Karlovic vs Stepanek by Catalonec
- Karlovic vs Stepanek 3:2 (50 games)
- Karlovic vs Stepanek 2:3 (65 games)
- Karlovic vs Stepanek 1:2 (36 games)
Could we expect one more clash similar like previous ones? IMO, yes.
Ivo Karlovic is defending champion from last tournament where have to try to defend the title and earned points. Come up to the SF pretty easily without losing a set. In 4 playeds set, was seen 3 tie-break which are confiming his way of playing hard-court matches. Powerfull serve, quick points, sure on own-servis game but having problems with return and converted break chances, if manage to have it.
His opponent Stepanek coming for the first time in Bogota with quiet equal and solid chance to win the tournament. Passed also easily to SF without losing a set. Tipical serve-voley player which loves fast surfaces, have great movement, it’s better from the baseline with the shoots. This will be the hardest task on the tournament so far, need to face vs world-class top serve having problems to broke a serve which cames full with confidence. But, Stepanek knows to adapt on opponent games quicly which will force him to push more concentration to keep own serve-game.
Having this two players facing each other in a match with big importance for both sides, it’s expectable to see one dramatical game with a lot of fast and quick points, high reliability on own games, big number of won games at each set which will bring a possible tie-breaks at this game, as one usual segment of each player games. This border of total games looks that could be covered, IMO.
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|Over 26.5 games||Pinnacle||2.47||8||2-1 WON (+11.76 units)|