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AO R1 Karlovic def. Stepanek 2-6 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-4

JustJames
01-18-2010, 07:14 AM
Nice to see Ivo avoiding a Grand Slam banana skin, perhaps indicating that he is finally able to produce some of his best tennis in one of the big four.

Pretty boisterous crowd out there as well - Stepanek did his usual good job of pumping up both sets of supporters! :lol:

croat123
01-18-2010, 07:14 AM
great job Ivo!!!

TMJordan
01-18-2010, 07:15 AM
Go home Radek. Go home u mug.

Bad Religion
01-18-2010, 07:16 AM
5 sets Mugathon

Tom Paulman
01-18-2010, 07:17 AM
Muggish performance by Radek in the final game -_-

Ad Wim
01-18-2010, 07:17 AM
Yeeeeaaah, Karlo!

And that dumb f*ck exit, double fun!

whattheheck
01-18-2010, 07:17 AM
Oh wow, what an upset.

DartMarcus
01-18-2010, 07:17 AM
Congrats 5-set monster :worship:
Now Ivo will probably lose to some qualifier or some other mug :o

JeffCandoi
01-18-2010, 07:18 AM
Karlovic was receiving much better than Radek..you can check the match statics to see that, plus more than 30 aces

All of us thinking Radek was better...:retard:

samanosuke
01-18-2010, 07:18 AM
I did not expect this . Radek was one of the worst match-ups for Ivo . But anyway great win

orangehat
01-18-2010, 07:19 AM
:o the only time I wanted Ugly to win...

vamosinator
01-18-2010, 07:20 AM
The Rafael Nadal would rather play Karlovic no doubt, extremely good result :yeah:

Doggy
01-18-2010, 07:24 AM
No sex tonight Vaidisova

Speed of Light
01-18-2010, 07:29 AM
That's ivo for you,he can beat his fellow mugs from time to time. And btw this was the first thread.

Jōris
01-18-2010, 07:37 AM
I don't think Stepanek looks ugly in his ATP profile.

Arkulari
01-18-2010, 07:48 AM
wow, a 5-set win for the Doc, a rare treat :lol:

Speed of Light
01-18-2010, 07:53 AM
I don't think Stepanek looks ugly in his ATP profile.

Yes,thats why he is called sexy, duh... and yes he looks more like worm than ugly.

saniapower
01-18-2010, 08:07 AM
I love ACES. Go IVO :yeah:

born_on_clay
01-18-2010, 08:10 AM
OMG, shocking result
First round exit for Sexy ...

rolandgarros
01-18-2010, 08:19 AM
expected

sammy01
01-18-2010, 08:25 AM
glad i missed this, im sure radek was upto his usual tricks and ivo winning points on serve for fun.

freeandlonely
01-18-2010, 10:06 AM
Glad that one of them have to lose.

cardio
01-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Bigger story around this match :
Eleven tennis fans have been ejected and warned by the police from the Australian Open for disruptive behaviour.

Police said the spectators were warned once by security for unruly behaviour, including setting off a flare, and then ejected after behaving in a disruptive manner a second time.

The trouble was reportedly sparked by a group of about 60 Croatia supporters, who lit flares and threatened other spectators on their way into Melbourne Park, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

A News Ltd photographer who shot the Croatian supporters was spat on and punched, the report said.

http://blog.taragana.com/sports/2010/01/18/11-disruptive-croatian-tennis-fans-ejected-from-australian-open-66693/

http://g.delfi.ee/images/pix/file28573279_7e2334b5426abcb695.jpg

ossie
01-18-2010, 10:50 AM
Bigger story around this match :
Eleven tennis fans have been ejected and warned by the police from the Australian Open for disruptive behaviour.

Police said the spectators were warned once by security for unruly behaviour, including setting off a flare, and then ejected after behaving in a disruptive manner a second time.

The trouble was reportedly sparked by a group of about 60 Croatia supporters, who lit flares and threatened other spectators on their way into Melbourne Park, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

A News Ltd photographer who shot the Croatian supporters was spat on and punched, the report said.

http://blog.taragana.com/sports/2010/01/18/11-disruptive-croatian-tennis-fans-ejected-from-australian-open-66693/

http://g.delfi.ee/images/pix/file28573279_7e2334b5426abcb695.jpgcroatians :haha:

btw nice1 karlovic

*Jean*
01-18-2010, 10:56 AM
Ivo Karlovic is not a tennis player.

malisha
01-18-2010, 11:07 AM
Ivo Karlovic is not a tennis player.

:baby:

malisha
01-18-2010, 11:08 AM
congrats Ivo

didnt saw this one coming

ToniTennis
01-18-2010, 12:15 PM
The Fall of gods...

Deathless Mortal
01-18-2010, 01:17 PM
Great win Ivo :yeah: Only his second 5set win and a nice revenge against Stepanek for that DC loss :cool:
I thought Radek will beat him again but seems like Ivo is in good form considering how he played in Doha and now here.
Keep it up :armed:

Doomach777
01-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Expected :)

Lugburz
01-18-2010, 01:46 PM
Ivo Karlovic is not a tennis player.

:worship:

Lugburz
01-18-2010, 01:47 PM
Expected :)

your sig :eek::eek: ,, koji ce ti to u zivotu inace?

