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~Ivo Karlovic*["King Karlo"]*Thread!~

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RaVeR
08-20-2003, 12:27 PM
in 1st qualif Round in US OPEN, Ivo will play against Takahiro Terachi from Japan.

Good luck Ivo!:)

RaVeR
08-20-2003, 04:23 PM
1st Round:
Ivo Karlovic (CRO)[5] def. Takahiro Terachi (JPN) 7-5,6-2

Good luck in 2nd round against winner of match Bachelot/Mertinak!

croat123
09-18-2003, 09:54 PM
oh my, we haven't posted in ages :o

Welcome to the top100 Ivo after your great run at the open!!!!

davor_suker
02-08-2004, 09:57 AM
Ivo has the best serve in the world, but unfortunately he doesnt have much else :sad:
Im sure he will get somewhere though, even if it isnt a major...

Neely
06-30-2004, 10:07 PM
Ivo in Wimbledon

pryss
10-16-2004, 05:58 PM
Ivo Karlovic is now in the draw for TMS Madrid :)

Jim Jones
10-16-2004, 06:10 PM
Wow, Neely that picture in your avatar is that you? I guess that it is just a picture. So you are from the UAE. I've have family members who live there & they like it. V. different than Saudi Arabia. If only the British had not helped the Saudis get control of the Hejaz....

El Legenda
10-17-2004, 01:32 AM
Wow, Neely that picture in your avatar is that you? I guess that it is just a picture. So you are from the UAE. I've have family members who live there & they like it. V. different than Saudi Arabia. If only the British had not helped the Saudis get control of the Hejaz....

her avatar is Sue Bird...WNBA player...when to UConn

pryss
10-17-2004, 01:23 PM
Ivo plays Lopez in the first round. :/ its hard to guess whos going to win, but i certainly hope Ivo throws down some good serves...;)

pryss
10-20-2004, 02:09 AM
Our King of Tiebreaks lost 6-4 7(12)-6(10) 6(5)-7(7) to Feli :/ he had 35 aces though.

pryss
10-28-2004, 02:39 PM
Ivo Karlovic won over Alex Corretja in the second round of St. Petersburg 7/6 6/7 7/6.
mmhmm, tie breaks.

Leena
11-30-2004, 03:08 PM
Ajmo Ivo.

Please be a good player soon.

miss skywalker
11-30-2004, 03:19 PM
Ajmo Ivo.

Please be a good player soon.
:lol:

Leena
01-17-2005, 06:29 PM
Ivo sucked and lost to Bohdan ULIHRACH in the 1st round of Australian Open.

Ivo was broken 4 times, and that's not acceptable.

pryss
01-17-2005, 07:11 PM
:awww: it was like the first time in kazillion years he wasnt playing against a seed...:*(

croat123
02-07-2005, 08:52 PM
ivo is playing against soderling on wednesday :scared:

El Legenda
05-19-2005, 08:50 AM
bad year for Ivo so far 3-10

Papakori
06-03-2005, 04:06 PM
Ivo into the semi finals of Surbiton! :D

He defeated America's Brian Baker 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-4

He is in the semi finals playing another America Opponent I do not know of ,named Travis Rettenmaier! Good luck Ivo!

(Please can I help cheer for Ivo?)

Papakori
06-04-2005, 04:50 PM
He is now into the Final and is playing Danielle Bracciali of Italy!

Hopefully Ivo can win!

Papakori
06-07-2005, 02:41 PM
He lost to Bracciali Italy in final :sad:

Bouncing on to the grass courts of Queens Club, London he will play M. Mertinak!

Papakori
06-07-2005, 06:22 PM
And he is into the second round! 7-6 (6) 7-6 (3)

Next to play Fernando Gonzalez

Papakori
06-08-2005, 04:18 PM
Wow :eek: He defeated 8th seed, Fernando Gonzalez 6-3, 7-6(4)

He will play either Kevin Kim, or Tomas Zib, both winnable matches!

Ivo is on a roll!

Papakori
06-08-2005, 06:44 PM
It proves to be Zib in Round 3 :D

croat123
06-08-2005, 06:46 PM
ivo went from 3-10 to 9-11 in less than a week and a half. gotta love the grass :)

Papakori
06-08-2005, 08:00 PM
Yup, sure do!

And he is playing on Nottingham too! Pity Grass Season isn't longer!

I saw him at Queens on Monday when I was there walking around but I was too scared to approach him because he was sooo tall although I am sure he is really nice! :lol:

adelaide
06-09-2005, 01:17 PM
aaaand he takes it 6-2 6-4 :D he fired 20 aces today :banana:

Papakori
06-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Excellent work Ivo! :) Quarters now! :woohoo:

Now maybe a re-match with Hewitt or a match against Mirnyi~!

croat123
06-09-2005, 08:29 PM
hewitt will lose :devil: beat him ivo!!

ivo fired 20 aces out of 39 first serves...amazing

honestly, if he serves well tomorrow, he can take out lleyton "foot shorter" hewitt with ease :)

El Legenda
06-09-2005, 09:15 PM
ivo went from 3-10 to 9-11 in less than a week and a half. gotta love the grass :)

No. He went from 3-12 to 6-12. challengers dont count on ATP level

Papakori
06-10-2005, 02:36 PM
So nervous about match against Hewitt :eek:

Papakori
06-10-2005, 05:35 PM
:eek: He beats Hewitt 7-6 6-3!

Thomas Johansson, victor of Brtain own Tim Henman is the next opponent!

croat123
06-10-2005, 10:05 PM
:eek::woohoo:

Papakori
06-11-2005, 02:55 PM
Wins first set against Thomas 6-4 after taking an early break

croat123
06-11-2005, 04:00 PM
6-4 7-6(7) :banana::woohoo::yeah:

Papakori
06-11-2005, 05:07 PM
Brilliant win! :woohoo: Next is Andy Roddick :( :(

croat123, watching Ivo's match today sitting among his entourage was an indian girl, do you know if that is Ivo's girlfriend?

croat123
06-11-2005, 07:31 PM
yeah, that's his girlfriend. btw, she is croatian, just very tan;)

croat123
06-11-2005, 07:31 PM
she's also really short (like 5'2" or something) :o

miss skywalker
06-11-2005, 07:33 PM
she's also really short (like 5'2" or something) :o
please, how much is it in cm?

Papakori
06-11-2005, 07:55 PM
please, how much is it in cm?
157.48, thats 51cm shorter than Ivo at 208 cm!

Thanks croat123 for telling me who she was! When I watch final tomorrow I will probably see that she is just tanned!

Papakori
06-11-2005, 08:10 PM
Just been looking at Ivo's Nottingham draw:

Andreev in Round 1 who could be dangerous
Possible Round 2: Number 1 seed and countryman Ivan Ljubicic

Papakori
06-12-2005, 10:35 AM
I am so excited about the final today! I am out though so am going to video-record it incase Ivo wins!

Head to head 0:0

They have never met!

Some nice pictures of Ivo's semifinal win:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050610/capt.xlst11606101708.britain_tennis_xlst116.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050610/capt.xlst11606101708.britain_tennis_xlst116.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050611/capt.lon82406111506.britain_tennis_lon824.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050611/capt.sge.cgs75.110605163209.photo01.photo.default-384x303.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050611/capt.lon83606111633.britain_tennis_lon836.jpg

RickDaStick
06-12-2005, 03:14 PM
Roddick def. Karlovic 76 76.

Papakori
06-12-2005, 03:21 PM
:sad: Oh well, I guess he has to move on to Nottingham now.

Igor Andreev in Round 1, lets just hope that Ivo isn't exhausted.

I agree with you croat123 in the Newport forum that Ivo should play there, where he will be a seed and get a decent draw instead of playing the swiss Clay tournament where he may have to even go through qualifying.

