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Karlovic def Srichaphan 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-4

silverwhite
06-21-2004, 05:21 PM
:eek:

Billabong
06-21-2004, 05:22 PM
I only saw the last game, Karlovic's serve is simply :eek:!!!

BaselineSmash
06-21-2004, 05:23 PM
Srichaphan: :smash:

Deboogle!.
06-21-2004, 05:24 PM
Not like this is that big a shock.... Paradorn isn't that great a returner anyway.

but still.... :sad:

MissPovaFan
06-21-2004, 05:27 PM
hmmm Im quite shocked by this result to be honest! I had high hopes for Srichaphan this year although I suppose this makes things a lot easier for Federer.

Havok
06-21-2004, 05:29 PM
I saw this upset coming. Ivo is at his best on grass, and Paradorn's flashy game was enough for him to break his own serve. Once you lose your serve, you're pretty much hopeless and will lose the set. He shoulda put up more of a fight though!

lsy
06-21-2004, 05:30 PM
hmmm Im quite shocked by this result to be honest! I had high hopes for Srichaphan this year although I suppose this makes things a lot easier for Federer.

Honestly I think Karlovic will pose a bigger unknown factor to Roger than Paradorn. But still early to think they'll meet at this stage.

:sad: paradorn...a disappointment really.

CmonAussie
06-21-2004, 05:36 PM
I saw this upset coming. Ivo is at his best on grass, and Paradorn's flashy game was enough for him to break his own serve. Once you lose your serve, you're pretty much hopeless and will lose the set. He shoulda put up more of a fight though!
:wavey: :cool:
* Yeah it's not really an upset because Karlovic's massive frame & scary serve angles :eek: make him one of the toughest players to face in the Rd1 of a Slam. Ivo did against Hewitt last year{Lleyton said he played "pretty good.." against the giant Croat but still lost}, he did it against Fish at AO & now he's done it to poor Srichaphan :sad: !

@@ Karlovic's height & lankiness probably will prevent him from winning 7-best-of-5set-matches; however he'll likely reach Rd4-->> where he'd face Federer! Ivo has the ability to beat Roger too; I'm not saying it will happen but it could happen. If he makes it to QF then he'll probably be satisified :p .

Anyway pity the next highly seeded player who is unlucky enought to face Karlovic in Rd1 of a Slam ;) !

CmonAussie
06-21-2004, 05:40 PM
Honestly I think Karlovic will pose a bigger unknown factor to Roger than Paradorn. But still early to think they'll meet at this stage.

:sad: paradorn...a disappointment really.
:cool:
I agree with you about Karlovic Isy Mate ;) ! However we can't really say Paradorn was a disappointment-->> last week he won Nottingham for 5th ATP title; up to AO this year he made 3-consecutive Rd4 showings at Slams. This match was always going to be extremely difficult-->> the way Ivo was serving today I'm sure he would have given Federer & Roddick a scare too :angel: ; of course he took out Hewitt last year-> so all you can say is "TOO GOOD Mr.GIANT Freak" :worship: !

Sparkz
06-21-2004, 05:44 PM
Better luck the rest of year Paradorn and good effort today :hatoff:

lsy
06-21-2004, 06:03 PM
:cool:
I agree with you about Karlovic Isy Mate ;) ! However we can't really say Paradorn was a disappointment-->> last week he won Nottingham for 5th ATP title; up to AO this year he made 3-consecutive Rd4 showings at Slams. This match was always going to be extremely difficult-->> the way Ivo was serving today I'm sure he would have given Federer & Roddick a scare too :angel: ; of course he took out Hewitt last year-> so all you can say is "TOO GOOD Mr.GIANT Freak" :worship: !

G'day mate ;)

I'm saying relatively 2004 had pretty much been a disappointment for Paradorn as compared to last year. He started off well in Chennai, but slipped off subsequently. I know Karlovic can be a threat, but i will expect Paradorn to put up a better performance.

azza
06-21-2004, 06:06 PM
Yay ivo :woohoo: :banana: congrats but 4 sets :rolleyes: anyways great match

rue
06-21-2004, 10:05 PM
It is a disappointment to see Scrichaphan go down like that and I think that Mal Washington is right in saying that he tries a bit too hard to be a bit too flashy and playing low percentage shots rather than keeping the ball in play and that has hurt him a lot. He would be a much better player if he did that but at the same time Karlovic ain't the guy to play in round one just like with Hewitt last year we all saw what happened.

RaVeR
06-21-2004, 10:25 PM
Yay Karlovic!:D:)

jirobkk
06-22-2004, 05:15 AM
It's hard to break Karlovic serve even Paradorn had 0-40. Karlovic had so many free points on his service game with his big serve. he deserved to win.

better luck next time Ball.

cool
06-22-2004, 05:34 AM
Bad luck to Srichapan. He played very well against big serves of Karlovic.

Karlovic's main advantage is his height 6'10''

Like to watch Karlovic's game against Agassi. Did Agassi play with Karlovic before?


It's hard to break Karlovic serve even Paradorn had 0-40. Karlovic had so many free points on his service game with his big serve. he deserved to win.

better luck next time Ball.