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Karlovic def Vanek 6-3 6-2 -> The greatest serving stats of all time?!?

adee-gee
01-30-2007, 03:07 PM
1st serve points won - 28/30 = 93%
2nd serve points won - 8/8 = 100%

Aces = 20

Dropped 2 points on serve all match :lol:

scarecrows
01-30-2007, 03:08 PM
Vanek will have some nightmares of Karlovic serves tonight

Lee
01-30-2007, 03:08 PM
Anyone fell asleep in the stand?

Andre♥
01-30-2007, 03:09 PM
Vanek isn't exactly the best returner in the world.

I guess Dr. Ivo served better in Madrid 2005!

ASP0315
01-30-2007, 03:09 PM
Great Stuff Ivo. :rocker2: Keep it up.

I hope to see Federer vs Karlovic or Nadal vs Karlovic on Superfast indoor track this year. :devil:

tennismaster882001
01-30-2007, 03:11 PM
What a serving performance from Ivo! :eek:
I think even Federer would have to play TB against Ivo today!

jazar
01-30-2007, 03:12 PM
what is more incredible is that karlovic managed to break vanek 3 times in one match. it usually takes hims 3 or 4 tournaments to get that many breaks

v__m
01-30-2007, 03:12 PM
walk in the park for Ivo today

Deathless Mortal
01-30-2007, 03:14 PM
Ivo played really really great! Stats are great! Now Vliegen probably, if he'll play like he did today, it should be no problem :devil:

Voo de Mar
01-30-2007, 03:15 PM
Good service performance by Ivo the Giant :yeah:

ljubicic_
01-30-2007, 03:17 PM
:yeah:

ASP0315
01-30-2007, 03:17 PM
Ivo played really really great! Stats are great! Now Vliegen probably, if he'll play like he did today, it should be no problem :devil:

How is the crowd?? Did they enjoy ivo's performance?

Klaas_nalbandian
01-30-2007, 03:18 PM
tsja, vanek

ljubicic_
01-30-2007, 03:18 PM
How is the crowd?? Did they enjoy ivo's performance?


yeah, they cheered for him

Deathless Mortal
01-30-2007, 03:20 PM
How is the crowd?? Did they enjoy ivo's performance?

Of course they did! There was a solid number of fans, and they were loud! Karlo to the semis at least! :rocker2:

Malul
01-30-2007, 03:26 PM
rumours say that Oscar Hernandez learned a young Ivo how to serve!

Deathless Mortal
01-30-2007, 03:26 PM
I don't think so :lol:

Labamba
01-30-2007, 03:28 PM
It really was a great performance from Ivo :yeah:

10 aces in both sets, firing them into the corners at 215-220 km/h, only losing 1 point on serve in each set and he even returned pretty well today :eek:

Vanek was a mere spectator in this match :tape:

GlennMirnyi
01-30-2007, 03:54 PM
rumours say that Oscar Hernandez learned a young Ivo how to serve!

That's not a rumour, it's the pure truth.

Fergie
01-30-2007, 03:56 PM
Ivo :rocker2:

nicole_s
01-30-2007, 04:21 PM
nice start in zagreb for karlovic!he doesn`t have a hard draw,he could go far.good staats,it would be interesting to se how many aces would be in karlovic-roddick match

RickDaStick
01-30-2007, 04:56 PM
Could this be the first time ever that someone plays the whole match without losing a 2nd serve point?

Andre♥
01-30-2007, 05:07 PM
Could this be the first time ever that someone plays the whole match without losing a 2nd serve point?

Serena Williams beated Martina Hingis once with all first serves in.

I don't know if it was a set or a match... :unsure:

DrJules
01-30-2007, 05:48 PM
What Coria might have achieved if he could have learnt to serve anything like Karlovic.:lol: :lol: :lol:

jayjay
01-30-2007, 05:56 PM
What Coria might have achieved if he could have learnt to serve anything like Karlovic.:lol: :lol: :lol:

True. Then again lots of Karlovic's padded stats come against crap players.

stebs
01-30-2007, 06:05 PM
:eek: Frightening.