But good luck in Nottingham!

croat123
06-12-2005, 05:52 PM
honestly, if he wants a title, he should ask for a wc there. the top seed will be dent and dent just isn't nearly as solid on his serve as ivo is.

Papakori
06-12-2005, 06:53 PM
Yes, while if he plays in the clay tournament, there are specialist like Gaudio there who thrive on clay and Ivo won't last long at all!

Regarding tomorrow, Ivo isn't scheduled to play so hopefully he rests well where I guess he will play on Tuesday.

For a title, I think he has a great chance at Nottingham also!

Papakori
06-13-2005, 04:19 PM
Ivo is now 59 in the world, jumping 18 places :)

Maybe with a good run in Nottingham and Wimbledon, he will beat his career high of 51!

Papakori
06-13-2005, 05:51 PM
Tomorrow at 12 noon, Ivo will battle against Igor Andreev on Court 1 of queens! Go Ivo!

croat123
06-14-2005, 12:23 PM
Ivo def. Andreev 6-4 6-4
could have been even easier, andreev only had like two easy holds and ivo put pressure on him in every other one of his service games :)

Papakori
06-14-2005, 02:38 PM
Well done Ivo :) Andreev can prove to be dangerous though so in straight sets too, it was a good score

Papakori
06-14-2005, 03:46 PM
There was a nice article of Ivo in the general message forum:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4088664.stm

Lastly; some quotes from Ivo about his season and today

"I have to say that this is the best I've played on grass."

And of Wimbledon draw;

Last year I was pretty unlucky with the draw because I had to play Roger, Federer who is almost unbeatable on grass," said Karlovic, who is unseeded for Thursday's SW19 draw.

"But if the draw is kind to me I can certainly do better."

Papakori
06-14-2005, 08:23 PM
Well Ljubicic's next who won in a final set tiebreaker! Good luck Ivo!

Battle of Croats!

Papakori
06-14-2005, 08:25 PM
An evening match for Ivo too! :)

Papakori
06-15-2005, 03:02 PM
I am really nervous about Ivo's match!

Just found another article:

NOTTINGHAM, England (AFP) - Big-serving Ivo Karlovic hammered out his position as a dangerman at next week's Wimbledon with a rapidfire 6-4, 6-4 opening win at the Nottingham grasscourt tournament.

The 6ft 10in Croatian, who has reached successive grasscourt finals at Surbiton and Queen's Club in the run-up to Wimbledon, took just 59 minutes to beat Russia's Igor Andreev.

Karlovic, who knocked out defending champion Lleyton Hewitt at the 2003 Wimbledon, sent down 11 aces in his win on Tuesday.

"If I play well I have got a chance of winning Wimbledon - I feel I am now playing the best I have ever played on grass," said Karlovic who will be one of the unseeded players that the big stars will want to avoid when the Wimbledon draw is made on Thursday.

"Last year I was pretty unlucky with the draw because I had to play Federer who is almost unbeatable on grass.

"But if the draw is kind to me this year I can certainly do better than I did last year."

And Karlovic believes he has another good reason to fancy his chances of upsetting the odds at Wimbledon after watching countryman Goran Ivanisevic romp to the title as a wild card in 2001.

"I take my inspiration from what Goran achieved in 2001. For a man from such a small country as Croatia to become Wimbledon champion is unbelievable."

Karlovic has hit form at the right time as he bids to build on last week's superb victories over Hewitt and Thomas Johansson at Queen's.

Prior to his run to the final at Surbiton two weeks ago he had lost in the first round of eight consecutive tournaments going back to the beginning of March.

But his grass-court expertise is now beginning to make his prospective Wimbledon rivals sit up and take notice.

Experienced Belarussian Max Mirnyi, who enjoyed a 6-2, 6-0 first-round win over Sargis Sargsian of Armenia, said: "It would be strange if Ivo were not one of the favourites for Wimbledon.

"He has such a big serve and has done so well in the last couple of weeks that his chances must be very good."

croat123
06-15-2005, 07:35 PM
ivo won :)

Papakori
06-15-2005, 08:00 PM
And now for Olivier Rochus! Will be funny Huge against Tiny!

Papakori
06-16-2005, 02:31 PM
As for next weeks Wimbledon, Ivo plays a qualifier in Round 1
Round 2: Roddick :(

Papakori
06-16-2005, 06:46 PM
He lost to Rochus :sad:

croat123
06-16-2005, 06:46 PM
oops :o

Papakori
06-19-2005, 08:23 PM
The qualifier Ivo will play is none other then Danielle Bracciali whom beat him at Surbiton :eek: Tough draw for Ivo then! Very tough

Papakori
06-22-2005, 02:45 PM
I. Karlovic was beaten by the score 6-7 7-6 3-6 7-6 12-10

Papakori
07-03-2005, 08:47 AM
Ivo is not in Gastaad or Newport :sad:

Papakori
07-03-2005, 07:31 PM
Next tournament Ivo flies to the states for what I hope will be a succesful summer for him.

Ivo will play in Indianopolis

Papakori
07-04-2005, 02:50 PM
Because of a poor Wimbledon, Ivo is down 19 places to 75 in the world :sad:

Papakori
07-07-2005, 03:40 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/media/insiderpics/2005/0617_karlovic.jpg

Papakori
07-15-2005, 06:01 PM
Ivo is in Croatia for Davis Cup although he has not been selected for a match

lyv2005
07-15-2005, 09:05 PM
Ivo had chances to play on doubles tomorrow only if Ivan had a difficult match against Hanescu... Anyway, considering that the score is 1-1, Pilic won't risk too much and let mario and ivan as a team

Papakori
07-18-2005, 09:09 PM
Indianopolis: Ivo plays Kevin Kim in Round one. good luck Ivo!

Papakori
07-19-2005, 10:38 AM
He is scheduled to play Kim today!

Papakori
07-20-2005, 09:15 AM
Ivo struggled last night:

K Kim (USA) d I Karlovic (CRO) 64 67(3) 63

:sad: :sad: :sad:

Papakori
07-20-2005, 07:42 PM
Next week is Los Angeles.

I hope that Ivo can win a match again next week, it is possible he may have to qualify though

Papakori
07-23-2005, 10:41 AM
Well, this is King Karlo's draw for LA:

(1) AGASSI, Andre USA vs Q
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN vs. KIM, Kevin USA
(WC) GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA vs SAULNIER, Cyril FRA
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA vs (6) ANCIC, Mario CRO

(4) HAAS, Tommy GER vs KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MALISSE, Xavier BEL vs LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
FISH, Mardy USA vs (5) DENT, Taylor USA

(8) RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR vs Q
MULLER, Gilles LUX vs SPADEA, Vincent USA
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs ARTHURS, Wayne AUS
(WC) BLAKE, James USA vs (3) KIEFER, Nicolas GER

(7) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA vs MELLO, Ricardo BRA
Q vs (WC) MAMIIT, Cecil USA
Q vs HERNYCH, Jan CZE
BECK, Karol SVK vs (2) HRBATY, Dominik SVK

Papakori
07-25-2005, 09:53 AM
Karlovic will play tomorrow

Papakori
07-27-2005, 09:14 AM
Another Loss 4-6 4-6

Papakori
07-31-2005, 10:44 AM
King Karlo's draw for Washington has arrived:

Good luck Ivo!

) RODDICK, Andy USA v Bye
LAPENTTI, Giovanni ECU v MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
(WC) BAKER, Brian USA v Qualifier
Bye v (14) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG

(11) RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v Bye
CARRAZ, Gregory FRA v Qualifier
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
Bye v (7) MIRNYI, Max BLR

(3) HENMAN, Tim GBR v Bye
MOODIE, Wesley RSA v Qualifier
FALLA, Alejandro COL v GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA
Bye v (13) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA

(12) BECK, Karol SVK v Bye
KIM, Kevin USA v GINEPRI, Robby USA
(WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS v HORNA, Luis PER
Bye v (5) HRBATY, Dominik SVK

(6) KIEFER, Nicolas GER v Bye
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
MULLER, Gilles LUX v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
Bye v (9) MASSU, Nicolas CHI

(16) ZIB, Tomas CZE v Bye
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE v MORRISON, Jeff USA
LISNARD, Jean-Rene FRA v BLAKE, James USA
Bye v (4) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(8) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA v Bye
POPP, Alexander GER v PHAU, Bjorn GER
ARTHURS, Wayne AUS v Qualifier
Bye v (10) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
(15) MELLO, Ricardo BRA v Bye
(WC) REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v (WC) CLAYTON, Alex USA
HERNYCH[, Jan CZE v Qualifier
Bye v (2) AGASSI, Andre USA

Papakori
07-31-2005, 05:20 PM
Ivo partners Jan Hernych for the doubles, another of my favourite players and together they take on Jim Thomas and Robbie Koenig

Papakori
08-01-2005, 01:23 PM
today Ivo plays against Kenneth


Good luck Ivo!

Papakori
08-02-2005, 08:42 AM
Ivo def. K. Carlsen! 6-3 6-7 6-3

Congratulations Ivo!

Papakori
08-02-2005, 08:44 AM
Next Up: Max Mirnyi

Papakori
08-03-2005, 09:10 AM
Last night, Ivo played the 7th seed, Max Mirnyi. The croatian acquitted himself well to win by 4-6 6-3 6-4. The next test ahead, looks to be either qualifier Nathan Healy or brit, Greg Rusedski.

Papakori
08-03-2005, 09:05 PM
Today, Ivo teams up with Czech Jan Hernych and they will take on doubles specialists Jim Thomas and Robbie Koenig

Papakori
08-04-2005, 08:07 AM
Jan and Ivo won 6-3 3-6 6-4 :D

Papakori
08-04-2005, 08:09 AM
It has been confirmed that today, Ivo will play Greg Rusedski

Éowyn
08-04-2005, 09:39 PM
ivo beat greg 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 :woohoo:

Papakori
08-04-2005, 10:42 PM
ooh hi éowyn, nice to see you here

It was a good win I think

revolution
08-04-2005, 11:23 PM
Ivo :yeah: :bounce:

Tobi
08-05-2005, 08:46 AM
Ivo will play Roddick today,good luck ;)

El Legenda
08-05-2005, 06:25 PM
ill be watching on TV :bounce:

Papakori
08-07-2005, 12:36 PM
Ivo lost

Papakori
08-07-2005, 03:28 PM
Montreal:

1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v MOYA, Carlos ESP
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v (WC) BESTER, Philip CAN
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v (15) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(12) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v (WC) DANCEVIC, Frank CAN
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v PAVEL, Andrei ROM
HORNA, Luis PER v (8) PUERTA, Mariano ARG

(3) RODDICK, Andy USA v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
Qualifier v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v Qualifier
SODERLING, Robin SWE v (14) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(9) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v BECK, Karol SVK
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
(WC) NIEMEYER, Frederic CAN v (5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(6) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v Qualifier
(WC) STECKLEY, Rob CAN v CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
Qualifier v (11) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(13) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v DENT, Taylor USA
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
Qualifier v SPADEA, Vincent USA
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v (4) AGASSI, Andre USA

(7) CORIA, Guillermo ARG v FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
FERRER, David ESP v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
HRBATY, Dominik SVK v (10) HENMAN, Tim GBR

(16) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v MIRNYI, Max BLR
Qualifier v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v ANCIC, Mario CRO
Qualifier v (2) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

An interesting match-up, Ivo is tied 1-1 in heads to head, they both met on grass. Johansson won Surbiton 2004 and Ivo won Queens 2005 in their respective matches.

Éowyn
08-09-2005, 01:35 AM
my vcash is on ivo :p

Papakori
08-10-2005, 08:52 AM
Ivo fell at JOhansson's hands last night 1-6 5-7

Scarlett
08-11-2005, 01:56 AM
Ivo fell at JOhansson's hands last night 1-6 5-7


ivo :smash:

1-6 in the first set and about 1 million df's? :rolleyes:

Papakori
08-11-2005, 07:55 AM
True, not the best match Ivo has played

Welcome Scarlett :)

Scarlett
08-11-2005, 11:08 AM
True, not the best match Ivo has played

Welcome Scarlett :)


hello :wavey: thankyou for the welcome :)

Papakori
08-13-2005, 09:02 AM
:wavey: Ivo is in the draw for Qualifying at Cincinatti:

HANESCU, Victor ROM v SERRA, Florent FRA
(alt)SIMON, Gilles FRA v (13)KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO

(2)CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v GIMELSTOB, Justin USA
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v (12) MINAR, Ivo CZE

(3)SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA v GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
MOODIE, Wesley RSA v (9) SEPPI, Andreas ITA

(4)WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI v (alt)LAPENTTI, Giovanni ECU
(wc) MORRISON, Jeff USA v (16)KOUBEK, Stefan AUT

(5)MALISSE, Xavier BEL v BURGSMULLER, Lars GER
(WC) SIMMONDS, Phillip USA v (15)LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU

(6) MULLER, Gilles LUX v (wc) RAM, Rajeev USA
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG v (14) HERNYCH, Jan CZE

(7) ZIB, Tomas CZE v (WC) GAMBILL, Jan-Michael USA
DJOKOVIC, Novak SCG v (11)KIM, Kevin USA

(8)HORNA, Luis v ARTHURS, Wayne
CLEMENT, Arnaud v (10)LLODRA, Michael

Scarlett
08-13-2005, 11:34 AM
good luck ivo :D

Scarlett
08-13-2005, 08:34 PM
ivo lost :(

*goes to beat ivo over the head but can't reach, so beats his knees instead*

croat123
08-13-2005, 08:36 PM
oops :tape:

Papakori
08-13-2005, 08:44 PM
oooch bad loss Ivo!

Papakori
08-19-2005, 02:30 PM
Ivo's new ATP Profile picture:

Papakori
08-24-2005, 06:00 PM
hello :wavey:

Here is the draw for the US Open

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v MINAR, Ivo CZE
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
MONTANES, Albert ESP v HANESCU, Victor ROM
QUALIFIER v (27) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
(20) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v QUALIFIER
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v QUALIFIER
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v VANEK, Jiri CZE
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v (16) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(11) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v QUALIFIER
WESSELS, Peter NED v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
QUALIFIER v (21) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
(31) MOYA, Carlos ESP v LLODRA, Michael FRA
SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA v ARTHURS, Wayne AUS
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
ZIB, Tomas CZE v (6) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(3) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v COSTA, Albert ESP
ACASUSO, Jose ARG v HORNA, Luis PER
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
BURGSMULLER, Lars GER v (25) DENT, Taylor USA
(17) FERRER, David ESP v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
(WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS v KUCERA, Karol SVK
QUALIFIER v KIM, Kevin USA
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v (15) HRBATY, Dominik SVK

(12) HENMAN, Tim GBR v VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v QUALIFIER
MONFILS, Gael FRA v DJOKOVIC, Novak SCG
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR v (22) ANCIC, Mario CRO
(30) MIRNYI, Max BLR v GIMELSTOB, Justin USA
SERRA, Florent FRA v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v BECK, Karol SVK
POPP, Alexander GER v (5) SAFIN, Marat RUS

(8) CORIA, Guillermo ARG v MANTILLA, Felix ESP
QUALIFIER v SPADEA, Vincent USA
SODERLING, Robin SWE v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v (26) LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
(23) NOVAK, Jiri CZE v NORMAN, Dick BEL
(WC) GAMBILL, Jan-Michael USA v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI v (WC) RAM, Rajeev USA
QUALIFIER v (10) PUERTA, Mariano ARG

(13) GASQUET, Richard FRA v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
QUALIFIER v (WC) YOUNG, Donald USA
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
QUALIFIER v (18) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
(29) HAAS, Tommy GER v QUALIFIER
STARACE, Potito ITA v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
GINEPRI, Robby USA v GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
MULLER, Gilles LUX v (4) RODDICK, Andy USA

(7) AGASSI, Andre USA v SABAU, Razvan ROM
FISH, Mardy USA v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MONACO, Juan ARG v MELLO, Ricardo BRA
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp v (32) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
(24) YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v MAYER, Florian GER
BEHREND, Tomas GER v QUALIFIER
HERNYCH, Jan CZE v MALISSE, Xavier BEL
(WC) BAKER, Brian USA v (9) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG

(14) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v ZABALETA, Mariano ARG
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA v KUERTEN, Gustavo BRA
QUALIFIER v (19) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
(28) RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v (WC) BLAKE, James USA
QUALIFIER v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
QUALIFIER v (WC) JENKINS, Scoville USA
(WC) REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

Scarlett
08-24-2005, 08:40 PM
thanks for posting that :D

Papakori
08-26-2005, 10:49 PM
Yay! Scarlett! :D I have been wondering where you have been when I need a fellow Ivo supporter :D :hug:

croat123
08-27-2005, 01:36 PM
ajmo! ivo can beat fish!

Papakori
08-27-2005, 03:53 PM
I hope he can! :D

Haven't seen you here for a while Croat123 :wavey:

croat123
08-27-2005, 10:13 PM
i was away for the summer :)

i really hope ivo can beat fish, then i think he's got a shot against agassi cause agassi just hates huge servers

Papakori
08-28-2005, 08:09 PM
yeh, I think so to,

Well! Ivo plays tomorrow, 5th match on Armstrong and I will support him online/on tv if it is shown

Scarlett
08-29-2005, 09:29 AM
good luck, ivo!! :D i'm back at work tomorrow after the summer holidays, so it might be a bit late on for me to follow it online, but will try :)

Fergie
08-30-2005, 01:54 AM
Ivo won 7-6 6-3 5-7 7-6 :yeah:

Scarlett
08-30-2005, 05:51 AM
and 32 aces :woohoo:
so tired this morning FAR too little sleep and first day back at work lol oh well i will sleep during the staff meeting sure i won't miss much.

Papakori
08-30-2005, 07:49 AM
:yippee:

32 aces! :yippee:

Did you watch it Scarlett?

I hope Ivo can beat Agassi now and cause an upset!

Scarlett
08-30-2005, 04:21 PM
i didn't watch it as i don't have sky or anything but i followed it online via the scoreboard and the net cam :) sorry about jmg by the way!

Papakori
08-30-2005, 08:58 PM
aww its ok, it was expected I guess.

I have some sport channel which has coverage where I can click a button and chose between courts but Ivo's match was too late and my parents were watching something but I am sure he played superbly! :yeah:

Scarlett
08-31-2005, 07:18 PM
ivo's positions in the stats from the us open site after round 1:

Number of aces: Number 2 (32)

Speed: Number 2 (141mph)

Double faults: Number 1 (14)

1st serve points: Number 7 (86%)

BP conversion: Number 17 (50%)

Papakori
09-02-2005, 09:02 PM
Thanks Scarlett! :smooch:

Ivo lost to Agassi in 3 tiebreaks :(

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-09-2005, 08:31 AM
Will he be picked in DC SF? :scratch: After I watch his match against Andre I think he deserves to play single rubber(s)! http://yelims5.free.fr/Zik/Musique59.gif

Papakori
09-10-2005, 06:16 PM
I hope so too and think he deserves to!

croat123
09-10-2005, 08:34 PM
Will he be picked in DC SF? :scratch: After I watch his match against Andre I think he deserves to play single rubber(s)! http://yelims5.free.fr/Zik/Musique59.gif
yes he will, but he (unfortunately) won't play singles

he is playing next week in china. he plays gimblestob first round (nadal next)

good draw. he should definately beat justin and i think he has exactly the type of game that nadal can't handle on a surface that isn't clay

Papakori
09-11-2005, 02:06 PM
yeah, I think he would have a chance against Nadal.

Just for reference, here is the draw ;)

[1]Rafel Nadal vs Yeu Tzuoo Wang
Ivo Karlovic vs Justin Gimelstob
Wayne Arthurs vs Peter Wessels
[5]Dominik Hrbaty vs [WC]Yu Wang

[3]David Nabandian vs Kristian Pless
Dick Norman vs Q
Lar Burgsmuller vs Dmitry Tursunov
[6]Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Hyung Taik Lee

[8]Carlos Moya vs Paradorn Srichapan
Stefan Koubek vs Ivo Heuberger
Jarkko Nieminen vs Rainer Schuettler
[4]Thomas Johansson vs Jonas Bjorkman

[7]Mikhail Youzhny vs Q
Danai Udomchoke vs Bjorn Phau
[WC]Peng Sun vs Q
[2]Guillermo Coria vs Q

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-11-2005, 04:14 PM
yes he will, but he (unfortunately) won't play singles

he is playing next week in china. he plays gimblestob first round (nadal next)

good draw. he should definately beat justin and i think he has exactly the type of game that nadal can't handle on a surface that isn't clay

Thanks a lot! :smooch: So he only plays doubles or nothing again? :bigcry: Do you know why DC captain doesn't consider him as a single player? :eek: In fact I even think he should play 2 single matches instead of Mario's 2 single or 1 Mario's + 1 Ivan's.I am their both fan,but have to admit that one is not consistent enough,the other is injured. :o

I can smell Nadal will have a trouble against Ivo. :aplot:
Ajmo Ivo in China! :rocker2:

Papakori
09-17-2005, 08:49 PM
Ivo is playing in a Belgian Challenger! I so hope I can go!

Papakori
09-18-2005, 02:37 PM
My tickets are booked for the semis! :yippee:

Hope I see IVo!

Papakori
10-03-2005, 06:53 PM
Ivo plays Phillip Petzchner in round one of Mons :)

Papakori
10-04-2005, 04:12 PM
he loses 6-7 1-6 :smash:

El Legenda
10-04-2005, 05:26 PM
Wow. :sad:

croat123
10-05-2005, 07:18 PM
:sad: wtf?

Papakori
10-09-2005, 12:13 PM
wonder if he is injured :sad:

Papakori
10-15-2005, 01:19 PM
he beat Djokovic in Madrid Qualifying :D

croat123
10-15-2005, 05:25 PM
great turn-around :)

Papakori
10-16-2005, 04:03 PM
he beats Serra 7-6 6-4 :yippee:

croat123
10-16-2005, 05:14 PM
:woohoo: the only bad first round draw would be novak because that leads to ljubicic. ivo could do really well here!

Papakori
10-18-2005, 07:45 PM
he beat Rusedski! :yippee:

croat123
10-19-2005, 01:32 AM
:woohoo: now beat the duck!!

cecilija
10-19-2005, 01:37 AM
http://www.masters-series-madrid.com/eng/news/NewsDetail_279.htm

Anemic ace count dooms Rusedski in Madrid

Madrid (dpa) - Greg Rusedski came up short in an ace duel with Croatian Iva Karlovic, crashing out in a war of nerves and serves 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) Tuesday in the first round of the 2.1-million-euros Madrid Masters.
The Briton was able to produce just nine aces, compared to an imposing 24 for Karlovic, a giant of 2.08 metres. The unseeded Rusedski, ranked 38th, complained that it just wasn't his day and vowed to try to re-group next week in St Petersburg.

