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Karlovic back with win after being out 6 months

Ivo#1Fan
01-04-2011, 07:43 PM
I'm sure everyone has missed him...Ivo came back strong following a 6 months break due to ankle/achilles surgery. Nice to see the beautiful slice backhand on tour again. He also served well delivering two solid TB sets. Many more to come this year. I hope to see him back in top 30 by end of year.

Certinfy
01-04-2011, 07:44 PM
I thought he looked good, Rosol played pretty well though and really should of taken the 2nd.

illepingis
01-04-2011, 07:46 PM
Not six months closer to 8 months away actually

Sham Kay
01-04-2011, 07:49 PM
There's something about Ivo's face that makes me feel really sorry for him when he loses. So I always end up rooting for him whoever he's playing.. even Murray.

Anyway, good to see the guy back, still booming em' down. Played a decent first match back and I'm sure glad he won it in 2, just about. Can't wait to see which top player draws him early at AO.

samanosuke
01-04-2011, 07:51 PM
Only true serve king is back !!

oranges
01-04-2011, 07:52 PM
:yeah: Hope he's fine now and the long layoff paid back health-wise

malisha
01-04-2011, 07:53 PM
Ivo looked pretty good...surely better than i expected after such a long break

ossie
01-04-2011, 07:56 PM
he should have stayed away for the sake of tennis

Sham Kay
01-04-2011, 08:15 PM
he should have stayed away for the sake of tennis
Yeah, he might disappoint numerous glory hunters by upsetting some of the top players early in the big tournaments, causing them to go off and watch golf instead. Darn this Ivo.

nole_no1
01-04-2011, 08:21 PM
I'm sure everyone has missed him.

I didn't

oematoema
01-04-2011, 08:46 PM
I didn't

I did. Nadal might be a Spartan, but Ivo is Alexander the Great and Napoleon combined.

GlennMirnyi
01-04-2011, 08:59 PM
Beautiful sliced backhand? Yeah... :lol:

misty1
01-04-2011, 09:05 PM
i'm not a fan but like Shambritfan there is something about him that makes it hard for me to cheer against him even if he's playing guys i like.

good to see him get a win

Scola
01-04-2011, 09:16 PM
Very tight match and important win. Karlovic was down mini BP in both tie-breaks and even faced a setpoint in second, but has more experience than Rosol and that was deciding, I think.

Also it looks like Ivo worked a lot in gym, his upper body seems stronger than before to me.:)

petar_pan
01-04-2011, 09:25 PM
Bravo Ivo. It's great he is winning again.

Honzicekkk
01-04-2011, 10:03 PM
Very tight match and important win. Karlovic was down mini BP in both tie-breaks and even faced a setpoint in second, but has more experience than Rosol and that was deciding, I think.

Also it looks like Ivo worked a lot in gym, his upper body seems stronger than before to me.:)

I totally agree.His arms,especially biceps are bigger than before,he looks so strong,seems he didn't just watch tv;)

viruzzz
01-04-2011, 10:12 PM
Hail king of ace.

KarlyM
01-05-2011, 12:05 AM
Nice to see him back! :yeah:

finishingmove
01-05-2011, 12:09 AM
Ivo looked pretty good...surely better than i expected after such a long break

+1

he looks beefed up too. maybe he wore a smaller shirt :lol:

Topspindoctor
01-05-2011, 12:16 AM
Still an all serve mug :zzz:

The Magician
01-05-2011, 12:37 AM
Ivo deserves one big result before he retires. If Ljubo can win a MS 1000 and Melzer can make a GS semi there's no reason the Croatian king of rap can't have a similar result. Not a huge fan but I personally think he deserves it :yeah:

RIboy
01-05-2011, 12:41 AM
Ivo deserves one big result before he retires. If Ljubo can win a MS 1000 and Melzer can make a GS semi there's no reason the Croatian king of rap can't have a similar result. Not a huge fan but I personally think he deserves it :yeah:

retirement?

ivo can play at least until 2016

Ibracadabra
01-05-2011, 12:44 AM
I agree, with his serve he could be mugging out 7-6,7-6 results forever if he really wanted to.

networthy
01-05-2011, 01:01 AM
Ivo had 23 aces in his win over Rosol.

It might have been his first day back at the job after an eight-month absence but he's firmly back at the top of the aces leaderboard! :yeah:

The Magician
01-05-2011, 01:01 AM
retirement?

ivo can play at least until 2016
I agree, with his serve he could be mugging out 7-6,7-6 results forever if he really wanted to.

That's true, his game will probably not change for the rest of his life and unless he shrinks in his old age he should be able to play for a long time. I think he's injury prone though, and he probably wants to move completely to rapping and acting :p

kindling
01-05-2011, 01:02 AM
I think it's great that Ivo can come back after a very long layoff and get a win, and it's funny that Delpo couldn't do the same and goes away again to "take more time for preparation" with his tail between his legs.…. hmmm, and Delpo's supposed to be so great.

abraxas21
01-05-2011, 01:09 AM
Ivo deserves one big result before he retires. If Ljubo can win a MS 1000 and Melzer can make a GS semi there's no reason the Croatian king of rap can't have a similar result. Not a huge fan but I personally think he deserves it :yeah:

youu just cant compare a great player like Ljubo to an all serve guy like Karlovic.

bleu_cheese
01-05-2011, 01:27 AM
I think it's great that Ivo can come back after a very long layoff and get a win, and it's funny that Delpo couldn't do the same and goes away again to "take more time for preparation" with his tail between his legs.…. hmmm, and Delpo's supposed to be so great.

Infallible logic.