Showing posts with label Ivan Dodig. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ivan Dodig. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tennis Video: Murray/Soares hot shot Nitto ATP Finals 2017 Round Robin

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Tennis Video: Murray/Soares hot shot Nitto ATP Finals 2017 Round Robin

Watch this Hot Shot as Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray overpower Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers on Wednesday at the Nitto ATP Finals.




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Friday, November 17, 2017

Tennis Highlights: Kubot/Melo Win To Clinch Top Spot Nitto ATP Finals 2017 Round Robin

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Tennis Highlights: Kubot/Melo Win To Clinch Top Spot Nitto ATP Finals 2017 Round Robin

Watch highlights as Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers to clinch the year-end No. 1 ATP Doubles Team Ranking.



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Tennis Video: Dodig Nitto ATP Finals 2017 Hot Shot

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Tennis Video: Dodig Nitto ATP Finals 2017 Hot Shot

Ivan Dodig hits a magnificent backhand drop volley that spins back into the net and earn his team a point in this hot shot.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Video Doubles Highlights: Kubot/Melo Win Third Masters 1000 Title Of 2017 In Paris

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Video Doubles Highlights: Kubot/Melo Win Third Masters 1000 Title Of 2017 In Paris

Watch highlights as Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo win their third Masters 1000 titles of the season by beating Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers in the final of the Rolex Paris Masters.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Croatia wins doubles rubber in Davis Cup semis

Croatia wins doubles rubber in Davis Cup semis

Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig engineered a thrilling win over Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert to give Croatia a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal on Saturday

With Cilic starting as a strong favourite against Richard Gasquet in Sunday’s opening reverse singles, the outcome of the absorbing doubles contest put the competition’s 2005 winners in a commanding position to reach their second final against either Argentina or holders Great Britain.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tsonga and Lopez beaten in Queen's

Tsonga and Lopez beaten in Queen's

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was beaten 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 by Ivan Dodig while Feliciano Lopez was defeated by Kevin Anderson 7-6, 7-6 in the third round of the AEGON Championships.

Dodig will face Sam Querrey, who defeated Julien Benneteau 6-3 3-6 6-3, in the quarter-finals.

Tsonga produced a lethargic display and Dodig took full advantage to claim the win.

Dodig played with freedom and confidence, while the Frenchman was far from his best form.

The opening set went into a tie-breaker where Tsonga produced an error-strewn effort that allowed Dodig to secure the lead.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Videos: London 2012 Interviews with Hewitt, Tsonga, Cilic and Dodig

Videos: London 2012 Interviews with Hewitt, Tsonga, Cilic and Dodig

Four-time former champion Lleyton Hewitt reflects on his favourite memories at the AEGON Championships and dicusses the strength at the top of the men's game.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dodig beats Tomic in first round at Memphis

Dodig beats Tomic in first round at Memphis

Ivan Dodig upset Bernard Tomic 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (8) in the opening round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

Dodig survived two match points in a third-set tiebreaker, winning when Tomic netted an easy volley to end the nearly three-hour match.

“I was really happy after the match because I’ve been losing tight, tight matches,” Dodig said. “This is going to give me more confidence.”

Donald Young beat Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (6). Young survived a shaky outing in which he was broken five times and had seven double faults.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dodig vs Baghdatis in Zagreb Quarters

Dodig vs Baghdatis in Zagreb Quarters

Ivan Dodig beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors second round Thursday.

Dodig prevented Garcia-Lopez from drawing level at 5-all in the decisive set, saving a break point.

Dodig next meets Marcos Baghdatis, who defeated Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 6-2.

"I can say in the first round I started very well; Rosol played very well in the middle of the first set," said Baghdatis. "So I cannot say if I played better or not, but today I kept the momentum and I kept the way I started against Rosol and that made the win a bit easier.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ivan Dodig ATP Roger Cup Interview August 10th 2011

Ivan Dodig ATP Roger Cup Interview August 10th 2011

I. DODIG/R. Nadal
1-6, 7-6, 7-6

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Ivan.

