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Karlovic breaks serve 26 times in 2 weeks!

Ivo#1Fan
10-16-2011, 10:32 PM
During the course of winning the 2 California challengers these past 2 weeks Karlovic's return game seemd to step up a notch. Yes they were challengers, not ATP events, but still 26 breaks in 10 matches is a good stat for anyone and almost mind boggling for Karlovic. There was some solid competition and good servers, 6 breaks came in 2 matches against Querrey and another 2 were against Blake.

LawrenceOfTennis
10-16-2011, 10:35 PM
Against clowns.

Saberq
10-16-2011, 10:36 PM
I can serve better than half of those guys

Luinir
10-16-2011, 10:37 PM
I can serve better than half of those guys

No you can't. Even at the futures level, guys have amazing level of tennis.

Pirata.
10-16-2011, 10:37 PM
Legend :worship:

Orka_n
10-16-2011, 10:37 PM
Novak better watch out.

Ivo 2.0 will rise

Mountaindewslave
10-16-2011, 11:20 PM
oh my god that is incredible, never expect that from IVO. but let's be realistic, it's not as though it's that impressive, he was playing in CHALLENGER events..... :o

JeffCandoi
10-16-2011, 11:33 PM
No you can't. Even at the futures level, guys have amazing level of tennis.

true.

Snowwy
10-16-2011, 11:34 PM
Anyone who is saying this isn't impressive, I really think you guys need to go out and watch some challenger or even futures events. You have to be really good to even get a ranking, let alone be in a challenger event.

Topspindoctor
10-17-2011, 12:32 AM
Obviously his return is much better than his serve :smoke:

Mountaindewslave
10-17-2011, 12:41 AM
Anyone who is saying this isn't impressive, I really think you guys need to go out and watch some challenger or even futures events. You have to be really good to even get a ranking, let alone be in a challenger event.

this is true but being realistic the serve of a futures player or challengers player is far below what IVO usually faces on the ATP tour.... there is a reason there are players who do not make it to the ATP pro level.... that is what futures / challengers are for after all

but it is a surprising statistic no doubt

Say Hey Kid
10-17-2011, 12:48 AM
Karlovic also did very well capitalizing on his breakpoints. I don't have the offical stats, but almost everytime he got himself in positions to break he took advantage of it and won the game.

bleu_cheese
10-17-2011, 01:13 AM
I went and saw his first match against Querrey in Sacramento, and he impressed me on return. This is why you should never pay attention to those who despise the "all serve" players, when they are more than just that.

Sham Kay
10-17-2011, 01:18 AM
He's so underrated on return because we usually watch him playing the best on the main tour, on the challenger tour he's a different animal since the opposition tend to have lesser shot making ability and my guess is, most struggle to pass the big guy at the net consistently like the guys on the main tour are able to (even many of them struggle, but don't get broken as much). Those chip charges and heavy risky forehands followed by net rushes are a tough proposition for challenger level players.

abraxas21
10-17-2011, 01:44 AM
good for him

off the court, ivo is one of the wittiest and funniest guys in the tour right now

Mountaindewslave
10-17-2011, 04:44 AM
He's so underrated on return because we usually watch him playing the best on the main tour, on the challenger tour he's a different animal since the opposition tend to have lesser shot making ability and my guess is, most struggle to pass the big guy at the net consistently like the guys on the main tour are able to (even many of them struggle, but don't get broken as much). Those chip charges and heavy risky forehands followed by net rushes are a tough proposition for challenger level players.

this is exactly it; these players often are less experience and/or talented and just do not have the power or versatility to handle hitting over or past such a large person has IVO which inevitably is going to mean he is going to do much better on return

Pirata.
10-17-2011, 06:01 AM
off the court, ivo is the wittiest and funniest guy in the tour right now

Fixed :wavey:

Ilovetheblues_86
10-17-2011, 03:44 PM
He should teach Kravchuk or Guccione a lesson.

fast_clay
10-17-2011, 03:46 PM
tennis is complete

The Magician
10-17-2011, 04:11 PM
I like Ivo but challenger and future players don't have good serves. They have good serves compared to some fat tard on MTF but by professional standards they're pathetic. Double faults, junkballs, forehand slices, and choking are all normal on the challenger tour, why do you think the ATP top 100 has stagnated with no new players? The ATP is the same old mediocre players filling out slam draws because challengers are filled with the same old crappy players, while everyone who seems to have picked up a racket after 1990 is horrible for whatever reason.

GOAT = Fed
10-17-2011, 04:22 PM
I can serve better than half of those guys

Wow don't think I've ever read anything more clownish than this. You'd struggle to win a point facing serve against the lowest of the futures events players.

Agrajag
10-17-2011, 05:38 PM
Karlovic also did very well capitalizing on his breakpoints. I don't have the offical stats, but almost everytime he got himself in positions to break he took advantage of it and won the game.

26/68.

Pretty normal conversion stats.

Mateya
10-17-2011, 06:02 PM
:spit:

yes, the level of serving is way lower than on the main tour but still it's a great achievement for someone who couldn't break serve to save his life. Will do his confidence a loads of good. :)

On the other hand, I'm sure there are many challenger players who have a better serve than Seppi, Chela, etc. And it's not all about serving, those breaks surely came with some good baseline play.
:wavey:

TMJordan
10-17-2011, 06:05 PM
Ajmo Ivooooooooooooooooooooooo

jonathancrane
10-17-2011, 06:24 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/40A2251BE2DA410080C3993D8CF46D35.ashx?w=655&h=269

Mateya
10-17-2011, 06:28 PM
Those special sun shades must have done the trick.

Start da Game
10-17-2011, 06:40 PM
26 surgeries in 2 weeks.....what a doctor.....

EddieNero
10-18-2011, 06:43 AM
I always knew Ivo's return is underrated.

Frederick16
10-18-2011, 08:22 AM
I can serve better than half of those guys

haha right.. i serve above 200k/h and when i played an almost retired swedish prof on a speedy indoorcourt he ate my serve still for breakfast. My only game was a break on his serve..

LawrenceOfTennis
10-18-2011, 08:33 AM
the karlovic hype on this board is pathetic

TMJordan
10-18-2011, 12:55 PM
I can serve better than half of those guys

Some people are just stupid.

Orka_n
10-18-2011, 02:58 PM
the karlovic hype on this board is patheticExcept there is no hype. Most of us don't go around calling him pathetic because his game is serve-reliant though.

VolandriFan
10-19-2011, 04:20 AM
Ivo Karlovic has the distinction of simultaneously having the best career service games won percentage (91), and the lowest career return games won percentage (9) among players having played 200 matches (since 1991).