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Zagreb R1: Karlovic beats Petzchner 6-3 6-4

Montego
02-03-2009, 08:12 PM
Petzschner should consider retiring from tennis if he keeps on playing with this "I don't give a shit" attitude. The only point in which he was fighting was *5-4 30-30 2nd set and he netted easy forehand.

Certinfy
02-03-2009, 08:17 PM
Besides the mistakes from Petzchner, Karlovic played pretty well.

Worth mentioning Petzchner was broken in his 1st service game each set.

JMG
02-03-2009, 08:26 PM
Petzschner should consider retiring from tennis if he keeps on playing with this "I don't give a shit" attitude. The only point in which he was fighting was *5-4 30-30 2nd set and he netted easy forehand.

No signs of this imo. He had a bad day and obviously tried to stay calm to find his rhythm. How can you say he didn't give a shit? I didn't see any point he tanked. If you feel bad on court, you look like Petzschner looked today.

Too bad he didn't find his game early enough. Maybe this early gift for Karlovic destroyed everything (2 DFs in the first service game).
Karlovic looked breakable 2-3 times in the second set, but Philipp just didn't show a complete good returning game today.

Truc
02-03-2009, 08:53 PM
Petzsche didn't have a "I don't give a shit" attitude imo. That's how he is on a tennis court, he looks nonchalant, but it doesn't mean he isn't trying.

Yves.
02-03-2009, 08:57 PM
Karlovic, you're my hero!

CooCooCachoo
02-03-2009, 09:41 PM
No signs of this imo. He had a bad day and obviously tried to stay calm to find his rhythm. How can you say he didn't give a shit? I didn't see any point he tanked. If you feel bad on court, you look like Petzschner looked today.

Too bad he didn't find his game early enough. Maybe this early gift for Karlovic destroyed everything (2 DFs in the first service game).
Karlovic looked breakable 2-3 times in the second set, but Philipp just didn't show a complete good returning game today.

He's been having quite a few bad days early on in the season :shrug: This is the time he should be doing well, as it will be tough for him to garner points during the clay season. I hope he gets it together soon.

Dini
02-03-2009, 09:43 PM
Karlovic man...... :rolleyes:

RIboy
02-03-2009, 10:23 PM
Ivo plays with new racket, looked pretty good :)

Machiavelli
02-04-2009, 07:48 AM
Hahaha, Picasso at his best, first time teh Zagreb audience was not laughint at Ivo's mighty return game, how could they when Petzschner was even worse....

petar_pan
02-04-2009, 12:06 PM
Hahaha, Picasso at his best, first time teh Zagreb audience was not laughint at Ivo's mighty return game, how could they when Petzschner was even worse....

haha

Horatio Caine
02-04-2009, 03:05 PM
Well, I didn't see the match or anything...but I still stand by what I said virtually the day after Petz's Vienna title win. :shrug:

HattonWBA
02-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Karlovic played really well actually, a break at the start of both sets and it was done and dusted to be honest