Ivo Karlovic Ivo Karlović vs. Jimmy Wang Jimmy Wang

Thursday, August 28th 2012, 16.00 CET

The Taiwanese tennis player Jimmy Wang has defeated his opponent, Ivo Karlović, which implies that I have lost the 5 units I bet. The former No. 14, Ivo Karlović, could only resist 3 hours and 3 minutes on the tennis court.

I felt really sorry for him, judging by the fact that his 32 aces – the most served by any other player in the tournament – were not enough for him to achieve a victory. The score was also pretty dramatic. Karlović won the first set at tiebreak, and then Wang won the next three, and this was how the final score eventually looked like: 7-6(3), 6-7(8), 6-1, 6-4.

In fact, since June 2011, this was the first victory of Wang over a top-100 player, so this result was a bit unpredictable judging by the statistics, and also by the current positions of the players in the ATP ranking. Moreover, the two surgeries he undergone led him to a slow evolution between 2007 and 2010. Fortunately, he seems to make an imposing comeback. Regarding the given situation, he affirmed that his goal is to reach the top 100 and get better results than ever before (his highest position in the ATP ranking was 85 six years ago).

Result: -5 units, bet lost

4 comments on “Ivo Karlović vs. Jimmy Wang (recap)

  1. Auch, I remembered I also placed a bet on Karlovic’s victory…but he cannot rely just on his service. The odds I used were from Bet365.

  2. I personally think that this kind of “surprises” are pretty predictable in the Grand Slams tournaments. Apart from his excellent service, Ivo Karlovic is not such a brilliant tennis player. 🙂

    • Yes, Benito, you are right! Jimmy Wang, on the other hand, is not too tall, but his skills helped him to perform a more balanced play…


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