Q. In the match before yours, similar situation, a player came out against a former world No. 1 and at the end remembered who he was playing and came apart. How did you not let the résumé of your opponent affect you tonight?
IVAN DODIG: Yeah, I mean, the beginning was very good from his side. I started little bit let's say with some respect. Of course, I was playing with Nadal.
But I keep fighting. I keep fighting second set even when I was down 3-1. I think I relaxed more and my serve start to work. Especially after I broke him first time, I was getting more points with my serve. I was getting also like more relaxed during the rallies. I was going more for the shots.
Was working quite good today, especially in the important points. I was going for the shots. I would say I was also little bit more lucky today.
I don't know what to say. Very happy. The biggest win in my life.

Q. Can you believe you've pulled this off?
IVAN DODIG: I cannot (smiling).
Like I said, I was fighting and I didn't think about the score. I was really enjoying. The stadium was full and the crowd was great, supporting both players. I was really like on the court thinking to play point by point.
In the end I won. Yeah, I was so happy. Didn't know what to say. But it's nice impression in front of the full stadium to beat such a good player.

Q. Your ranking has been climbing this year. Did you actually believe when you stepped on the court tonight you could beat him?
IVAN DODIG: I mean, I think all players playing against like Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, of course they are the three biggest player for me by far, and I cannot say that I enter on the court to say, Okay, I will beat Nadal. But I enter and I say, I gonna play every point, I will fight, try my best. Today I was more happy. I was more lucky. In the end, the fight, all those stuff helped me to win.
Maybe I think for sure he didn't play his best tennis. But I use maybe his bad day, and for me it's fine (smiling).

Q. Toward the very end of the match, can you tell us about the conversation that was in your head? What was in your head the last 10 minutes of the match?
IVAN DODIG: Yeah, like I said, this year I was start to playing very good tennis. I was working a lot with my coach, especially on the mental part. I was losing a lot of matches probably thinking a lot.
Today we said, for example, if I get some chance, some small chance, I have to be aggressive, I have to try to make point myself, otherwise I cannot beat a guy like Rafa waiting to him to make mistake.
On match point, I think I did it. I make like a winner. I think that was the key of this match. I know it's very tough when you play these guys to be aggressive. Sometimes they doesn't allow you. But today I had some chances and I think I use it. I finish match by myself. I didn't wait for his mistakes.

Q. Do you think you can take out Djokovic or Federer now?
IVAN DODIG: I don't know. I was also happy in Australia that I was only one who wins Djokovic a set. Everybody was clapping me, Oh, good, good. Not bad, you're the only one who win a set.
I'm fine. I'm enjoying. I'm trying to play my best tennis and looking forwards for some other matches maybe with big guys.

Q. What do you think was the turning point of the match?
IVAN DODIG: I think second set he was 3-1 up, actually 3-2 when I broke him back I think I start to play better. Actually I start to also serve much better. I get more loose and I hit some good shots which help me to relax. I think that was the most important part of the game to come back in the match and get some chance to stay in the match.
Yeah, the rest was everything tight till the end of the match.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports


Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Enjoy the following tennis pictures of Rafael Nadal and Ivan Dodig during the Rogers Cup Masters in Montreal, Canada.
Dodig upset Nadal in the second round of this tennis event....

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal

Photos: Nadal vs Dodig at Roger Cup 2011 in Montreal




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Dodig upset Nadal at Roger Cup in Montreal

Dodig upset Nadal at Roger Cup in Montreal

Rafael Nadal was stunned 1-6 7-6 7-6 by Ivan Dodig in the second round of the Montreal Masters in Montreal.

Dodig next faces Janko Tipsarevic, who beat Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3 in two hours and 58 minutes.

Nadal stormed through the opening set and took a quick 3-1 lead in the second but Dodig got into the match, matching Nadal shot-for-shot.

The Spaniard had his chances to seal match when he led 5-3 in the deciding set and served for the match, but was unable to put away his stubborn opponent.

“I don’t feel I played bad but in the decisive moments I didn’t play well,” Nadal said.

“He didn’t feel the pressure in the important moments and at the end of the match, probably I was a little bit unlucky. I felt like I played well enough to win but that’s tennis.”

"I had to close the match with the 5-3 [lead] in the third set. I had to close that match probably in the second when I was playing very well, 6-1, 3-1, playing very high level of tennis," reflected Nadal."

