DC R1: Karlovic def. Soeda 7-6(4) 6-1 6-4 Croatia wins 3-2

Action Jackson
02-12-2012, 08:29 AM
Well done big Ivo, he was the star of the tie. Tough QF for them in Argentina, but

Only 1 tiebreak in his 2 singles matches, once he got the 1st set. The big man settled down, hit the forehand well and came into the net at the right moments.

02-12-2012, 08:30 AM
So, would I see Ivo live?

02-12-2012, 08:32 AM
Bravo Ivo, great performance whole tie, never faced BP in 2 matches even in doubles was usefull and make 3 points.

Deathless Mortal
02-12-2012, 08:32 AM
Ivo to lead Croatia to the DC title! :rocker2:
Well done Ivo, great performance this weekend :yeah:
Also, he's provisionally #38 now, and improving :D

02-12-2012, 08:33 AM
best player of the r1 along with isner.

02-12-2012, 08:34 AM
Ivo :worship: :worship:

Now, go lose to Argentina, por favor :hug:

02-12-2012, 08:34 AM
Now win Indian Wells!

02-12-2012, 08:37 AM
no country for small men

02-12-2012, 09:08 AM
All serve wins..

02-12-2012, 09:10 AM
Routine surgery.

02-12-2012, 09:12 AM
Karlovic never played this good, like last 3 singles matches.

This is actually his 2nd time made Croatia through, 1st one was vs Brasil in 2008. From that time he has 6:2 in singles (all live rubbers) and 2:2 in doubles.

This is first time Ivo won all 3 points for Croatia. Only Ljubicic (x5), Ancic (x1), Cilic (x1) did it. He is in really nice company. All of them won "live" matches. While Ivanisevic 7 times won all 3 points but 4 time 3rd match was "dead" match. It was "live" - "dead" ratio 1:2 for Croatia and 2:2 for Yugoslavia. Only he didn't lost single set in one tie (9:0 vs germany in 2002).

02-12-2012, 09:48 AM

Blue Heart24
02-12-2012, 10:50 AM


Sunset of Age
02-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Dr. Ivo, fantastic job. A genuine DC-hero! :worship:

02-12-2012, 11:24 AM
how many points will Ivo get for these wins ? 180 ?

Deathless Mortal
02-12-2012, 11:25 AM
how many points will Ivo get for these wins ? 180 ?

Up to #38

Action Jackson
02-12-2012, 11:26 AM
how many points will Ivo get for these wins ? 180 ?

Davis Cup is never about the ranking points.

02-12-2012, 11:41 AM
what's with the arena being called "Bourbon Beans Dome"?? :confused:

02-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Davis Cup is never about the ranking points.

I mean , will never pass Argentina and he has to cover 180 from IW last year

02-12-2012, 03:54 PM
I'm happy for my neighbours. :D
Karlo playing great with breaking serve multiple times alone deserved to win this tie, even though Dodig almost f*cked up everything by playing mug tennis and losing two matches. Karlo won this tie almost by himself. :worship:

02-12-2012, 04:05 PM
Operation successful. The doctor's work here is done.

02-13-2012, 07:39 AM
It's great to see him like this at almost 33. Ajde Hrvatska!

02-13-2012, 08:39 AM
It's great to see him like this at almost 33. Ajde Hrvatska!

what is your connection with Croatia that you so like it ?

02-13-2012, 09:12 AM
anti-tennis wins