DrJules
01-30-2007, 06:11 PM
:eek: Frightening.

Maybe a stratergy for beating Federer:lol: :lol: :lol:

It does show what can be done if you learn to serve unlike certain players.

Zirconek
01-30-2007, 06:11 PM
Last year Vanek almost defeated Coria in Buenos Aires' first round, I saw that match. A terrible one :rolleyes:

JMG
01-30-2007, 06:13 PM
Quite a good score for someone who can't play tennis. Watch him losing the next match.

DrJules
01-30-2007, 06:15 PM
Quite a good score for someone who can't play tennis. Watch him losing the next match.

He seems to consistently stay in the top 100 and has gone near the top 50.

JMG
01-30-2007, 06:15 PM
Vanek is the guy who got double bagelled against Davydenko. How can such an untalented player be that high in the rankings? I have to watch a match on clay, maybe he looks at least decent there.

Zirconek
01-30-2007, 06:18 PM
Vanek plays over 30 tournaments/year

kobulingam
01-30-2007, 06:20 PM
What a serving performance from Ivo! :eek:
I think even Federer would have to play TB against Ivo today!

Fed is unstoppable in TBs, so it would have suited him fine.

Mateya
01-30-2007, 06:30 PM
Fed is unstoppable in TBs, so it would have suited him fine.

Well, even Fed looses TB from time to time ;)

But...20 aces and two points lost on serve! OMG!
:worship: :worship:

I wish we have a nuclear Ljubicic-Karlovic final :)

kobulingam
01-30-2007, 06:34 PM
Well, even Fed looses TB from time to time ;)

But...20 aces and two points lost on serve! OMG!
:worship: :worship:

I wish we have a nuclear Ljubicic-Karlovic final :)


Sure, but he hasn't last in 20 straight TBs now. When will he lose next?

Jimnik
01-30-2007, 07:09 PM
Dr. Ivo :worship:
The only one who can stop Federer.

jayjay
01-30-2007, 07:28 PM
It does show what can be done if you learn to serve unlike certain players.

Not alot, you mean? A great serve, and look at his Slam record. Worse than Ljubicic's. :lol: Karlovic undoubtedly has a great serve, but I read a debate not long ago on MTF about who has the best serve, and Karlovic was proclaimed by some as the winner because of stats.

It's worth bearing in mind Karlovic's stats come against players who you would not consider as good or great returners, as he rarely if ever reaches the kind of stages in tournaments where he would meet such players. He often (or I should say, always) loses early in Slams for example to players other than the top 10 or even 20.

jayjay
01-30-2007, 07:29 PM
Last year Vanek almost defeated Coria in Buenos Aires' first round, I saw that match. A terrible one :rolleyes:

I saw that too, in the stadium. Some of Coria's DF's were as frightening as some of Karlovic's stats today. :)

croat123
01-30-2007, 07:58 PM
wow :eek:
ivo played the best i've ever seen him play. over half of his serves were aces. and his returns have improved so much since last year

TMJordan
01-30-2007, 10:21 PM
wow, unbelievible serving Ivo :yeah:

yakuzaninja
01-30-2007, 11:02 PM
if Karlovic had a groundstroke he'd be a top 10 player.

Shabazza
01-30-2007, 11:32 PM
Such a match saves a lot of energy for sure...scary.

Hugh Jaas
01-31-2007, 12:31 AM
Anyone fell asleep in the stand?

yes! I saw the betfair stream and someone nodded off.

I feel sorry for Vanek because he had NO chance to respond to Karlovic's aces.
This is one of the worst matches i have ever seen. If i was a journeyman pro i would avoid any events with this 6'10 clown.

Karlovic without his serve is a 500+ ranked looser.


if Karlovic had a ground stroke he'd be a top 10 player.

You forgot his footwork, speed, backhand, 2nd dimension then he might have a chance of the top 10

GlennMirnyi
01-31-2007, 12:38 AM
Do you want a guy with his height to move well? You must be joking.

ASP0315
01-31-2007, 12:59 AM
if Karlovic had a groundstroke he'd be a top 10 player.