"You couldn't have written a worse draw this week - Karlovic, altitude, quick courts," said the 32-year-old, due to become a father in late January with plans to skip the Australian Open that month. "It was probably the hardest of the first-round draw by far. He was pretty immaculate. With this altitude, being 500 metres above sea level, his serve's even that much more faster.”

"He creates angles nobody else does because he's nearly seven feet tall. It's not fun for anybody to play him." Rusedski dropped to 2-2 in the series against Karlovic, who will serve as opening opponent for second seed Andy Roddick Wednesday after a bye handed to all 16 seeds.

"I have to give him credit, he served fantastically well." Rusedski added: "It's obviously a little disappointing this week because I felt I've been playing pretty well. It's one of those matches that you just don't take. But he came up with the goods when it counted."

A pair of lower-ranking seeds advanced in the first of the second-round matches after byes. Spain's number 11 David Ferrer defeated Argentine qualifier Agustin Calleri 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 while U.S. Open semi-finalist Robby Ginepri, seeded 16, left France without a player in the field through his defeat of Sebastien Grosjean 4-6, 6-4., 6-4.

Both of Belgium's Rochus brothers won first-round encounters, with Christophe defeating Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4 and Olivier putting out Czech Tomas Berdych 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.

cecilija
10-19-2005, 01:39 AM
congrats ivo :yeah: lets hope two things for tomorrow
first of all: he holds every service game of his
second of all:he plays the tiebreaks as well as in the 2 and 3 sets again rusedski, not as in the first set :o

croat123
10-20-2005, 02:53 AM
um...:bolt:

now beat hrbaty!!

Papakori
10-20-2005, 04:00 PM
I am so happy he beat Roddick! :)

El Legenda
10-20-2005, 04:14 PM
Ivo into QF with 7-6 7-6 win over Hrbaty

Fergie
10-20-2005, 04:15 PM
Well done Ivo! :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-20-2005, 06:13 PM
So happy that Ivo beat Roddick this time! :hearts::bigclap::smooch:
He also beats Hrbaty, :D I think it's time to pick him to play DC single! :aplot:

Papakori
10-20-2005, 07:39 PM
Yay! :yippee:

croat123
10-21-2005, 03:13 AM
exactly, time for dc singles for ivo :yeah: what a great week. he's beaten a couple of top players back to back

now beat nalbandian :devil:

Scarlett
10-21-2005, 06:46 AM
good luck, ivo :D

Fergie
10-21-2005, 12:06 PM
Good luck Ivo, time to beat another seed player! :angel:

Papakori
10-22-2005, 07:35 PM
he lost to David 4 and 6 :crying2: A rise in the rankings hopefully?

Scarlett
10-24-2005, 02:34 PM
better luck this time round, ivo!!

Scarlett
10-24-2005, 02:38 PM
and a good jump up in the rankings from madrid, up to 57 in the race and 63 in the entry :)

jenascott
10-24-2005, 03:18 PM
Does any1 know where i can get video clips of ivo????
thanks in advance
jen xxx

Papakori
10-24-2005, 03:26 PM
yay nice ranking jump!

Hi Jenascott, I don't know about videoclips maybe searching BBC may have some from the queens final or maybe you can ask in GM where more people will see it!

Hope I can be of help!

Sambuca
10-25-2005, 10:48 PM
revenge?

Papakori
10-27-2005, 04:21 PM
Nalbandian beat Karlovic in Basel first round 6-3 7-6

Papakori
10-27-2005, 04:21 PM
:crying2:

croat123
10-29-2005, 01:59 AM
ivo is injured. he pulled out of paris and out of the doubles in basel (he and zovko beat a top team in the first round)

Scarlett
10-29-2005, 04:40 PM
well, if we ignore the first 6 months or so of the year, (and wimbledon), ivo had a year, final at queens and a few quarter finals :)

croat123
12-18-2005, 11:50 PM
well, if we ignore the first 6 months or so of the year, (and wimbledon), ivo had a year, final at queens and a few quarter finals :)
ivo could get into the top50 with a couple of good results in australia :)

Papakori
01-01-2006, 11:04 AM
here is the draw for Adelaide:

Hewitt (1) vs. Hernych
Kohlschrieber vs. Guccione WC
Q. vs. Murray
Calleri vs. Berdych (6)

Ancic (4) vs. Clement
Luczak vs. Malisse
Pashanski vs. Seppi
Blake (5) vs. Martin

Nieminen (7) vs. Mathieu
Mayer vs. Monaco
Q. Vs. Serra
Melzner vs. Robredo (3)

Chela (8)vs. Karlovic
q. vs. Carlsen
Spedea vs. Philippoussis (WC)
q vs. Hrbaty (2)

Papakori
01-01-2006, 11:04 AM
good luck Ivo :D

Papakori
01-03-2006, 09:33 AM
I Karlovic (CRO) d (8)J Chela (ARG) 63 36 61

:yippee:

Scarlett
01-03-2006, 11:28 AM
I Karlovic (CRO) d (8)J Chela (ARG) 63 36 61

:yippee:

yay :D great start!

6-1??

Papakori
01-03-2006, 01:15 PM
Very good :)

Papakori
01-13-2006, 02:51 PM
Aus Open draw:

(1) Roger Federer (Swi) v Denis Istomin (Uzb)
Hyung Taik Lee (Kor) v Florian Mayer (Ger)
Qualifier v Davide Sanguinetti (Ita)
Thierry Ascione (Fra) v (30) Max Mirnyi (Blr)
(24) Olivier Rochus (Bel) v Michael Llodra (Fra)
Ivo Minar (Cze) v Peter Luczak (Aus)
Paul Goldstein (USA) v Novak Djokovic (Ser)
Tommy Haas (Ger) v (14) Richard Gasquet (Fra)
(12) Dominik Hrbaty (Svk) v Qualifier
Qualifier v Dick Norman (Bel)
Qualifier v Raemon Sluiter (Ned)
Nicolas Almagro (Spa) v (23) Igor Andreev (Rus)
(29) Filippo Volandri (Ita) v Nathan Healey (Aus)
Potito Starace (Ita) v Amer Delic (USA)
Qualifier v Kevin Kim (USA)
Ivo Karlovic (Cro) v (5) Nikolay Davydenko (Rus)

(3) Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) v Robin Vik (Cze)
Andrew Murray (Gbr) v Juan Ignacio Chela (Arg)
Christophe Rochus (Bel) v Kristof Vilegen (Bel)
Kenneth Carlsen (Den) v (28) Fernando Verdasco (Spa)
(21) Nicolas Kiefer (Ger) v Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha)
Wayne Arthurs (Aus) v Boris Pashanski (Ser)
Andreas Seppi (Ita) v Qualifier
Tomas Zib (Cze) v (15) Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spa)
(9) Fernando Gonzalez (Chi) v Qualifier
Arnaud Clement (Fra) v Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra)
Carlos Berlocq (Arg) v Bjorn Phau (Ger)
Luis Horna (Per) v (22) Gael Monfils (Fra)
(25) Sebastien Grosjean (Fra) v Mark Philippoussis (Aus)
Jean-Rene Lisnard (Fra) v Juan Monaco (Arg)
Juan Antonio Marin (Crc) v Alberto Martin (Spa)
Victor Hanescu (Rom) v (6) Guillermo Coria (Arg)


(8) Gaston Gaudio (Arg) v Razvan Sabau (Rom)
Qualifier v Rainer Schuettler (Ger)
Fabrice Santoro (Fra) v Vincent Spadea (USA)
Andrei Pavel (Rom) v (32) Carlos Moya (Spa)
(18) Mario Ancic (Cro) v Agustin Calleri (Arg)
Jan Hernych (Cze) v Fernando Vicente (Spa)
Daniele Bracciali (Ita) v Qualifier
Florent Serra (Fra) v (11) David Ferrer (Spa)
(16) Tommy Robredo (Spa) v Jiri Vanek (Cze)
Tim Henman (Gbr) v Dmitry Tursunov (Rus)
Qualifier v Alexander Waske (Ger)
Jose Acasuso (Arg) v (20) James Blake (USA)
(26) Jarkko Nieminen (Fin) v Marc Kimmich (Aus)
Mariano Zabaleta (Arg) v Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (Tpe)
Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) v Albert Montanes (Spa)
Qualifier v (4) David Nalbandian (Arg)


