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Cincy R3: Federer vs. Karlovic WWW?

habibko
07-29-2008, 09:49 PM
I say Fed in two

(thanks scoobs :) )

dylan24
07-29-2008, 09:51 PM
karlovic by tko.
ivo will hit an ace so hard that fed will swing and miss and the ball will hit fed in the head and knock him the fuck out

Allez
07-29-2008, 09:51 PM
Karlovic, judging by the way Fed's been playing lately. Zero confidence.

Pfloyd
07-29-2008, 09:52 PM
My post (?)

Anyway....Fed in 2.

KitinovRules
07-29-2008, 09:55 PM
Karlovic is in even poorer form than Federer.
I thunk Fed will win 7:6,7:6

Sebby
07-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Could go either way.

I would not be surprised if Karlovic win something like 7-6 7-5 or 6-4 7-6

Tennis-Engineer
07-29-2008, 10:00 PM
Karlovic is not at his best form.Fed in 2 sets.

green25814
07-29-2008, 10:02 PM
Fed will start playing properly and crush him :D

habibko
07-29-2008, 10:02 PM
wow poll at 50:50, such a close match...

Sunset of Age
07-29-2008, 10:04 PM
Karlovic, judging by the way Fed's been playing lately. Zero confidence.

:confused:

His match of today might just have given him what he needed in that area, but as I see you are a total bandwagonner, I'm not surprised at your post at all.

Will be a tough match, two players with a Big Serve (yes, Roger served 21 aces today :eek:) - so... TB time.

Hopefully, Roger in two, but realistically... I honestly don't know. The only thing I do feel confident about is that the final score will involve a lot of 7:6's. :angel:

dylan24
07-29-2008, 10:11 PM
no way fed will be able to break ivo

Mashachosen1
07-29-2008, 10:13 PM
Fed in 3

ASP0315
07-29-2008, 10:14 PM
cincy is a pretty fast court and i don't think fed will break ivo on a superfast surface.

hoping for ivo to win in 2.

NadalSharapova
07-29-2008, 10:23 PM
7-6 6-7 7-6

don't know who to

dweijnen
07-29-2008, 10:26 PM
Karlovic can win this one

Manon
07-29-2008, 10:29 PM
I say Fed in two.



Of course. No fear:cool:

Pfloyd
07-29-2008, 10:30 PM
What is this? Karlovic winning the poll.

I mean come on!

What a joke.

renatoal
07-29-2008, 10:37 PM
Karlovic has no chance!

Roger in 2!

BodyServe
07-29-2008, 10:39 PM
:confused:

His match of today might just have given him what he needed in that area, but as I see you are a total bandwagonner, I'm not surprised at your post at all.

Will be a tough match, two players with a Big Serve (yes, Roger served 21 aces today :eek:) - so... TB time.

Hopefully, Roger in two, but realistically... I honestly don't know. The only thing I do feel confident about is that the final score will involve a lot of 7:6's. :angel:

Following this logic, Clement (25 aces today) and Schalken (30 aces vs Philippoussis at Wimbledon 2000) are big server :lol:

(It seemed that Ginepri couldn't move, pressure got to his legs i guess)

This is now or never for Ivo, the fastest court they are playing (along with Basel maybe) and a Federer not returning as well as he used to.
I hope Karlovic goes for every 2nd serve, i prefer seeing him losing a point on a double fault rather than after a rally (that will give Federer rythm too).

Guy Haines
07-29-2008, 10:39 PM
Karlovic is exactly what Federer needs to get his confidence at least somewhat back by the time he plays someone with an all-around game. Ivo still has next to zero skills outside of a serve.

Ivo has reliably gone down in defeat to Federer. No reason why that should change. On second thought...

But seriously, this is exactly why Federer's draw at this tournament is a joke. He has Ivo, who he's 6-0 against, up next. Followed by his equally reliable mug Soderling -- few players will give you a win to build on like Soderling. After that, Kohli or lackadaisical Roddick.

Ginepri -- a grinder -- was his toughest opponent until the semis. And Robby sure lacks Simon's fighting spirit. He proved that today.

ryan23
07-29-2008, 10:45 PM
Fed in 2 he may be on the downhill but he always does well against big servers

ryan23
07-29-2008, 10:45 PM
Karlovic is exactly what Federer needs to get his confidence at least somewhat back by the time he plays someone with an all-around game. Ivo still has next to zero skills outside of a serve.

