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Dr Ivo proving he's the vastly more talented servebotter. :dance: :cheerleader:

Unlucky Canadatards :wavey:, first Genie now Raonic flops in front of his home crowd. You've only got a bunch of mental midgets to support. :p
 

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Re: Montreal R1: Karlovic def. Raonic 7-6 7-6

Raonic was brutal on serve, brutal on return. So in summary he was just brutal in general
 

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Re: Montreal R2: Karlovic def. Raonic 7-6 7-6

Two of the worst tie-breaks I've seen Raonic play. Credit to Ivo though reached 10000 aces this match and an amazing return to bring up match point in the second tie break.

Raonic still quite rusty and that was a very tall task in his return match.
 

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Re: Montreal R2: Karlovic def. Raonic 7-6 7-6

1 point won in both tiebreaks against Karlovic, a horrible returner. :help:
 

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Re: Montreal R1: Karlovic def. Raonic 7-6(1) 7-6(1)

Dr Ivo proving he's the vastly more talented servebotter. :dance: :cheerleader:

Unlucky Canadatards :wavey:, first Genie now Raonic flops in front of his home crowd. Only got a bunch of mental midgets to support. :p
You should probably add the tb score in brackets next to the scores for this thread title. 7-6(1) 7-6(1)
Needless to say Karlovic was the better player today, had numerous BPs (and MPs) on Raonic's serve with decent returns and rallying, but the TBs really costed Raonic, ironically (Dr. Ivo is a notoriously bad TB player)

And of course Karlovic has surpassed the 10000 aces count today with 22 aces. Congratulations. Next target for him is to break Ivanesevic's record.
 

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Re: Montreal R2: Karlovic def. Raonic 7-6 7-6

Rough draw for Raonic. Not exactly a lot of room to find your form against Karlovic, who at 75% first serve in, would have been tough for anyone to beat.
 

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Re: Montreal R2: Karlovic def. Raonic 7-6 7-6

Also 62% on first serve for Raonic.
 

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0/10 on BP's for Ivo should of been easier. Better Servebot won.
 

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I could opt to troll and say more talented player won, but I'm not blind, I saw Raonic wasn't as his best. :lol:
 

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Dr Ivo proving he's the vastly more talented servebotter. :dance: :cheerleader:
He's a "better" servebot, but not a better player.

Anyway, not surprised with the result at all. Had a feeling this would happen. Raonic clearly isn't back to form yet.
I hope Karlovic does go deep into the tournament here though.
 

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Unusual for raonic to have early round losses against betting underdogs. A total collapse from him is more than likely at this point.
 

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Yeah, Dr. Ivo is a bad matchup for Milos normally, but especially bad for him coming off injury. The result was no surprise, he did not look like himself tonight.

Hope he can find some form and get back to 100% by the USO, but I have a feeling it will take much longer than that. This injury really had the worst timing this season.
 

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First of all, congrats to Ivo on the 10,000 milestone, and the win.

Matches involving Ivo, Isner, and Raonic himself to a lesser extent are misleading in many aspects as they tend to become a different sport, but this was a shockingly poor performance by Raonic. It's been more or less the same since Wimbledon, and I'm not even sure if you can call him a "servebot" anymore, with such weak serves in general. Much weaker and returnable than Kyrgios's serves for example. Hell, his serve was much better in Rome, when he was literally in the middle of the peak pain.

It's not like he came back onto the court yesterday. It's getting a tad worrisome.
 

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Too bad for Milos, but glad Dr Ivo progressed, the draw does open up nicely for him now
 
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