is very fast no matter where he is playing or has your hate for blinded you of this?

Blake sucks man, and so does American tennis.

Merton
10-25-2007, 05:41 PM
Based on how James plays it wouldn't surprise me if he turns out to be a pigeon for the good doctor. It has very little to do with where they play.

ASP0315
10-25-2007, 05:48 PM
Well done ivo. altough a terrible first set. :o
Take the title.

GSM Ivo's serve.

like a baseball pitcher, that arm will have to tire out soon.

what planet are you on.? :lol:

no it is gsm Ivo "return specialist" Karlovic.

Bilbo
10-25-2007, 05:54 PM
i want to dedicate this one to tangerine_dream

Corey Feldman
10-25-2007, 06:28 PM
This one goes out to the one i love, Tangerine Dream

stebs
10-25-2007, 07:03 PM
Good stuff from the Dr. and Blake got more and more frustrated as the day went on.

Deathless Mortal
10-25-2007, 07:12 PM
Ivo :worship:
Great to see him beating Blake again :D
:rocker2:

selyoink
10-25-2007, 07:56 PM
Always good to see that joker Blake live up to his reputation. Has there ever been a top 10 player this bad in the clutch?

ChinoRios4Ever
10-25-2007, 10:28 PM
thank you Dr. Ivo :worship:

*Viva Chile*
10-26-2007, 02:59 AM
Thank you Dr. Ivo :worship:

This one goes out to the one i love, Tangerine Dream

Fire!!!!!!! :singer:

RickDaStick
10-26-2007, 04:21 AM
Blake had to join his buddies who already lost for a gay porno shoot that will be realized sometime early next year.

Action Jackson
10-26-2007, 04:35 AM
Expected win.

Marek.
10-26-2007, 04:39 AM
At least Blake didn't have match points this time around.

trixtah
10-26-2007, 05:32 AM
At least Blake didn't have match points this time around.

That just makes the victory less satisfying (for me) :p