Ivo has reliably gone down in defeat to Federer. No reason why that should change. On second thought...

But seriously, this is exactly why Federer's draw at this tournament is a joke. He has Ivo, who he's 6-0 against, up next. Followed by his equally reliable mug Soderling -- few players will give you a win to build on like Soderling. After that, Kohli or lackadaisical Roddick.

Ginepri -- a grinder -- was his toughest opponent until the semis. And Robby sure lacks Simon's fighting spirit. He proved that today.

Spot on m8 great write up!

Vida
07-29-2008, 10:56 PM
Fed in 3

id go with this one.

Warrior
07-29-2008, 10:58 PM
7-6 7-6 whoever doesn't choke wins

ASP0315
07-29-2008, 11:04 PM
Following this logic, Clement (25 aces today) and Schalken (30 aces vs Philippoussis at Wimbledon 2000) are big server :lol:

(It seemed that Ginepri couldn't move, pressure got to his legs i guess)

This is now or never for Ivo, the fastest court they are playing (along with Basel maybe) and a Federer not returning as well as he used to.
I hope Karlovic goes for every 2nd serve, i prefer seeing him losing a point on a double fault rather than after a rally (that will give Federer rythm too).

those were my thoughts as well.
ginerpri could barely move and basically given up in the third.

cincy is playing very fast. this a going to be a golden chance for karlovic. he should go for broke on second serves.
i remember that paris indoors match where ivo made some good agressive plays to break federer. that is going to the exact mindset he needs.

Mats68
07-29-2008, 11:19 PM
Federer 7-6 7-5

Sunset of Age
07-29-2008, 11:27 PM
Following this logic, Clement (25 aces today) and Schalken (30 aces vs Philippoussis at Wimbledon 2000) are big server :lol:

(It seemed that Ginepri couldn't move, pressure got to his legs i guess)

This is now or never for Ivo, the fastest court they are playing (along with Basel maybe) and a Federer not returning as well as he used to.
I hope Karlovic goes for every 2nd serve, i prefer seeing him losing a point on a double fault rather than after a rally (that will give Federer rythm too).

From your reply I can only conclude that you didn't watch the Fed - Ginepri match at all today. Ginepri did an EXCELLENT job on returning Fed's serves (at least during those first two sets), and no, the Fed Ace-count didn't add up excessively after Ginepri's tank had obviously ran out in that third set.

Fed IS an excellent server, when he's on, nowadays. So is Karlovic, that's the reason why I said that I don't know how this match will end up - the only secure thing being that there will be quite a few of 7-6 sets.

Pepi.
07-29-2008, 11:32 PM
federer :D

Ivo#1Fan
07-29-2008, 11:33 PM
Following this logic, Clement (25 aces today) and Schalken (30 aces vs Philippoussis at Wimbledon 2000) are big server :lol:

(It seemed that Ginepri couldn't move, pressure got to his legs i guess)

This is now or never for Ivo, the fastest court they are playing (along with Basel maybe) and a Federer not returning as well as he used to.
I hope Karlovic goes for every 2nd serve, i prefer seeing him losing a point on a double fault rather than after a rally (that will give Federer rythm too).

I totally agree. No idea why Ivo spins them in and tries to rally with Fed. He averages like 2 double faults per match. He plays it so safe. I hope he has at least 10 tomorrow. Then he might have a chance in this one.

BodyServe
07-29-2008, 11:37 PM
From your reply I can only conclude that you didn't watch the Fed - Ginepri match at all today. Ginepri did an EXCELLENT job on returning Fed's serves (at least during those first two sets), and no, the Fed Ace-count didn't add up excessively after Ginepri's tank had obviously ran out in that third set.

Fed IS an excellent server, when he's on, nowadays. So is Karlovic, that's the reason why I said that I don't know how this match will end up - the only secure thing being that there will be quite a few of 7-6 sets.

