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Doha R1: Karlovic def Fognini 6-4 6-4

samanosuke
01-04-2010, 04:50 PM
Really good match for Ivo . He looked surprisingly well from baseline

sammy01
01-04-2010, 04:54 PM
fognini was getting beat off the ground by ivo lol. found it kind of boring, as i usually do watching ivo, wasn't even getting much out of perving on fognini :sad:

Ivo#1Fan
01-04-2010, 04:57 PM
was even getting much out of perving on fognini :sad:

???
What does that mean?

sammy01
01-04-2010, 05:01 PM
???
What does that mean?

i meant wasn't, it means me fawning over fognini's looks was still not exciting me during the match. call me shallow (or a slut lol) but if the tennis isn't doing it for me it is nice if one of the players is lol

Ivo#1Fan
01-04-2010, 05:04 PM
i meant wasn't, it means me fawning over fognini's looks was still not exciting me during the match. call me shallow (or a slut lol) but if the tennis isn't doing it for me it is nice if one of the players is lol

Thanks! That clears it up a bit. I'm still confused why you'd be fawning over Fognini rather than the total package, Karlovic. You must be a male??! ;)

sammy01
01-04-2010, 05:05 PM
Thanks! That clears it up a bit. I'm still confused why you'd be fawning over Fognini rather than the total package, Karlovic. You must be a male??! ;)

last time i checked yes ;)

Certinfy
01-04-2010, 05:13 PM
Some of the points Karlovic won were just amazing :worship:

TennisOnWood
01-04-2010, 05:33 PM
Yeah,Ivo have very good touch for ball (especially on the net) but he really must try hit ball harder (at least while receive) like Isner or Querrey

Its shame he is not younger,I really like watching his matches... remember Queen's 2008 in match against my Rafa (I think he was swearing a lot in silence while just go left-right when Ivo was on service... prevail in the end :D)

Doomach777
01-04-2010, 05:33 PM
karlovic will win this :D

Deathless Mortal
01-04-2010, 05:39 PM
Nice win :yeah:

madmax
01-04-2010, 05:49 PM
Dr.Ivo clinical as always:bowdown: Now do some damage here tall fella...

Ivo#1Fan
01-04-2010, 05:50 PM
Yeah,Ivo have very good touch for ball (especially on the net) but he really must try hit ball harder (at least while receive) like Isner or Querrey

Its shame he is not younger,I really like watching his matches... remember Queen's 2008 in match against my Rafa (I think he was swearing a lot in silence while just go left-right when Ivo was on service... prevail in the end :D)

I think you'll have many more fun years to watch Ivo. His game isn't built on foot speed and he doesn't really tend to play that many matches a year, 40 or so, so he probably won't face serious injury.

It's hard for him to blast returns like Isner and Querrey with his slice backhand. It's a shame he doesn't have a solid two-hander like those guys. Without that glaring weakness he might be able to hit top 10.

TennisOnWood
01-04-2010, 06:03 PM
I think you'll have many more fun years to watch Ivo. His game isn't built on foot speed and he doesn't really tend to play that many matches a year, 40 or so, so he probably won't face serious injury.

It's hard for him to blast returns like Isner and Querrey with his slice backhand. It's a shame he doesn't have a solid two-hander like those guys. Without that glaring weakness he might be able to hit top 10.

He is not young to change anything in his game but 1 or 2 big forhends while returning maybe can make diference and scare server,he is virtually unable to break any decent player on Tour.

And its hard to believe he had such a good Wimbledon 2009 and poor overall record for that season... I want even mention lost matches after gigantic number of aces

Ivo#1Fan
01-04-2010, 06:12 PM
He is not young to change anything in his game but 1 or 2 big forhends while returning maybe can make diference and scare server,he is virtually unable to break any decent player on Tour.

And its hard to believe he had such a good Wimbledon 2009 and poor overall record for that season... I want even mention lost matches after gigantic number of aces

There are times where he goes for huge forehand returns, often when he takes a big chance and runs around the return. Of course he doesn't get a lot of breaks, but he's actually broken quite a lot of top players many times, including Federer. In his loss to Roddick last year he was up a break in every set. But you are right, last year was definitely not a good year for him. Poor tiebreaker showings. It was unfortunate to lose when serving 55 or 78 aces. In that 78 ace match he had match point against Stapenek and got a descent return in but unfortunately Stapanek hit a solid volley winner. Nice to see him win today with just 2 aces in the 1st set and 5 in the second.

stebs
01-04-2010, 06:32 PM
Good performance from Karlovic and he looked better than usual from the ground and crisp with the volleys. If he can keep up the form he can get a couple more wins.

TennisOnWood
01-04-2010, 06:36 PM
There are times where he goes for huge forehand returns, often when he takes a big chance and runs around the return. Of course he doesn't get a lot of breaks, but he's actually broken quite a lot of top players many times, including Federer. In his loss to Roddick last year he was up a break in every set. But you are right, last year was definitely not a good year for him. Poor tiebreaker showings. It was unfortunate to lose when serving 55 or 78 aces. In that 78 ace match he had match point against Stapenek and got a descent return in but unfortunately Stapanek hit a solid volley winner. Nice to see him win today with just 2 aces in the 1st set and 5 in the second.

Yeah,very nice performance today,he can be happy

Hope we can see something from him this year,we know he can win titles on all 3 sourfaces. Maybe more risks in immportant points and better tiebreak results.. of course that he can't afford defeats in matches with 55 or 78 aces,that's amateur stuff

Maybe I will get chance to see him playing in Belgrade in May :worship:

*Jean*
01-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Nice match, fun to watch.
Fabio :hearts: :sad: