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Nottingham Finals: Dr Ivo def Fernando Verdasco 7-5 6-7(4) 7-6(8)

ASP0315
06-21-2008, 07:05 PM
Congrats on your 4th title doc. :yeah:
Great week for verdasco. :hatoff:
he fought very well.

Iván
06-21-2008, 07:06 PM
Ivo Is The New Sheriff Of Nottingham

Deivid23
06-21-2008, 07:06 PM
Nice df which almost bounced in his own side at 8-8 in the TB, Fer :retard:

Deathless Mortal
06-21-2008, 07:06 PM
Ivooooo :woohoo:
4th title :rocker2: Now get the 5th in Wimbledon :D
Great tournament for him and nice to see him winning lots of tie-breaks again :cool:

ASP0315
06-21-2008, 07:06 PM
what insane match.
all the credit to verdasco though.

Bilbo
06-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Nice df which almost bounced in his own side at 8-8 in the TB, Fer :retard:

Fer :retard:

Jaap
06-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Expected double fault from Verdasco in the tie break clinched it for Ivo.

ReturnWinner
06-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Ivo saved a mp with an... ace of course, congrats Ivo for a new title :)

Rogieva
06-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Saved MP with an ace at *6-7

Feru double faulted at 8-8 after all points were with the server up till then.

croat123
06-21-2008, 07:07 PM
great job ivo :D:D should have finished it when you had the break in the third though

saved a match point as well...

martinatreue
06-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Well done to THE IVORY TOWER!!!! :worship: Nice try, sexy!~\

Alvarillo
06-21-2008, 07:08 PM
Dr. Boring :(

rocketassist
06-21-2008, 07:09 PM
That DF :help:

Sommarsverige
06-21-2008, 07:09 PM
Poor Fer :hug: :sad:

Björki
06-21-2008, 07:09 PM
Fer :sad:
so close :awww:

ASP0315
06-21-2008, 07:10 PM
All hail king of Nottingham. :bowdown:

The_Beast
06-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Dr.Ivo,simply the best server :)

Mansave_75
06-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Dr. Boring, it's a shame that only serve-players still win. He has only serve (ace) without that serve he'd be in 500-1000 ATP Ranking.

Andre♥
06-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Looking at the 2nd serve, I think the ball slipped on Verdasco's hand.

GuiroNl
06-21-2008, 07:12 PM
I thought Ivo would lose after losing serve from 4*-3 40-0 up in the final set but somehow managed to win in the tb.

DartMarcus
06-21-2008, 07:13 PM
Easy job for Dr Ivo.

Snoo Foo
06-21-2008, 07:14 PM
:woohoo: for Il Divo keeping his pimp hand strong but dear god, little Fernando, what a heartbreaker. :awww:

Ivo#1Fan
06-21-2008, 07:15 PM
Ivo won all 9 of his service point in the final tie breaker :)

4th finals win in a row for him after losing his 1st 2.

Jaap
06-21-2008, 07:15 PM
Has to be remembered that Nando got broken twice to love.

How he did this against the worlds worst returner on a fast indoor court is anyones guess. :retard:

RogerFan82
06-21-2008, 07:15 PM
Congrats Ivo!!! Hopefully he has a good wimbledon.

PiggyGotRoasted
06-21-2008, 07:15 PM
Karlovic's serve was in Mitsubishi ivo 8 mode today (y)

justClaudia
06-21-2008, 07:15 PM
That DF :sad: so, so close damnit. was a great week for Fer anyway.

Congrats to Ivo on another grass ..oh wait, whatever, yeah congratulations.

Jelena
06-21-2008, 07:19 PM
Poor Fer :hug: :sad:
I completely agree with this post

ASP0315
06-21-2008, 07:19 PM
Has to be remembered that Nando got broken twice to love.

How he did this against the worlds worst returner on a fast indoor court is anyones guess. :retard:

exactly

tennizen
06-21-2008, 07:21 PM
I'm sure Glenn and primadonna were glued to their screens from the beginning to the end of this match. Grass court tennis and that too on indoor courts:drool:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-21-2008, 07:23 PM
Poor Nando, so close (but yes that DF was almost inevitable really :(). Hope he can have a good Wimbledon!

Congrats to Ivo.

Lucinda
06-21-2008, 07:23 PM
This match was a lot closer than I would have predicted. Good job for both guys.

Okonsky
06-21-2008, 07:30 PM
Dr Ivo became crowned king:worship:

Carlita
06-21-2008, 07:31 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: Fer :hug:

congrats to Ivo.

cobalt60
06-21-2008, 07:35 PM
Ouch-DF timing.
:hatoff: to both for the final

Horatio Caine
06-21-2008, 07:39 PM
Some lovely play by both guys, but I guess that Nando's nerves just didn't quite allow him to hold on. :sad:

Congrats to Ivo, but he has gone down in my estimations this week...behaved like a right tit at times (not that he is the only player to do it, obviously).

GlennMirnyi
06-21-2008, 07:43 PM
Dr. Boring, it's a shame that only serve-players still win. He has only serve (ace) without that serve he'd be in 500-1000 ATP Ranking.

If you had a brain you'd also have an IQ of double digits, but we're not gettin' into this.

I'm sure Glenn and primadonna were glued to their screens from the beginning to the end of this match. Grass court tennis and that too on indoor courts:drool:

Bullshit. Serve-only isn't grass tennis.

Jadranka
06-21-2008, 07:45 PM
Karlo :yeah:

ASP0315
06-21-2008, 07:46 PM
If you had a brain you'd also have an IQ of double digits, but we're not gettin' into this.
.

:worship: good one glenn

habibko
06-21-2008, 07:52 PM
Verdy blew the Spanish grass Hat trick :rolleyes:

BlackButterfly
06-21-2008, 07:54 PM
:yawn:

ASP0315
06-21-2008, 08:10 PM
did anybody see the overhead winner karlovic hit from the back of the baseline in the first set when verdasco was serving at *5-6 0-15.
Well it was a very impossible shot. :eek:

KitinovRules
06-21-2008, 08:36 PM
This match today showed, that dr.Ivo is even more difficult to play against on a speedy indoor courts.
The bounces are higher than the grass, we have witnessed few aces over Nando's head .

And Nando,what a good service action was that when doublefalted in the 2nd TB :)

Corey Feldman
06-21-2008, 08:37 PM
Big congrats to Ivo

thank god as well, these Spaniards winning grass events is just a disgrace... Nadal and Ferrer was bad enough, but not this clown Verdasco

Bascule
06-21-2008, 08:51 PM
Good, Ivo! Just two TBs? Unbelievable.

ASP0315
06-21-2008, 08:53 PM
where is our statician Voo De maar?
He is going to love this scoreline.

luzkoz
06-21-2008, 09:09 PM
Congrats Ivo :worship:. Second grass title of his career :p

ASP0315
06-21-2008, 09:14 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/nottingham_saturday.asp (Post match Qoutes.)

“I was preparing for this week, so I'm really pleased that I won here,” said Karlovic. “I would like to congratulate Fernando for an excellent week. It was a little bit weird because it was indoors. Normally you expect in the final the biggest crowds, so it was a little bit unusual, but I'm happy that I won. It was really difficult, he was playing really well and in the end it was all about one or two points. It was a close match.”
“Tennis is like this,” said Verdasco. “I know that if he had hit a double fault or I had made a lucky return in the tie-break the match was mine. But I was unlucky today. I try my best all the time, I tried everything and only by one point did he beat me.”

raven gypsy
06-21-2008, 09:28 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/nottingham_saturday.asp (Post match Qoutes.)

I try my best all the time, I tried everything and only by one point did he beat me.”[/B]

just another hug for Fer...

and of course congrats :hatoff: Ivo.

Scotso
06-21-2008, 10:00 PM
Fer :sad:

Olisadebe
06-21-2008, 11:11 PM
Dr. Boring, it's a shame that only serve-players still win. He has only serve (ace) without that serve he'd be in 500-1000 ATP Ranking.

And Federer without fh would be in top10?
Davydenko without his bh would be in top 100?

Don't be silly :rolleyes:

LaTenista
06-22-2008, 12:10 AM
Nando :awww:

ChinoRios4Ever
06-22-2008, 03:00 AM
all serve, this Karlovic

never in doubt

Uraitan
06-22-2008, 03:08 AM
Congrats, King Karlovic ... :bounce: :rocker2:

Merton
06-22-2008, 03:43 AM
Well done for Ivo to defend his title here, now it is interesting to see if he can do well in best of 5 matches. Nando had a good week and a career-high ranking here but lost a close final.

Kolya
06-22-2008, 03:50 AM
Ace Ace Baby.

Knightmace
06-22-2008, 09:33 AM
Tough match.

Great match fought by Verdasco

Deivid23
06-22-2008, 09:37 AM
“Tennis is like this,” said Verdasco. “I know that if he had hit a double fault or I had made a lucky return in the tie-break the match was mine. But I was unlucky today. I try my best all the time, I tried everything and only by one point did he beat me.”

Wrong, he would have choked it away somehow. And I can´t agree he was unlucky, imo he was lucky to reach that TB when Karlovic thought he had already won after he broke in the 7th game of the 3rd set, Ivo relaxed and threw his next service game. Plus Fer didn´t deserve to win this match bc of his retarded gameplan?? of rushing the net at the first chance

Paul.
06-22-2008, 11:07 PM
Shame for Fernando, but 3 Spanish grass court title winners in 2 weeks would have probably made the universe implode.

Voo de Mar
06-22-2008, 11:10 PM
where is our statician Voo De maar?
He is going to love this scoreline.

Hi :wavey:

I've just came back from my holiday. Ivo has great record in both stats:
- MP matches (13-2)
- deciding TB-set (37-26)!*

* All level-matches

:yeah:

michellej
06-22-2008, 11:34 PM
I'm still laughing at my first glimpse of the City of Nottingham Tennis Centre where the final took place. Tall dark curains surrounding the court, spectatots sitting outside watching through the windows, senior citizens watching indoors, 2 coaches, and Ivo's wife. A once in a lifetime tennis experience. ROTFL

TankingTheSet
06-22-2008, 11:41 PM
Plus Fer didn´t deserve to win this match bc of his retarded gameplan?? of rushing the net at the first chance

I thought it was pretty smart to play serve-volley, he was surprisingly succesful doing it. If he hadn't done it he would have lost easier.

TankingTheSet
06-22-2008, 11:42 PM
I'm still laughing at my first glimpse of the City of Nottingham Tennis Centre where the final took place. Tall dark curains surrounding the court, spectatots sitting outside watching through the windows, senior citizens watching indoors, 2 coaches, and Ivo's wife. A once in a lifetime tennis experience. ROTFL

It was the same last year for the QF and SFs, I remember watching the same scenes.

It won't happen next year, because Nottingham has been cancelled/moved.

Deivid23
06-23-2008, 04:59 AM
I thought it was pretty smart to play serve-volley, he was surprisingly succesful doing it. If he hadn't done it he would have lost easier.

Succesful just bc Ivo´s weak "attempts" at passing him. The first chance a couple of these went over the net in the 3rd set = two easy volleys gone and broken to love :confused:

ASP0315
06-23-2008, 05:54 AM
Fer :retard:

i thought you were on karlovic. :confused: