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Ivan Dodig

lovemario
02-10-2008, 03:47 PM
Ivan is the fresh Croatian :D he decided to play under Croatian flag as of this year and he's in the third round of qualifiers.

If he pulls through, I guess he could be considered lucky if he draws Berrer or Mahut for opponents and less lucky if he gets Murray or Djokovic :lol: but he has to beat Golubev tomorrow. Godo luck there :bounce:

croat123
02-10-2008, 05:46 PM
:woohoo::p
ajmo ivane

Blue Heart24
02-10-2008, 06:47 PM
I thought about starting a thread about him,you beat me by little ;)

Actually,he still didnt qualify,he plays against Golubev in final qualy round tomorrow,it will be tough,good luck Ivan :)

He is from Medjugorje btw.

lovemario
02-10-2008, 07:20 PM
OMG, right! I have no idea how I mixed it up. And there's a big difference, I really hope he manages to qualify.

Deathless Mortal
02-10-2008, 08:26 PM
He plays for Cro? :eek:

lovemario
02-11-2008, 04:39 PM
He's through to the main draw, finally! He'll play Djokovic, so no luck there, but he might be a bit happier if Djokovic decides to withdraw to maybe play some LL. It's already the best achievement for him…

Blue Heart24
02-11-2008, 04:40 PM
He plays for Cro? :eek:

Yes.

Blue Heart24
02-11-2008, 04:42 PM
He's through to the main draw, finally! He'll play Djokovic, so no luck there, but he might be a bit happier if Djokovic decides to withdraw to maybe play some LL. It's already the best achievement for him…

Djokovic might as well show up,take the appearance money,and tank,just like he did in Umag last year :p Good luck Ivan.

Deathless Mortal
02-11-2008, 07:34 PM
Yes.

That was a retorical question ;)
Although I was a bit surprised

Glad to hear that, and good he's in the MD:)
Good luck :wavey:

Blue Heart24
02-12-2008, 08:23 PM
He plays tomorrow at 7.30 pm on centre court,of course :)

Good luck :D I'll watch the match ;)

Jadranka
02-13-2008, 07:40 AM
Ajmoooo Ivane!!! :rocker2:

LOVE_RAFA
02-13-2008, 06:07 PM
pics?

Deathless Mortal
02-13-2008, 07:03 PM
He lost 6-1 6-4
I was hoping Djokovic will retire :( :p
Good luck in next tournaments :)

mirzic
02-15-2008, 01:43 PM
i think the bosnian tennis federation really need to take a good hard look at themselves, this is yet another player who decided to play for another country. they really have to start looking after theur players better. i read an article on ivan in a croatian player today where he said that it was better to be the 7th or 8th player in croatia as opposed to the 1st player in bosnia, since the federation do nothing for them. croatia provides facilities, etc. it is really sad. ivan ljubicic, amer delic, marin cilic, jelena stanivuk, jasmina tinjic could have all played for bosnia but decided against it. i think it is such a shame

Blue Heart24
02-15-2008, 02:24 PM
i think the bosnian tennis federation really need to take a good hard look at themselves, this is yet another player who decided to play for another country. they really have to start looking after theur players better. i read an article on ivan in a croatian player today where he said that it was better to be the 7th or 8th player in croatia as opposed to the 1st player in bosnia, since the federation do nothing for them. croatia provides facilities, etc. it is really sad. ivan ljubicic, amer delic, marin cilic, jelena stanivuk, jasmina tinjic could have all played for bosnia but decided against it. i think it is such a shame

yes,and they are 100% Bosnians.:rolleyes:

networthy
06-08-2009, 04:36 AM
Breakthrough for Ivan this week: he moved up 11 spots in the rankings to #196. That's a career-high ranking for him and it's the first time he has been in the top 200.

Chris-swede
10-19-2009, 03:16 AM
ban him from tennis...has you seen what happened in Kolding yesterday? He was disqualified!!!

croat123
01-15-2010, 02:19 AM
final round of qualies at AO :eek:

Deathless Mortal
01-15-2010, 07:29 AM
Hope he beats Sirianni :yeah:

croat123
01-19-2010, 10:37 PM
beat ferrero :eek:

croat123
03-23-2010, 01:03 AM
through to the second round of miami qualies...great season for ivan, he could end it in the top100

networthy
05-02-2010, 05:08 AM
This week Ivan is defending runner-up points at the Ostrava challenger. Fortunately, he made the finals again. He plays Lukas Rosol for the title. Ajmo Ivane!