Doomach777
01-18-2010, 01:48 PM
your sig :eek::eek:

? im going in 3rd grade .. so ?
btw one guy have yugoslavian flag :S

Doomach777
01-18-2010, 01:50 PM
your sig :eek::eek: ,, koji ce ti to u zivotu inace?

sad ga mjenjam radi tebe, iako sam napisal samo da idem u treci razred.

Lugburz
01-18-2010, 01:51 PM
sad ga mjenjam radi tebe, iako sam napisal samo da idem u treci razred.

I'm sending u a PM , it would be inappropriate to continue this on here :p

Yves.
01-18-2010, 01:54 PM
did not expect this, but great to see him winning a 5-set match:yeah:

oranges
01-18-2010, 01:54 PM
sad ga mjenjam radi tebe, iako sam napisal samo da idem u treci razred.

You really should have done it for yourself first and foremost and I'm saying it with love

Lugburz
01-18-2010, 01:55 PM
You really should have done it for yourself first and foremost and I'm saying it with love

;)

Doomach777
01-18-2010, 01:55 PM
You really should have done it for yourself first and foremost and I'm saying it with love

OT: sure... if someone can have yugloslavian flag under which were killed more than 100 000 ppl , than i can have big U in the middle. Communists wanted to kill my granparents only becasue they were catholics.

Lugburz
01-18-2010, 01:58 PM
OT: sure... if someone can have yugloslavian flag under which were killed more than 100 000 ppl , than i can have big U in the middle. Communists wanted to kill my granparents only becasue they were catholics.

I'm not a stupid f-king communist I hate them as well ! But as I've said, this discussion is inappropriate here, I sent you a PM!

selyoink
01-18-2010, 02:09 PM
It is incredible how often Stepanek loses in 5 sets at slams.

tennishero
01-18-2010, 02:14 PM
any stepanek loss is good

dylan24
01-18-2010, 04:06 PM
retire from tennis radek

Certinfy
01-18-2010, 04:09 PM
Was not expecting this, hopefully Ivo will go far here now :D

Har-Tru
01-18-2010, 04:10 PM
Ivo Karlovic is not a tennis player.

This.

Pathetic from Radek really, he should never be losing this match. His serving speed must have been half of the WTA's second serve average. And why the hell did he keep coming in behind pretty much every serve? If there is one player against who he has the advantage on baseline play that is Karlovic. That game where he got broken in the second set was a perfect example of poor strategy, and it was ultimately the key to the match as that would have been 2 sets to love.

Vida
01-18-2010, 04:14 PM
bad bad...
...much more interesting with stepanek around.

philosophicalarf
01-18-2010, 04:45 PM
Yup, Stepanek had no serve all match. The wind was a major factor in this, as he reacted to it by taking all the penetration off the serve, just trying to keep the 1st ball in. Ivo just blasted away, accepted the inevitable double faults.

The major turnaround seemed to be after Stepanek won the first set so comfortably - he just got lazy, went for some truely cocknosed volleys, and lost the plot a bit from there on. The tiebreaker was a shocker in particular, Ivo was doing his usual (no first serves, groundstrokes in the net), but Stepanek kept on screwing up when ahead. That was the match in his hands right there - twice up a minibreak, just needed to retain some solidity and he'd have 2-0.

carlos pera
01-18-2010, 05:06 PM
The end of this match was soo exciting :) It was a shame the passing Stepanek missed when he was aproaching the net.Im sure he will not forgot such an important point.

Buy the way,its great to see how the Croatian public cheer Ivo up,that was amazing!

ReturnWinner
01-18-2010, 06:40 PM
Good job Ivo, finally winning a five setter in a slam and got a revange from Davis Cup.

star
01-18-2010, 06:49 PM
The end of this match was soo exciting :) It was a shame the passing Stepanek missed when he was aproaching the net.Im sure he will not forgot such an important point.

Buy the way,its great to see how the Croatian public cheer Ivo up,that was amazing!

I dunno. Some of them got ejected because of their behavior.

Eleven fans were ejected from Melbourne Park for disruptive behaviour Monday and another group was denied entry on the first day of the Australian Open.
The incidents recalled ethnic tensions that have marred the tennis tournament in recent years, leading to upgraded security this year. Victoria Police Supt. Jock Menzel said the 11 people ejected had been standing on chairs and bothering other spectators during Croatian Ivo Karlovic's win over 13th-seeded Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5htZlNNJuNhSKEjmPK-tt7cDR4HwQ

A group of supporters were ejected from court six after standing on chairs and shouting during Croat Ivo Karlovic's match against Czech Radek Stepanek.

Security guards marched the troublemakers from the grounds with the help of police as one fan was found to be carrying a flare.

They were banned for the duration of the tournament and two were issued with on-the-spot fines, one for disrupting play and the other for possessing a flare, but no charges were laid.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6992129.ece

Dougie
01-18-2010, 07:05 PM
Not sexy enough this time.

case
01-18-2010, 07:07 PM
i cant stand stepanek.

thank you ivo for making the open just that much more pleasant!

mark73
01-18-2010, 07:36 PM
No sex tonight Vaidisova

There will be sex. ANGRY sex!!

Hellraiser
01-18-2010, 07:49 PM
In my dream Stepanek lost in decider. :eek:

Really I'm upset with this score, again Radek will have boost only to play very well at the end of season?.

ChinoRios4Ever
01-18-2010, 08:02 PM
great stuff dr. Ivo :hatoff:

Vlad1980
01-18-2010, 11:04 PM
Tennis wins over antics.