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Old 10-14-2007, 02:38 PM   #376
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Ivo will draw a stronger seeded player for second round, i don't know about the first but he should win that however.
Actually it's Safin and then Davydenko then other seeds in his quarter aren't bad for him either. Excellent draw for Ivo. If he keeps playing the way he has been lately I think he's got a real shot at making it as far as the semis. Of course no easy matches here so he could go out 1st round. But overall excellent draw for Ivo.
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:13 PM   #377
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Ivo
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He played awesome today. It's really sad when some idiot says Ivo is all serve, he showed today he has a game!
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:16 PM   #378
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Actually it's Safin and then Davydenko then other seeds in his quarter aren't bad for him either. Excellent draw for Ivo. If he keeps playing the way he has been lately I think he's got a real shot at making it as far as the semis. Of course no easy matches here so he could go out 1st round. But overall excellent draw for Ivo.
He should beat Safin, and it's sad he has to play Davydenko in the second round since they both won titles this week. He could beat Davydenko too, and then possibly a third Russian, Youzhny in round3. But let's go match by match. This is masters and no Croat is good on masters lately...
Good luck against Safin
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:04 PM   #379
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He defeated Safin
Now good luck against Davydenko
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:59 PM   #380
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Wow, that Safin match was like the Haas match. Just so easy. The way he's playing I really think Ivo is a strong favorite against Davydenko. I'm not even sure they're playing though. I saw a post on another thread which said Davydenko is out with a wrist injury. I hope that's not true. I'd like to see Ivo beat him again. Ivo has too many weapons for Davy. I like Ivo's chances of finally getting to a TMS semis.

OK never mind the Davydenko talk, it's official, Oscar Hernandez is the LL replacement. The guy is tiny (5'11" and 154 lbs) and is a pure clay court specialist who seems to avoid hard courts at all costs. He plays clay court challengers over hard court ATP events. Ivo surely will win this match. He's just been too sharp lately to slip up here.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:45 PM   #381
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Yes, and he just has to beat Oscar Hernandez and I know he will. Great for Ivo
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:34 PM   #382
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ivo also won in doubles today against a solid team. he played with verdasco.
they play the bryans next
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:08 AM   #383
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I've read Ivan's blog now, and he said some nice things about Ivo, calling him a friend and talking how they grew up together. Hopefully that means they've talked and put the differences a side.
Ivo is just starting his match against Oscar.
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Ivo leads 4-3*
14/16 first serve points won, 11 aces
Hernandez sucks
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7-5 2-0 for Ivo at the moment
Not so many aces now, 15 currently, but it's important he closes this match without any problem.
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Defeated "The King" 7-5 6-2
Never in doubt
I think he can beat Kiefer or Youzhny, I don't know who'd Ivo prefer to play, but I think he could beat any of them.
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If he gets to SF here, and it's possible (Youzhny/Kiefer and Gonzalez/Monaco) even Shanghai wouldn't be impossible for him
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:44 PM   #388
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Yes, Ivan said very nice things. He also subtly pointed out the assistance that Croatian tennis federation has given Ivo, with wildcard and letting him practice with Davis Cup. I wonder if this was a clever way to turn Croatian public opinion away from Ivo. Probably not, probably Ivan was just being nice and trying to put a little pressure on Ivo to play for Croatia in the future. I hope it works. I would like to see Ivo represent his country. It sounds like Ivan wants to be friends with Ivo. I'd like to see Ivo and Ivan play some doubles together. I think they could do well. They've beaten the Bryan Bros. before, whereas with Verdasco I'm afraid Ivo doesn't really have a chance this evening. Anyway, Ivan does sound like a very good guy. Obviously the other players think highly of him to vote him in as players rep to ATP. I've generally pulled for Ivan but after reading his blog I will probably become a bigger fan. I admit, being huge Ivo fan I've always been a bit jealous of Ivan because he always got to start Davis Cup while Ivo only got to play if the outcome was decided.

I thought this TMS draw looked great for Ivo from the begining and he's now making the most of it. He's two steps of the way to the semi's now and let's hope he takes the next one tomorrow. I would prefer Youzhny next but I think Ivo should beat either. I notice Roddick has actually drubbed Kiefer 4 times in a row in straight set without a single TB, so I would think a big server like Ivo would do well against Kiefer also.
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Ouch, Ivo's serve broken twice in the doubles!

OK Kiefer tomorrow. Ivo is 1-2 against him, but in both losses served under 50% 1st serves. He will serve much better tomorrow and should win the match.
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