B.z.A.
05-02-2010, 06:28 AM
Ajmo!

croat123
06-16-2010, 12:37 AM
i feel like he is always under the radar :p
won his first round Q match at wimbledon :)

croat123
06-17-2010, 08:52 PM
qualified!

croat123
06-18-2010, 07:30 PM
he drew hernandez!! don't fuck this up

croat123
06-23-2010, 05:25 PM
he's got querrey tomorrow...last croat in the draw :sad:

croat123
08-30-2010, 12:06 PM
into the md...plays gonzo on a tv court :D

Deathless Mortal
08-30-2010, 06:26 PM
Good luck Ivan :yeah:
Currently 5-5 in the 1st set.

croat123
10-17-2010, 05:13 PM
ivan still playing solid...final round of qualies in stockholm
great chance to get a high seed at the AO qualies and break into the top100 next season :)

croat123
11-06-2010, 09:55 AM
great week...finals of astana!

networthy
11-06-2010, 06:57 PM
great week...finals of astana!

I know, I too have been following! Should he win the final tomorrow he'll be top 100 and possibly even top 90. And if he doesn't, he'll at least be guaranteed a MD spot in AO.

networthy
11-06-2010, 07:03 PM
PS: If he loses tomorrow, he'll get another chance at the top 100 next week. He's in the MD for Ortisei as the #4 seed. A SF would guarantee him top 100 but even a QF might do it.

In R1 he plays Stefan Koubek. Good luck!

croat123
11-07-2010, 03:26 PM
88 :eek: win it next week too!

croat123
11-10-2010, 01:57 AM
great win today vs. koubek...was two points away from losing it

networthy
11-10-2010, 03:25 AM
^ Way too close for comfort. Still, that makes it six wins in a row :yeah:

Ad Wim
11-10-2010, 07:40 AM
He should take the rest and rest up for next week's, more important challengers.

Deathless Mortal
01-02-2011, 08:22 AM
It's his birthday today, so happy birthday :yeah:
And he is in the Chennai draw, plays Marcos Daniel in the first round, he really should win and then he'd face #1 seed Berdych.

networthy
01-03-2011, 08:17 PM
It's his birthday today, so happy birthday :yeah:
And he is in the Chennai draw, plays Marcos Daniel in the first round, he really should win and then he'd face #1 seed Berdych.

Even though Daniel is ranked only slightly lower, Ivan killed him, 62 62. It's an excellent sign.

I don't expect Ivan to beat Berdych but best of luck to him and it'll be good experience no matter what.

petar_pan
01-19-2011, 11:07 AM
bravo dodig. you are great, you have heart of a lion.

pitty he ran out of gas, he could won this.

Deathless Mortal
01-19-2011, 12:24 PM
:worship:
Great fight from Ivan, and another very good performance on a grand slam :)

Anya07
01-22-2011, 08:23 PM
Djokovic-Dodig.Australian.Open.2011.2nd.incomplete (10 parts)

http://image2you.ru/allimages/2_image2you_ru_12803_85fd8_1295703206.jpg (http://image2you.ru/12803/317090/)
http://pic4you.ru/allimage/y2011/01-22/4463/633735-thumb.jpeg (http://pic4you.ru/4463/633735/)

was added HERE (http://uploadbox.com/box/australianopen2011)

belco
01-23-2011, 02:29 AM
Australian.Open.2011.R2.Dodig.vs.Djokovic.ENG.x264 (http://tennishaven.com/details.php?id=716)

In English :)

croat123
01-23-2011, 11:17 PM
dodig is the shit...what a fighter!

Hewitt =Legend
01-31-2011, 07:18 AM
Ivan is playing Granollers in the 1st round of Zagreb later on today. Hopefully he can win and defend last years points where he beat Korolev.

Hewitt =Legend
02-01-2011, 08:23 AM
Dodig beat Granollers 6-3 6-2. Marcel looked like he had a bit of an ankle injury but still a good win nonetheless. Now plays either Marchenko or qualifier Lajovic for a spot in the QF.

Deathless Mortal
02-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Yeah, good win :D
Marchenko beat him easily in Zagreb last year, but Dodig is playing much better now, hopefully he wins and gets to the QF.

Hewitt =Legend
02-04-2011, 08:16 AM
Well, Ivan had a comfortable win over Marchenko and now plays Legenda in the QF. Certainly in with a shot here if he plays consistent off the ground and can move Ljubo around from the baseline.

Deathless Mortal
02-04-2011, 10:23 PM
He beat Ljubo today, surprisingly. His first ATP semifinal ever, and his ranking is gonna get to around #72 at least. Hope he can beat GGL and get in the top 70 :D

Hewitt =Legend
02-06-2011, 08:54 AM
Well an excellent effort to come from behind and beat GGL and reach his first ever ATP final! Berrer loves Zagreb and has been serving good this week but with the way Dodig has been playing lately he certainly has a good shot to win this.

