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Did Karlovic really deserve this?

croat123
06-17-2005, 03:50 PM
he just drew danielle bracciale in the first round (the guy who beat him in the final at surbition). he's lost to 3 guys on grass this year, what was the probability of getting 2 of them in the first two rounds :o

allanah
06-17-2005, 03:52 PM
I don't think it was anything against him personally. Just the luck of the draw. After last week at Queens, he should have the confidence to step onto the grass with just about anyone and feel he has a chance.

DanEd
06-17-2005, 03:53 PM
that is what i call bad luck :o

uNIVERSE mAN
06-17-2005, 03:57 PM
I just checked the match stats at Surbiton, Karlovic plays tiebreakers all over the place even in Challengers lol.

R16 Mahut, Nicolas (FRA ) N/A 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
S Rettenmaier, Travis (USA ) N/A 7-6(11) 7-6(6)
F Bracciali, Daniele (ITA ) N/A 7-6 6-7(5) 6-7(4)

uNIVERSE mAN
06-17-2005, 03:58 PM
The dude is an anomoly.

Deboogle!.
06-17-2005, 04:06 PM
Didn't Bracciali also retire from his third qualifying match and only get in as a LL? Is he injured or did he just know he was gonna get a LL Spot and give up?

AntonyDupuis2005
06-17-2005, 04:06 PM
how did you find out this info?

croat123
06-17-2005, 04:25 PM
sport.hrt.hr

here are some match-ups

karlovic vs. bracialle
ancic vs. summerer (or something like that)
pavel vs. karanusic

that's all the info they give

Fee
06-17-2005, 05:07 PM
Bracciali was at least 3rd on the LL list when he retired (4th if Seppi hadn't finished his match yet) so he took a pretty big risk retiring from that match with a few of the guys ahead of him still on court. He got in when Canas withdrew a few hours ago.

Deboogle!.
06-17-2005, 05:12 PM
So he's really injured then? In that case, he shouldn't really trouble Ivo that much.

Scotso
06-17-2005, 05:52 PM
It's pretty pathetic that most of the LL are people that retired from matches. If you retire from a match, you should be out of the tournament.

LaTenista
06-17-2005, 06:00 PM
It's pretty pathetic that most of the LL are people that retired from matches. If you retire from a match, you should be out of the tournament.

Lucky Losers are just living up to the title.

BTW if I were in a tournament and had to play against a LL, I'd want one who retired in their last match so it would be likely the LL wouldn't be playing his/her best and possibly retire again. So by the same logic, shouldn't Karlovic be happy that at least there's the possibility his first round opponent will retire?

Jim Jones
06-17-2005, 06:07 PM
shucks I wanted to see Karlovic play against Dick Norman :)

lucashg
06-17-2005, 06:33 PM
He deserved it, nobody told him to have such a boring while effective game on grass :p
No seriously, it's bad luck. But if he feels like returning well and winning some points on his opponents' serves, he could go far... I still think he won't get past the 2nd round.

NYCtennisfan
06-17-2005, 06:41 PM
Bracciali is very talented but if he is injured then this should not be too big of a problem for IVO.

croat123
06-17-2005, 06:46 PM
Lucky Losers are just living up to the title.

BTW if I were in a tournament and had to play against a LL, I'd want one who retired in their last match so it would be likely the LL wouldn't be playing his/her best and possibly retire again. So by the same logic, shouldn't Karlovic be happy that at least there's the possibility his first round opponent will retire?
but you have to figure that bracciali will have 5 days to recover. still, i expect ivo to pull through cause he is definately playing better now than he was a surbition

Neely
06-17-2005, 07:24 PM
Ivo will completely beat him this time they meet!

Ivo got stronger and stronger on grass...

RaVeR
06-17-2005, 07:38 PM
Ivo will completely beat him this time they meet!

Ivo got stronger and stronger on grass...

I hope so...go Ivo!!