Roberto Quiroz vs. Ivo Karlovic - 2021 Delray Beach Open Second Round
Sunday, January 10 2021
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41-year-old, Ivo Karlovic, looks to win another match this year as he meets Roberto Quiroz in the second round of the 2021 Delray Beach Open on Sunday, January 10th 2021. Will Karlovic continue to dominate on his first serve, or will Quiroz cause a shocking upset here on Sunday?
Roberto Quiroz came through a tight first round match against American, Noah Rubin, and although he won in straight sets 7-6/6-3, this match was tight throughout. With both players continuously breaking each others serve, Quiroz was able to be slightly more consistent on his first and second serve, which allowed him to come through in the end. Quiroz does not have much experience on the main tour, and he will definitely be looking to improve his game as he comes into this second round match against Ivo Karlovic, as he knows that if he is not able to return well, it will be game over.
Ivo Karlovic showed us an incredible performance in the first round, beating Spaniard Pablo Andujar, in 3 tight sets. Karlovic looked to be on the ropes at sometimes during the early third set, but the incredible consistency on the best serve of all time, allowed him to maintain his serve and overall break the mindset of his opponent. Karlovic is so tough to play against, because you can have many break point opportunities, but he can save them with ease due to his incredible serve. Karlovic will know that if he serves even better on Sunday, he can make it to the quarterfinals here.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players and it is going to be a very fun match to watch. Karlovic is obviously no longer the player he used to be when he was in his prime, but he can definitely still our serve his opponents, and I believe that this is what is going to happen here. Quiroz will be struggling to understand how he will be able to consistently return Karlovic's serve here, and by the time he figures it out, Karlovic will already be running away with the match.