Yes
If he improves his groundstrokes he will win dozens of Grandslams Tournaments like Sampras. :angel:
He should have reached top 20 by if he hadn't gotten that freak injury at Queens. He was 48 in the world at that time.(and he had a pretty good clay season before that.)

Langers
01-31-2007, 01:54 AM
Anyone fell asleep in the stand?
I wouldn't have bothered going.

Karlovic. :o

jayjay
01-31-2007, 09:33 AM
Do you want a guy with his height to move well? You must be joking.

Kevin Garnett doesn't seem to have any problems with it.

Modetopia
01-31-2007, 10:25 AM
Great Stuff Ivo. :rocker2: Keep it up.

I hope to see Federer vs Karlovic or Nadal vs Karlovic on Superfast indoor track this year. :devil:
He will kill Hewitt with that HUGE serving still, :p
but that doesn't hurt Federer so much, even Nadal.
Federer-Karlovic H2H
2-0
http://img1.imagetitan.com/img1/1/45/federer-karlovic.png

Nadal-Karlovic H2H
1-0
http://img1.imagetitan.com/img1/1/45/nadal-karlovic.png

Minotaur
01-31-2007, 10:30 AM
Vanek was actually pretty pathetic hence the result

ASP0315
01-31-2007, 10:32 AM
He will kill Hewitt with that HUGE serving still, :p
but that doesn't hurt Federer so much, even Nadal.
Federer-Karlovic H2H
2-0
http://img1.imagetitan.com/img1/1/45/federer-karlovic.png

Nadal-Karlovic H2H
1-0
http://img1.imagetitan.com/img1/1/45/nadal-karlovic.png

Hey why don't you post the stats of Gstaad Match. :lol: Karlo came close to beatin him on his homecourt. :lol: he lost that match 7-6 3-6 6-7. Anyway IMO he is the only who can stop Federer apart from Nadal. He is way better player now. The H2H u posted are from 2004.

ASP0315
01-31-2007, 10:41 AM
Vanek was actually pretty pathetic hence the result

Yes Vanek is a crap returner but he managed to a set off against Hrbaty at AO.

Deathless Mortal
01-31-2007, 11:37 AM
Karlovic will be top50 till the end of this year. And he has no points to defend at AO '08. :yeah: I can't wait to see his next match.

Blue Heart24
01-31-2007, 01:59 PM
Ivo :worship:

Denise
01-31-2007, 02:30 PM
Congrats Karlovic :p

GlennMirnyi
01-31-2007, 02:35 PM
Kevin Garnett doesn't seem to have any problems with it.

NBA? We're talking about a difficult sport, not basketball.

denisgiann
01-31-2007, 02:53 PM
Κarlovic has such a good serve because he is as tall as a tower.The humiliating thing would be to be so tall with a crappy serve.But what he gains in serving he is loosing it in all the other aspects of his game.He is slow in all his reactions,crappy movement and pretty much hopeless when the ball is in play.Anyone who can at least block his serve can break him and can hold serve pretty comfortable.

GlennMirnyi
01-31-2007, 03:00 PM
Κarlovic has such a good serve because he is as tall as a tower.The humiliating thing would be to be so tall with a crappy serve.But what he gains in serving he is loosing it in all the other aspects of his game.He is slow in all his reactions,crappy movement and pretty much hopeless when the ball is in play.Anyone who can at least block his serve can break him and can hold serve pretty comfortable.

Hanescu is tall and is an awful server.

Hugh Jaas
02-01-2007, 12:03 AM
Κarlovic has such a good serve because he is as tall as a tower.The humiliating thing would be to be so tall with a crappy serve.But what he gains in serving he is loosing it in all the other aspects of his game.He is slow in all his reactions,crappy movement and pretty much hopeless when the ball is in play.Anyone who can at least block his serve can break him and can hold serve pretty comfortable.

if kolovic hit 0 aces Vanek would of beaten him into the ground very easily. So anyone saying that Vanek is a poor player must be mentally retarded.

The good thing about tall top heavy players is that they get injured all the time because of their 100kg+ bulk that rips their knees to pieces.

Tall (6@10+) players+tennis do not mix