Doha QF: WWW Karlovic vs. Davydenko?

Horatio Caine
01-05-2011, 08:08 PM
I'm fascinated by this one.

Davydenko dominates the head-to-head 5-1, and has beaten Ivo twice before in Doha...including last year, in two tiebreaks would you believe?! :lol:

When the ball is in play, it is obviously a no-brainer, and for the most part Kolya has looked sharp in the rallies this week.

However, the serve is something else. Ivo has served his two opponents off the court this week, and his serving percentages are similar to when he was at the peak of his playing abilities a couple of years ago. Can he keep this up? If so, he could feasibly edge out a win, especially as Kolya is known to have the occasional yip on serve/momentary lapse of concentration...that happened twice against Nieminen today, and on a couple of occasions he even rolled the next serve in just to avoid another df.

Is Ivo's body ready for another tough match, so soon into his comeback?

A lot of questions... :D

01-05-2011, 08:11 PM
ivo must be pretty high on confidence after winning 2 matches like that after this comeback.

donkey will need to produce quite the effort for this one...

i'm leaning towards The Towering Inferno..

01-05-2011, 08:12 PM
davy looks to be playing well here and while ivo is to davy just seems to know how to beat the guy.

davy knows he has to do well here and for the first little while to avoid taking a major fall in the ranks aswell.

i say davy in 3

01-05-2011, 08:12 PM
If Davy was in better form, I'd be more confident, but I still pick him to clinch this.

Sham Kay Adams
01-05-2011, 08:15 PM
Davy in 2. Something like 6-4, 7-6 methinks.

01-05-2011, 08:31 PM
If Davydenko can get good looks on the return games he will probably win otherwise it`s a 50-50 match with tiebreakers

01-05-2011, 08:35 PM
Davydenko 7-6 7-6 or 7-6 7-5

01-05-2011, 09:02 PM
Kolya in 2 tiebreakers...he can't afford to have a loose game on serve though

01-05-2011, 09:12 PM
tough one

Ivo is as finishingmove said confidant but is he ready for yet another tough and long match is another question...afterall he just come back

if fit Ivo is a tough matchup for Donkey...expecially these days when Donkey is not returning as good as he was when played his best stuff(was top 5 returner)...his timing is abit off these days and like OP said he can lose serve in a blitz 60 second game to love just like that

01-05-2011, 09:14 PM
Davydenko. No doubt

01-05-2011, 09:20 PM
I will Davydenko!!!!!!!!!!!! He has better return than Karlo's serve. :D

01-05-2011, 09:39 PM
Depends who holds strong in the tiebreaks

Crazy Girl
01-06-2011, 01:27 AM
Davydenko. No doubt:eek::eek::eek::eek:

Let me touch wood...:rolleyes::rolleyes:

01-06-2011, 07:48 AM
Davydenko easily . Something like 6-4 6-3

01-06-2011, 08:19 AM
The Dr to take out fixer in 3 sets.

Crazy Girl
01-06-2011, 04:51 PM

01-06-2011, 05:10 PM
the winner of this gets to play nadal

01-06-2011, 05:22 PM
the winner of this gets to play nadal

any source ?

01-06-2011, 05:23 PM
The Dr to take out fixer in 3 sets.

if you dont have anything smart to say, better stay quiet.

01-06-2011, 05:23 PM
any source ?

the draw

01-06-2011, 05:24 PM
the draw


Crazy Girl
01-07-2011, 02:38 AM
if you dont have anything smart to say, better stay quiet.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Crazy Girl
01-07-2011, 02:41 AM
The Dr to take out fixer in 3 sets.
NO! NO! NO! NO!!

com'on com'on com'on fixer henke 007!!! and now....??????

007 licence not to kill;
007 licence to shut up.

SHUT UP.....Understood or not?? SHUT UP!!!