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Houston Rd1: "clay king" karlovic def Benjamin Becker 7-5 7-6(3)

ASP0315
04-09-2007, 08:45 PM
:rocker2: Well done ivo. Welcome back to your favorite surface. :devil:

PoderShileno
04-09-2007, 08:50 PM
:haha:

Bilbo
04-09-2007, 08:50 PM
:yeah:

The Freak
04-09-2007, 08:51 PM
:rocker2: Well done ivo. Welcome back to your favorite surface. :devil:

Clay may not be his best surface but he nearly beat Fed on clay a few years ago.

*Viva Chile*
04-09-2007, 08:51 PM
the curious thing is that the last year Dr. Ivo had some decent results on clay on minor events :tape:

Andre♥
04-09-2007, 08:52 PM
Karlovic is a reigning quarter-finalist in the fifth best clay tournament in the world... :p

croat123
04-09-2007, 08:53 PM
:haha:
ajmo ivo :p
i can't believe that agassi lost his last match to such a joke of a player

RickDaStick
04-09-2007, 08:53 PM
while Clay may not be the best surface for Ivos game, he loves playing on it.

RickDaStick
04-09-2007, 08:54 PM
I still cant believe there was a thread on here not too long ago saying Becker will be top 20 and when i disagreed, everyone said just wait and see. Well im waiting but not seeing too much.

Andre♥
04-09-2007, 08:55 PM
:haha:
ajmo ivo :p
i can't believe that agassi lost his last match to such a joke of a player

Agassi would have lost against anyone in that day. He was in so much pain there... :sad:

That was the price to pay for give us the match and the performance of the year the match before!

Andre♥
04-09-2007, 08:56 PM
I would love to see MTF's reaction if Karlovic actually plays and defeats Roddick on clay this season! :haha:

Kitty de Sade
04-09-2007, 09:17 PM
Agassi would have lost against anyone in that day. He was in so much pain there... :sad:

That was the price to pay for give us the match and the performance of the year the match before!

That was really tough to watch. He was hardly able to move at the end. :sad:

Jimnik
04-09-2007, 09:34 PM
Expected win. :D

Believe me, compared to Becker, Ivo is a clay king.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-09-2007, 09:34 PM
"clay king" :haha: :haha:

the "moonballer" season started today :yeah:

BaselineSmash
04-09-2007, 09:51 PM
Karlovic is indeed a veritable claycourt animal. In the course of winning Rome in 2004, Moya was almost outrallied by the Croat in his 6-4 3-6 6-4 win.

And yes, coming close to beating Federer on crushed brick is more than a little impressive also.

Mateya
04-09-2007, 10:04 PM
Karlovic is not bad on clay, even you would thought so looking at his baseline game :haha:

2006 clay highlights:
-Barcelona QF (beat Mirnyi, Davydenko, Korolev - lost to Wawrinka in 3)
-Munich QF (beat Haas, Phau - lost to Melzer)
-RG 2R (beat Patience in 3 tiebreaks :lol: - lost to Hrbaty 6-4 4-6 7-6(2) 5-7 2-6 :devil:

:cool:
Vamos Ivo, beat Nadal this year and make people shut forever :haha:

scarecrows
04-09-2007, 10:07 PM
Karlovic like all Croatians has grown up playing on clay

but his physique doesnt allow him to be suited for the surface

still he loves playing there :yeah:

Voo de Mar
04-10-2007, 12:26 AM
If someone has so good serve as Karlovic, surface doesn't matter :yeah:

RickDaStick
04-10-2007, 12:30 AM
If someone has so good serve as Karlovic, surface doesn't matter :yeah:

I agree. His serve will be huge on any surface and unbreakable if he is on. If anything the clay helps his poor return game by giving him a little extra time.

Tzar
04-10-2007, 12:53 AM
way to go ivo!

Fergie
04-10-2007, 01:03 AM
Ivo :rocker2:

gusman890
04-10-2007, 01:07 AM
Ivo will do better in RG this year, mark my words mates.

ASP0315
04-10-2007, 02:22 AM
Karlovic is indeed a veritable claycourt animal. In the course of winning Rome in 2004, Moya was almost outrallied by the Croat in his 6-4 3-6 6-4 win.

And yes, coming close to beating Federer on crushed brick is more than a little impressive also.

Not only that
He beat
Robredo.(in Rome 2004. 7-6(5) 6-4)
Haas twice on clay.(Rome 7-5 4-6 7-6(5) and Munich 6-3 7-6.)
Davydenko in Barcelona.(6-7 7-5 6-4)

Karlo returns well on clay than on faster surfaces. :)

Voo de Mar
04-10-2007, 02:55 AM
Not only that
He beat
Robredo.(in Rome 2004. 7-6(5) 6-4)
Haas twice on clay.(Rome 7-5 4-6 7-6(5) and Munich 6-3 7-6.)
Davydenko in Barcelona.(6-7 7-5 6-4)

Karlo returns well on clay than on faster surfaces. :)

He had a very decent score against Federer who is much better clay court player than Robredo, Haas and Davydenko. Ivo lost to Federer in Gstaad 7-6 3-6 6-7 in the second round. Later Roger won the whole event...

nicole_s
04-10-2007, 09:06 AM
clay king :haha: :haha: rafa,watch out!:lol:

enzogiovanni
04-10-2007, 09:41 AM
:rocker2: Well done ivo. Welcome back to your favorite surface. :devil:
yeah!
go Ivo

buzz
04-10-2007, 09:48 AM
The guy can reach the moon with his length, so moon balling doesn't help against him :)