(7) Ivan Ljubicic (Cro) v Chris Guccione (Aus)
Lukas Dlouhy (Cze) v Phillip Kohlschreiber (Ger)
Ricardo Mello (Bra) v Gilles Muller (Lux)
Tomas Behrend (Ger) v (31) Feliciano Lopez (Spa)
(19) Tomas Berdych (Cze) v Bobby Reynolds (USA)
Qualifier v Nicolas Massu (Chi)
Xavier Malisse (Bel) v Mikhail Youzhny (Rus)
Cyril Saulnier (Fra) v (10) Thomas Johansson (Swe)
(13) Robby Ginepri (USA) v Jurgen Melzer (Aut)
Jonas Bjorkman (Swe) v Qualifier
Justin Gimelstob (USA) v Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp)
Qualifier v (17) Radek Stepanek (Cze)
(27) Taylor Dent (USA) v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa)
Marcos Daniel (Bra) v Qualifier
Wesley Moodie (Rsa) v Oscar Hernandez (Spa)
Qualifier v (2) Andy Roddick (USA)

Papakori
01-13-2006, 02:52 PM
:crying2:

Two favourites of mine playing against one another

ivokarlovicfan
02-12-2006, 09:55 PM
:) Ivo's playing a qualifier in SAP Open- San Jose... Please dont slip up Ivo!!! :)

ae wowww
02-12-2006, 09:56 PM
Let's go Ivo, good luck big guy!

ivokarlovicfan
02-18-2006, 03:31 PM
Im still getting ove the shock of the loss to Wilson (#539)...

Anyway better luck to ivo against another qualifier in memphis!!!! :bounce:

hercegovka
02-18-2006, 03:57 PM
we can say now that Ivo is the best croatian player ;) he won Mario and Mario won ljubo! hhehe! anyway we have the best tennis players

ivokarlovicfan
02-18-2006, 10:14 PM
we can say now that Ivo is the best croatian player ;) he won Mario and Mario won ljubo! hhehe! anyway we have the best tennis players

:lol: i like your thinking... :lol:
and ivo is higher than mario and ljubo in the rankings!!! :scratch: (in doubles!) :lol:

:rocker2: rock on ivo!!!

Papakori
02-19-2006, 03:55 PM
Memphis

1)Andy Roddick (USA) vs Mardy Fish (USA)
Wayne Arthurs (AUS) vs Tomas Zib (CZE)
Yeu Tzuoo Wang (TPE) vs Q
Bjorn Phau (GER) vs (8)Xavier Malisse (BEL)

(4)Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs Cyril Saulnier (FRA)
Vincent Spadea (USA) vs Bobby Reynolds (USA)
Q vs (6)Tommy Haas (GER)

(5)James Blake (USA) vs Kristof Vliegen (BEL)
Scoville Jenkins (USA) vs Paul Goldstein (USA)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs Q
Mark Philippousis (AUS) vs (3)Tommy Robredo (ESP)

(7)Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs Robin Soderling (SWE)
Kenneth Carlsen (DEN) vs Q
Andy Murray (GBR) vs Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) vs (2)Nicolas Kiefer (GER)

Papakori
02-19-2006, 03:55 PM
good luck Ivo! Have a great tournament :yeah:

ivokarlovicfan
02-20-2006, 08:16 PM
Ivo faces Pless (DNK) - Cmon Ivo!!!! :bounce:

ivokarlovicfan
02-25-2006, 09:36 AM
:bounce: Karlovic is in the semis of the doubles :bounce:

Papakori
02-25-2006, 07:37 PM
Ivo :bounce:

Thanks for updating ivokarlovicfan :)

ivokarlovicfan
02-25-2006, 09:38 PM
Even Better he's in the FINALS :bounce:

ae wowww
02-26-2006, 02:32 PM
Good luck Ivo & Hags :yeah:

ivokarlovicfan
02-26-2006, 04:37 PM
RMK Championships Memphis Final will be against James Blake and Mardy Fish!

ivokarlovicfan
02-26-2006, 09:33 PM
HE WON THE DOUBLES :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Scarlett
02-26-2006, 10:11 PM
:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

ivokarlovicfan
02-26-2006, 10:37 PM
Ivo :bounce:

Thanks for updating ivokarlovicfan :)

anytime

ae wowww
02-27-2006, 05:40 PM
06 75 10-5 :D

ivokarlovicfan
02-27-2006, 05:53 PM
he's now no.47 in atp doubles ranking! :)

Scarlett
02-28-2006, 05:57 AM
happy birthday to ivo today :D
:bdaycake:

ivokarlovicfan
02-28-2006, 07:55 PM
Happy Birthday Ivo!!! :bounce: PARTY ON!!!! :)

ae wowww
02-28-2006, 09:47 PM
Some photos from Memphis :D

ae wowww
02-28-2006, 10:01 PM
Ivo just took out Sanguinetti 2 & 4 in just over an hour.. :yeah:

ivokarlovicfan
02-28-2006, 10:39 PM
Ivo just took out Sanguinetti 2 & 4 in just over an hour.. :yeah:

I know, i'm sure he's having a great birthday!!! :) Ivo's up against Jonas Bjorkman next :eek:

p.s. Thanks for the pics... :) dont you think Chris Haggard looks like a hobbit next to ivo???? :haha:

ae wowww
02-28-2006, 10:51 PM
:lol: He does! It looks more than just 1 foot :eek: He is a great guy though!

ivokarlovicfan
02-28-2006, 10:57 PM
:lol: He does! It looks more than just 1 foot :eek: He is a great guy though!

:D Indeed!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-01-2006, 02:49 AM
Happy belated birthday to Ivo and congrats him on winning his first match in Las Vegas! :aparty::bdaycake::bounce:

ae wowww
03-01-2006, 08:02 PM
Ivo beat Bjorkman 36 64 63 :D

Scarlett
03-02-2006, 03:33 PM
ivo also won the fastest serve competition they were having there -

'Wednesday was the final of the Fast Serve Championships, where four amateur finalists qualified. Kevin Jackson of Orange County, Calif. led the hopefuls after knocking down a 140 mph blast (that had to land inside the service box). With first place grand prizes of a giant Panasonic flat-screen TV, Jet Blue Travel Vouchers and a Murrey Pool Table on the line to the winner, Jackson looked to have the top prize sewn up.

Until Dr. Ivo made a house call on Stadium Court.

The winning Fast Serve competitors needed to also beat the participating pros, which included Croatian giant "Dr." Ivo Karlovic of Croatia. Karlovic captured the top prize on his final serve, knocking down a gasp-inducing 142 mph bomb in front of the Stadium Court crowd after missing his first four deliveries.'

ivokarlovicfan
03-02-2006, 07:07 PM
Thanks for that scarlett.... :)

:yeah: Ivo!

ae wowww
03-03-2006, 08:47 PM
Dr Ivo :D??

Ivo took out Robredo 76(4) 64 to make his way into the Vegas semis :D! Great result, top banana!

