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IW R3: Doc Karlovic performs surgery on Gilles Simon 6-3 6-3

Young 8
03-15-2011, 03:31 AM
:eek::eek:

http://www.hititover.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/31_ivo_karlovic_318x4501.jpg

FiBeR
03-15-2011, 03:32 AM
...and this guy was denied a WC to Miami :cuckoo:

gulzhan
03-15-2011, 03:33 AM
Happy for Ivo. That WC situation could have helped him to do his best at IW.

Voo de Mar
03-15-2011, 03:33 AM
Laughable scoreline, at least there's hope Nadal will play a TB before the semifinals :o

croat123
03-15-2011, 03:34 AM
miami needs to sack up and at least give him a qwc at this point...i mean, seriously?
he's playing some of the best tennis on tour

GlennMirnyi
03-15-2011, 03:34 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Simon is one of the most stupid pushers on the planet.

Mungo
03-15-2011, 03:36 AM
Nadal vs Karlovic and Fed vs Raonic. The giants threat!

FiBeR
03-15-2011, 03:36 AM
well... as far as i saw, simon didnt "push" Ivo to the limit.. the ball speed was quite handable for Karlovic and he was doing fine in the balls exchanges :o

no way Simon was winning this with that poor strategy

Gladiator
03-15-2011, 03:37 AM
The Dr played very well. He only lost one point in his serve in the 1st set. and only 2 points in 1st serve the whole match

Amazing

Ivo#1Fan
03-15-2011, 03:38 AM
Looks like Ivo may be back to the form he was showing prior to his injury last year. He's finally getting a few breaks of serve. Prior to this tournament he was breaking an abysmal 3% of return games for the year, worse than he had ever done. Last year he was at a career high for break %.

Sunset of Age
03-15-2011, 03:38 AM
Very impressive performance by Doc Ivo. Haven't seen him play this well for a very long time. :worship:

tennishero
03-15-2011, 03:40 AM
operation succesful

viruzzz
03-15-2011, 03:45 AM
3 breaks in 2 sets for Dr Ivo is really good.

Filo V.
03-15-2011, 03:47 AM
WOW. Now I thought people were jumping the gun when Ivo beat Ferrer, David was awful. Tonight, though, Ivo played really, really well. Served great and overpowered Simon in the rallies. Simon wasn't good but Ivo really dictated play from the beginning. Very impressed by his level, you have to wonder if the Miami situation spurred this on.

MalwareDie
03-15-2011, 03:48 AM
Karlovic has returned.

oranges
03-15-2011, 03:50 AM
Good job, he's getting back in form :yeah:

Ashlar77
03-15-2011, 04:35 AM
Gilles :sad:

ExcaliburII
03-15-2011, 04:37 AM
Karlovic is outplaying everyone from the baseline, sounds sick but its happening

kingroger
03-15-2011, 04:53 AM
They don't seriously have denied him a WC?!?!!?

IN the QF's Nadal-Karlovic could be a nice match...

kindling
03-15-2011, 05:32 AM
Karlovic is outplaying everyone from the baseline, sounds sick but its happening

Seriously, how crazy is this!

Ajk822
03-15-2011, 06:23 AM
Call me crazy, but I love watching Ivo play. :)

The Magician
03-15-2011, 06:37 AM
Dr. Ivo :worship:

Fee
03-15-2011, 07:51 AM
Werk Ivo.

I sat through most of this match tonight. I don't know where Simon was tonight, but I don't think he was on that court. Yes, Ivo's serve was working really well, but Gilles seemed a bit lost on his own games.

Ivo plays Montanes next. Thoughts?

BodyServe
03-15-2011, 08:01 AM
He should beat Montanes, he is the worst returners among his last opponents, then he has very good chance against Nadal although he lost in double.

Elbarto
03-15-2011, 08:18 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Simon is one of the most stupid pushers on the planet.