Deathless Mortal
02-06-2011, 10:58 AM
Yes, excellent win yesterday :D
The problem is, he was tired yesterday already, and then played a match that lasted for 3 hours. Berrer has won his match quickly and surely has more energy. I think Berrer will win, but of course I want Ivan to win. Good luck and go get your first ATP title :D

croat123
02-06-2011, 04:08 PM
fucking legend :worship:
mourier can go fuck himself :)

Deathless Mortal
02-06-2011, 04:12 PM
I'm so glad I was wrong :D
And what really amazes me is how fast it has all happened for Ivan. This time two years ago he wasn't in the top400, only a few months ago he was #150 and now he has an ATP title and will be around #60 :D
Congrats you legend :D

Hewitt =Legend
02-07-2011, 06:35 AM
Dodig you bloody beauty! Unfortunately I couldn't watch the match but it sounds like he played pretty well and Berrer was having a bit of an ordinary day at the office. Glad he won and proved some doubters wrong and it just goes to show what can happen when you put in the hard yards on the training court.

Has a well deserved week off now before heading to Memphis where he should get into the main draw.

Hewitt =Legend
02-13-2011, 12:43 AM
Ivan got into main draw of Memphis and got a pretty good draw in the 1st round against Schuettler.

networthy
02-13-2011, 07:43 PM
Ivan got into main draw of Memphis and got a pretty good draw in the 1st round against Schuettler.

It is a good draw. Other than the WC/Q's, Schuettler is just about the lowest-ranked player at the moment in the draw. This is an excellent chance for Ivan to pick up 45 points. It could even push him up to a new CH ranking.

Deathless Mortal
02-15-2011, 09:21 PM
He beat Schuettler 3-6 6-3 6-4. He was in trouble facing BPs at 0-0 2nd set, but got out of it and won :D

Hewitt =Legend
02-16-2011, 06:38 AM
Good fight from Dodig to come back in win in 3 sets, next match will be a huge test against either Del Potro or Isner. Certainly up against it here but he generally handles big serving pretty well so if he can stay consistent from the ground he could pull an upset, especially if he plays Isner.

Hewitt =Legend
02-17-2011, 06:28 AM
Plays Del Potro.. will be a big test..

Hewitt =Legend
02-17-2011, 11:50 PM
Went down to Del Potro 6-4 6-4. The Argentine played pretty well and was never really troubled on serve, only giving up one break point to Ivan and that was in the 1st set. Dodig was solid from the ground but could have served a little better at only 45% 1st serves in but still an alright performance against a player who is regaining his best form.

He will now head off to Delray Beach.

Hewitt =Legend
02-20-2011, 01:39 AM
Plays Benneteau in the 1st round.

Hewitt =Legend
02-22-2011, 06:46 AM
Benneteau has pulled out so he can prepare for Davis Cup so Ivan now plays LL Kunitsyn in the 1st round. Good opportunity here as this quarter of the draw has opened up with Roddick pulling out as well.

Deathless Mortal
02-22-2011, 05:41 PM
He beat Kunitsyn 6-4 2-6 6-3 hitting 18 aces, 6 each set.
Next round Sela or Matosevic. He should definitely get through and then probably Tipsarevic who is also beatable.

Hewitt =Legend
02-23-2011, 06:45 AM
Good win and the serve seems to be working well. Plays Sela who is certainly beatable given both players current form.

Blue Heart24
02-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Plays vs Tipsarevic in QF tomorrow.

Hewitt =Legend
02-24-2011, 12:08 PM
Given Tipsy's inability to capture an ATP title, Dodig has a good shot at this match and Janko wasn't great today against Kavcic. Will have to serve well and be consistent from the baseline to frustrate Tipsy into error.

croat123
02-24-2011, 12:13 PM
good job so far ivan :)

Deathless Mortal
02-24-2011, 06:43 PM
Good luck in the QF :yeah:

Riosreigned
02-24-2011, 06:54 PM
Great interview with Dodo who is on his way to QF showdown vs. Tipsarevic...

http://tennis-prose.com/articles/biofile-with-ivan-dodig/

Deathless Mortal
02-25-2011, 11:31 AM
Thanks for posting :yeah:

Deathless Mortal
02-26-2011, 06:20 PM
Dodig lost to Janko in 2 sets and now has withdrawn from Indian Wells. Anyone knows why? He needed only 2 more withdrawals to get directly in the MD so I don't get why he decided not to play.

networthy
02-28-2011, 06:17 AM
Dodig lost to Janko in 2 sets and now has withdrawn from Indian Wells. Anyone knows why? He needed only 2 more withdrawals to get directly in the MD so I don't get why he decided not to play.

It's too bad he withdrew but my guess is he didn't feel like going from the U.S. to Croatia to play Davis Cup, then turn right around and go all the way to California.

croat123
03-01-2011, 01:17 AM
bad decision unless he's injured or was sure he wasn't making the md

Deathless Mortal
04-21-2011, 09:40 AM
Have to put it here - Dodig beat Soderling in Barcelona yesterday, 6-2 6-4, if he beats Raonic today he's top50 :)

Deathless Mortal
04-21-2011, 08:37 PM
Ivan got in the top50 for the first time in his career by beating Milos Raonic 7-6(0) 4-6 6-3 :)
#49, and if he beats Lopez tomorrow, he'll be #43 I think.

AncicCilic
04-21-2011, 08:52 PM
Brilliant, didn't expect him so high in ranks so soon. He doesn't have tons of points to defend till end of year so he can keep or even improve it a little.

This of course opens up seeded places at atp's 250 and avoiding top players at big tournaments in first rounds, making it easier to rake up points. ;)

Deathless Mortal
04-22-2011, 04:50 PM
And he beat Lopez 6-4 2-6 6-4 :worship:
#43 now if I'm not wrong. Getting closer to being seeded for the slams :D

Prpic
06-17-2011, 12:48 PM
Dodig playing a great week again, He is climbing up the rankings rapidly and is very close to being seeded on GS tournaments. Next week he is TOP40 and if he wins in `s-Hertogenbosch he will be very close to the TOP30...GO IVANNNNN

Prpic
06-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Dodig beats Baggy 7:6-6:1!

Great victory and Dodig is going for his second ATP tournament victory. Now it`s Tursunov or Mallisse so he should be able to beat anyone of them! GO IVANNNNN

Hewitt =Legend
06-17-2011, 04:45 PM
Excellent week for Ivan, taking this opportunity with both hands. Good luck in the final and edging closer to the top 30.

Here's a little something I wrote about Dodig and his rise to the top 50 if anyone is interested :):

http://downthelinetennis1.blogspot.com/search/label/Player%20Spotlights

Crazy Girl
08-11-2011, 12:20 PM
:hatoff:
:hatoff:
:hatoff:
:hatoff:

networthy
10-10-2011, 01:31 AM
Tomorrow, Ivan will get his new CH ranking: #32 :yeah:

If he plays OK the rest of this year he has an excellent chance of being seeded at the AO. He's defending 167 points, which isn't too many compared to the few guys ranked higher and the few ranked lower than him.

Hypnotize
09-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Some of my photos of Dodig from The Olympics

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tNNjGo7hs9g/UEILL4jgd3I/AAAAAAAAAhE/prWy_ImcOIA/s720/CIMG0301.JPG


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pfwvXbWzBrk/UEILLFEgJRI/AAAAAAAAAhA/-INalLUuZ4U/s720/CIMG0302.JPG


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--3g4zuxh2Nc/UEIL1kLbiAI/AAAAAAAAAhc/j-z-Gqsc6IM/s720/CIMG0616.JPG


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Wo53CWXsyvU/UEIL1bcq9fI/AAAAAAAAAhY/P-wDXfAyd0c/s720/CIMG0618.JPG


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rmd5oADhiAY/UEILuUs36zI/AAAAAAAAAhQ/0Mg1gUUv-fA/s720/CIMG0628.JPG


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FJUq5u-YDJo/UEIMBlsczNI/AAAAAAAAAh0/VBhhf2SJpt4/s720/CIMG0634.JPG


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z6qhRrQMOLw/UEIMEAWdxeI/AAAAAAAAAh8/PJvpmVvYhf8/s720/CIMG0638.JPG


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bZx4MK99J20/UEIMFbZNLAI/AAAAAAAAAiE/GxYxd3zKWTI/s720/CIMG0639.JPG

Bleeth
07-01-2013, 08:57 PM
Is this some kind of joke, no one made a post for 9 months in a top50 player's thread. WTF ? Does he have another thread somewhere else ?

Nice comeback in doubles after being 2 sets down :worship:
Next round against the winner of James Blake (USA) /Jurgen Melzer (AUT) - Juan-Sebastian Cabal (COL)/Robert Farah (COL). Not easy but winnable.

Didn't think he had it in him after that crappy display earlier today. He looked spent completely spent in the last 2 sets against Ferru.

Greco
07-02-2013, 10:35 PM
Perfect Wimbledon for Ivan http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/notworthy.gif

He has really good chance for first Grand Slam SF againt Melzer/ Blake :)

Greco
07-08-2013, 12:50 AM
Congrats Ivan !

http://imageshack.us/a/img843/130/d0ha.jpg

cilomania
07-08-2013, 11:29 PM
Dodig can do big things on American hardcourt tournaments.if he keeps this form from wimbledon he will make samo good results for sure

Greco
07-08-2013, 11:50 PM
Next tournament is Atlanta 22.7

No Umag :help: :(

networthy
07-09-2013, 09:19 AM
Excellent Wimbledon for Ivan. He moved up to 37 in singles (from 49) and to 20 in doubles (from 35).

