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I'd argue that back in the so-called golden era of tennis in the 90's, where noone knew how to return serve and with more tournaments played on ultra-fast surfaces, Dr.Ivo would have been a top 5 player.

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Yeah Ivo would have loved the early-mid 1990s >> especially the indoor season!
I doubt he would have been Top-5, but Top-10 would be very realistic..

Dr.Ivo probably would have won himself a few AMS titles, or Super-9 as they were known.
For instance Karlovic won Stockholm this year, in the early 90s that was a Super-9 event.

Also if he had managed to qualify for the old incarnation(s) of TMC~~ such as the ATP World Championships [8 man] & Grand Slam Cup [16 man], both played in Germany, then he might have taken a couple of titles away from the likes of Sampras, Becker & Ivanisavic..
 

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ivo would have been a fu3king nightmare.

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He certainly would of had more success that he does these days... In fact, top 5 could be realistic.
 

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A fitting Halloween thread... the thought definitely scared me. :scared:
 

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A poor man's Goran. I could see him flirting with the top 5 every now and then.
 

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If Rusedski have success at that time, why not Dr. Ivo. ;)
 

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I'm not sure it would have had that much of a difference on his ranking, but he sure would have had an amazing ace total.
 

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I'd argue that back in the so-called golden era of tennis in the 90's, where noone knew how to return serve and with more tournaments played on ultra-fast surfaces, Dr.Ivo would have been a top 5 player.

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he'd probably be in the Top 5 considering that tennis in the 90s was all about serve. Golden Era??? Yeah right! Back then I was actually watching WTA cause mens tennis was so boring and one dimensional...serve, volley, serve, volley, verve, volley, serve, volley Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.:zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:
 

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he'd probably be in the Top 5 considering that tennis in the 90s was all about serve. Golden Era??? Yeah right! Back then I was actually watching WTA cause mens tennis was so boring and one dimensional...serve, volley, serve, volley, verve, volley, serve, volley Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.:zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:
I agree. Calling it "the golden era" was tongue-in-cheek on my part.
 

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he'd probably be in the Top 5 considering that tennis in the 90s was all about serve. Golden Era??? Yeah right! Back then I was actually watching WTA cause mens tennis was so boring and one dimensional...serve, volley, serve, volley, verve, volley, serve, volley Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.:zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:
apparently you werent watching any tennis from april till september
 
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