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USO 1R: Clement def Karlovic 7-6 6-4 4-6 6-7 6-4

silverwhite
08-28-2007, 08:23 PM
:eek:

First Grand Slam match where Dr Ivo has been broken five times, apparently. :lol:

FeñaRuiz
08-28-2007, 08:25 PM
Yeees. Clement rocks, very good result for the french guy and now the ace machine is out

Loftra
08-28-2007, 08:25 PM
I saw it coming when I first saw the draw. It's still maddening though.

TheBoiledEgg
08-28-2007, 08:25 PM
hardly an :eek:

clement owns him

fabolous
08-28-2007, 08:26 PM
karlovic 38 aces and 75 unforced errors. hooray.

gusman890
08-28-2007, 08:26 PM
Isner is still in :)

silverwhite
08-28-2007, 08:26 PM
hardly an :eek:

clement owns him

:eek: because of the scoreline and because Karlovic was broken five times. ;)

DrJules
08-28-2007, 08:26 PM
The big servers have been losing their serves a lot today.

Blue Heart24
08-28-2007, 08:29 PM
This was a truly horrible match and Ivo choked badly
First set up 4-1*
Second up *4-3
Third went up *4-3,saved 0-40,and finally won it
Fourth went down 0-2,got back,missed 5 bp's,won the TB
Fifth just gave up after being broken early.

UDACHi
08-28-2007, 08:29 PM
karlovic seems to be getting broken quite a bit recently. :scratch:

good win for arnaud. he had a few unlucky shots with the net toward the end of the second and i thought he may not recover. :bolt:
he has a good shot to make the third round now. :)

FiBeR
08-28-2007, 08:32 PM
:sobbing: a new meaning to the word choking

Ivo#1Fan
08-28-2007, 08:37 PM
This was a truly horrible match and Ivo choked badly
First set up 4-1*
Second up *4-3
Third went up *4-3,saved 0-40,and finally won it
Fourth went down 0-2,got back,missed 5 bp's,won the TB
Fifth just gave up after being broken early.

Dude, Clement was ripping returns off of 142 mph serves for winners. Fifth set effort and level of play did seem to lag from Ivo, but he played brilliantly in the 4th. No choking, even the 1st set TB he lost was because Clement hit winners off of 3 Ivo 1st serves. Just because someone loses doesn't mean it's a choke. Did you even watch the match? Ivo looked pretty damn good. Broke Clement 4 times.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-28-2007, 08:38 PM
Congrats to Clement.

Voo de Mar
08-28-2007, 08:38 PM
Ivo is 0-8 in five-setters now :help:

ASP0315
08-28-2007, 08:38 PM
i knew it when i saw the draw.
Great match from both players. It is shame karlovic had to lose today but he isn't losing any ranking points here.
So i can't wait for the indoor season to begin.

Donny
08-28-2007, 08:38 PM
(((Karlovic fans))) It's got to be hard rooting for Dr. Ivo. Gets their hopes up every year with good runs in small tournaments, then flakes out before the third day in all Slams.

MrJ
08-28-2007, 08:39 PM
0-8 in 5 set matches for Ivo!! :help:

Allegretto
08-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Some of Clement's return winners off of Karlovic's serve were just unreal.

GustavoM_Fan
08-28-2007, 08:41 PM
This was a truly horrible match and Ivo choked badly
First set up 4-1*
Second up *4-3
Third went up *4-3,saved 0-40,and finally won it
Fourth went down 0-2,got back,missed 5 bp's,won the TB
Fifth just gave up after being broken early.

perfect description...

Clement should close it at the 4th..... :sad:

Karlo was *6-1 at the 4th set tbreak too...
Clement saved 5 set points and get *6.6
lost his serve (6-7*) and finally Karlo close the set serving...

and the 5th set Karlo dont have BP chances.... :o

what is his record at 5 set matches??? never won??

stebs
08-28-2007, 08:42 PM
Clement must've returned brutally well.

ASP0315
08-28-2007, 08:42 PM
(((Karlovic fans))) It's got to be hard rooting for Dr. Ivo. Gets their hopes up every year with good runs in small tournaments, then flakes out before the third day in all Slams.

well he will be breaking into top 20 by the end of season. :)
when Indoor Seasons he will be kicking ass don't worry about us. we are very confident. :devil:

Voo de Mar
08-28-2007, 08:43 PM
Karlo was *6-4 at the 4th set tbreak too...



In the 4th set tie-break Ivo was leading 6:1* and Clement saved 5 setpoints in a row :D
Earlier in that set Clement had *2:0, 5:4 (30-30), 6:5 (30-15) - great rally at the net with lucky netcord for Ivo.

Ivo#1Fan
08-28-2007, 08:43 PM
perfect description...

Clement should close it at the 4th..... :sad:

Karlo was *6-4 at the 4th set tbreak too...
Clement minibreaks and get *6.6
lost his serve and finally Karlo won that set serving...

and the 5th set Karlo dont have BP chances.... :o

what is his record at 5 set matches??? never won??

Karlovic was acutally up 6-1 in the TB and Clement fought back to 6-6

GlennMirnyi
08-28-2007, 08:44 PM
The big servers have been losing their serves a lot today.

The courts are playing slower than last year...

ASP0315
08-28-2007, 08:48 PM
The courts are playing slower than last year...

agreed on that.

ASP0315
08-28-2007, 08:51 PM
In the 4th set tie-break Ivo was leading 6:1* and Clement saved 5 setpoints in a row :D
Earlier in that set Clement had *2:0, 5:4 (30-30), 6:5 (30-15) - great rally at the net with lucky netcord for Ivo.

Voo when was the last time did karlovic took the match to the fifth set after being down the first two sets?

Viken01
08-28-2007, 08:57 PM
allez clement !

Voo de Mar
08-28-2007, 09:01 PM
Voo when was the last time did karlovic took the match to the fifth set after being down the first two sets?

That has never happened before.

Apemant
08-28-2007, 09:04 PM
Clement must've returned brutally well.

That was pretty much the key to the match; at some point in the 4th set Ivo only had like 64% winning on 1st serve :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

you don't see that every day on fast courts :eek: :eek: :eek:

in fact, when you take that stat into consideration, it's odd that he even managed to take it to the 5th set. He's usually so dependant on his serve, that when he's below 80% 1st serves won, he loses comfortably.

anyway, it was a good match, hardly a borefest as someone would expect from 'serve only' Ivo ;)

GustavoM_Fan
08-28-2007, 09:10 PM
Karlovic was acutally up 6-1 in the TB and Clement fought back to 6-6

Clement saved 5 Spoints
and then was mini-breaked at tbreak with his serve (*6-6) :haha:

I watched the SB when it was *6.4, not before ..
I will edit my post.. ;)


In the 4th set tie-break Ivo was leading 6:1* and Clement saved 5 setpoints in a row :D
Earlier in that set Clement had *2:0, 5:4 (30-30), 6:5 (30-15) - great rally at the net with lucky netcord for Ivo.

Clement have BP at the 4-3* (Ivo serving) too .... :rolleyes:

crazy match.. but Ivo is a 5 set match loser.. :ras:

selyoink
08-28-2007, 09:11 PM
Karlovic will probably never win a 5 setter.

Sjengster
08-28-2007, 09:11 PM
Karlovic won the first 14 points on his serve, had the early break and was leading 4-2, 30-0, and I was wondering whether he would go through the whole set without losing a service point, then Clement started returning incredibly, won 4 points in a row and had chances to break for the remainder of that set too. Even the second set when Karlovic led by a break, he was being constantly pressured on serve and so the two service games lost in a row weren't that huge a shock (I think frustration from the big man had a lot to do with the second break where he lost the set).

Goes to show once more that Clement has some of the best returns in the business, they aren't that big a weapon against most players who stay back and overpower him from the baseline but he can punish first and second serves when he has a target, remarkable considering his limited reach at 5'8". I really thought Ivo had a great chance of winning when he finally got the fourth set tiebreak, but the decisive break in the last set was comfortable, to love.

Blue Heart24
08-28-2007, 09:13 PM
Dude, Clement was ripping returns off of 142 mph serves for winners. Fifth set effort and level of play did seem to lag from Ivo, but he played brilliantly in the 4th. No choking, even the 1st set TB he lost was because Clement hit winners off of 3 Ivo 1st serves. Just because someone loses doesn't mean it's a choke. Did you even watch the match? Ivo looked pretty damn good. Broke Clement 4 times.

Yes I did.The whole match.
You just can't say he didnt choke.He was a break up in both first and second and ended up losing it.That's a big choke.I know Clement returned fantastic,but with that serve...It's just unforgivable.

RaVeR
08-28-2007, 09:15 PM
Ivo Is Moron And Fukin Idiot!¨!!!!
His Brain Is Like Pig!!!!

Blue Heart24
08-28-2007, 09:17 PM
Ivo Is Moron And Fukin Idiot!¨!!!!
His Brain Is Like Pig!!!!

:haha:

Comment about Ljubo match? :)

DrJules
08-28-2007, 09:18 PM
Clement must've returned brutally well.

Surprisingly Querrey, another big server, lost 2 sets 6-1 6-1 today.:eek: :eek: :eek:

Allure
08-28-2007, 09:19 PM
Now if only Isner gets knocked out. ;)

Ivo#1Fan
08-28-2007, 09:30 PM
Yes I did.The whole match.
You just can't say he didnt choke.He was a break up in both first and second and ended up losing it.That's a big choke.I know Clement returned fantastic,but with that serve...It's just unforgivable.

Yes Ivo was up a break in several sets. But he kept his 1st serve percentage up, didn't miss easy shots, Clement hit a lot of winners off of good 135+ 1st serves. Not a choke in my book. Unfortunate loss, yes, but Ivo really rallied rather well. He's looking so much better than a year or two ago. He threw in several good one handed topspin backhands. Got 4 breaks of his own. He got robbed on several critical line calls. It was just a shame to hit such a hot returner; 1st serves that normally net Ivo an 85% win rate were coming screaming back at him today. A lot like Santoro at Wimbledon.

Current ranking #30, almost 0 GS and TMS points to defend next year. If he stays healthy he'll be top 25 or top 20 even.

croat123
08-28-2007, 09:47 PM
ivo lost in 5 in rg, wimbledon, and now the open :sad:
really should have put this match away when he had the early break in sets one and two :(
clement returned exceptionally well today

star
08-28-2007, 09:51 PM
Yay! R-No!

star
08-28-2007, 09:52 PM
Ivo Is Moron And Fukin Idiot!¨!!!!
His Brain Is Like Pig!!!!

Settle down.

Sheesh

jonny84
08-28-2007, 11:14 PM
Sweet revenge for Clement - avenges his loss against Karlovic @ Nottingham this year.

Really was a fight!

dylan24
08-28-2007, 11:27 PM
good job clement
time to send that freak home
just like roger will send the american freak home in r3.
these freaks belong on basketball courts
not tennis courts

ChinoRios4Ever
08-28-2007, 11:55 PM
what happens with Dr. Ivo in the big ones?

Marine
08-28-2007, 11:56 PM
It's always good to see the size is not enough ... bravo arnaud :worship:

ReturnWinner
08-29-2007, 12:01 AM
Ivo :sad: second first round loss in a slam in a row and both 64 in the fifth against French players, anyway i am not suprised Clement won this match, Its obvious He returns Ivo Monster serve very well

Deathless Mortal
08-29-2007, 02:03 PM
Clement is a real returning machine. Ivo's was always coming at the net after 1st serve, and that's what killed him. Clement was just returning too well. Too bad but good thing is he's top30 with only a few GS points to defend next year :D
Ajmo :D

Hola Mr. SK
08-29-2007, 02:53 PM
Experiencing five setter matches in a GS is like wandering in a vast desert for the big Ivo. He never knows WHEN his match would end. 56 games played including 2 TBs this time and finally his gun was out of fire. He's not a robot after all. Hope that guy finds an oasis next time.

But we've still got that big Isner,huh? :D

Forehander
08-29-2007, 03:15 PM
lol wow... karlo is only a bit taller

Uraitan
08-29-2007, 04:25 PM
Ivo ... :smash: :sad:

tangerine_dream
08-29-2007, 05:47 PM
Too bad Clement's a tosser, but he did everyone a favor taking Ivo out. I'm hoping that Ivo will eventually pass Blake with the dismal five-set record.

good job clement
time to send that freak home
just like roger will send the american freak home in r3.
these freaks belong on basketball courts
not tennis courts
:lol: It's getting so that I look forward to reading dylan's rants almost as much as RaVer's.