Scarlett
03-03-2006, 08:51 PM
:woohoo:

Papakori
03-04-2006, 08:06 AM
:woohoo:

Great result :)

ivokarlovicfan
03-04-2006, 10:20 AM
YYYYYYYYEEEESSSSSSS!!! :) now against blake !!!! :eek:

ae wowww
03-05-2006, 07:22 AM
James beat Ivo 6-7(1) 1-6. :sad:
Great week though! :banana:

Papakori
03-05-2006, 01:41 PM
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/8272/karlovic18ml.jpg
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/2921/karlovic21uj.jpg

Papakori
03-05-2006, 02:31 PM
http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/6169/karlovic31zb.jpg

ivokarlovicfan
03-05-2006, 04:47 PM
Great photos!!!

and a good week for ivo, shame he lost... but off to indian wells next week - hope he puts in another good week!!! :)

ivokarlovicfan
03-06-2006, 08:34 PM
ivo's up two places in this weeks rankings :) GO IVO!

Scarlett
03-07-2006, 09:18 PM
zib first round in indian wells - good luck ivo :)
and zib is currently 0-6 this year and head to head it's 2-0 for ivo, most recently at queens last summer.

ivokarlovicfan
03-07-2006, 10:07 PM
Indeed, zib is a good opener for Ivo... :)

unfortunately, if he beats zib, he then may face Andy roddick.... :rolleyes: and then would it be :angel: Roddick or :devil: Roddick?

ivokarlovicfan
03-07-2006, 10:20 PM
oops i missed verdasco in the second round (probably).... hmmm could be an interesting tourney for Ivo... good Luck to him!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-08-2006, 04:29 AM
Haha it's not that bad.Now people don't fear for facing the duck anymore.Ivo has a big chance to beat him! :aplot: Or...even Chucho can do that! :p

Scarlett
03-10-2006, 08:55 PM
beats zib 7:6(9) 6:4 :woohoo:

ivokarlovicfan
03-10-2006, 10:57 PM
Super win!!! go ivo..... :bounce:

ivokarlovicfan
03-13-2006, 06:14 PM
darn! Ivo lost to verdasco in the second round!!! :( oh well!!!

Scarlett
03-16-2006, 05:43 AM
Karlovic beat Guccione 7-6, 6-4 at the sunrise challenger :D

ivokarlovicfan
03-16-2006, 08:46 AM
Karlovic beat Guccione 7-6, 6-4 at the sunrise challenger :D


:) i know, Im sooo happy!! Next up ramon delgado!!!

Scarlett
03-17-2006, 04:15 PM
Article about his first round win at Sunrise -

Karlovic aces first test


6-10 Croatian is heating up before Nasdaq

By Charles Bricker
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted March 16 2006




SUNRISE · One more big boomer would settle this. One more serve "out of a tree," as Andy Roddick once described it.

Ivo "The Ace Machine" Karlovic, tallest player on the ATP Tour, went into his pre-toss rocking motion Wednesday and blasted the final shot of this one hour and 30 minutes of tedious two-ball rallies at Chris Guccione's ample body, handcuffing the red-headed Aussie to win 7-6 (5), 6-4 and earn a spot in the second round of the $100,000 BMW Championship.

You don't need to ask Karlovic's height. He's had "6'10'' embroidered at the neck of his sleeveless tennis shirts, though some time next week, before or perhaps during the Nasdaq-100 Open, he could slip into a Heat jersey for a shootaround with Shaquille O'Neal and the lads.

His agent is working on that gig, and he'll find a receptive ear from assistant coach Bob McAdoo, who is more than a bit crazy about tennis.

The big Croatian, seeded fourth, now plays veteran Paraguayan Ramon Delgado today. Delgado advanced along with No. 2 Dmitry Tursunov, No. 3 Andreas Seppi, No. 5 Alberto Martin, No. 6 Florian Mayer and Peter Luczak, who beat one of the tournament favorites, Rainer Schuettler, 6-4, 6-4.

Karlovic's 17 aces won't add to his tour-leading 255 because this is a Challenger and not a regular tour event.

Karlovic faced three break points, all in the same game of the second set, and defended all of them. The only break of the match came on Guccione's final service game, when, at 30-30, Karlovic smacked a forehand that hit the net cord and jumped over the 6-7 Aussie. On break point, Guccione double-faulted.

With a growing number of foreign players in the NBA, Karlovic won't look out of place in a Heat practice session, even if it has been some time since he has played basketball.

But, he insisted, "I can shoot." For the first time at Nasdaq this year, Karlovic is going to feel at home. He and his wife, Alsi, have moved to Aventura. He and coach Tarik Benhabiles, Andy Roddick's first professional coach, train at the Nasdaq site at Key Biscayne.

ivokarlovicfan
03-17-2006, 07:22 PM
thanks scarlett!! :)

ivokarlovicfan
03-18-2006, 10:06 AM
Karlovic beats Mayer 76(5) 67(6) 76(4) with 24 aces! :bounce: now into the semis against tursanov!!! :eek:

ivokarlovicfan
03-20-2006, 05:16 PM
New rankings are out....! :sad: ivo's back down to 61 in singles (2 down from last week) and in doubles down to 49 (down 1 - although he didnt play doubles last week). In the race he remains at 45!

ivokarlovicfan
03-22-2006, 09:22 PM
So sad :sad: Ivo lost to santoro 36 67(5)... :sad:

KarlovicF
03-27-2006, 11:13 AM
Ivo dont play in Houston and Valencia :sad: Why?

ivokarlovicfan
03-27-2006, 08:49 PM
Ivo dont play in Houston and Valencia :sad: Why?

Ivo's not playing those because he has played in 10 tournaments already this year, :eek: , he is in the davis cup team and is preparing for Monte Carlo (for which i believe he will have to qualify :sad: ). The Clay Season is almost upon us so i think he will also be practicing on his least favourite surface!

:wavey:

KarlovicF
04-01-2006, 11:57 AM
Ivo's not playing those because he has played in 10 tournaments already this year, :eek: , he is in the davis cup team and is preparing for Monte Carlo (for which i believe he will have to qualify :sad: ). The Clay Season is almost upon us so i think he will also be practicing on his least favourite surface!

:wavey:

Fucking clay :mad: :( All right, we wait for a grass and all the pizdec!(Russian "end" in the abusive form ;) )
:devil: :devil: :worship: :)

Papakori
04-07-2006, 04:09 PM
eurgh clay :( I hope I see Ivo at Roland Garros this year

ivokarlovicfan
04-16-2006, 06:23 PM
eurgh clay :(


Couldnt agree more! :ras: to Clay...

now follows 4 months of poor results for Ivo until the clay is over :rolleyes:

Just to rub it in too, Monte Carlo TMS draw is out

R1 A Martin :(

and if Ivo wins :rolleyes:

R2 A Qualifier / R FEDERER :eek:

then R3.... Oh wait.... :sad:

ASP0315
04-23-2006, 06:28 PM
He plays Mirnyi in Rd1 Barcelona
Good luck Ivo

Scarlett
04-25-2006, 03:01 PM
He plays Mirnyi in Rd1 Barcelona
Good luck Ivo

and won 6-3 6-4 with 16 aces yay :bounce:

ASP0315
04-26-2006, 09:35 PM
He beat davydenko in Rd 2 :bigclap:
6-7(7) 7-5 6-4
Served 19 aces won 2/11 break points and saved 6 break points

ASP0315
04-27-2006, 06:41 PM
He survives another 2hr 45min marathon against E Korolev
6-7 7-6 7-6
he had 24 aces and saved 9 break points
way to go ivo :bounce:

ASP0315
04-29-2006, 07:30 PM
He lost to Wawrinka 4-6 6-3 6-4
But he can take a lot positives from this tournament and hopefully make a good run in Wimbledon.