In the near term, he has an excellent chance to move up the singles rankings. He's defending only 158 points (15% of his total) in the next three and a half months (through late October).

croat123
07-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Next tournament is Atlanta 22.7

No Umag :help: :(
I wish that Umag, after over 20 years with the ATP, would get scheduled just before RG...

networthy
08-24-2013, 04:15 PM
Ivan missed being seeded at the USO by two spots :sad:

Instead of having a good shot at R3, he plays Verdasco in R1 :sobbing:

alfonsojose
08-24-2013, 04:34 PM
He's so hot. Those legs, the butt. I love him :hearts:

networthy
08-25-2013, 08:24 PM
He's so hot. Those legs, the butt. I love him :hearts:

:drool:

Greco
08-26-2013, 10:48 PM
Dodig beat Verdasco (27) 63 75 16 46 63 :worship:

croat123
08-26-2013, 11:14 PM
great win!! was too defensive for my taste, but he knew what had to be done to get through this one...

networthy
08-27-2013, 01:45 AM
Nice win!

Tough draw, though. Next up is former world #3 Davydenko. The winner most likely gets Nadal.

Mae
08-27-2013, 08:18 AM
It was a very nice start to the Open :)

Greco
08-27-2013, 09:23 PM
1 round

http://imageshack.us/a/img841/3491/8b1o.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img27/6082/ecyi.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img855/5525/1g48.jpg

croat123
08-27-2013, 10:07 PM
winning so far in doubles. 7-6 3*-2

Greco
08-27-2013, 10:23 PM
Meldig beat Monroe/ Stadler 76 64http://www.forum.hr/images/smilies/cheer.gif

Greco
08-29-2013, 10:44 PM
Fantastic Dodig beat Davydenko 61 64 64 http://www.forum.hr/images/smilies/Hail.gif http://www.forum.hr/images/smilies/Hail.gif

Greco
09-02-2013, 11:34 PM
New Grand Slam quartfinal for Ivan :worship:

Hotdig and Melo beat Youzhny/ Stakhovsky 67 64 64 :bounce:

croat123
09-02-2013, 11:43 PM
great win :D the next match will be tough, but is also winnable

networthy
09-03-2013, 12:37 AM
Nice work. If I'm not mistaken, Ivan has picked up ~$120K at this year's US Open.

networthy
09-04-2013, 04:45 PM
Nice work. If I'm not mistaken, Ivan has picked up ~$120K at this year's US Open.

Make that ~$150K: he just won his QF doubles match.

He's not defending any doubles points the rest of this year, and only 150 until next March. If he and Melo play together at the Australian Open, they will most likely get a top 8 seeding.

croat123
09-04-2013, 05:35 PM
what are their chances of making it to london? there are a couple of 1000 events left...

networthy
09-10-2013, 05:28 AM
what are their chances of making it to london? there are a couple of 1000 events left...

They have a shot. Dodig/Melo are #6 in the doubles team rankings, only 305 points behind the #4 team (http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Teams.aspx).

croat123
09-14-2013, 03:18 PM
Lets beat Murray!!

networthy
09-30-2013, 04:54 AM
This week Dodig is the top-ranked Croat in singles and doubles :eek:

No disrespect to Dodig as I'm a big fan, but it's a bad sign that the top-ranked Croat is at #34.

When was the last time the best Croat was ranked that low? It must have been many, many years ago...

croat123
09-30-2013, 12:24 PM
nice win in doubles today..into tokyo QF. tough matches ahead, but let's hope for a big result this week to increase his YEC chances

don't remember the last time our top player was #34, but i'm not worried. it was much worse IMO when ljubo and mario were both slumping/injured. with marin, we know he'll be back soon, dodig is actually underranked imo and will hit the top30/25 soon and there is always coric

petar_pan
09-30-2013, 03:20 PM
This week Dodig is the top-ranked Croat in singles and doubles :eek:

No disrespect to Dodig as I'm a big fan, but it's a bad sign that the top-ranked Croat is at #34.

When was the last time the best Croat was ranked that low? It must have been many, many years ago...

That is not the fact cause Cilic was #11 before ban. Don't forget Mario would be top 10 if he stayed healthy. In normal circumstances we would have two top 10 players. Where would Swizerland be without Federer and Wawrinka? Evene one (tennis) big Spain without Nadal and Ferrer?
One important thing is there is no croatian school of tennis and than we can say "fuck, we don't produce tennis players anymore". All of that are private "manufactures" and we will always have good players. I think we will have bright future like anytime before in our 3 top prospects. All of them will be top 10 in same period (both ATP&WTA), and that wasn't happend before.
I think we will have alot of great sportmen in years to come cause that kids didn't live and train in war-time.

networthy
10-02-2013, 12:44 AM
Ivan playing in Tokyo this week. Won his first singles match 63 61 against a WC, and pocketed more than $16K :cool:

He also won his first doubles match, worth another $5K or so.

croat123
10-02-2013, 01:01 PM
he beat tsonga :yeah:
tsonga fans, of course, claim tsonga wasn't 100%, which is why he travelled to tokyo from europe after making a final with a 1000 coming up