I'm not agree,

Simon is probably one of the most smart player on the planet,

but he has a poor serve and he lacks power on his shots, that's why he is not top 10

Ouragan
03-15-2011, 08:56 AM
Another 30+ year old having a resurgence.

MIMIC
03-15-2011, 09:16 AM
Karlovic's ranking is 239? :eek: :eek: I honestly had no clue.

Ad Wim
03-15-2011, 09:21 AM
Jeeeeeeeeeesus, get over the Miami QWC thing already. Just be glad he is playing at a decent level again.

Action Jackson
03-15-2011, 09:27 AM
Good for the game.

jonathancrane
03-15-2011, 09:29 AM
http://socialesforo.com.ar/images/smilies/chupala.gif Miami

samanosuke
03-15-2011, 09:36 AM
great win . didn't see this one coming , specially so conceivable

Machiavelli
03-15-2011, 10:07 AM
Karlovic back at his best, just insane watching him outplay Ferrer and Simon from the back..

Dugavljan
03-15-2011, 10:25 AM
:worship:

Deathless Mortal
03-15-2011, 10:56 AM
:eek: I watched his match against Ferrer so I hoped he can keep his level up for this match too, but I never expected it to be so easy.
Now he has to beat Montanes and then QF against Nadal will be very interesting :yeah:

duong
03-15-2011, 10:56 AM
I don't know where Simon was tonight, but I don't think he was on that court. Yes, Ivo's serve was working really well, but Gilles seemed a bit lost on his own games.


when Simon feels powerless and wonders he often looks like that : he starts thinking too much rather than really being on the court.

I didn't see the match but I guess :

1. Simon felt powerless on Karlovic's serves : he says he hates very powerful serves, for instance Roddick's or Isner's then KArlovic is not worse ... :lol:

2. he thought like many ones : on my own serve I just keep the ball in play and he will make the errors, remember Simon likes to answer the opponent's shots, use the opponent's pace and angles, not create the game himself ... but with this in-form KArlovic not making errors (11/27 points on Simon's serve in first set), he was surprised and really wondered what to do.

Orka_n
03-15-2011, 11:37 AM
Clinical procedure from the Doc. :worship:

Certinfy
03-15-2011, 11:40 AM
Fucking legend! Only 4 matches to go now!

Shirogane
03-15-2011, 12:12 PM
http://socialesforo.com.ar/images/smilies/chupala.gif Miami

:lol:

paseo
03-15-2011, 12:29 PM
This Karlovic is good.

But, I still don't like him.

emotion
03-15-2011, 12:40 PM
Wow, he seems to be playing actual tennis

Sapeod
03-15-2011, 06:14 PM
I love how everyone is already looking forward to a Karlovic/Nadal match.

1. This is Karlovic. It''s not as if he's definitely going to beat Montanes. He'll have to play well to beat him.
2. Montanes is still in the draw, if you have all forgotten already...

GlennMirnyi
03-15-2011, 06:39 PM
I'm not agree,

Simon is probably one of the most smart player on the planet,

but he has a poor serve and he lacks power on his shots, that's why he is not top 10

No he's not.

A pusher with a weak second serve going for first serves against Karlovic is just beyond stupid. A high first serve percentage would be much more appropriate. Karlovic would hardly run around first serves to go for winners (or anyone else, for that matter). With that, he could start dictating the points. Instead, he kept playing with weak second serves, allowing Karlovic to attack them at will.

Simon's IQ can't be over 70.

Blue Heart24
03-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Ivo :yeah:
Great chance to beat Montanes and get into the QF,would be great for his ranking as well.

Blackbriar
03-15-2011, 08:21 PM
a little humility for simon fans. He may not be top 10 again any day soon.

vn01
03-15-2011, 09:08 PM
A bit surprising loss for Gillou. Karlovic has a good chance of reaching the QFs now, where he'll be thrashed by Nadal :)

Geo
03-16-2011, 03:16 AM
:rolls: :haha: this is too damn funny. Nice work, Karlovic :worship: