bogota14tomic_karlovic

Points won by each set: [ 43-43, 22-30, 40-37 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
39 % Tomic – 40 of 101
49 % Karlovic – 56 of 114

Following the final in Sydney, the 22-year-old Tomic had problems with groin injury, came back too early and it cost him poor results, and dropping in the ATP ranking outside the Top 100 after Wimbledon (4th round in 2013, two rounds worse in 2014). His second part of the season wasn’t significantly better than the first one, yet he triumphed at least in the second edition of the Colombia Open defeating the defending champion in the final. The 13 years older Croat went through the final unbroken, but in the two tie-breaks he hadn’t any chances. “He’s a very difficult player,” said Tomic [124] about Karlovic [29]. “He won here last year. For me it was a difficult match. I kept trying and believing in myself. Against him, if you stop believing and trying he will beat you.” At 6:5 in the 3rd set Tomic squandered two match points, the second one in untypical situation, missing an overhead from no-man’s land while Karlovic was standing close to the net. A couple of weeks later, Karlovic takes revenge overcoming Tomic after very similar scoreline, being two points away from defeat in the decider #

Tomic’s route to his 2nd title:
1 Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 6-3
2 Alejandro Falla 6-1, 7-6(2)
Q Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4
S Victor Estrella 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 7-6(5)
W Ivo Karlovic 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(4)

* Tomic two points away from defeat to Estrella and four points away vs Karlovic

# Comparison of their two all-tie-break three-setters (no breaks):
Bogota 2014 (F): Tomic d. Karlovic 7-6, 3-6, 7-6… 2 hours 13 minutes… Total points 105-110 (aces: 11-39)… Breaks: 0-1
Torotno 2014 (1R): Karlovic d. Tomic 3-6, 7-6, 7-6… 1 hour 54 minutes… Total points 100-98 (aces: 30-13)… Breaks: 0-1

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply