RG R1: Del Potro def. Karlovic 6-7 (7) 6-3 7-5 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

RG R1: Del Potro def. Karlovic 6-7 (7) 6-3 7-5 6-4

tealeaves
05-23-2011, 12:32 PM
Good test :)

LocoPorElTenis
05-23-2011, 12:33 PM
Good for Juan, was not broken in the match :yeah:

mate
05-23-2011, 12:37 PM
:sad:

Jomp1
05-23-2011, 12:39 PM
Decent match.

finishingmove
05-23-2011, 12:40 PM
lol

hipolymer
05-23-2011, 12:40 PM
Good for Juan, was not broken in the match :yeah:

I know, Karlovic is one of the best returners in the game.:worship:

jeremda01
05-23-2011, 12:41 PM
only 1 round away now for an awesome match up between him and nole :D well done del potro

LocoPorElTenis
05-23-2011, 12:42 PM
I know, Karlovic is one of the best returners in the game.:worship:


No, he is not, but coming back from injury it's a solid performance. Pony broke Dr Ivo 3 times :wavey:

cardio
05-23-2011, 12:51 PM
For every other player, if score is 7-6,3-6, 3 -2* ADV-40, whole match is wide open. For Karlovic losing these 3 breakpoints in 3rd was pretty much = losing the match.He lost the faith and rest of the match was formality.
But I doubt Del Potro will even take a set from Djoko.

sweeten16
05-23-2011, 12:53 PM
No, he is not, but coming back from injury it's a solid performance. Pony broke Dr Ivo 3 times :wavey:

I think it was sarcasm :p atleast i hope.

LocoPorElTenis
05-23-2011, 01:13 PM
I think it was sarcasm :p atleast i hope.

i know. I'm replying that given his circumstances, it's good not to be broken even against Karlovic.

ossie
05-23-2011, 01:35 PM
yea it was a good test for delpo, he should be sharp for the rest of the tournament now, im predicting him to beat djoker.

vn01
05-23-2011, 01:49 PM
well played, delpo. i am very happy and impressed from what i've seen. he should beat kavcic and then comes the real test against djokovic

rocketassist
05-23-2011, 02:04 PM
Delighted Pony-Djoker are facing early on.

tyruk14
05-23-2011, 02:05 PM
yea it was a good test for delpo, he should be sharp for the rest of the tournament now, im predicting him to beat djoker.

I'd love to see that, but it ain't happening.

The Magician
05-23-2011, 02:25 PM
Disappointing from Dr. Ivo, someone of his experience shouldn't collapse like that in the 4th set :o Del Po still serving poorly, his serve has definitely regressed to what it was before the USO win. Gonna be tough against Fakervic and I'm torn. On the one hand Fakervic losing in the 3rd round would be hilarious, on the other hand no way Nadull deserves to win with his level this year and it's sad but Faker is the only one who can beat him. Ideally they both lose in the 3rd round :aparty:

LleytonMonfils
05-23-2011, 02:27 PM
Was the quality good? I figured this would be a really close match.

Sophocles
05-23-2011, 05:04 PM
Breaking Karlovic 3 times is no mean feat, even on clay. It's a shame Del Po has to run into Djoker so early.

BodyServe
05-23-2011, 05:53 PM
Slow serves from Karlovic, on his best days he would have served 222-228 kph
Here only 210 ...

Nadull_tard
05-23-2011, 06:40 PM
Draw is so cruel for Pony this year, unfortunately he doesn't stand a chance against Nole, JM is not prepared physically to such a match.

Ibracadabra
05-23-2011, 06:45 PM
Only possible ways he can defeat nole are via retirement, or play ligts out tennis for two hours and do it in three sets. Neither are likely given his current physical state.

gbmkc
05-23-2011, 06:58 PM
Good for Del Potro. I like Ivo's game, most of the time, but I wanted Juan to win this. He's one of the few players I still want to watch.

ossie
05-23-2011, 07:11 PM
Only possible ways he can defeat nole are via retirement, or play ligts out tennis for two hours and do it in three sets. Neither are likely given his current physical state.
he didnt look tired or anything. considering the fact he would meet djoker pretty early in the tournament id say he has a good chance to win.

fast_clay
05-23-2011, 08:58 PM
delpo wasnt injured cretins... he just took some time off... pfffhhaha :haha: his fans are laughable...

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 10:06 PM
Del Potro was 3/16 on break points, which is why the scoreline was as close at it is. Overall, it was an OK but not spectacular match. DelPo did what was needed and got the victory, he'll step it up as he gains more rhythm. Hopefully Ivo is fully back to 100% for grass and can do damage.

Arkulari
05-23-2011, 11:08 PM
Juan :woohoo: so good to see him winning matches, specially one as slippery as this :D

BULLZ1LLA
05-23-2011, 11:18 PM
(Look how easy Del Potro's draw is once he beats Djokovic.....and facing Federer in the SF whom Del Potro all but beat in 2009 RG. Having said that, I pray that Djokovic beats Del Potro so Rafa can own the Tooljokovic in Final - although admittedly even after Rafa beats Djokovic in the Final it will result in Rafa losing the number one ranking....so maybe it is best that Del Potro takes him out)

Infinity
05-24-2011, 12:14 AM
Can't wait for the anticipated 3rd round match!

Roadmap
05-24-2011, 01:21 AM
We can always count on Del potro to fight for a result. Nice to see.

Topspindoctor
05-24-2011, 01:34 AM
Expected.

stewietennis
05-24-2011, 01:46 AM
Why is Ivo Karlovic sometimes called DR Ivo?
I don't get the reference. Does he have a degree, does he look like a doctor or does his last name sound like a mad scientist? I only know of one Dr Ivo and that's the villain from comic books.

Ibracadabra
05-24-2011, 02:33 AM
Because he performs surgery on his opponents games.

dombrfc
05-24-2011, 10:15 AM
Horrible match

chewy
05-24-2011, 11:51 AM
It was a decent match from what I saw.
And if I have to pick 1 player with a likeable grunting noise when striking the ball, it's got to be JMDP...it reminds me of characters from video games :P

jcempire
05-24-2011, 12:14 PM
JMDP.... He's back

Easily into Top 10

Forehander
05-24-2011, 01:51 PM
hell yes