Next Up BMW Open Germany
Rd1 against Tommy Haas .(Ivo Karlovic won thier only H2H meeting on clay in TMS Rome in 2004)
Good Luck Ivo

Papakori
05-01-2006, 01:15 PM
come on Ivo :) Good luck :scared:

Scarlett
05-02-2006, 04:21 PM
Another win! (6-3 7-6) :D :woohoo: :banana: :yippee: :yeah:

ivokarlovicfan
05-04-2006, 08:34 PM
Ivo's doing so well!!!! :)

Scarlett
05-04-2006, 09:05 PM
isn't he :) but why, as last year's runner up, is he not on the entry list for queens??

ivokarlovicfan
05-04-2006, 09:15 PM
OOhhh i dont know, perhaps he's off to halle? I've been away for a bit so havent been able to keep up as much i want too! I'd be very sad if he wasnt at Queens, maybe the stress of having to talk to sue barker again this year was too much?!?! :)

ivokarlovicfan
05-04-2006, 09:21 PM
gosh darn it, he's not at halle either that week... :( lets hope Queens gives him the Wild Card he deserves!!!

Im wondering how to lobby the LTA so Ivo gets the Wild Card, any suggestions ;)

Scarlett
05-04-2006, 09:24 PM
gosh darn it, he's not at halle either that week... :( lets hope Queens gives him the Wild Card he deserves!!!

Im wondering how to lobby the LTA so Ivo gets the Wild Card, any suggestions ;)

lol i was just checking that too. i was fully expecting him to be at queens this summer seeing as he did so well there last year. maybe he forgot lol

Scarlett
05-04-2006, 09:24 PM
btw i am loving your blog :)

ivokarlovicfan
05-04-2006, 10:06 PM
lol i was just checking that too. i was fully expecting him to be at queens this summer seeing as he did so well there last year. maybe he forgot lol


I'll be so disappointed if he doesnt go... but maybe he'll be fresh for wimbers and go on to a stunning triple bagek over fed in the final!! :devil:

ivokarlovicfan
05-04-2006, 10:09 PM
btw i am loving your blog :)

:) thanks... there's not enough Ivo news on the net, so thought there should at least be some sort of record. (which some other crazy fool may like too) .. (especially since ivokarlovic.net seems to have gone bye-bye!) :wavey: :sad:

ASP0315
05-05-2006, 12:50 AM
Ivo is rocking on clay

By the way guys, there is live streaming available for munich(in case you dont know). Check General Messages for more information. I watched the first two Karlovic's matches and the stream is excellent. Tommorow Melzer-Karlovic will be streamed.

Scarlett
05-05-2006, 06:33 AM
Ivo is rocking on clay

By the way guys, there is live streaming available for munich(in case you dont know). Check General Messages for more information. I watched the first two Karlovic's matches and the stream is excellent. Tommorow Melzer-Karlovic will be streamed.

i watched the first set against haas when my students were doing a mock exam for me lol how unprofessional of me. thanks for letting us know that the melzer match will be streamed too, i have another mock today, so if the 2 coincide then i might catch some of it :)

Scarlett
05-05-2006, 06:36 AM
:) thanks... there's not enough Ivo news on the net, so thought there should at least be some sort of record. (which some other crazy fool may like too) .. (especially since ivokarlovic.net seems to have gone bye-bye!) :wavey: :sad:

there isn't much news is there, and ivokarlovic.net, well, what have we lost, a picture of him standing there with a little message saying 'coming online fall 2005'! :wavey: from another crazy fool :)

ivokarlovicfan
05-06-2006, 03:37 PM
there isn't much news is there, and ivokarlovic.net, well, what have we lost, a picture of him standing there with a little message saying 'coming online fall 2005'! :wavey: from another crazy fool :)


Re Ivokarlovic.net, at least it gave us hope.... :(

:sad: darn that Mr Melzer.... his name sounds like a biscuit!!! :) 76 61 :sad:

ivokarlovicfan
05-06-2006, 03:38 PM
Ivo is rocking on clay

By the way guys, there is live streaming available for munich(in case you dont know). Check General Messages for more information. I watched the first two Karlovic's matches and the stream is excellent. Tommorow Melzer-Karlovic will be streamed.

darn ... if i only knew! :sad:

ASP0315
05-06-2006, 10:40 PM
Ivo Lost 6-7 1-6 to Jurgen Melzer.(He probably too tired from Phau's Match) But Two QF's in two weeks is not bad at all. He is improving his game day by day, and he is going to be ready for wimbledon and hopefully reach atleast QF.

darn ... if i only knew! :sad:

You can still watch Rochus vs Vligen Tommorow.

gosh darn it, he's not at halle either that week... lets hope Queens gives him the Wild Card he deserves!!!

Im wondering how to lobby the LTA so Ivo gets the Wild Card, any suggestions

Queen's will probably give Mark Phillippousis the wild card :fiery:

ivokarlovicfan
05-06-2006, 11:29 PM
Ivo Lost 6-7 1-6 to Jurgen Melzer.(He probably too tired from Phau's Match) But Two QF's in two weeks is not bad at all. He is improving his game day by day, and he is going to be ready for wimbledon and hopefully reach atleast QF.

:
Lets hope so... i still say he should triple bagel fed in the final! :D



You can still watch Rochus vs Vligen Tommorow.

Hmmm Little Rochus = Dr Ivo's Archnemesis!!! I'll give it a miss but thanks for the advice, I often miss these things (especially as i'm a bit forgetful!)



Queen's will probably give Mark Phillippousis the wild card :fiery:

:mad: Painting placards to march up and down outside queens club with for next few weeks!!! :D

p.s. why no Ivo at Rome? :sad:

ASP0315
05-07-2006, 01:56 AM
p.s. why no Ivo at Rome? :sad:

Probably he wanted to take break after two weeks of grusome tennis.
Plus he also not in Hamburg Qualifying list.(He is the no 6 in alternative list of draw). Let's hope some guys will pull out.

But the good news is Ivo Karlovic is playing in ARAG World Team Cup in Dusseldorf Germany. Atleast he can get some practice before French Open.

I'm little dissapoited that he pulled out of Rome because it is the fastest Clay Surface on the tour.(Roddick fired upto 149 mph speed last year and also people like Sampras, Ivanisevic had sucess here).

ivokarlovicfan
05-07-2006, 09:14 AM
Probably he wanted to take break after two weeks of grusome tennis.
Plus he also not in Hamburg Qualifying list.(He is the no 6 in alternative list of draw). Let's hope some guys will pull out.

Ivo :rolleyes:

:) Thanks for the info!

ivokarlovicfan
05-07-2006, 08:33 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

IVO'S A TOP 50 PLAYER

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:


New rankings are out Ivo is #50!!!

ivokarlovicfan
05-07-2006, 08:44 PM
The latest ACE stats are out by the ATP:

1. Karlovic, Ivo 438 from 26 matches
2. Ljubicic, Ivan 356 from 32
3. Ancic, Mario 227 from 26

ROCK ON IVO!!!! :)

Scarlett
05-08-2006, 06:11 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

IVO'S A TOP 50 PLAYER

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:


New rankings are out Ivo is #50!!!

:woohoo:

ASP0315
05-13-2006, 03:16 AM
Karlovic pulled out of Hamburg. :sad:
Neverthless it is still a good season for Ivo and I hope to see him do well at French Open.

ivokarlovicfan
05-17-2006, 07:21 PM
and up another 2 places this week to 48!!!

:woohoo:

hercegovka
05-17-2006, 08:28 PM
The latest ACE stats are out by the ATP:

1. Karlovic, Ivo 438 from 26 matches
2. Ljubicic, Ivan 356 from 32
3. Ancic, Mario 227 from 26

ROCK ON IVO!!!! :)

those are my men ;) :worship:

ivokarlovicfan
05-17-2006, 10:03 PM
those are my men ;) :worship:

Then you'll be pleased to know that Ivo still tops the tree despite not playing last week

1. Karlovic, Ivo 438 aces from 26 matches :eek: thats almost 17 per match.
2. Ljubicic, Ivan 369 from 33 - a lowly 11 per match
3. Ancic, Mario 255 from 30 - a pitiful 8.5 per match! ;)