"After that, the tennis is like this. You are winning without many problems, you have one mistake, and after the opponent starts to serve very well, playing very aggressive."

Added Dodig, "I keep fighting second set even when I was down 3-1. I think I relaxed more and my serve started to work. Especially after I broke him first time, I was getting more points with my serve. I was getting also like more relaxed during the rallies. I was going more for the shots. Was working quite good today, especially in the important points."

"On match point, I think I did it. I make a winner. I think that was the key of this match," assessed Dodig. "I know it's very tough when you play these guys to be aggressive. Sometimes they don't allow you [to be]. But today I had some chances and I think I used them. I finished the match by myself. I didn't wait for his mistakes."


Source Ap/ATP

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ivan Dodig Bio

Ivan Dodig Bio

Ivan Dodig is enjoying his best season start, is ranked No. 57 in the ATP Rankings and has won the title in Zagreb.

Find out more about Dodig....

First Tennis Memory: “My first victory in my junior days when I played under 12 in my first tournament. In Croatia.”

Tennis Inspirations: “Is of course my inspiration is the good players. When I was young my inspiration was Goran Ivanisevic, watching him, his matches. And wishing to play someday. And it was like the biggest inspiration.”

Nicknames: “Some players call me Dodo. Just some of the players. Normally I don’t have a nickname.”

Last Book Read: “Oooh, that was a couple of years ago. Normally I like to read sports books. It was Brad Gilbert about tennis (Winning Ugly).”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “I don’t know…actually I like chocolate.”

Current Car: “I have Audi A4. We get it here actually after winning some matches. I decide the first time in my life to get a car. (What color?) Red. My father like red [smiles].”

Greatest Sports Moment: “It’s of course first time when I became Top 100. That happened last year in Astana, Kazakhstan, after winning the Challenger (d. Kunitsyn). First time I came to Top 100, it was always my first dream. And greatest moment for my career. (Greater than winning first ATP title?) Actually the ATP tournament is second place. Of course I was always dreaming to be Top 100 and winning Zagreb was second.”

Most Painful Moment: “It was lots of painful moments in my career. But the worst was when I didn’t have money to travel to the tournaments. So it was so tough for me to see the other players, how they are playing. I didn’t have a chance because I’m coming from Croatia and it’s not easy to find the sponsors. If you don’t, say, have a rich family it’s tough. I think that was the worst moment. You see other players are playing and you have no chance to even go to the tournaments. I know now it’s the past for me. And now I’m trying to enjoy. (What year was that?) That was especially in juniors, two years I skip it. I didn’t, I actually (play) just the few tournaments close to my home. It was tough for me.”

Favorite Tournaments: “Actually for me it’s Wimbledon. I played 2010. It’s different from the others. Now it’s Wimbledon, but this year I will play more bigger tournaments.”

Funny Tennis Memory: “The first time I got a wildcard in Umag. The black cat came in the court. I think this is actually not a good sign [smiles]. And I finished very fast. I think it was 6-1 6-3. It was a little bit funny. All the stories was around that cat. (Who did you lose to?) I lost to [Pablo] Cuevas.”

At Best: “I played in Zagreb, the match against [Ivan] Ljubicic and the match in the final I played very well. And Australian, my victory against Juan Carlos Ferrero. I beat him in five sets. I think I played very well. And against [Tommy] Robredo in Stockholm. I really played good in Zagreb against [Michael] Berrer in the final.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “I still don’t know that many players, especially the guys at the top. But I can say for me I’m very good friends with Marin Cilic. We are coming from same village. We are doing a lot of jokes. For me he’s the most funny. We can do somethings to make some funny things especially in Davis Cup. We are together at some tournaments and we are doing things to get good motivation because I think it’s very important to be relaxed for the tournament. And off the court to think about some other things.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “If I look at the tennis way I like people who are relaxed out of the court but in the court I like always to, for example, practice with the guys who are focused. I’m not really happy when I have to hit with somebody who for example, hitting and talking to the coach. If we work we work. Then if we have fun, I have fun. In general, I like relaxed people but when it’s something serious, to be serious.”


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