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Djokovic upset in quarterfinals of Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-4 while playing through a sandstorm in the Qatar Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Karlovic took advantage of a second break point in the seventh game of the third set with a perfect forehand pass. He never offered Djokovic a break-point opportunity in the 2-hour, 15-minute match. Karlovic...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ivo Karlovic serves up 9,000th ace in win at Qatar Open

  Ivo Karlovic served his 9,000th career ace Monday in beating Lukas Rosol 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the first round of the Qatar Open. The 35-year-old Croat joins retired players Goran Ivanisevic and Andy Roddick as the only three men to serve at least 9,000 aces in their careers. ''Now I'm in the club,'' Karlovic said. ''It's definitely one of my goals to be No. 1 in all aces. This year...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlovic Hits 9000th Career Ace at Qatar Open

(January 5, 2015) Croatian Ivo Karlovic served his 9,000th career ace on Monday in defeating Lukas Rosol 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the first round of the Qatar Open in Doha. Karlovi joins former pros Goran Ivanisevic and Andy Roddick as the only three men to hit at least 9,000 aces in their careers. “Now I’m in the club,” Karlovic said. “It’s definitely one of my goals to be No...
Via Tennis Panorama
22 days ago  |  Discuss

5'9" tennis player needs chair to congratulate 6'10" opponent at Claro Open (VIDEO)

Instead of going straight to the net for the customary handshake, after a loss to Ivo Karlovic at the Claro Open Colombia in Bogota, 5'9" Dudi Sela instead took a tiny detour to grab a chair from the sidelines to give his much taller opponent a hug.Sela had the sense of mind and even higher sense of humor to stand on the chair and hug it out with the 6'10" Karlovic after Thursday...
Via The Other Paper
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivo Karlovic Had The Best Tweet After Losing On Wimbledon Grass

Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic lost in straight sets to Frank Dancevic in the first-round of Wimbledon on Tuesday. After the loss, the 35-year-old Karlovic had this perfect tweet summing up his performance on the Wimbledon grass: If you can't win on it, smoke it.. #grassseason — ivo karlovic (@ivokarlovic) June 24, 2014 Maybe Karlovic had been […] The post Ivo Karlovic Had The Best...
Via Diehardsport
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Federer edges 6-foot-11 Karlovic with strong serve at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Roger Federer earned the only break of the match in the opening game, lost just three points on his serve and beat Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 7-6 (4) Friday at the Sony Open. It was the first match at Key Biscayne in two years for Federer, who took a spring break in 2013. The 32-year-old Federer has looked rejuvenated lately and climbed to No. 5 in the rankings this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlovic hits 44 aces, ties ATP World Tour record

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hit a record-equaling 44 aces to defeat Daniel Brands of Germany and advance to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Tuesday. The towering Karlovic matched the record of Mark Philippoussis in the number of aces in a best-of-three match, beating Brands 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3). Australian Philippoussis delivered 44 aces in Kuala Lumpur in a 1995...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivo Karlovic Ties Ace Record with 44 in a Match

(February 4, 2014) Ivo Karlovic tied a record of smashing 44 aces in a match on Tuesday. The six-foot-ten Croatian who ties for the record with Mark Philippoussis who accomplished the same feat in 1995, beat German Daniel Brands 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3) at the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament to move into the second round.
Via Tennis Panorama
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlovic hits 44 aces at Zagreb Indoors

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hit a record-equaling 44 aces to defeat Daniel Brands of Germany and advance to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Tuesday. The towering Karlovic matched the record of Mark Philippoussis in the number of aces in a best-of-three match, beating Brands 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3). Australian Philippoussis delivered 44 aces in Kuala Lumpur in a 1995...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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