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WWW AO R1: Karlovic vs. Melzer?

Javier Bardem
01-14-2012, 03:50 AM
Melzer really shit the bed in his season opener with Petzschner, Karlovic is always trouble. I think Melzer is gonna shoot himself in the foot on a couple of his service games and Karlovic is going to take this in 4.

Deathless Mortal
01-14-2012, 03:57 AM
The H2H is 5-0 in favor of Melzer, and I think Ivo never took a set off of him, so it'd be quite a big thing if he managed to win 3 in the same match now.

Javier Bardem
01-14-2012, 04:06 AM
The H2H is 5-0 in favor of Melzer, and I think Ivo never took a set off of him, so it'd be quite a big thing if he managed to win 3 in the same match now.

Melzer had quite a horrible year, last year, imo, and he has to be really lacking confidence right now and Karlovic is not the guy I think Melzer wants to be dealing with

Deathless Mortal
01-14-2012, 04:10 AM
Melzer had quite a horrible year, last year, imo, and he has to be really lacking confidence right now and Karlovic is not the guy I think Melzer wants to be dealing with

I hope you're right, but also Ivo's confidence probably won't be high facing a guy he's 0-11 in sets against.

Chase Visa
01-14-2012, 04:18 AM
I'll go Melzer in 4 due to the H2H.

tommyg6
01-14-2012, 04:20 AM
I voted Ivo for 4

GrantOz44
01-14-2012, 05:37 AM
As has been said, the H2H suggests a Melzer win, but you just can't ignore that 2011 season. If it never happened, I'd say the Austrian in 3. I'll still be nice and say Melzer in 4, but it won't be easy.

BroTree123
01-14-2012, 07:10 AM
Melzer had some alright preparation at the Kooyong Classic exho, beating Tsonga and Monfils while taking a set off Fish. Along with the H2H advantage, I wouldn't dare downplay the Austrian's chances in this match.

henke007
01-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Ivo in str8s

Pipsy
01-14-2012, 07:40 AM
Given the year Melzer just had, he's lucky still to be seeded. Before I saw the head-to-head I would have said Dr Ivo without question but now I'm not so sure. I guess Melzer has the quality to win easily if he shows up but that is a big "if"...

Gillouthe best
01-14-2012, 11:19 AM
Ivo in 5, altough match-up favours a good Melzer.

Iván
01-14-2012, 12:39 PM
big match up issues for ivo here

nalbyfan
01-14-2012, 12:41 PM
Melzer in 3, Karlopvic is a King of serve but his footwork is not good at all so How could he run after Melzer's vicious dropshots ??

Dr.Slice
01-14-2012, 12:46 PM
Melzer in 5

romismak
01-14-2012, 12:50 PM
Melzer is lucky to be seeded average top 50 player, Ivo is going to be worse with every season and his serve is also not so dangerous than before. Ivo´s serve wasn´t that good in his first 2 matches this year, so i would be surprised if Melzer didn´t manage to break him at least twice. I would say Melzer in 4 sets, can loose 1TB maybe.

RoddickFan88
01-14-2012, 01:03 PM
They'll play on simply small court 18 so it might favor Ivo's a bit. But anyway I cannot see him winning this.

Melzer in 4.

RafaNadal2012!!!
01-14-2012, 01:21 PM
Karlovic 6-7 7-6 7-6 7-6

BodyServe
01-14-2012, 05:15 PM
Melzer in 3, Karlopvic is a King of serve but his footwork is not good at all so How could he run after Melzer's vicious dropshots ??

Haha it's a good point but Karlovic will be already at the net before Melzer hit the dropshot ;)

Will be surprised if Karlovic wins more than one set.

Li Ching Yuen
01-14-2012, 05:22 PM
Melzer is a very good returner (as proven in his doubles career) so he should take care of this in 4 at most.

RIboy
01-14-2012, 05:45 PM
the best possible draw for Melzer because your current form means nothing when you're playing Karlovic

Maccie
01-14-2012, 06:15 PM
both in horrible form but I think Melzer is going to take this one (before losing to Huta Galung ofcourse! ;))

Nirjhor
01-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Dr. Ivo in 4!

samanosuke
01-14-2012, 06:56 PM
awful match up for Ivo . Melzer in 4