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PHM d. Dr. Ivo 7-6(9) 6-4

SERVivor
08-19-2009, 05:56 PM
Clutch by PHM; Ivo falls apart in last game. Bring on Nadal.

Voo de Mar
08-19-2009, 05:58 PM
Karlovic was in amazing service form (23 aces) but didn't save first break point of the match. PHM saved 2 sp's in the tie-break.

Deathless Mortal
08-19-2009, 06:00 PM
Ivo hit 18 aces in the first set and still lost it. Even though he did win more return points in that set he couldn't get a mb in the tie break. And getting broken when serving to stay in the match reminded me of all those 5th sets he lost, when he's serving good enough to hold serves every game till that one when he's in danger to lose the match.
Anyway, congrats PHM and I hope he beats Nadal

philosophicalarf
08-19-2009, 06:01 PM
Ivo is seriously useless in tiebreaks. Not just bad, but really, really useless.

Johnny Ice
08-19-2009, 06:02 PM
Ivo had to toss in a second serve at 9-10 in the tiebreaker, came in behind it, PHM hit a decent forehand return, not great, and Ivo flailed a forehand volley about 8 feet over the baseline

Johnny Ice
08-19-2009, 06:03 PM
Ivo is seriously useless in tiebreaks. Not just bad, but really, really useless.

yeah, so useless that yesterday in the third-set tiebreaker against Monfils he had five service points and blasted five aces:wavey:

philosophicalarf
08-19-2009, 06:06 PM
He's won 41% of them in the last year, with the best serve in the history of tennis, and near constant practice at them. That's simply laughably bad.

tufani
08-19-2009, 06:06 PM
:banana: :aparty: :woohoo: :bigclap: :rocker2:

Good luck in the next round, Paulo! :yeah:

Mint Chip
08-19-2009, 06:17 PM
:D PMH good win

rocketassist
08-19-2009, 06:30 PM
Nadal = all luck.

Rumour
08-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Yesss :devil:

Tess Gray
08-19-2009, 06:37 PM
:yeah: Good job Paulo!

Bargearse
08-19-2009, 10:17 PM
WTF????? :devil:

betowiec
08-19-2009, 10:44 PM
impressive win
way to hold it together in the first set tb

Sapeod
08-19-2009, 10:45 PM
Just great. Seppi or Mathieu in the quarters. What more could you want :o

duong
08-19-2009, 11:00 PM
Ivo is seriously useless in tiebreaks. Not just bad, but really, really useless.

Come on, PHM won the TB 14-12 not losing one point on his serve : that's solid !

When a player gives him the oppotrunities, Karlovic takes them usually.

Voo de Mar
08-19-2009, 11:03 PM
14-12? It was in Tsonga's match :D Here was 11-9.

philosophicalarf
08-19-2009, 11:09 PM
When a player gives him the oppotrunities, Karlovic takes them usually.

He usually chokes on his own serve :-)

How else can you explain 20-28 in TBs over the last year? That's one of the worst records in the top 50 (offhand can only think of Seppi and Almagro with worse).

duong
08-19-2009, 11:12 PM
He usually chokes on his own serve :-)

How else can you explain 20-28 in TBs over the last year?

For one very simple reason : when a player is better than him, he cannot though break him since it's so hard to get 4 or more points on his serve.

But in the TB, here you can see who's the better player ... and he loses more often than he wins.

That's why players who ONLY have a serve are not always great in TBs : Isner seems he is though (when he's in good form)

philosophicalarf
08-20-2009, 12:20 AM
For one very simple reason : when a player is better than him, he cannot though break him since it's so hard to get 4 or more points on his serve.



There's certainly some truth to that, but there's also the fact his first serve % absolutely plummets in tiebreaks. For example, against Chiudinelli in Dubai - lost both tiebreaks. Doublefaults are also fairly common, and his 2nd serve is much less of a weapon.

He's also lost tiebreaks to love a few times (recently vs Kubot)..... scarcely credible with that serve :-)

Certinfy
08-20-2009, 01:30 AM
Could well beat Nadal...

fast_clay
08-20-2009, 01:52 AM
what was Ivo's TB record last year...?

you'd have to think tb's were Ivo's territory... Isner looks to have properly assumed the mantle of the big servers getting scary thru an entire set...

Voo de Mar
08-20-2009, 01:58 AM
what was Ivo's TB record last year...?


30-31 (7-7 in at least 14-points tie-breaks).

fast_clay
08-20-2009, 03:02 AM
30-31 (7-7 in at least 14-points tie-breaks).

hmm... again not that great... you'd imagine it better for sure...

HattonWBA
08-20-2009, 11:05 AM
Good win for PHM, Ivo was bombing aces until around 6-7 1-1 and then stopped.

Bargearse
08-20-2009, 11:36 AM
Damn it Ivo. Just once I put some VCash on you and look what I get. Won't make the same mistake twice!:o

Guille.
08-20-2009, 11:46 AM
yay:bounce:

Julio
08-20-2009, 12:46 PM
Bien joué Paulo !!! :yeah: