In one of the quarterfinal matches of the Challenger in Houston will meet Ivo Karlovic and Dominik Koepfer. What to expect from the fight between the experienced Croat and the young German? – read our forecast.
For Koepfer hard is the most convenient coverage. On it he had achieved their major successes. Special achievements Dominic on his account, but stable game has allowed him to rise to 171 rankings. His best results this year are semi-finals in Chicago and Portoroz.
The tournament in Houston he started with a victory over the Salvadoran Marcelo Arevalo (7-6, 3-6, 6-4) and American Ernesto Escobedo (6-1, 7-6).
Karlovic is moving steadily forward in the tournament of the tournament in Houston. Here he has not lost a single set, beating Marcus Giron (6-4, 6-2) and Emilio Gomez (7-6, 6-3). Now, on account of Croat 10 wins in 20 matches on hard.
Despite the fact that Ivo already almost 40, cut him all in order. For example, in the encounter with Chiron Horvat has won more than 90% of their goals on the first pitch.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Between the rivals played one match on hard. The victory went to Koepfer.
- This year on the hard Koepfer won 19 matches, and Karlovic – 10.
A month ago, the Koepfer beat Karlovic. But then Dominic started to play worse. He lost 4 of 5 matches and only in this tournament started to win again. But Karlovic after the defeat added and even managed to beat Jordan Thompson and Mitchell Krueger. Supply of the Croatian veteran gives almost no failures. We believe that due to this component of the game Ivo will be able to win a meeting.