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San Jose SF - Becker vs. Karlovic, battle of the backhands. Who will win?

adee-gee
02-16-2007, 10:22 PM
Probably the 2 best backhands in the game.

The returning on show will also be quite something.

Anyone know how much tickets are going for on the black market?

Horatio Caine
02-16-2007, 10:23 PM
Really can't call the match :help:

Bilbo
02-16-2007, 10:23 PM
Becker should win

Johnny Groove
02-16-2007, 10:24 PM
i predict lots of service breaks, long baseline rallies, and double faults galore

adee-gee
02-16-2007, 10:25 PM
Bilbo, you didn't vote for your granny? :sad:

Horatio Caine
02-16-2007, 10:26 PM
Becker should win

How sure are you on that one? :lol:

I admit, I'd favour him. But then again, Blake was acting my script until *7/6 5/4 :haha:

Byrd
02-16-2007, 10:26 PM
Bilbo's grandma in 2.

Bilbo
02-16-2007, 10:27 PM
Bilbo, you didn't vote for your granny? :sad:

She's out of league for these two amateurs :haha:

scarecrows
02-16-2007, 10:28 PM
hard to call

probably 1 game will last 10-15 minutes with at least 10 deuces

Horatio Caine
02-16-2007, 10:28 PM
She's out of league for these two amateurs :haha:

:bigclap: :worship:

jayjay
02-16-2007, 10:29 PM
She's out of league for these two amateurs :haha:

:lol:

gusman890
02-16-2007, 10:29 PM
Dr. Ivo in 3

ASP0315
02-16-2007, 10:30 PM
Ivo in two 7-6 6-3

stebs
02-16-2007, 10:34 PM
Becker in three.

koipond
02-16-2007, 10:42 PM
Benni will win!
i hope so.

Merton
02-16-2007, 10:57 PM
Becker in 2 or 3, including at least one tiebreak.

yakuzaninja
02-16-2007, 11:31 PM
If Karlovic (or Becker for that matter) wins this event it would be so hilarious.

However it'll probably be Murray or Roddick.

ChinoRios4Ever
02-16-2007, 11:35 PM
hard to predict, so close...

lots of TB and aces

Dr. Ivo in 3 sets

Voo de Mar
02-17-2007, 12:28 AM
hard to predict, so close...
lots of TB and aces
Dr. Ivo in 3 sets

Dr. "I like tie-breaks" Ivo will win 7-6, 6-7, 7-6.
32-16 also for Ivo in the competion: "I like the aces" :smoke:

shrinba
02-17-2007, 12:32 AM
Karlovic dosen't have a good backhand. Thats his weakest shot. If I were B. Becker I would be hitting deep on his backhand.

Xristos
02-17-2007, 12:40 AM
Go becker!

*Viva Chile*
02-17-2007, 12:45 AM
Hey... Benni doesn't have a bad backhand for making an irony, at least IMO.

shotgun
02-17-2007, 01:22 AM
Bilbo's granny in two tie-breaks.

SwissMister1
02-17-2007, 01:47 AM
Both guys really put on a serving show today.

Becker's backhand isn't awful, true he tries to cover it with his forehand but there are worse, although I wouldn't use him as my model for the hit-the-cones drill on an instructional video

Action Jackson
02-17-2007, 04:03 AM
Looking forward to see some big moonballs from Ivo.

jazar
02-17-2007, 08:18 AM
if there arent any tiebreaks i will be amazed. i think becker will win in 3

dylan24
02-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Probably the 2 best backhands in the game.

The returning on show will also be quite something.

Anyone know how much tickets are going for on the black market?


go to craigslist
people are selling tickets for half price for the 1pm match featuring
karlovic/becker.

Lullaby
02-17-2007, 04:17 PM
I think Ivo will win on this crazy court, he may even win the whole thing with the speed they have built this court to cater for

joeb_uk
02-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Ivo in three sets.

Apemant
02-17-2007, 07:20 PM
Why 'dr.' Ivo? what does 'dr.' stand for there? Doctor what?

fisherking
02-17-2007, 08:28 PM
should be quite similar to games between Sampras and Ivanisevic :p

Snowwy
02-17-2007, 08:34 PM
Id love to see Ivo in the final :)

DrJules
02-17-2007, 08:51 PM
Hey... Benni doesn't have a bad backhand for making an irony, at least IMO.


Agree. Probably the 2nd best backhand of the 4 in the semi-final; Murray best, then Becker, then Roddick and easily weakest Karlovic.

Voo de Mar
02-17-2007, 09:52 PM
Dr. "I like tie-breaks" Ivo will win 7-6, 6-7, 7-6.
32-16 also for Ivo in the competion: "I like the aces" :smoke:

:sad: 7-6, 7-5
Aces: 27-8 :sad:

Apemant
02-17-2007, 09:59 PM
:sad: 7-6, 7-5
Aces: 27-8 :sad:

27 aces in just 2 sets is completely nuts.

Extrapolate it over a hypothetical GS 5 setter.... 66 aces :devil:

decrepitude
02-17-2007, 10:08 PM
I didn't vote, but can't help laughing to see that Ivo came out as the least likely to win. Even behind Bilbo's grandma.:lol:

stebs
02-17-2007, 10:15 PM
27 aces in just 2 sets is completely nuts.

Extrapolate it over a hypothetical GS 5 setter.... 66 aces :devil:

Ivo looked sure to make 30 aces in the match after the first set but sadly he broke leaving him with no breaker to edge him over.