Greco
10-02-2013, 03:41 PM
Awesome result :worship:

networthy
10-02-2013, 09:19 PM
^ this

Up to #31 in the live rankings, which would be a CH ranking :cool:

He plays Nieminen next, for a spot in the SF. Not a sure thing but it's winnable. Good luck!

croat123
10-03-2013, 11:13 AM
Lost a critical doubles match 8-10 in the third :(

Greco
10-04-2013, 02:06 AM
I love this photo :lol:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/q79/1233560_589033194493300_1746371854_n.jpg

GL Ivan against Pusherminen

Greco
10-04-2013, 02:44 AM
6-2 first set :woohoo:

Greco
10-04-2013, 03:44 AM
Dodig beat Nieminen 62 76 in Tokyo QF http://www.forum.hr/images/smilies/Hail.gif


Yaaas Dodig !:woohoo:

networthy
10-04-2013, 04:21 AM
$67K :yeah:

And up to #29 in the live rankings :eek: Regardless of what happens, he'll have a new CH ranking next week.

networthy
10-06-2013, 10:46 PM
Dodig/Melo have a R1 bye in Shanghai. In R2 they play the winners of Anderson/Tursunov and Federer/Zhang :spit:

Greco
10-08-2013, 12:48 AM
#29 ... new CH ranking

:woohoo:

TOP 30 in singles and doubles .. Godig :worship:

networthy
10-08-2013, 06:33 AM
New CH rankings for Ivan this week in both singles (#29) and doubles (#19). Congrats!

Also, he's up to $945K in earnings so far this year. Should be able to surpass $1M :eek:

petar_pan
10-08-2013, 11:19 AM
New CH rankings for Ivan this week in both singles (#29) and doubles (#19). Congrats!

Also, he's up to $945K in earnings so far this year. Should be able to surpass $1M :eek:

Yeah, I was suprised and impressed about his earnings this season, too. When you passed one million means you are top. He is solid in singles but (close to) top in doubles.
That is because 30% is from doubles.

networthy
10-10-2013, 02:25 PM
Dodig/Melo have a R1 bye in Shanghai. In R2 they play the winners of Anderson/Tursunov and Federer/Zhang :spit:

Won 61 16 108 :yeah:

When was the last time Federer lost twice in the same day?

croat123
10-10-2013, 04:59 PM
very important win. surprised it went to three given federer's partner though

good luck in the next round!

networthy
10-11-2013, 01:04 AM
A lot depends on how other players do, but Ivan might get a new CH ranking in doubles next week

croat123
10-11-2013, 10:56 AM
huge win against their direct competitors for YEC :D:D

networthy
10-12-2013, 07:44 AM
Dodig/Melo are into the final--they beat the Bryan brothers :woohoo:

Score was 67(5) 75 107.

These guys are playing amazing doubles tennis :yeah:

croat123
10-12-2013, 11:19 AM
Time to win a 1000 event :)

croat123
10-12-2013, 04:27 PM
his draws next week are a joke. seeded in both single and doubles, but faces verdasco and gulbis/tursunov, respectively :o
don't know why he is playing tbh. should focus on the last M1000 and rest up for WTF

networthy
10-12-2013, 08:52 PM
$70K this week, and with that Ivan tops $1M in tour earnings this year :yeah:

networthy
10-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Assuming they play together, Dodig/Melo are in line for a top-8 seeding at the AO

croat123
10-12-2013, 10:33 PM
i heard in the doubles forum that dodig is quitting doubles after this year. no source was provided. i hope they stick together...

networthy
10-13-2013, 02:40 AM
^ That would be too bad. It's understandable, though, if he feels that it harms his progress in singles.

networthy
10-13-2013, 07:16 AM
his draws next week are a joke. seeded in both single and doubles, but faces verdasco and gulbis/tursunov, respectively :o

His singles draw is a nightmare: Verdasco (#32) in R2; likely Nieminen (#41) in R2; and most likely Ferrer in the QF.

networthy
10-13-2013, 07:58 AM
Dodig/Melo won Shanghai!!!!! :woohoo:

Greco
10-14-2013, 01:55 AM
Dodig/Melo won Shanghai!!!!! :woohoo:

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Greco
10-14-2013, 01:56 AM
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/3654/ir3c.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/9070/su14.jpg

networthy
10-14-2013, 05:37 PM
Dodig/Melo are #3 in the doubles race :eek:

And Ivan moved up from #19 to #12 this week :eek:

Greco
10-14-2013, 08:16 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/Moet-ATP-Awards/2013-ATP-Awards-Fan-Favourite-Voting.aspx


Vote for Meldig :woohoo:

networthy
10-16-2013, 07:44 PM
Ivan is #29 in singles but he's defending 200 points next week (Valencia).

