A. Falla def. I. Karlovic 3-6 7-6(4) 7-6(6) 5-7 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

A. Falla def. I. Karlovic 3-6 7-6(4) 7-6(6) 5-7 6-4

Deathless Mortal
05-28-2008, 04:44 PM
Incredible, he just can't win a 5setter. Was never broken before he got to *3-2 in the fifth. Just unbelievable :smash:

Sjengster
05-28-2008, 04:44 PM
Karlovic led 3-1 in the fifth set with points for a double break, then lost his serve for the first time in the match, and twice in three games to lose the contest. I was absolutely certain he wouldn't lose from a break up, as I don't recall him ever having done so in his other five-set defeats.

scoobs
05-28-2008, 04:46 PM
Karlovic and Grand Slams :help:

Voo de Mar
05-28-2008, 04:46 PM
The biggest five-set choker in history :help:

virex
05-28-2008, 04:47 PM
karlovic is like calleri
useless at grand slam

Blue Heart24
05-28-2008, 04:47 PM
Pathetic Ivo,once again.
He was 3-1* up in the fifth and had 2 bps for a double break.

He's useless in GS's and 5 set matches.:sad:

39 aces for nothing.

habibko
05-28-2008, 04:47 PM
choking one game and you lose the match... thats tennis for you :devil:

Deathless Mortal
05-28-2008, 04:47 PM
I still can't believe it. He has never won a 5setter before but this one looked like he'll finally do it. 3-1 and BPs for 4-1, never broken before and then he gets broken twice in such a short period. He had a decent chance to get to the 3rd/4th round here.

RickDaStick
05-28-2008, 04:47 PM
wtf karlovic. Had a break in the last set too. 5th set - Karlo Killa

MrJ
05-28-2008, 04:48 PM
Whats his 5 set record now? :help: He always runs out of gas, but you would have thought with his serve he would be able to get through at least one of the 5 set matches. :o

Ivo#1Fan
05-28-2008, 04:48 PM
And lost the 3rd set after being up 6-3 in the TB too! AARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!

Smoke944
05-28-2008, 04:49 PM
Great fight Falla :cool:

Voo de Mar
05-28-2008, 04:49 PM
I still can't believe it. He has never won a 5setter before but this one looked like he'll finally do it. 3-1 and BPs for 4-1, never broken before and then he gets broken twice in such a short period. He had a decent chance to get to the 3rd/4th round here.

Very similar scoreline to last year's defeat at Wimbledon to Santoro :o

alfonsojose
05-28-2008, 04:50 PM
Alejo :D :woohoo:

Voo de Mar
05-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Whats his 5 set record now? :help: He always runs out of gas, but you would have thought with his serve he would be able to get through at least one of the 5 set matches. :o

0-9, only Markus Hipf has also record 0-9 but the Austran didn't lose so many tight five-setters.

Okonsky
05-28-2008, 04:51 PM
I still can't believe it. He has never won a 5setter before but this one looked like he'll finally do it.

:( But no.

Sunset of Age
05-28-2008, 04:52 PM
Damn damn damn. Up 3-1 in the final set, still manages to lose. :(

Cost me a lot of vCash too. :mad: :lol:

Jimnik
05-28-2008, 05:18 PM
A break up in the final set. How could Ivo of all people fuck that up? :o

Is that a clear intention that he'll never win a 5th set or what.

Voo de Mar
05-28-2008, 05:33 PM
Ivo served 39 aces, that's new Roland Garros record :o Previous was 37 aces by Roddick against Chang.

octatennis
05-28-2008, 07:25 PM
yahoooo... grande alejo... now benneteau..c'mon... yeahhhh

Minotaur
05-28-2008, 07:30 PM
The main reason why Karlo constantly loses in the 5th set is that his footwork becomes really terrible, he can barely move, only serve

Just watch some of his 5setters to get this into you

In this particular match he was mostly close to win but when Falla returned in the game with the break of his won, it looked like all the thing was done

That's it, folks

tangerine_dream
05-28-2008, 08:04 PM
Ivo remains a pretender. Hitting all those aces doesn't mean squat if you can't win the match.

alfonsojose
05-28-2008, 08:09 PM
Ivo served 39 aces, that's new Roland Garros record :o Previous was 37 aces by Roddick against Chang.

:eek:

alelysafina
05-28-2008, 11:34 PM
my babe :inlove: :inlove: good job! :yeah:

osalsyst
05-29-2008, 02:00 AM
In this particular match he was mostly close to win but when Falla returned in the game with the break of his won, it looked like all the thing was done

:confused: :)

When I left the SB for lunch Ivo was up 3-1 BP. I come back to 4-6, GSM Falla.

Nice one Ivo. :help: Eerily similar to the Santoro loss at Wimby last year. Wins the first set, blows two tiebreaks and loses serve for the first time late in the fifth. WTF is wrong with you Ivo??? You can't even win tiebreaks anymore. Not even from 6-3 up. Fuckin moron! :mad: but :hug:

oscar_2424
05-29-2008, 04:13 AM
awesome victory for Alejandro

Machiavelli
05-29-2008, 07:13 AM
What a mug this Dr.Ivo is..


I hope Ancic overcomes him as soon as possible and becomes the Croatian No.1, pathetic to see that this guy is our best ranked player, and he is not able to beat players like Falla who lost to Rick De Voest the claycourt nemesys in his last match.....

Just awful, but i do not mind, glad to see Mario, Ljubo and Marin progress....