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Zagreb QF: Cilic def. Karlovic 7-6(6) 6-4

croat123
02-05-2010, 05:06 PM
Marin served at 65% :)
Ivo :(

Voo de Mar
02-05-2010, 05:09 PM
The most expected scoreline.

oranges
02-05-2010, 05:10 PM
Take the title :tennis:

RIboy
02-05-2010, 05:13 PM
Karlovic won the toss and chose to receive...WTF?? :lol:

Yves.
02-05-2010, 05:14 PM
Expected.

bjurra
02-05-2010, 05:18 PM
Karlovic won the toss and chose to receive...WTF?? :lol:

He is a slow starter, maybe that is why. Didnt really affect the outcome of the match...:)

samanosuke
02-05-2010, 05:18 PM
Anyway great start of the season for Ivo . Every match that he lost was against top 10 opponent . Try to keep it up

Ivo#1Fan
02-05-2010, 05:20 PM
Ivo had 1 set point in tie breaker but Cilic served up his 2nd ace of the set to win that point.

JesusFederer
02-05-2010, 05:21 PM
Sillytch is going to have a good season.

Ivo#1Fan
02-05-2010, 05:21 PM
Karlovic won the toss and chose to receive...WTF?? :lol:

Either way you either have to break serve one time to win a set or hold 6 times to force a TB. Really not that important who serves first.

TMJordan
02-05-2010, 05:33 PM
Get out of here Ivo you sack of crap.

oematoema
02-05-2010, 05:36 PM
Anyway great start of the season for Ivo . Every match that he lost was against top 10 opponent . Try to keep it up

I'll laugh my ass off if Ivo reaches top 10 this year! :D
Just do a little better at ATP 1000 events and he's halfway there.

TennisOnWood
02-05-2010, 05:46 PM
Some amateur slices from Karlovic.. he was so boring to watch

samanosuke
02-05-2010, 05:50 PM
Some amateur slices from Karlovic.. he was so boring to watch

Did not your avatar accustom you on boring matches ?

networthy
02-05-2010, 05:50 PM
Anyway great start of the season for Ivo . Every match that he lost was against top 10 opponent . Try to keep it up

Every match? He has lost only one so far this year!

RIboy
02-05-2010, 05:51 PM
Every match? He has lost only one match so far this year!

Karlovic not Mugrin- davydenko, nadal and cilic

samanosuke
02-05-2010, 05:52 PM
Every match? He has lost only one match so far this year!

Try to read my post more carefully

oranges
02-05-2010, 06:09 PM
:lol: @ Cilic bashing brigade squirming at the thought someone interpreted their posts as some kind of acknowledgment for his achievements

Ad Wim
02-05-2010, 06:19 PM
Karlovic played pretty awful, especially first set. Then his serve saved him, but I didn't see him winning any rally. Lots of balls metres out and very low in the net. Had a mb up in the TB, but didn't hit any first serve then.

He was doing well at the AO and before, especially in the rallies. Maybe he was tired after a busy AO...

Dini
02-05-2010, 06:26 PM
I like what a blogger called Marin recently: Red Hot Cilic Peppers. :p

This should have been the final, though.

oranges
02-05-2010, 06:31 PM
I like what a blogger called Marin recently: Red Hot Cilic Peppers. :p

This should have been the final, though.

Melzer can play really well. Provided he makes the semi and keeps his head about, it could be a much better match.

Dini
02-05-2010, 06:38 PM
Melzer can play really well. Provided he makes the semi and keeps his head about, it could be a much better match.

True. But I meant more in terms of Croatian interest in a Croatian tournament - a bit like last year Ancic vs. Cilic in the final. As you say though, Melzer is more than capable of making it high quality should he get there.

Joolz
02-05-2010, 07:25 PM
I like what a blogger called Marin recently: Red Hot Cilic Peppers. :p

Wasn't that on a banner some people made for him at the AO? I think I saw it there.

tennizen
02-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Win the tournament Cilic:rocker2:

Dini
02-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Wasn't that on a banner some people made for him at the AO? I think I saw it there.

Interesting. I saw it here (http://allineedisapicketfence.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/down-under-fall-out-hot-or-not/) and assumed it was her creation. :p

Joolz
02-05-2010, 07:38 PM
Interesting. I saw it here (http://allineedisapicketfence.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/down-under-fall-out-hot-or-not/) and assumed it was her creation. :p

Maybe they created it simultaneously. :)

It's just that I remember that banner and the (German) commentator pointing it out, trying to pronounce what it said... Though at least he knew the band.

oranges
02-05-2010, 07:40 PM
Here they are, great banner BTW

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208778&stc=1&d=1264943333

Joolz
02-05-2010, 07:43 PM
Yeah, that's the one I meant. Thanks. :)

Doomach777
02-06-2010, 11:01 AM
Was there. I was screaming Ivo and Ajmo Ivan, but Im glad Marin won!

NYCtennisfan
02-06-2010, 07:58 PM
Either way you either have to break serve one time to win a set or hold 6 times to force a TB. Really not that important who serves first.

In a lot of cases, it IS important who serves first. Serving at 4-4 is a lot easier than serving at 4-5. This is even more important when playing deciding 3rd or 5th sets. Take a look at Federer; he almost always chooses to serve first because he like being 'ahead' on the scoreboard i.e. 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, etc. and he tends to play better when he starts off serving in sets and getting early leads. In the past 5 years or so, I would estimate that Federer started a match on his serve about 75% of the time since either he chooses to serve first or his opponents, in this particular case, know that it's often easiest to break him right off the bat before he finds his rhythm so they choose to return first.