I was hoping he would be seeded at the AO but he won't unless he does very well there or in Paris the following week :sad:

croat123
10-17-2013, 01:40 AM
not shocked by the loss this week. the time difference is brutal and he got the worst draw possible.

networthy
10-17-2013, 07:19 PM
not shocked by the loss this week. the time difference is brutal and he got the worst draw possible.

Well, Verdasco was coming from the same time zone and around the same time. But, yes, Verdasco could be a tough draw for just about anyone.

networthy
10-20-2013, 06:11 AM
$1,071,964 in prize money this year :eek:

croat123
10-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Shit, is Melo injured?

croat123
10-21-2013, 05:04 PM
officially qualified for the WTF :D

Johny
10-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Shit, is Melo injured?There is a rumor (I don't know if it is true) that he went to Brasil to visit someone who just got a child.

networthy
10-22-2013, 06:29 PM
Ivan is #29 in singles but he's defending 200 points next week (Valencia).

I was hoping he would be seeded at the AO but he won't unless he does very well there or in Paris the following week :sad:


Down 5 places in the live rankings, to #34, even after today's win :(

croat123
10-23-2013, 06:40 PM
destroyed nishikori :yeah:

networthy
10-23-2013, 07:09 PM
^ And with an awesome scoreline!

But still at #34 in the live rankings :(

networthy
10-25-2013, 01:39 AM
But still at #34 in the live rankings

In the Basel QF, but now down to #35 :(

networthy
10-28-2013, 06:20 AM
New CH ranking in doubles for Ivan: #11 :eek:

networthy
10-29-2013, 08:37 PM
Ivan beat ERV today, 76 64 :yeah:

Plays Almagro next. Not to jinx Ivan, but an upset here would be lovely--it would just about guarantee that he'll be seeded at the AO (after today's win, he's #33 in the live rankings).

croat123
10-31-2013, 04:27 PM
easy win in doubles

networthy
11-01-2013, 07:23 PM
Ivan/Melo into the Paris SF; they beat Bopanna/ERV 76(5) 36 104 :yeah:

Unfortunately they next play the Bryan brothers, who will no doubt be looking to avenge their Shanghai loss.

Good luck!

Johny
11-01-2013, 09:45 PM
I think Ivan will enter TOP 10 in doubles on Monday.

networthy
11-02-2013, 04:29 PM
I think Ivan will enter TOP 10 in doubles on Monday.

I think so too

networthy
11-02-2013, 10:57 PM
Unfortunately they next play the Bryan brothers, who will no doubt be looking to avenge their Shanghai loss.

Lost but kept it competitive: 46 57. Nothing to be ashamed about.

Good luck in London!

networthy
11-04-2013, 06:05 AM
I think Ivan will enter TOP 10 in doubles on Monday.

Somehow, Ivan jumped up five spots, from #11 to #6 :eek:

In singles he moved up from #36 to #33. If he's lucky, it'll be good enough to get him seeded at the AO.

Johny
11-04-2013, 07:58 AM
Somehow, Ivan jumped up five spots, from #11 to #6 :eek:

In singles he moved up from #36 to #33. If he's lucky, it'll be good enough to get him seeded at the AO.I guess they dropped points from 2012. masters. If not, he would be #9.

Johny
11-04-2013, 07:59 AM
Lost but kept it competitive: 46 57. Nothing to be ashamed about.

Good luck in London!Only shame in my eyes was that on 46 53 40/40 Ivan made DF (after coming back from 0/40). :mad:

Deathless Mortal
11-05-2013, 06:29 PM
Dodig/Melo def. Bryan/Bryan 3-6 6-3 10-8 :D

networthy
11-05-2013, 11:54 PM
Dodig/Melo def. Bryan/Bryan 3-6 6-3 10-8 :D

Awesome :bounce:

They're really turning into quite the doubles team :eek:

Johny
11-06-2013, 11:38 AM
Dodig/Melo def. Bryan/Bryan 3-6 6-3 10-8 :DThey are getting better and better. I watched the match and they really looked good. I also liked the chemistry between them very much. They supported each other during the match. There was a small movie on the web page of the tourney that presented all 8 pairs and there was one sentence from each pair, and for them it was Melo saying something like that it is great to be there and play with good friend. :)
I think that if they continue playing together and keep improving their game as they did so far, they could capture one GS in 2014.

