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(E,H) Ivo Karlovic beat No. 3 seed
By Ivo Bach | Published  03/3/2006 | Sports | Unrated
(E,H) Ivo Karlovic beat No. 3 seed

 


Ivo Karlovic beat No. 3 seed Tommy Robredo

 

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Ivo Karlovic nezadrzivo je projurio medu cetiri najbolja tenisaca na 380.000 dolara vrijednome ATP turniru u Las vegasu. Div sa Salate veceras je sa 7:6 (4) i 6:4 pobijedio trecega nositelja i 18. igraca svijeta, Spanjolca Tommyja Robreda. To je bio drugi sudar ove dvojice tenisaca i druga pobjeda Zagrepcanina, koji je prvi put slavio na zemlji u Rimu 2004. godine.

Tijekom citavog dvoboja Karlovic je sigurno drzao svoj pocetni udarac, Robredo nije uspio doci niti do jedne jedine prilike za break. S druge strane, Spanjolac je uspio prvi set dovesti do odlucujuce igre, ali jedan mini-break bio je dovoljan Karlovicu za osvajanje te dionice.

Odmah u prvome gemu drugoga seta Karlovic je izborio prvu priliku za oduzimanje servisa, ali ju nije iskoristio. Propusteno je ispravio kod rezultata 3:3, kada je ostvario jedini break u mecu, a zatim je bez problema jos dva puta drzao svoj pocetni udarac.

U polufinalu Karlovic ce igrati protiv pobjednika dvoboja izmedu petog nositelja Amerikanca Jamesa Blakea i Danca Kennetha Carlsena.

To je drugo Karlovo polufinale u karijeri. Najveci uspjeh ove godine bilo mu je cetvrtfinale Zagreb Indoorsa, gdje je izgubio od Austrijanca Stefana Koubeka. Dosad mu je najveci uspjeh u pojedinacnoj konkurenciji finale u londonskome Queen's Clubu prosle godine.

Ove je sezone vrlo dobar bio u paru, pa je prosli tjedan u Memphisu osvojio svoj prvi naslov uopce u kombinaciji s Juznoafrikancem Chrisom Haggardom.

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Ivo Karlovic beat No. 3 seed Tommy Robredo


LAS VEGAS -- Ivo Karlovic beat No. 3 seed Tommy Robredo, and top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt cruised to an easy victory Friday in the quarterfinals of the Tennis Channel Open.

Playing in winds gusting from 30-40 mph, Karlovic downed Robredo 7-6 (4), 6-4. Hewitt made the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Karlovic, a 6-foot-10 Croatian, dominated his match with hard serves, some surpassing 140 mph.

"I was not trying to think about the wind," Karlovic said. "I was trying to concentrate on my game. I was happy that I won. I'm playing well, but with the wind it's difficult for me to play to my potential."
 

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