DC R1: Karlovic def. Nishikori 6-4 6-4 6-3 (CRO 1-1 Japan) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

DC R1: Karlovic def. Nishikori 6-4 6-4 6-3 (CRO 1-1 Japan)

Action Jackson
02-10-2012, 10:42 AM
Excellent match from Ivo, yes he was serving out of the tree. More importantly he was good from the ground by his standards and won without needing any tiebreaks.

Good to see the slice and net game working and carrying on his good start to the year.

Coolio_Jack
02-10-2012, 10:42 AM
Free tennis lessons from Ivo, outplayed Kei in every department.

Hasnt faced a single BP, while being dangerous in almost every return game.

4 breaks in the end for a quick and comfortable victory.

BroTree123
02-10-2012, 10:43 AM
What the hell :eek:. Nishikori was broken once in each set in the first two sets, then got broken twice including dropping his service game in the 3rd set to lose.

Dr. Ivo, good performance :yeah:.

The tie is evened at 1-1.

Deathless Mortal
02-10-2012, 10:44 AM
All-serve player wins again. He was lucky he broke 4 times. Serve-bot. Bad for tennis.

Mental Giant
02-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Kei choking at home what a surprise

*bunny*
02-10-2012, 10:47 AM
:o :sad:
The worst performance by Kei for ages. He jsut couldn't get into his rhythm in the face of Dr Ivo's big big serve. He's usually pretty good at dealing with big servers but looks like it wasn't his day today, and Karlovic remained calm and player really well.

leng jai
02-10-2012, 10:47 AM
What an unajde result. Boo

romismak
02-10-2012, 10:47 AM
Great win for Ivo, Croatia will advance to next round thanks to Ivo. BTW playing against Ivo on Decoturf-indoor is i think deadly combination, why dindīt Japanese choose some very slow HC instead of this fast.

Ad Wim
02-10-2012, 10:47 AM
What a hero, saves the day for Croatia!

RonaldGomez
02-10-2012, 10:50 AM
All-serve player wins again. He was lucky he broke 4 times. Serve-bot. Bad for tennis.

This time I see the irony :D

Great performance, against a good returner like Nishikori.

Action Jackson
02-10-2012, 10:50 AM
Great win for Ivo, Croatia will advance to next round thanks to Ivo. BTW playing against Ivo on Decoturf-indoor is i think deadly combination, why dindīt Japanese choose some very slow HC instead of this fast.

It doesn't matter what surface they play Karlovic on, he can win or lose on anything, it's not like his level varies that much between the surfaces.

BroTree123
02-10-2012, 10:52 AM
This makes Tsonga's loss look even worse :help:.

dwarf shortage
02-10-2012, 10:55 AM
Karlovic is not your average serve bot;):worship:

romismak
02-10-2012, 10:57 AM
It doesn't matter what surface they play Karlovic on, he can win or lose on anything, it's not like his level varies that much between the surfaces.

THis is right, but still fast HC and indoor conditions against Ivo are difficult to win for anyone, but probably they were counting that Kei will make 2 points for sure, and he is best at faster HC.

leng jai
02-10-2012, 10:57 AM
This makes Tsonga's loss look even worse :help:.

This makes Federer's win look even better :worship:

Ajde

henke007
02-10-2012, 10:59 AM
Ivo my man :)

Eddy DoubleD
02-10-2012, 10:59 AM
Just bad performance from Kei.

RIboy
02-10-2012, 11:01 AM
doubles will decide this tie, as simple as that

BroTree123
02-10-2012, 11:04 AM
This makes Federer's win look even better :worship:

Ajde

Actually it makes Federer's win look normal because of the fact that he got 4-setted badly by Rafa in the semifinals. Thus the effect is canceled out. Overall, it makes Tsonga's loss look even more worse.

Ajde.

*Jean*
02-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Kei :( :sad:

asmazif
02-10-2012, 11:36 AM
Actually it makes Federer's win look normal because of the fact that he got 4-setted badly by Rafa in the semifinals. Thus the effect is canceled out. Overall, it makes Tsonga's loss look even more worse.

Ajde.

the most logical conclusion out of all of this is that Gil is terrible.

samanosuke
02-10-2012, 11:36 AM
and somebody will say that size doesn't matter

Chase Visa
02-10-2012, 11:39 AM
Wow, good win by Karlovic.

Blue Heart24
02-10-2012, 12:22 PM
Ivo :worship:
If we're gonna win this tie,it's gonna be Ivo winning 3 rubbers.

BroTree123
02-10-2012, 12:34 PM
the most logical conclusion out of all of this is that Gil is terrible.

Hahahah, poor Gil :haha:. I wonder what that makes Dodig and Granollers :bowdown:.

Sunset of Age
02-10-2012, 12:39 PM
Too bad I couldn't watch this. Looks like Dr. Ivo is doing pretty well at his 'old' age! Just like a good wine. :D :yeah:

gulzhan
02-10-2012, 12:44 PM
Upsetting for Kei. Oh, well, hope he'll win his 2nd rubber :unsure:

Ivo#1Fan
02-10-2012, 02:10 PM
Stats have Nishikori committing 25 unforced errors, Ivo 14 :worship:

adam10
02-10-2012, 03:34 PM
This makes Tsonga's loss look even worse :help:.


Yes.Tsonga a really bad server.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-10-2012, 03:37 PM
Excellent match from Ivo, yes he was serving out of the tree. More importantly he was good from the ground by his standards and won without needing any tiebreaks.

Good to see the slice and net game working and carrying on his good start to the year.

karlovic thread

Pirata.
02-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Too bad I couldn't watch this. Looks like Dr. Ivo is doing pretty well at his 'old' age! Just like a good wine. :D :yeah:

2011-2012 is not just the year of the Djoker, but the resurgence of the old guys :bowdown:

Johnny Groove
02-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Fuck that.

Come on, Nishikori.

Chris Kuerten
02-10-2012, 04:08 PM
Karlovic is the future.

henke007
02-10-2012, 04:11 PM
All serve this Karlovic.

rhinooooo
02-10-2012, 04:32 PM
Good on Ivo. He looked excellent in Zagreb last week.

romismak
02-10-2012, 05:29 PM
2011-2012 is not just the year of the Djoker, but the resurgence of the old guys :bowdown:

I also donīt understand this, we are in era of baseline marathons-physically tennis was never so demanding like now and ,,old grandpas,, like Fish, Lopez, Ferrer - best seasons ever.... in last year and half or so.

Jimnik
02-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Nishi :(

Croatia should take the tie now.

samanosuke
02-11-2012, 05:20 AM
btw this was Ivo's 200th carrier win

Sombrerero loco
02-11-2012, 09:17 AM
i cant :facepalm: kei received break in every set from karlovic :facepalm: just awful

ElMix
02-11-2012, 10:58 AM
Outplayed in all departments. Glad to see Karlovic still trying to improve his game and work on himself.