I hope they will continue to play together for years. I read somewhere that Melo plans to start playing more and more tournaments with Soares to prepare for Olympics in Rio. :sad:

Maybe we should offer Melo Croatian citizenship so we have one guaranteed point in DC matches. ;)

Also, I hope for at least SF in this tourney. :cheerleader:

Johny
11-07-2013, 12:52 PM
Dodig/Melo def. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 6-3 3-6 10-2 :D

croat123
11-07-2013, 11:11 PM
through to the semis irrespective of the last round in the group :yeah:

Greco
11-07-2013, 11:35 PM
Meldig :worship:

croat123
11-09-2013, 01:26 PM
another day, another win :D
verdasco/marrero in the semis

Johny
11-09-2013, 04:29 PM
another day, another win :D
verdasco/marrero in the semisLet's hope they'll continue the trend tomorrow! :D

croat123
11-10-2013, 01:13 PM
really should be in the finals :sad: this sucks

networthy
11-10-2013, 04:25 PM
^ Ugh, that really sucks. Could have picked up lots of points and prize money with that one match.

networthy
11-13-2013, 02:43 AM
Assuming they play together, Dodig/Melo are in line for a top-8 seeding at the AO

If they play together, they'll get a top-4 seeding :eek:

Deathless Mortal
11-16-2013, 09:49 PM
Ivan got married today, congrats to him! :sport:
http://www.hercegovina.info/img/repository/2013/11/web_image/maja_i_ivan.jpg

croat123
11-17-2013, 01:53 PM
congrats ivan!!

Deathless Mortal
12-02-2013, 12:16 PM
Ivan didn't rest for too long, his preparations for 2014 have started today
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1450199_10151850175789514_619911660_n.jpg

networthy
12-28-2013, 08:41 PM
Ivan chose to play Doha this week, rather than Brisbane or Chennai, which have far weaker draws. (All are 250s, though Doha has much higher prize money.)

In Doha he's unseeded (the draw has five top-10 players). In Brisbane he would have been seeded #8 and in Chennai, #6 (each has one top-10 player).

Greco
01-01-2014, 03:54 AM
ATP Doha 1,096,910 $ 1R

I. Dodig (33) - D. Brown [q] (111) 46 26 :help:
Dodig/ Melo [3] - Matkowski/ Kubot 64 46 10-4

networthy
01-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Back this week to his CH doubles ranking, up one spot to #6. He surpassed his doubles partner, Melo (for the first time ever?).

Ivan is just 40 points short of #5. He's not defending any points at the AO whereas #5 is defending 360, so he might be able to do it.

Greco
01-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Dodig - Karlovic http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif

Johny
01-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Back this week to his CH doubles ranking, up one spot to #6. He surpassed his doubles partner, Melo (for the first ever?).

Ivan is just 40 points short of #5. He's not defending any points at the AO whereas #5 is defending 360, so he might be able to do it.
Melo is in the finals this week and Ivan is not playing so Melo will probably surpass him again.

Greco
01-12-2014, 03:53 AM
Ivan Dodig/ Marcelo Melo - Guccione/ Kokkinakis

Johny
01-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Good draw for them. First seeds they could meet are Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt and in the QF they could have Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez.

Not bad draw at all. I only hope they'll play at their normaln level and in that case they could reach at least SF.

Greco
01-15-2014, 01:38 AM
Dodig - Dzumhur 64 64 36 14 ret. :sad:

croat123
01-15-2014, 01:41 AM
Disaster :sad:

croat123
01-17-2014, 02:40 AM
Nice double win in a very fun, competitive match

Greco
01-17-2014, 02:40 AM
Dodig/ Melo def. Guccione/ Bolelli 75 76 http://www.forum.hr/images/smilies/cheer.gif


next: Fognini/ Bolelli

croat123
01-17-2014, 01:07 PM
Tough one....the rest of the draw is tough tbh, but they can beat every team that's there. Maybe the singles loss will propel ivan to a doubles slam? ;)

Deathless Mortal
01-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Beat Bolelli/Fognini 2-6 6-1 6-4 :yeah:

croat123
01-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Great win :yeah: now a day off

Greco
01-18-2014, 10:36 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1545017_405612452875077_1152498481_n.jpg

croat123
01-20-2014, 12:32 AM
Bryans are out :yeah:

Greco
01-20-2014, 03:24 AM
Lost 75 46 46 :(

croat123
01-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Great fight considering Melo hurt his back and couldn't really serve or hit a backhand (he took on numerous returns left handed).

croat123
04-19-2014, 12:44 PM
No big deal, just in the finals of Monte Carlo!

Greco
05-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Dodig has pulled out of playing doubles in Roland Garros. Melo will play with Erlich :sad:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10313047_707626362633982_80560604814487407_n.png

Maders
07-10-2014, 11:38 AM
http://serwisnazewnatrz.blog.pl/2014/07/10/ivan-dodig-zawod-tenisista/

Greco
07-12-2014, 06:06 PM
95 % out of Atlanta, and 50 % out of Washington :sad:


Pozdrav, hvala na cestitkama a sto se tice ledja oporavak ide na bolje ali jos uvijek ne mogu servirati nadao sam se Atlanti ali mislim da necu biti spreman. Washington isto upitnik. Tesko mi je reci i ja bi zelio sto prije ali ne smijem riskirati da ne obnovim ozljedu.

Pozdrav