I watched from the mid of the 2nd set till the end.Yes, Ginepri wasn't moving at all letting Federer ace him.
Ok, Federer is a good server but to say he is a big server is an overstatement.

safinalium
07-30-2008, 12:09 AM
Roger will win 7-6 6-7 7-6

Merton
07-30-2008, 12:31 AM
Roger in 2, a tiebreak and a break of serve.

finishingmove
07-30-2008, 03:44 AM
karlovic by tko.
ivo will hit an ace so hard that fed will swing and miss and the ball will hit fed in the head and knock him the fuck out

thats quite possible , did u see how fed was bouncing the ball in the ginepri match and it bounced off his foot? :lol:

:help:

madmax
07-30-2008, 08:36 AM
Man, this dude Carlovic should play basketball instead of tennis...:eek:I mean he's freaking 6'10 giant, is he officially the tallest professional player?

Jadranka
07-30-2008, 08:41 AM
Karlović is the tallest player ever to play in an ATP event and is considered the best server on the tour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivo_Karlovi%C4%87

RafaTheBest
07-30-2008, 04:29 PM
This is Ivo's time to become a Spartan! Ivo in 3!

Mashachosen1
07-30-2008, 05:14 PM
Roger will win 7-6 6-7 7-6

:devil:

Come on Roger!! :banana:

Andi-M
07-30-2008, 06:29 PM
Ivo might finally win tiebreak or 2 against Fed for a change. Ivo 3/6 7/6 7/6

JV1965
07-30-2008, 10:08 PM
7-6 6-7 7-6

don't know who to

Just what I wanted to say.
But my answer was Karlovic.

jonny84
07-30-2008, 10:36 PM
Federer, but Karlovic could do it due to Federer's shaky form against Simon and Ginepri.

MacTheKnife
07-31-2008, 01:08 AM
If Karlovic could move, I'd pick him. But he can't so I won't. Fed in 2.

LocoPorElTenis
07-31-2008, 01:12 AM
Federer in two comfortable sets, along the lines of 6-4 7-5.

bad gambler
07-31-2008, 03:22 AM
Fed 7-6 6-4

Richardgm
07-31-2008, 03:28 AM
Karlowho?

Fed in 2

Clay Death
07-31-2008, 03:37 AM
Ivo might finally win tiebreak or 2 against Fed for a change. Ivo 3/6 7/6 7/6


this score sounds plausible. could happen.

~Maya~
07-31-2008, 03:41 AM
Roger will win.

Knightmace
07-31-2008, 03:43 AM
Federer

finishingmove
07-31-2008, 03:53 AM
karlovic will be too solid for the ex no.1

selyoink
07-31-2008, 04:01 AM
Federer will not be troubled on his serve like he was against tennis god Ginepri. Fed has also shown that he doesn't lose tiebreaks to Karlovic. Fed in two tiebreaks.

ChinoRios4Ever
07-31-2008, 04:23 AM
Fed 6-7 7-6 7-6

Fedex
07-31-2008, 04:38 AM
Federer may be playing like a mug right now but Karlovic still can't break him. Federer in two.

jcempire
07-31-2008, 05:44 AM
FED would never lose this kind of guy as Karlovic or isner

turkjey5
07-31-2008, 06:55 AM
better poll: longest rally will be
2 shots
3 shots

oranges
07-31-2008, 07:08 AM
This is certainly one of the better opportunities for Karlovic to go away with a win. Take it Ivo :music:

malisha
07-31-2008, 09:10 AM
Federer 7:6 7:5

Damn
07-31-2008, 10:40 AM
Federer may be playing like a mug right now but Karlovic still can't break him. Federer in two.

I agree with that, but on the other hand I also think that Federer can't break Ivo's serve on this surface (his returns against Ginepri were :help:)

This is gonna be a tie-breaker match, 2 or 3 tie-breaks, I'm not sure.

Iván
07-31-2008, 10:41 AM
Ivo to finally get a set and maybe the win

Erica86
07-31-2008, 10:47 AM
Karlovic is miles away from Federer. What can Karlovic do apart from serving? Those players who are just good servers do not win anything these days.
Federer will win quite comfortably.

CrossCourt13
07-31-2008, 11:08 AM
Ivo will win this 6-2 6-1

cardio
07-31-2008, 11:18 AM
H2H is 6-0 Fed, but I think dr.Ivo has a good chance here,better than last year in Basel and Paris,Fed is more vulnerable now.He is used to play sloppy service games, he cant afford to do it against Karlovic. Anyway, my money is on Karlo, small stake though

Rogieva
07-31-2008, 11:20 AM
76 76

67 67

67 76 76

76 67 76

Bernard Black
07-31-2008, 11:28 AM
Unless Karlovic has become a world class moonballer over night, Federer takes this.